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Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 3:00am

Councilwoman Returns From Afghanistan

A Flowery Branch councilwoman has returned to her home in suburban Atlanta after being deployed in Afghanistan for six months.

Tara Richards came home Monday after her husband, Mike Richards, picked her up early Sunday from Pope Air Force Base in North Carolina.

Her husband said she is "doing well" and "tired."

When Richards pulled into her neighborhood, she was greeted with yellow ribbons tied on trees. Friends and neighbors tied the ribbons on the trees alongside Fireside Drive this weekend.

Richards was called to deployment as part of the 628th Civil Engineer Flight at Dobbins Air Reserve in Marietta. She was in the middle of her first four-year term on the Flowery Branch Council at the time.