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Acworth teen inspires 'Strength in Stilettos'

Acworth teen inspires 'Strength in Stilettos'

ACWORTH - When Nina Brante was about 5years old, her mother learned something interesting about her.

"I think it goes back to her kindergarten teacher," said Sheri Brante, Nina's mom. "She said, 'Nina has one of the highest emotional IQs of anyone in the class.'"

Nina, who is now 17, has proven her kindergarten teacher pegged her right as a kind, goodhearted soul who believes in doing things for others.

Two years ago, she help found Strength in Stilettos, an organization dedicated to empowering teens girls through not only helping them purchase affordable prom dresses, but by providing college scholarships to deserving girls who show academic promise.

Strength in Stilettos collected more than 400 formal dresses and sold them at a huge consignment sale, in which the sellers made money on what they sold.

Johnston Elementary Teacher Wins Monthly Pizza Party

Johnston Elementary Teacher Wins Monthly Pizza Party

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Ms. Polly Hines, a kindergarten teacher at Johnston Elementary School, is retiring on a natural pizza high.  Ms. Hines's kindergarten class didn't win a free pizza party just once or twice, but every single month during the school year!  Ms. Hines retired at the end of this school year after many years of service to the students in Cherokee County. Stevi B's presented Ms. Hines with a card for Free Pizza for a Year as a special thank you and retirement gift. 

Stevi B's Ultimate Pizza Buffet Nominated for Partner in Education Award

Stevi B's Ultimate Pizza Buffet Nominated for Partner in Education Award

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- Stevi B's Ultimate Pizza Buffet was recognized by the Cherokee County Chamber of Commerce at their annual Partners in Education Breakfast on May 3rd.  The Partners in Education program pairs local businesses in the community with local Cherokee County schools.  Stevi B's has two Cherokee County locations and both were nominated as Partner of the Year for all the support they give their partner schools.

'Give Burns the Boot' fundraiser returns

'Give Burns the Boot' fundraiser returns

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Cobb County firefighters will soon be out in the community, boots in hand.

The annual Give Burns the Boot fundraising drive begins Friday and continues for the first three Fridays in May.

Money donated goes to the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation, which works to educate the public in burn awareness and prevention, and supports two burn centers in Georgia.

Some of the funds will also support Camp Oo-U-La, Georgia's only camp held exclusively for burn-injured children. In 2011, 94 children attended the camp, which is funded entirely by the Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation.

Be sure to look around the community for your friendly local firefighters on May 4, 11 and 18.