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Mother Forced to Leave Critically Ill Child

ATLANTA -- "I don't even know how to put it into words," Petra Gooding said while sitting on the couch outside the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta. Her daughter is inside, in total isolation, fighting life-threatening complications from her treatment.

Petra does not know how she will explain to her child that she may have to leave her. Seven-year-old Niamh is battling Stage 4 Neuroblastoma.

The mother and daughter came to Children's from Barbados last November, their private insurance paying for Niamh's treatment. They applied to extend their visas because Niamh is so ill and, having just recently received a bone marrow transplant, unable to be moved.

"They gave my daughter the six-month extension but did not give it to me," Petra said.

New Village Church to Call Dunwoody Home

DUNWOODY, GA -- On Sunday, September 12, the Village Church of Dunwoody will hold its first service. This new church will preach a simple yet fundamental message to its congregation: one of caring.

Jim Reiter, former pastor of Dunwoody Community Church, will be the lead pastor of the Village Church. Services will focus on worship music and a contemporary sermon that

Dunwoody Residents Upset Over Retention Pond

A new retention pond on the campus of Dunwoody High School has residents concerned about its potential health hazards, especially the attraction of mosquitoes.

The pond is part of a multi-million dollar facelift for the school, but nearby residents worry that disease-carrying mosquito larvae will make the shallow pond into their home. The DeKalb County School System says that it is working hard to respond to these complaints. Last week, Dunwoody city officials acted by placing larvicide briquettes in the water.

Try It Review: Shake N Take

DUNWOODY, GA -- Although she is retired, Rochelle Ziglin isn't ready for a rocking chair at the rest home.  Only a healthy, active lifestyle works for her.

"I walk, go to the gym and swim.  All the things you're supposed to do," Rochelle said.

The Shake N Take Sports Bottle Blender claims it can make a tasty, healthy smoothie or shake instantly to get you on your way.

Rochelle thought it looked promising.  

"Usually when I make a smoothie, I make a big thing of it and end up drinking it," she explained.  "But this way it's small just enough for one serving."

After looking over the directions, Rochelle saw something missing.

"The one thing they don't give you is a recipe," she said. "So if you don't know how to make a smoothie just go to the internet."

City of Dunwoody Begins Paving Project to Eliminate Many Problem Potholes

Dunwoody – August 06, 2010 – The City of Dunwoody has contracted with Allied Paving Contractors, Inc. to complete the City’s first street resurfacing project, part of a five-year paving plan. The resurfacing project will begin Monday morning, August 9 on Vernon Lake Drive. Roads included in the resurfacing segment of the paving plan include:

Vernon Lake Drive, Trapnell Court, Vernon North Drive, Hidden Branches Court, Littlebrooke Ridge, Littlebrooke Way, Dunwoody Club Drive, Winters Chapel Road, Amberly Court North, Joberry Court.

Roads scheduled for major patching include:

Spalding Drive, North Peachtree Road, Chamblee Dunwoody Road, Ashford Center Parkway.