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Nobel Prize winner to headline USG conference

Nobel Prize winner to headline USG conference

ATLANTA -- Nobel Prize winner Dr. Muhammad Yunus will be the keynote speaker at an economic development conference hosted by the University System of Georgia.

The Social Business and Microcredit conference will be held Oct. 17 at Georgia Tech's Ferst Center.

Yunus won the 1996 Nobel Peace Prize for his pioneering work in microcredit, which is the extension of very small loans to those in poverty, with the goal of spurring entrepreneurship.

Dressbarn at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove holds Teacher Appreciation Day Friday Sept. 30, 2011

 Dressbarn at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove holds  Teacher Appreciation Day Friday Sept. 30, 2011

This Friday, September 30th, will be a special day for Teachers at the Dressbarn Store at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove, Georgia.

It is Teacher Appreciation Day from 3pm until 9pm.  Dressbarn will give all Teachers a 20% discount on all regularly priced items.

There will be a drawing for 2 Gift Baskets as door prizes for the teachers and while supplies last Gift Bags.  The Tanger Outlet

Dressbarn at 1000 Tanger Drive in Locust Grove is the only store that is having this Teacher Appreciation Day.   Just come in and

identify you are a teacher to recieve the discount and the ticket for the drawing.   If you have questions  the number is 770-914-1937.

 

 

Commissioner Gail Hambrick To Unveil Flat Shoals Park Renovations During Park Festival

Commissioner Gail Hambrick To Unveil Flat Shoals Park Renovations During Park Festival

Clayton County Board of Commissioner Gail Hambrick (District 2) will host her annual community festival on Saturday, October 1, 2011. The event is free and will take place from 9:00am – 1:00pm at Flat Shoals Park located at 1915 Flat Shoals Road, Riverdale, GA, and will open with  Sand Konscious African Drummers.  The public is invited to attend.

In addition to cooking and tennis demonstrations, Commissioner Hambrick will unveil the park’s newly renovated tennis court, bathrooms, pavilion, as well as brand new playground equipment, a state-of-the-art batting cage, and park fencing.

JONESBORO: Aviation Boulevard to be renamed

JONESBORO: Aviation Boulevard to be renamed

JONESBORO, Ga. -- Clayton County Commissioners have approved the city of Atlanta's request to rename Aviation Boulevard to Maynard H. Jackson Jr. Boulevard.

The roadway will lead to the main entrance of the new Maynard H. Jackson Jr. International Terminal, scheduled to open next spring. It will also create a new entrance to Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, providing access from Interstate 75 in Clayton County.

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says the transformation of the airport into the world's busiest passenger airport reflects Jackson's vision, leadership and courage.

Jackson served as Atlanta mayor from 1973 to 1981 and 1989 to 1993. He died in 2003.

Vice Chair Wole Ralph’s Birthday Celebration to Benefit

Vice Chair Wole Ralph’s Birthday Celebration to Benefit

 

 

Chili’s Restaurant at Mt. Zion cordially invites the public to join them for a birthday celebration in honor of Clayton County Commission Vice Chair Wole Ralph on Monday, September 26, 2011, from 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Vice Chair Ralph continues his efforts to raise funds for the mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. One hundred percent of the restaurant’s net proceeds for the evening will be donated to the hospital.  The restaurant is located at 2230 Mt. Zion Parkway, Morrow, GA. 

“I can’t think of a better way to celebrate my birthday than by spending an evening with the people of Clayton County as we work together to raise funds for the mission of St. Jude Children’s Hospital.  I thank Chili’s for their efforts and am proud to be a part of this fundraiser.  I hope you will join me.”

To date, Chili's Corporation has raised more than $30 million for the children of St.

7 named to Deal's immigration review board

7 named to Deal's immigration review board

ATLANTA -- Seven people have been appointed to a newly created board to look into complaints about state and local officials failing to comply with state laws related to immigration.

The Immigration Enforcement Review Board was created by the state's tough new law targeting illegal immigration.

Appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal are Americans for Immigration Control spokesman Phil Kent, former Fulton County GOP chairman Shawn Hanley and lawyer Ben Vinson. Appointed by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle are Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin and Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager. Appointed by House Speaker David Ralston are lawyer Robert Mumford and Colquitt County Commissioner Terry Clark.

The board will have the power to investigate complaints, hold hearings, subpoena documents and witnesses, and take disciplinary action.

T.I. tweets 'da sun back out' as he leaves prison

T.I. tweets 'da sun back out' as he leaves prison

FORREST CITY, Ark. -- Rapper T.I. walked out of a federal prison in Arkansas Wednesday morning, 10 months after the Atlanta native began serving a sentence for violating his parole on a gun conviction, a prison official confirmed.

"The storm is over & da sun back out. IT'S OUR TIME TO SHINE SHAWTY!!!!! Welcome to the beginning of our Happy Ending!!!!" T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris, wrote in a Twitter message Wednesday.

T.I. will complete the last weeks of his 11-month sentence in a community service sentence, or half-way house, but Bureau of Prisons spokesman Chris Burke would not disclose its location until he gets there.