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Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

Hartsfield-Jackson named top U.S. airport

Hartsfield-Jackson named top U.S. airport

ATLANTA -- Executive Travel magazine has named Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport as a top U.S. airport for 2011.

The magazine surveyed its 120,000 readers, mostly senior-level executives at Fortune 1000 companies, to determine "this year's shining stars in the travel industry."

Hartsfield-Jackson earned a gold award for Top Domestic Airport.

"Delivering excellence is certainly a tall order in the travel world, with its diverse, demanding customers and unpredictable market conditions," Executive Travel wrote. "But many companies still managed to provide stellar products to business travelers."

The two primary air carriers operating at Hartsfield-Jackson were also recognized by the magazine.

Delta Air Lines earned several distinctions, including Top Domestic Airport Lounge and Top Domestic Airline First-Class Service.

Hartsfield-Jackson aces FAA inspection for second year in a row

Hartsfield-Jackson aces FAA inspection for second year in a row

ATLANTA -- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's annual inspection by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has found no discrepancies with federal airport certification regulations.

In its report, the FAA determined that Hartsfield-Jackson meets or exceeds all requirements under FAA Regulation Part 139, which governs the certification and operation of all U.S. commerical airports.

"We are proud the airport has zero discrepancies, which reflects the hard work and dedication of our team," said aviation general manager Louis Miller.

Airport moving forward on expansion projects

Airport moving forward on expansion projects

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta City Council has awarded a contract to expand the Concourse D centerpoint at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

This contract is a milestone in the airport's major renovation project geared toward enhancing passengers' travel experience.

"This expansion project will dramatically improve the overall experience for thousands of passengers traveling through Concourse D every day," said aviation general manager Louis Miller. "These types of projects are key to bolstering our reputation for top-notch customer service."

The goals of the project are to improve passenger flow, enhance the Plane Train and transportation mall, and add restaurant and retail options to the concourse.

Family matters: Airport artwork highlights family roots

Family matters: Airport artwork highlights family roots

ATLANTA -- In a new exhibit at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, family photographs capture the love and hope shared by artist Lesley Ann Price's German and South African ancestors.

The exhibit, "Liebe Papa," is an art project inspired by mementos, postcards and documents collected by Price's late father, Henry Lesser.

Lesser was born in Berlin and migrated to South Africa at the age of 13 -- before Adolf Hitler began confiscating the businesses and belongings of German Jews. From his new country, Lesser began writing postcards home, many of which belong in "Liebe Papa . . ." [Dear Papa].

"Here we see the story of one family's journey," said Katherine Dirga, Airport Art Program manager.

Airport's FOD Walk celebrates 10 years

Airport's FOD Walk celebrates 10 years

ATLANTA -- Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport held its 10th annual Foreign Object Debris (FOD) Walk this morning.

Nearly 200 volunteers searched for and removed debris from an airport runway.

Airport officials closed Runway 8L/26R and the north cargo ramp for about 30 minutes as participants with small trash bags scanned for FOD.

Many walkers returned empty-handed, but some removed small rocks and bits of paper from the 9,000-foot runway.

"This was another successful event. I'm extremely proud of the organizers and volunteers who braved today's 6:45 a.m. start time to support this cause and public awareness initiative," said Louis Miller, general manager of the airport.