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Clark Withdraws Name From Hartsfield GM Consideration

INDIANAPOLIS -- John Clark, director and CEO of the Indianapolis International Airport has withdrawn his name from consideration for the open general manager's position at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

Friday morning, Clark informed Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed and Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard of his decision.

"After much thought and discussion with my family, I have decided to withdraw my name from further consideration for the position of General Manager of Hartsfield-Jackson International airport. Being considered for a position of this magnitude is truly an honor and a valuable experience. However, I am committed, along with our valuable employee team, to delivering a world class airport here at IND and continuing the focus on our 2010-15 strategic plan," Clark said.

7 Georgia Schools Named 'Blue Ribbon' National Winners

ATLANTA (AP) - Seven Georgia schools have been named National Blue Ribbon winners by the U.S. Department of Education.

The award goes to schools whose students perform at high levels or who have made dramatic improvements in their achievement, particularly for low-income children.

The public schools are: Etowah High in Cherokee County, Gainesville High in Gainesville, Ila Elementary in Madison County, Johnson Elementary in Floyd County, J.S. Pate Elementary in Crisp County and Webb Bridge Middle in Fulton County. One private school, St. John the Evangelist Catholic School, in Hapeville also won the award.

About 300 schools were recognized nationally this year. The schools be honored November 15th to the 16th in Washington, D.C.

The award has been given out annually by the Education Department since 1982.

Local College Park Youth Raises Funds for Cardiovascular Research at Morehouse School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA-- Chalyse Ford has big dreams of someday becoming a professional dancer. Just 12 years old, the College Park resident has already accomplished more than many adults.  A 7th grader at Hapeville Charter School, Chalyse Ford is a dancer, walker, and yes, a philanthropist.  Lately, she has focused a lot of time on walking for a good cause--to raise funds to support cardiovascular research at Morehouse School of Medicine.

A member of St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church in East Point, Ga., Chalyse has organized a walk-a thon for cardiovascular research at her church for the past two years, contributing more than $1,500 to MSM to benefit the Institution’s Cardiovascular Research Institute, a nationally recognized center of research excellence in cardiovascular science.

Chalyse’s interest began when she learned a church member experienced symptoms of stroke. Fortunately, the member took quick action and today is doing well.

St. John the Evangelist Catholic School in Hapeville, Named as a 2010 Natl. Blue Ribbon School

Atlanta, GA-- Six Georgia public schools were named 2010 National Blue Ribbon Schools today. "These six schools are outstanding examples of how high expectations and hard work can lead to outstanding student achievement," said State Superintendent of Schools Brad Bryant. "These schools show that, regardless of a school's size, geography or demographics, all students can achieve at high levels."

The No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon Schools award distinguishes and honors schools for helping students achieve at very high levels and for making significant progress in closing the achievement gap. U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the National Blue Ribbon School award winners this morning.

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Atlanta Mayor to Name Airport Boss this Week

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed has told 11Alive's Jeff Hullinger he has made his selection to head Hartsfield-Jackson Airport and will make the announcement this week.

The Mayor says the city is now in negotiation with the man he has selected to run the world's busiest airport.

The airport has been without a leader for two months since Ben DeCosta's contract was not renewed.

The vacancy is the highest paying job in the city at $300,000 a year.

Among the three finalists is Indianapolis Airport Authority CEO John Clark, who turns 50 Thursday.

In February, Clark was driving his 911 Porsche hard-running a quick 135 miles per hour on I-95 near Miami.

He was arrested and jailed.

The police report indicated he was racing with other drivers, a charge Clark denied with Indianapolis NBC affliate WTHR Tuesday.

Hullinger asked Mayor Reed about Clark's arrest.

The City of Atlanta Wins $50,000 Community Tennis Grant for "2010 Best Tennis Town" Finalist

Atlanta, GA-- Mayor Kasim Reed was at the 2010 U.S.

2nd Friday's Art Stroll on Castleberry Hill Sept. 10th 7pm-10pm

Atlanta, GA-- Atlanta is quickly becoming the next great place for art and no area is more alive with the arts than Castleberry Hill, Atlanta’s historic arts district.

Come stroll through Castleberry Hill during the next installment of the 2nd Friday ArtStroll, the Best Art Stroll in Atlanta! Visit fascinating and diverse galleries and get a taste of what Atlanta has to offer. Neighborhood businesses and restaurants will be open and welcoming you to our little corner of Atlanta! Come have some dinner, buy some art and find your new loft or condo!

Visit the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association website to find out more about the neighborhood, local businesses,events, and event sponsorship!