Avi Bhavaraju, M.D., has joined the Trauma Surgery practice at 55 Whitcher St., Suite 130 in Marietta. He is board certified in surgical critical care and general surgery. Megan Bowles, M.D., has joined the Family Medicine and Internal Medicine East Cobb practice at 3939 Roswell Road. in Marietta. She is board certified in internal medicine. Danny Branstetter, M.D., has joined the Infectious Disease group at 55 Whitcher Street, Suite 220 in Marietta. He is board certified in infectious diseases and internal medicine. Bradley Goff, M.D. has joined ENT Associates of North Georgia, at 699 Church St., Suite 340 in Marietta.
Ahmad Khaldi, M.D., has joined the Neurosurgery practice at 61 Whitcher St., Suite 3110 in Marietta. Alexander Liaugminas, M.D., has joined Rehabilitation Medicine at 100 Lacy St., Suite 150 in Marietta. Sona Patel, M.D. has joined Endocrinology at 3939 Roswell Rd., Suite 110 in Marietta.
Sholah Pittman, M.D., has joined the OB/GYN Hospitalist Group at 3950 Austell Road. in Austell. Kiran Pratap, M.D., has joined the Hospitalist Group at 3950 Austell Road. in Austell. He is board certified in internal medicine.
Prasad Rao, M.D., has joined the Hospitalist Group at 677 Church St. in Marietta. He is board certified in internal medicine.
Apartments sell for $6.6M
MARIETTA — Clifton Ridge Town Homes, a 152-unit apartment complex located at 676 Horizon Place in Marietta, has sold for $6.6 million to Clifton Ridge LLC, a partnership of investors from Canada and Florida, who purchased the property from Atlanta-based Cortland Partners.
Emergency funds announced
ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Labor announced that some long-term unemployed workers may be eligible for additional emergency unemployment compensation in Georgia after Sunday, Oct. 7. The GDOL will mail notifications to those who may be eligible with instructions on filing for benefits.
Animal rescue event planned
MARIETTA — East Marietta Animal Hospital, 1799 Roswell Road. in Marietta, is holding an open house, pet costume contest and animal rescue event Oct. 13, from 1 to 4 p.m. Healthy, adoptable pets from Hopeful Hearts Rescue, Southeastern Greyhound Adoption, and Good Mews will be available.
* Forever 21 will hold a grand opening Oct. 20 at 10 a.m.for its 23,000 square feet remodeled location within Town Center at Cobb mall in Kennesaw. The first 200 people in line will receive a free gift card.
* Elite Telecom Services, a Kennesaw-based telecommunications consulting company, will celebrate its 10th anniversary on Oct 12 with a reception at 6 p.m.