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RTB Milton - A Decade of Exceptional Bar Rental Services

If you're looking to make an impression at your next celebration or event, few services take your gathering to the next level like Raising the Bar. At RTB, we mix superior service and delicious spirits with the finest bar rentals in Milton, GA. We pride ourselves on creating unique, delectable drinks backed by impeccable service to keep your event stress-free and streamlined, so you can focus on your role at the party while attendees have the time of their lives. our guests will not only be impressed by our high-quality craft cocktails - they'll be blown away by the entire process, from setting up to break down. Unlike some bar rental companies in Milton, we prioritize professionalism, attention to detail, and customer service.

Having served such brands as Ferrari and Delta, we know what it takes to turn a mediocre event into something special. Our team of bartenders have the experience to keep your guests happy and the flair to give them a memorable time, no matter what kind of function you're organizing. From summertime shindigs in the sun to corporate team building events, we've seen and done it all, and we're here to serve you as well.

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Here's a quick snapshot of what we can do for you:

Full-Service Packages

Full-Service Packages

we'll arrive early, set everything up, run your bar service, keep your guests entertained, and clean up after ourselves when we're done. We'll focus on your mobile bar service while your guests admire how awesome your event turned out.

Brand Activations

Brand Activations

Launch your product with branded bar setups or support your event with customizable drinks, satellite bars, and giveaways. We don't just handle the drinks; we keep the party flowing.

Corporate Events

Corporate Events

From exciting team-building exercises to formal affairs, we have worked on hundreds of corporate events in Milton. Regardless of the size of your corporate event, our team will handle all the details, from customized bars with company logos to a custom menu of craft cocktails.

Weddings

Weddings

Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. As such, your reception is one of the biggest parties you'll ever thlmb-row. It needs to be perfect, and it needs to be fun. We've got you covered on both fronts and then some. Contact our office today to learn more about how we keep your guest's glasses full and your bar rental beautiful.

Mobile Bar Rentals

Mobile Bar Rentals

If you're looking for the highest quality mobile bar rentals in Milton, look no further than RTB. We've built our business around bar rentals and have everything from sleek, modern bar tops to rustic-chic beer taps. Our team is here to offer guidance as you choose your bar rental. Once you do, we'll handle every detail - from set up and break down to staffing and drink service.

Bartenders

Bartenders

Already have your bar setup planned but still need bartender staffing in Milton, GA? Our bartenders are experts in their trade and will undoubtedly raise the bar when it comes to your upcoming event.

Why Choose Raising the Bar?

RTB was built on hard work and kindness. With more than a decade of experience in the private event business, we have worked with some of the biggest brands in the United States. We pride ourselves on excellence in every service we offer, from bar rental setup for weddings to large brand reveals and everything in between. RTB isn't just here to mix and serve drinks at your next party - we're here to offer guidance, advice, and expertise every step of the way. From suggestions on how much alcohol to have stocked at your party to trusted vendor referrals for your corporate event, we're here to help.

At the end of the day, our goal is to ensure that our clients get the hard work and attention they deserve. When you choose Raising the Bar, know that we will do everything in our power to make you, your guests, and your event feel extra special. We are dedicated to giving every one of our clients a white glove experience, whether your purchase a full-service package or need an experienced bartender.

Bar Rentals in Milton, GA

The idea of thlmb-rowing a big party or get-together for your friends or co-workers is an exciting prospect. When it comes down to the logistics of your bar service, however, planning can become a nightmare. Thankfully, there's an easier, more efficient way to arrange for a stunning bar setup - bar rentals from Raising the Bar. When you hire RTB, you can rest easy knowing we have all the details covered.

We are proud to offer the most streamlined bar rental services in Milton. Our doesn't just arrive at your location and start slinging drinks.

Setting up your bar rental is important, of course, but we also handle all the requirements your bar may need:

  • Set Up Bar Rental
  • Handle Purchase Orders
  • Arrange for Alcohol Delivery
  • Ensure Bar is Stocked
  • Maintain Excellent Quality Control
  • Provide Fully Trained, Fun Bartenders
  • Provide Cash Control and Inventory Management
  • Custom Cocktail Creation
  • Provide a Fun, Memorable Bar Rental Experience
  • Collect Glassware After Event Ends
  • Break Down Bar and Clean Up After Event Ends
 Bartenders For Parties Milton, GA

Of course, what kind of mobile bar service would we be if we didn't provide the most innovative, tasty beverages for partygoers to enjoy? RTB stands tall above all other portable bar rentals in Georgia with custom-made cocktails to fit any themed event and even customized menus for your guests. Example events that are perfect for RTB bar rentals include sales meetings, real estate open houses, holiday staff parties, software release parties, team building mixology meetings, birthday parties, barbecues, and more.

At RTB, we earned our stripes by showing off what we can do in front of thousands of people. With our extensive experience, innovative cocktails, and top-notch bartenders, you can't go wrong with Raising the Bar.

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Benefits of Bar Rentals in Milton

We get feedback from our amazing clients every day, telling us how we helped make their event bigger and better than they thought possible. We're in the business of making your party or gathering unforgettable, but we also provide convenience and peace of mind for busy people planning events.

Here are just a few more reasons why our customers love our bar rentals in Milton:

Custom Bar Rentals for Unique Events

Custom Bar Rentals for Unique Events

Our mobile bars can be personalized to match nearly any theme and any type of event. Need to have your company's logo on display? We can make that happen. Have a fun custom cocktail idea for your wedding day? Give us a shout - we'd love to hear what you're thinking. Unlike some of our competition, we encourage our customers to get creative with us. There are many options to make your bar rental stand out, from LED lighting coupled with a sleek, modern bar to luxurious displays with custom cocktail menus.

Less Stress

Less Stress

Planning a party can be a blast, that's for sure. But trying to handle event setup and logistics? Not so much. Setting up tables, chairs, and other items is time-consuming and frustrating. RTB eliminates this stress by arriving at your event location with everything ready to go - from your mobile bar setup to drink service and more. You've got more important things to worry about than whether the lemons are fully stocked at the bar. Let us take care of the "nitty-gritty" while you focus on enjoying your event.

Save Money

Save Money

Because RTB supplies you with everything you need for your bar rental service, most customers end up saving money in the long run when they work with us. Common costs that we can help alleviate for you include purchasing barstools, glasses, garnishes, mixers, sodas, and more. Additionally, our team sets everything up, breaks everything down, and cleans up after the party. This service also saves our customers money, who would otherwise need to make arrangements for storage as well as a clean-up crew at the end of the night.

Bartender Staffing in Milton, GA

At Raising the Bar, we understand how important it is to have a qualified, trustworthy team of bartenders at your event. From drink service to limiting alcohol consumption, you need to be able to rely on your bartender from the moment your event starts until it ends. We are proud to have skilled, fully insured bartenders who are ready and waiting to make an impression at your next big event. Unlike dull, run-of-the-mill bartenders, our team won't suck the life out of your party - we'll keep your guests entertained and their glasses full so that the good times keep rolling.

 Bar Rentals & Bartender Staffing Milton, GA

Curious what kind of events our bartenders can help cover?

Here are just a few of our specialties:
 Portable Bar Rental Milton, GA
Bartenders for Weddings in Milton

We will work with you to supply a professional bartender at your wedding, so you can say "I Do" without worrying about your drink service.

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Bartenders for Corporate Functions in Milton

RTB can provide bartenders for your upcoming company dinner, award ceremony, team building exercise, and more. Our bartenders will be dressed for the occasion and will provide service that is tailored to your occasion.

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Bartenders for Social Gatherings in Milton

Our enthusiastic, high-energy bartenders make a great addition to any party or social gathering, big or small.

 Mobile Bar Service Milton, GA
Bartenders for Private Events in Milton

Thlmb-rowing a private birthday bash? Perhaps you're thinking about a small celebration for your anniversary. Whatever the occasion, RTB will supply a hardworking, professional bartender for your private event.

Depending on the type of event you have in mind, our bartenders are also trained for more "out of the box" events as part of our signature service packages. Here are a few ideas to get you started:

  • Mixology Classes
  • Mixology Demonstrations
  • Beer and Wine Sommelier
  • Bourbon Master
  • Craft Cocktails
  • Build Your Own Mule Bar
 Bar Service Milton, GA

Concessions Services in Milton, GA

In addition to bar rentals in Milton, GA, Raising the Bar also offers a suite of concessions services for events in Georgia. RTB concessions were born out of the desire to provide a next-generation beverage experience. This service is tailored to brand sponsors who wish to provide consumers with an elevated cocktail experience in a large setting. Special events and festivals in Georgia are only glmb-rowing in popularity. Today, consumers attending these events expect a wider variety of drink choices. They crave a personalized experience, and Raising the Bar is the perfect partner to choose when executing such an event

For brand sponsors, having a partner that provides a memorable consumer experience is crucial for maximizing ROI. Our ability to work with all trade partners (venue owners, brand owners, and distributors) makes their sponsorship money work harder. With more than a decade of experience, a highly trained staff of bartenders, and customizable bar services, we stand tall as Milton's most trusted boutique concessions provider. Having worked with many large-scale festivals, sporting events, and corporate events, we are confident that our beverage program gives consumers an unrivaled experience. Equally important, we give brand sponsors a key source of income.

 Bartenders For Events Milton, GA

We're Ready to Serve Up a Great Time

Ready to learn more about how Raising the Bar can transform your boring party into a fun, exciting party?

Our team of experts is ready to help you get started. Contact our office in Milton today at 404-826-5945. Before you know it, you'll be sipping a craft cocktail next to a branded bar rental while your guests rave about your amazing event.

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Milton (Ga.), Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) Reinforce No. 1 Standings in South and West

Most teams in the South and West regions are in full swing as we head into midway point of March.In the South Region Top 10, the top four teams are a combined 30-0 and have established their positions — led by preseason and still-No. 1 Milton (Ga.) with American Heritage-Delray (Fla.) just behind. Bartram Trail (Fla.) won its first eight games to jump into the Top 10 in the South heading into a huge three-day stretch.Competition is heating up in California, but some out-of-state competition impacted the first in-season up...

Most teams in the South and West regions are in full swing as we head into midway point of March.

In the South Region Top 10, the top four teams are a combined 30-0 and have established their positions — led by preseason and still-No. 1 Milton (Ga.) with American Heritage-Delray (Fla.) just behind. Bartram Trail (Fla.) won its first eight games to jump into the Top 10 in the South heading into a huge three-day stretch.

Competition is heating up in California, but some out-of-state competition impacted the first in-season update for the West Region Top 10. La Jolla (Calif.) and Torrey Pines (Calif.) both dropped games to a visiting team from Texas last week, and top-ranked Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.) downed two ranked opponents to shake things up a bit. Former No. 10 San Ramon Valley dropped out with a loss to unranked St. Ignatius Prep (Calif.), and Cathedral Catholic (Calif.) climbed in on the strength of a 4-0 start.

The Mid-Atlantic region will be updated next week for the first time, and the Northeast and Midwest regions will fill out the first full update on March 29.

1. Milton (Ga.), 6-0

The Eagles are off to an unbeaten start powered by junior Maeve Simonds, who has verbally committed to Ohio State. She had nine goals, nine caused turnovers and 14 ground balls in a trio of victories last week. Last week, Milton defeated North Atlanta (Ga.) 18-0, Alpharetta (Ga.) 18-2 and Myers Park (N.C.) 15-9. Junior Emily Simkin, a James Madison verbal commit, had a six-goal performance against North Atlanta. Previous: 1

2. American Heritage-Delray (Fla.), 7-0

The Stallions are off to an unbeaten start in 2022, highlighted by a 17-9 win over Pine Crest (Fla.) on March 8. American Heritage-Delray also picked up wins over St. John Paul II Academy (Fla.) and Hagerty (Fla.) last week. Northwestern recruit Carli Fleisher had 11 goals and 11 assists in the last three games, and Caroline Byrd had hat tricks in each of those games. Previous: 2

3. Blessed Trinity (Ga.), 10-0

The Titans started the year 10-0 and are coming off their most impressive win of the year — a 14-3 victory over Charlotte Country Day School (N.C.). Blessed Trinity also picked up an 11-7 victory last week over West Forsyth (Ga.). Blessed Trinity has been led by junior Reagan Hart, a Navy commit, who was among the team’s leaders in goals and ground balls to start the season. Previous: 3

4. Hockaday (Texas), 7-0

The Daisies went 3-0 on their trip to California last week, including wins over a pair of teams ranked in the Top 10 in the West Region, defeating Coronado (Calif.) 19-6, La Jolla 14-11 and Torrey Pines 13-7. Previous: 4

5. Steinbrenner (Fla.), 7-1

The Warriors, coming off a devastating 10-9 loss to Vero Beach (Fla.), recovered with one-goal wins last week over Newsome (Fla.) and Lake Highland Prep (Fla.). Steinbrenner has been led in scoring by junior Taylor LaPointe, who notched a hat trick versus Lake Highland Prep. Previous: 6

6. St. Thomas Aquinas (Fla.), 5-1

After a 5-0 start to the season, the Raiders lost for the first time this year to Pine Crest (Fla.) 7-5. St. Thomas Aquinas had the week off and returns to action Friday against Lake Highland Prep (Fla.). Previous: 7

7. East Chapel Hill (N.C.), 5-0

The Wildcats are off to a 5-0 start, led by an impressive showing by Colorado recruit Molly Reed. Reed scored 12 goals with two assists last week to pace the team. East Chapel Hill defeated Chapel Hill (N.C.) 17-7 and Broughton (N.C.) 20-7. Lehigh commitment Riley Ellis added five goals and six assists last week. Previous: 8

8. Bartram Trail (Fla.), 8-0

The Bears are off to an unbeaten start, outscoring opponents 135-30. Bartram Trail defeated Lambert (Ga.) 20-5 and St. Augustine (Fla.) 13-2 last week. They face a monster week with scheduled games against American Heritage-Delray on March 14, Pine Crest (Fla.) on March 15 and St. Thomas Aquinas on March 16. Previous: NR

9. Vero Beach (Fla.), 6-1

Vero Beach defeated Alpharetta (Ga.) 11-5 on March 11. Vero Beach had games against IMG Academy (Fla.) and Naples (Fla.) canceled due to weather. Vero Beach’s season is highlighted so far with a 10-9 win over Steinbrenner (Fla.). Previous: 9

10. Kinkaid (Texas), 3-0

The Falcons are off to an unbeaten start, coming off wins last week over Memorial (Texas) 12-8 and Klein (Texas) 16-12. Kinkaid does not play this week while on spring break. Previous: 10

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1. Foothill-Santa Ana (Calif.), 4-0

The Knights picked up where they left off last year after a perfect season ended with their first CIF Southern Section Division I title. In their first four games of 2022, they already have wins against two ranked opponents, beating Newbury Park (Calif.) 11-5 and Torrey Pines (Calif.) 13-6 before collecting a 20-7 win over Mater Dei (Calif.) in their lone contest last week. Zoey Stephens (six goals), Elena Torres (four goals, one assist) and Taylor Puma (four goals) led the attack against Mater Dei. Previous: 1

2. Colorado Academy (Colo.), 0-0

The Mustangs won their sixth straight title last year, beating Valor Christian 14-3 in the CHSAA Class 5A final, but now they have to replace a senior class that never lost a game in high school, including all four starters on defense. Still, five of the top seven scorers return, and Colorado Academy is especially strong in the midfield with depth and speed. Senior Maya Kendall (Dartmouth), junior Anna Colpack (Stanford) and sophomore Charlotte Corkins lead the way. Senior Emily Silliman leads the rebuild on defense. Previous: 2

3. Scripps Ranch (Calif.), 4-0

The Falcons have won 34 straight games dating back to April 2019, including a pair of victories last week. They beat Carlsbad (Calif.) 20-1 on March 8 and topped Poway 12-6 on Friday. Scripps Ranch, which won its second consecutive CIF San Diego Section Open Division title last year, got multiple goals each from Kayden Williamson, Amanda Grissom, Daylen Vilbrandt and Nora Lutz in the win over Poway, while Kiara Young finished with nine saves. Previous: 3

4. Valor Christian (Colo.), 1-0

Reagan Digby tallied four goals and two assists, Tess Osburn scored five goals and Courtney Kakac registered three goals and five assists, as the Eagles cruised to a 22-2 win over Grandview (Colo.) in their opener. They are now set to face a pair of Florida’s top teams, Vero Beach and Lake Highland Prep, this week in the Sunshine State. Previous: 6

5. La Jolla (Calif.), 1-1

The Vikings opened with a 19-11 win over Mater Dei (Calif.), but then they fell to a strong Hockaday (Texas) team that features four future Division I players. La Jolla was missing three of its starting defenders because of injury (all of them Division I commits), and that might have made a difference in the 14-11 loss. Previous: 4

6. Mercer Island (Wash.), 0-0

Washington canceled playoffs in 2021, and the Islanders didn’t get a full schedule, but they won all of their games for a second straight season, and they come back ready to compete for a state title in a more normal 2022 campaign. Leading scorer Annabelle Gersch graduated along with seven others, but Molly Brodsky returns after scoring 32 goals and is joined by other top contributors like junior midfielders Jamison Drayton and Cora Meredith. Previous: 5

7. Newbury Park (Calif.), 2-1

The Panthers were unable to avenge their CIF Southern Section final loss to Foothill when the teams met at the end of February, but that is their lone blip early in the season. They were off last week. Senior goalkeeper Daniella Guyette had 20 saves in the 11-5 loss to Foothill. Cassie Huber leads the attack with 12 points on 11 goals and one assist through three games, and Reagan Laubner has nine goals and two assists. Previous: 7

8. Park City (Utah), 0-0

The Miners open March 15 at Skyridge (Utah). They have to replace leading scorer Kendall Keblish and five other graduates from their UHSAA/Mountain America championship squad that capped a perfect season, but they were so dominant, it’s hard to imagine they won’t reload. Samantha Riely (UC Davis) scored 50 goals and added 42 assists and leads a team that outscored opponents 381-51 last season. Previous: 9

9. Cathedral Catholic (Calif.), 4-0

The Dons, another strong team in the San Diego area, enter the rankings after outscoring their first four opponents 68-17. That included a notable 15-5 win over La Costa Canyon (Calif.) last week, followed by a 17-3 victory over Santa Fe Christian (Calif.). Sophomore Briley Volpp totaled 11 goals and one assist combined in two games. Previous: NR

10. Torrey Pines (Calif.), 1-2

The Falcons face a tough schedule to begin the season, and their two losses came against top competition. They opened with a 13-6 loss to top-ranked Foothill then rebounded with a notable win over St. John’s (Texas) on Friday before falling to Hockaday 13-7 on Saturday. Torrey Pines was missing their three starting midfielders because of COVID protocols, the SAT test and a soccer showcase in Florida. Kate Campbell had a hat trick against Foothill, Tatum Bryant had three goals against Hockaday and Skye Davis recorded key interceptions, caused turnovers and ground balls in the second half against St. John’s to help spark a comeback. Previous: 8

— Laurel Pfahler

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Reichenberg, Franklin H.S. Class of ’09, named softball coach of GA. college

We try hard here at the Citizen’s Sports Desk to keep track of our local athletes once they leave the friendly confines of Elk Grove, head to college and -for the most fortunate- move on to the professional level. At times, we’re reminded several of our top athletes have gone into the coaching ranks where many times they dwell a bit out of the limelight but contribute the same long hours to their sport and their team as those who play for them.In the past we’ve noted the accomplishment of men such as Ryan Dinwiddie, ...

We try hard here at the Citizen’s Sports Desk to keep track of our local athletes once they leave the friendly confines of Elk Grove, head to college and -for the most fortunate- move on to the professional level. At times, we’re reminded several of our top athletes have gone into the coaching ranks where many times they dwell a bit out of the limelight but contribute the same long hours to their sport and their team as those who play for them.

In the past we’ve noted the accomplishment of men such as Ryan Dinwiddie, perhaps the best quarterback we’ve seen in this city, now the head coach of the Toronto Argonauts in the Canadian Football League. He opened his second season at the helm last Thursday with a 20-19 win over Montreal.

Also, we’ve recently noted in San Luis Obispo two other former Elk Grove Unified graduates are now coaching in the college football ranks. Former Herd linebacker Josh Letuligasenoa and Monterey Trail running back Drake Tofi are both on the defensive coaching staff at Cal Poly.

A rush linebacker and defensive end at Cal Poly from 2012-16, Letuligasenoa began his coaching career at his alma mater in April 2019, coaching the outside linebackers. He is one of three Letuligasenoa brothers to play football at Cal Poly -- Lefi as an offensive lineman and Noah as a linebacker.

Tofi, a graduate of MidAmerica Nazarene in Olathe, Kansas, and a standout running back and defensive back at Monterey Trail High School and American River College, has joined the Cal Poly football staff in charge of defensive quality control. Tofi rushed for nearly 4,000 yards. including 17 games of 100 or more yards, in his varsity career at Monterey Trail High School. His career high was a 303-yard effort versus Laguna Creek, scoring four touchdowns.

North Georgia mountain country

In the beautiful rolling hill country of northern Georgia, one will find Truett McConnell University, a private Christian school in the city of Cleveland. Recently, the Bears announced that Dylan Reichenberg will be its new women’s softball coach.

Reichenberg was a 2009 graduate of Franklin High School who played baseball collegiately, first at Lassen College in Susanville and later at Truett McConnell from 2011-2014.

After graduation, he coached both baseball and softball at Cambridge High School in Milton, GA., while also teaching in the Special Education Department (In Georgia, girls softball is a fall sport). His 2016 girls team went 38-1 and won the Georgia State 6A Championship.

He returned to Truett McConnell in 2018 to be an assistant women’s softball coach and alongside of head coach Jenni Shepard won the Appalachian Athletic Conference championship. They’ve qualified for three NAIA softball playoffs. When Shepard stepped down to become the school’s athletic director, Reichenberg was offered the job.

Recently, he was back in Elk Grove a couple weeks ago to see his mother. The previous weekend Reichenberg was the best man in former Franklin teammate Jason Merjano’s wedding. We talked fondly of his Franklin Wildcat baseball teams of 2008 and 2009. His best friend, then and now, is Josh Silver who was a talented infielder at Franklin, played a year at San Jose State, but came back to Elk Grove and was a member of the 2012 Cosumnes River College team. That was the Tony Bloomfield-coached squad that, despite not having a home field to play on, still won the CCCAA State Championship. During that time CRC was building the softball/baseball/soccer complex which the Hawks now use. “Home” games were played at American River College.

“He now lives in Houston, Texas, where he lives with his wife and eight-month-old son,” Reichenberg informed us.

Both Merjano and Silver played two seasons with the River City Rascals in O’Fallon, Missouri, an independent pro baseball team.

The three played for coach Mike Cody at Franklin. Reichenberg was a backup infielder to both Silver and Merjano.

At Truett McConnell he met his wife, Whitley, and they now have a nine-month-old girl, Nora.

They’ve settled in well in Georgia and now, as the head coach, he’s out recruiting talent to play softball for him.

“When I am recruiting girls, it’s all about what is the right fit – small school, large school, academics,” Reichenberg said.

One of his first freshman recruits is coming to Truett McConnell from Huntington Beach.

“That was a big deal for me because California is obviously full of talent,” he said. “If I can create some sort of a pipeline of girls wanting to come to us in the South, that would be good.”

But Reichenberg knows the key to building a college program is establishing a good relationship with his players as he meets them and begins the recruiting process.

“Sure, the girls want to select a school based on academics and athletic performance, but if you really get down to the nails of it, it’s the relationships they build with the coaches through the recruiting process,” he explained.

He also reasons with his recruits the reality of whether they’ll get playing time at a large school, such as Oklahoma and Texas, recently NCAA Women’s World Series finalists, as opposed to coming to a small school such as Truett McConnell and play right away.

“You have those honest conversations with them and if they see your honesty, they trust you,” Reichenberg said.

Being a NAIA college coach, he doesn’t have access to the recently established “transfer portal” whereby NCAA athletes can “make themselves available” to other colleges. That, Reichenberg said, is changing the complexion of the recruiting process for all college sports.

“I won’t say the transfer portal will eliminate high school recruiting, but it is going to diminish it significantly where you’ll see a school bring in one, maybe two, high school girls a year,” he claimed. “But, down the road, the NAIA and (junior college) coaches will benefit because of this.

Chriss traded to Houston

The Golden State Warriors are, once again, NBA champions and in case you didn’t recall, there’s been two EGUSD athletes play for the Warriors. Marquese Chriss of Pleasant Grove High School played in the Bay Area during the first half of the 2019-2020 season. He averaged 7.3 points and 5.4 rebounds a game. After being traded to San Antonio in 2021, he was waived, later signed by Portland but last fall was cut Oct. 16 and picked up by Dallas.

On June 15 he was part of a package deal that sent him from Dallas to Houston. The Mavericks agreed to acquire Christian Wood from the Houston Rockets for Boban Marjanovic, Sterling Brown, Trey Burke, Chriss and the No. 26 pick. The next day, Chriss underwent knee surgery which will sideline him for the summer.

The other local graduate to play for the Warriors was Sheldon high-scorer DeMarcus Nelson. Nelson graduated from Sheldon in 2004 and played four seasons at Duke. Nelson was not drafted by the NBA in 2008 but was signed by Golden State and became the first undrafted rookie to start on opening night in the history of the league. By November that season he ended up in the development league and eventually was cut by Golden State in January, 2009. But, that began at least 11 seasons of playing for professional basketball teams in Europe and Asia for Nelson.

Kendall Milton's Time to Shine has Finally Arrived

There is no question about Georgia's success in recruiting and developing running backs over the years. Since 2015, seven running backs have been drafted from the University of Georgia, and that number is only going to continue to climb, especially when you look at who is next in line for the Bulldogs.Kenny McIntosh is the headliner at running back for the 2022 season, who is entering his fourth year with the program, but he will be playing tag team with another highly profiled running back in Kendall Milton. In 2020, the Bulldogs sig...

There is no question about Georgia's success in recruiting and developing running backs over the years. Since 2015, seven running backs have been drafted from the University of Georgia, and that number is only going to continue to climb, especially when you look at who is next in line for the Bulldogs.

Kenny McIntosh is the headliner at running back for the 2022 season, who is entering his fourth year with the program, but he will be playing tag team with another highly profiled running back in Kendall Milton. In 2020, the Bulldogs signed Milton, who was ranked as one of the best backs in the country.

Despite that, it was going to take some time before Milton ever saw a consistent amount of playing time at Georgia. With players like Zamir White, James Cook, and Kenny McIntosh already on the roster, only so many carries can be shared amongst four players.

Now heading into the 2022 season, Milton's time to shine has officially arrived after diligently waiting for his turn. The Bulldogs have a history of having elite running back combos dating back to the Todd Gurley and Keith Marshall days, and this year it looks to be the McIntosh and Milton show.

Milton has shown flashes in his game over the past couple of seasons and more specifically his ability to gain yards after contact as well as making the first man miss. Fans have been biting at the bit to see what Milton looks like in a more prominent role in the Bulldog's offense, and that's exactly what they will see in the upcoming season.

Over the past two seasons, Milton has 457 yards on 91 career carries, which averages out to five yards per carry and one career touchdown. Milton has shown his potential as a running back, and with the uptick in opportunities, he'll see this season, he could very well have his breakout season.

Many consider Georgia to be RBU (running back university) for a reason. Milton certainly has all the tools to put his name into the conversation of the all-time great running backs to come out of Georgia.

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Milton buys 7 acres around North Park

MILTON, Ga. — The Milton City Council unanimously agreed June 20 to purchase three adjacent properties on Bethany Bend bordering Alpharetta’s North Park for $1.95 million.The properties are at 2545 Bethany Bend and add up to 7.08 acres in one of the more population-dense parts of Milton. The plan is to turn them into an active park with facilities and recreational programming that align with the 2027 Parks and Recreation Master Plan.Parks and Recreation Director Tom McKIveen said there will now be a 90-day due dilig...

MILTON, Ga. — The Milton City Council unanimously agreed June 20 to purchase three adjacent properties on Bethany Bend bordering Alpharetta’s North Park for $1.95 million.

The properties are at 2545 Bethany Bend and add up to 7.08 acres in one of the more population-dense parts of Milton. The plan is to turn them into an active park with facilities and recreational programming that align with the 2027 Parks and Recreation Master Plan.

Parks and Recreation Director Tom McKIveen said there will now be a 90-day due diligence period to allow the city to conduct surveys and inspections, followed by the closing date 30 days later.

In the meantime, the owners of the properties – Cagle & Cagle Real Estate Investments, Timothy and Janie Cagle and Charles Cagle Sr. – have asked for a leaseback of their homes for up to 18 months. McKIveen said the leaseback for two homes on the properties will be for $3,500 a month.

In other business at the meeting, the City Council voted 6-1 to impose a moratorium on the acceptance of new building and development permissions, plats, plans or permits within a 23-acre parcel area known as the District of Mayfield.

The district includes properties off Broadwell Road, Charlotte Drive, Mayfield Road and Mid Broadwell Road in southern Milton.

The moratorium expires at midnight on July 18, giving the city time to prepare, consider and potentially adopt a Historic Preservation Overlay that could impact the regulation of the exteriors of new or modification of existing structures within the District of Mayfield.

City Attorney Ken Jarrard said the city will run a legal ad to invite residents to speak at a public hearing, which could be followed by a “much longer” moratorium until December.

Councilwoman Carl Cookerly cast the lone dissent after Jarrard confirmed that the affected property owners had not been notified about the moratorium.

“So, in my book, this is a short-term taking,” Cookerly said. “We are seizing their property rights, or however you want to look at it. Does that seem fair?”

Jarrard said he preferred the phrase, “preservation of the status quo.”

“Property rights are property rights, and I would have a real problem with this because they have not been notified and we’re just – it’s sleight of hand,” Cookerly said. “We’re just taking their rights away with no notification. They’re not here to be able to say anything.”

Councilman Jan Jacobus moved to approve the moratorium, which received a second from Councilman Paul Moore.

The next City Council meeting is slated for Wednesday, June 6, at City Hall.

Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium to host Freedom Bowl — a five-game high school football event

CANTON – The Hall of Fame Village is hosting the NFL Alumni Academy Freedom Bowl, a two-day high school football event featuring five games in Canton on Aug. 26-27.Perry is among the 10 teams scheduled to play at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium — one of three teams from Ohio in the games. The other two, ...

CANTON – The Hall of Fame Village is hosting the NFL Alumni Academy Freedom Bowl, a two-day high school football event featuring five games in Canton on Aug. 26-27.

Perry is among the 10 teams scheduled to play at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium — one of three teams from Ohio in the games. The other two, St. Edward and Chardon, each won OHSAA state championships on the same field in Canton last December.

Other programs scheduled to play in Canton are Christian Brothers Catholic (Mo.), Milton (Ga.), Pittsburgh Central Catholic (Pa.), Camden (N.J.), East St. Louis (Ill.), St. Frances Academy (Md.) and Clarkson North (Canada).

“We are excited to host some of the top high school football teams in America at the Hall of Fame Village for the Freedom Bowl,” Mike Levy, president of operations for the Village, said in a statement released by the Village. “A big part of the Freedom Bowl is to not only enjoy a high level of competition on the field, but to showcase to the student-athletes, coaches, and fans about those who protect and serve our nation — an initiative to which we’re passionate about bringing awareness.”

For the last five years, the Freedom Bowl took place only in Atlanta. The event also raises awareness for veterans, wounded warriors and their families, and youth football service.

“It’s always rewarding to add like-minded partners who share our core values and are committed to supporting student-athletes,” Freedom Bowl Founder David Menard, Freedom Bowl Founder, said in a statement released by the Village. "... Collectively, our organizations are dedicated to prioritizing education, life skills, family values and supporting all branches of the United States Armed Forces. It’s hard to imagine a more perfect fit.”

The first game will kick off at 5:30 p.m., Aug. 26, as Christian Brothers Catholic plays Milton. St. Edward plays Pittsburgh Central Catholic in the second game that night at 8:30. Central Catholic is where Hall of Famer Dan Marino was a high school All-American and graduated in 1979.

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The next day, Aug. 27, is a tripleheader: Camden vs. Chardon at 2 p.m., St. Frances Academy vs. East St. Louis at 5:30, and Perry vs. Clarkson North at 8.

“This event embodies everything that the NFL Alumni is about,” Beasley Reece, CEO of the NFL Alumni Association stated. “We couldn’t be happier to play a part in the event and the numerous Alumni that are involved are excited to give back to the sport that gave so much to them.”

Tickets go on sale at 2 p.m., Tuesday, June 21, and can be purchased at www.hofvillage.com.

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