Students organize Children's Healthcare event

ATLANTA - Members of the Collins Hill High School baseball and football programs took to the greens to raise some green for Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

A group of 20 student volunteers organized the 15th annual Diamond Grid-Iron Golf Classic at Collins Hill Country Club on June 22. Each team agreed to donate $5,000 from its share of the event's proceeds to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta as part of a challenge from Delta Community Credit Union.

The teams and their coaches presented the donation to Sharon Robinson of Children's Healthcare of Atlanta on Aug. 4 at the Collins Hill High School Field House.

Delta Community encourages metro Atlanta students to contribute to their communities through Serve & Deserve, which allows athletic teams and extracurricular organizations at metro Atlanta high schools to raise money to support local charities and their individual programs.

High school programs interested in more information on the Serve & Deserve program can call Nick McMillan at 404-677-8630 or e-mail

Brightworth ranked among top wealth managers

NORCROSS - Brightworth Private Wealth Counsel, with offices in Peachtree Corners, has been ranked among one of the country's Top Wealth Managers for 2009 by Wealth Manager magazine.

Wealth Manager has included the Atlanta private wealth counsel firm in the top third of more than 400 firms listed nationwide, ranked according to the average assets under management (AUM) per client.

This is the eighth consecutive year Brightworth has been included in the listing of top investment advisors. Wealth Manager began this listing nine years ago, including only firms that are registered investment advisors, offer financial planning services and have half or more of their clients be individuals or high-net-worth individuals as defined by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Brightworth is one of the largest independent, fee-only private wealth counsel firms in Atlanta in terms of assets under managers and employees.

Buford resident wins lottery

BUFORD - Barbara Brown of Buford matched all five winning numbers in the Aug. 10 Fantasy 5 drawing to win a jackpot of $377,489.

Brown, 74, purchased the winning ticket at Chevron Food Mart in Buford, claiming that the winning numbers (9-23-30-33-35) were insignificant and chosen by her on a simple whim.

Brown said she plans to purchase a new home for herself and her husband, William. The couple have four adult children and 14 grandchildren.

Georgia Lottery retailers selling winning jackpot Fantasy 5 tickets receive a retailer incentive bonus of $2,000, to increase by $2,000 each time Fantasy 5 rolls. Chevron Food Mart will receive an $8,000 retailer incentive bonus.

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