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School district to break ground on 3 projects

School district to break ground on 3 projects

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The DeKalb County School District is about to begin construction projects at three high schools.

Crews will hold a groundbreaking ceremony at Southwest DeKalb High School at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 27. The project includes major renovations to the existing building, updates to plumbing and roofing, and building a new addition.

At 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 28, another project will break ground at Miller Grove High School. Construction includes building a two-story classroom addition, as well as renovations to current classrooms.

The final ceremony will begin at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 12 at Martin Luther King Jr. High School. The school will build a new 9th grade wing, administrative area and common classrooms.

Learn more about projects and updates in the school system at dekalb.k12.ga.us.

Fulton partners with DeKalb to 'Get to Zero'

Fulton partners with DeKalb to 'Get to Zero'

ATLANTA -- Fulton County comprises 10 percent of Georgia’s population and accounts for 54 percent of the state’s AIDS cases.

In recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1, 2012, starting November 27, both health agencies will sponsor events to encourage residents to take control and get tested in a world-wide effort to reach “ZERO New Infections, ZERO Discrimination and ZERO AIDS Related Deaths.  The County has partnered with DeKalb County to provide similar services in order to have the greatest impact on reducing new HIV infections.

Planned events include:

Wednesday, November 28- 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., free HIV testing will be available at the DeKalb Addiction Clinic, 455 Winn Way, Decatur, GA 30030

Wednesday, November 28 - 6:00 p.m., at Morehouse College Sale Hall, 830 Westview Dr., Atlanta, GA 30314,  

Radio host Kenny Pugh, gospel artist Lowell Pye & 102.5’s Darlene McCoy host concert

Radio host Kenny Pugh, gospel artist Lowell Pye & 102.5’s Darlene McCoy host concert

ATLANTA -- On November 16 at 7:30 p.m., well-known community leaders, philanthropists and celebrities will gather for“A Night of Thanksgiving, a benefit concert sponsored by host of The Chat Kafe Show, Kenny Pugh (http://www.chatkafeonline.com) and 

Look for JROTC cadets collecting for the Empty Stocking Fund Nov. 3-4

Look for JROTC cadets collecting for the Empty Stocking Fund Nov. 3-4

More than 2,000 JROTC cadets from 30 metro Atlanta high schools
to participate in historic fundraising effort

On Saturday, November 3rd and Sunday, November 4th, visitors to metro Atlanta Kroger stores are likely to be met by a smiling, uniformed JROTC cadet with an Empty Stocking Fund logo, as more than 2,000 cadets representing 30 metro Atlanta high schools’ JROTC programs will be working outside metro Kroger stores to raise awareness of and contributions for The Empty Stocking Fund, an Atlanta-based, Atlanta-serving non-profit organization that has been providing holiday gifts to Atlanta’s neediest children since 1926. 

S.C. author to read at Ga. Center for the Book

S.C. author to read at Ga. Center for the Book

DECATUR, Ga. -- An award-winning author from South Carolina will read from his newest short story collection at the Georgia Center for the Book next month.

George Singleton is the author of five collections and two novels. The stories in his latest book, Stray Decorum, were previously published in a number of journals, including The Atlantic, Oxford American and The Georgia Review.

Singleton has received several prestigious awards for his writing as well as a 2009 Guggenheim Fellowship.

The reading will be held at 7:15 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14. Admission is free; copies of Stray Decorum will be available for $15.95.

The Georgia Center for the Book is located at the Decatur Library on Sycamore Street.

ASCAP's Rhythm and Soul Team honors Atlanta female executives 'Behind the Music'

ASCAP's Rhythm and Soul Team honors Atlanta female executives 'Behind the Music'

ATLANTA -- On Thursday, October 18, from 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers (ASCAP) along with sponsor Rémy Martin V, presented its 4th annual ASCAP Presents… Women Behind the Music at Vanquish Lounge located 1029 Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.

'Lincoln & Obama' book launch at Decatur Book Festival August 31-September 2

'Lincoln & Obama' book launch at Decatur Book Festival August 31-September 2

DECATUR, Ga. -- Local author Dr. Gene Griessman, a seasoned Abraham Lincoln actor and keynote speaker, will launch his new book, “Lincoln and Obama” at the Decatur Book Festival, August 31-September 2 and also at the Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, NC, September 4-6.