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School board to approve new superintendent

School board to approve new superintendent

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Fulton County Board of Education will meet on Tuesday, Apr. 26 to vote on its superintendent finalist.

RELATED: Robert Avossa named Fulton superintendent finalist

The meeting will begin at 1:30 p.m. at Dunwoody Springs Elementary School (8100 Roberts Drive, Sandy Springs, 30350). It will be broadcast live here.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Earth Day and Easter Eggs

WEEKEND EVENTS: Earth Day and Easter Eggs

SOUTH METRO AREA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Riverdale Town Centre from 5:00 to 9:00p p.m. on Friday, April 22. The event will showcase different local vendors and actives that will enhance the environment.

Join the Peactreee City Community for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event will be held on Saturday, April 23 at Shakerag Knoll on McIntosh Trail. Everyone will be admitted for free, to this event. Fire trucks will be on display and children will be able to partake in games, face painting and jumping in the moonwalk. Festivities began at 9:00 a.m.

The Main Street Academy in College Park will host their Spring Festival on Saturday, also. This outdoor festival includes karaoke, moonwalks, carnival games, food, a silent auction and prizes. Tickets to this event costs $10 and every ticket includes unlimited play.

Local East Point teen writes a letter requesting community support to win a National competition

Local East Point teen writes a letter requesting community support to win a National competition

Please help this young woman reach your goals and win this national competition!!!

Dear Where U Live,

My name is Inari Washington and I am aspiring filmmaker.  I am 16 years old and a sophomore at Tri-Cities High School in East Point, GA.    I was recently chosen as 1, out of thousands of teens, in the Atlanta area to be a part of the Atlanta Sprite Refreshing Films Crew (SRF Crew).  Sprite Refreshing Films is a program that gives talented youth the opportunity to become filmmakers by actually producing a short film from beginning to end.  We learned about movie casting, location selection, setting up for the film, using the camera, scriptwriting, working with actors and a host of other components, along with promoting ourselves as film makers.     There are six Sprite Refreshing Films Teams.  They are, of course, Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Miami, New York and Los Angeles.  The Atlanta SRF Crew will be competing in a First round of nationwide votes against the Dallas (SRF Crew) beginning April 12th –April 22nd.  If Atlanta wins we will go on to compete in the Second Round against the other winners of the First Rounds.  The Second Round runs from May 1st –May 31st.  During voting in May, professionals will be voting on the best film.  The winning team goes on to have their film screened at a national film festival event in June.  All crew members will be flown to the festival to have their film screened in front of an audience that includes huge film industry professionals.  

Who will win this year's Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year Award

Who will win this year's Boys and Girls Club Youth of the Year Award

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Salvation Army)  The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Atlanta will host a competition in which one teen member will be named the local Youth of the Year. During the competition, four local teens representing each of The Salvation Army’s Atlanta Area Boys and Girls Clubs will deliver a short speech on how The Salvation Army Boys and Girls Clubs programs have improved their lives.

A winner will be selected from amongst the four by judges from the local community. The newly named Youth of the Year will receive a plaque and move on to compete against other Boys & Girls Clubs members from across Georgia.

The winner of the state competition will win a $1,000 college scholarship from Tupperware Brands Corporation. State winners move on to vie for the distinction of one of five regional winners across the country, and ultimately those five winners will contend for the title of National Youth of the Year.

The 4 local competitors and their respective Clubs are as follows:

College Park Patrolman Keith Stanley Named “Officer of the Year”

College Park Patrolman Keith Stanley Named “Officer of the Year”

College Park, GA--  (submitted by College Park, GA)  Master Patrolman Keith Stanley has been named Officer of the Year for 2010 by the Atlanta Airport Rotary Club.  Stanley was recognized during the weekly lunch forum held March 4th at Michon’s Restaurant on Virginia Avenue in College Park.

The Rotary group selects annually, an officer from each city surrounding the airport.  Stanley demonstrated service above self, the internationally recognized trait of a Rotarian, in his daily duties as the lead accident investigator for the City of College Park.

“What impresses me most about Officer Stanley is his dedication and loyalty to the law enforcement profession and College Park police,” said College Park Police Chief Ronald Fears.  

Drop Dead Diva: Margaret Cho Gives Dancing a Second Chance

Drop Dead Diva: Margaret Cho Gives Dancing a Second Chance

Drop Dead Diva returns to Lifetime in June and on Friday my intern Courtneywas on set to get the behind the scenes action for the premiere episode to season three, which was taped here in SW Atlanta.

We all saw Margaret Cho as a contestant on “Dancing With The Stars” last season and whether you believed she and her partner Louie should have been voted off early…they were.

 Seeing Margaret dance on set for the first time since her appearance on DWTS was great! She really put some umph into her moves {Go Marg}! I think if she had showed these same moves on the show she just may have remained a little longer {but who knows with those judges}! --  Read More at The Atl Go To Girl Blog <http://theatlgotogirl.wordpress.com>

South Atlanta Resident, Waka Flocka, in the nude for new PETA Campaign

South Atlanta Resident, Waka Flocka, in the nude for new PETA Campaign

Atlanta, GA--  PETA, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals, has chosen Rapper and South Fulton resident as the new spokesperson for their campaign.  Waka Flocka is a well known Atlanta rapper and is supposedly an avid animal lover. 

The campaign boldly states "Ink, Not Mink" , with the rapper fully unclothed, tattoos covering his body, and 2 diamond chains covering his private area.

According to the PETA site, "Waka thinks that "[fur] is nasty!" and urges the hip-hop community to "understand what you buy." Animals who are killed for their fur, such as foxes, minks, rabbits—even dogs and cats—are bludgeoned, stomped, electrocuted, and often skinned alive."

Visit PETA's Websitefor behind the scenes video of the Waka photo shoot.