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APS Superintendent releases final school closure list

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Public Schools Superintendent Erroll Davis reduced his recommendation for school closures from 13 to 10 schools in his final list released late Saturday.

RELATED | APS redistricting plan: a tale of two schools

Two schools were added to his initial redistricting and school closing recommendation issued in early March: Towns Elementary School and D.H. Stanton Elementary School.

Public meetings at both schools will be held on Thursday, April 5th and Monday, April 9th at 6:30 p.m.

DEKALB CO. | Local universities ban tobacco use

DECATUR, Ga. -- Emory, Oglethorpe and Mercer Universities have teamed up to create tobacco-free campuses, and they're partnering with the DeKalb County Board of Health. 

According to the Board of Health, these three campuses are the first to completely eliminate on-campus tobacco use in DeKalb County. 

"We are excited to be among the first universities in DeKalb County to take this important step," said Linda Johns, R.N., Assistant Manager of Student Health and Tobacco Task Force Member at Mercer University. 

Johns thinks this initiative "creates a healthier environment for all who visit our campuses" and "it also further aligns Mercer with its commitment to health and well-being."

All DeKalb County campuses aim to be tobacco-free by Fall 2012. 

DEALCHICKEN | A $400 Restaurant.com gift card for $40

DEALCHICKEN | A $400 Restaurant.com gift card for $40

ATLANTA -- There are only a few days left to take advantage of a huge DealChicken deal -- a $400 Restaurant.com e-gift card for only $40.

All DealChicken members are invited to save $360 on $400 worth of food. The gift card can be used in denominations of $10, $25, $50, $75 or $100 at more than 18,000 restaurants nationwide.

Additionally, 10 percent of proceeds will be given to the Dan Marino Foundation, which serves children with autism and other special needs.

DealChicken offers both local and national daily deals on dining, services and travel. Learn more and sign up at www.dealchicken.com.

Dekalb Dept. of Watershed wins 2011 Adopt-a-Stream Award

Dekalb Dept. of Watershed wins 2011 Adopt-a-Stream Award

 

DECATUR – DeKalb County Chief Executive Officer Burrell Ellis announces that the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, Environmental Protection Division (EPD) presented the DeKalb County Department of Watershed Management and DeKalb Adopt-a-Stream Program Coordinator Michael O’Shield with the 2011 Adopt-a-Stream Program of the Year Award for Large Systems. 

WEEKEND EVENTS | BaconFest, Open House and the Mother Clucker Fried Chicken Fest

WEEKEND EVENTS | BaconFest, Open House and the Mother Clucker Fried Chicken Fest

ATLANTA - It's spring break and most of the city has run from the beach or the mountains. The weekend forecast calls for bright skies and everyone left in the city will be soaking up the sun. Check out some of the events being held around the city.

Come out to Dad's Garage for live music, games and BACON! The 12th Annual BaconFest will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Inman Park theatre. BaconFest! is a celebration chock-ful-of bacon, PBR and Ale Yeah! beer; the event, also, features a silent auction, a wheelchair obstacle course and performances by Darling Norman. Tickets to BaconFest start out at $25 and are on sale to all Atlantans who are 21 and older. BaconFest will be held outside in the parking lots of Dad's Garage Theatre in Inman Park at 280 Elizabeth Street, Suite C- 101. Attendees are encouraged to take MARTA. 

Local actor lands role in The Hunger Games

DECATUR, Ga. -- Thirteen years ago, Dwayne Boyd decided to pursue his passion full time and threw himself into the world of acting.

Looks like that turned out to be a great move.

Since then, he's been in more than 30 films and TV shows, but says his role as a peacekeeper in "The Hunger Games" is certainly a highlight.

"Two other peacekeepers and I had to pinch ourselves every day on the set just to make sure it was real," he laughed.

Boyd was pictured in Entertainment Weekly as part of a cover story on the movie. He is featured in the movie's "reaping scene," the only peacekeeper with a speaking role.

He said before the movie, he didn't know really know much about "The Hunger Games" and decided not to read the book so he could develop his own idea of the character.

When he's not on the big screen, Boyd runs Premiere Actors Network in Decatur, teaching acting classes to kids and adults.