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Personal Safety Tips

By Greg Norred, CEO, Norred & Associates

Over the course of your life, the chances of being the victim of a crime are at least one in three, higher if you live in a large city, and higher still if you’re a woman. The criminal’s objective is to maximize gain and minimize risk, and he’ll usually pick the easiest target with the most to offer. Given these odds, it pays to take precautions by following some basic safety rules:

Benefit concert for Ga. filmmaker who died on set

Benefit concert for Ga. filmmaker who died on set

(WXIA) -- Sarah Jones makes up the fabric of new Hollywood. She had a promising film career ahead of her -- until a tragic accident cut her life short.

Jones was hit by a train on the set of "Midnight Rider" near Savannah.

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Robert Wilson wasn't a part of that production, but he worked with Jones on her very first job.

"Just an incredible spirit, an incredible human being. She's somebody that came on the set and made the day better and I think that's why there's such a tremendous outcry," he said of Jones.

Ron Hart named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors

Ron Hart named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors

ATLANTA -- Morgan Stanley announced today that Ron Hart, Managing Director, Financial Advisor, in the Firm’s Atlanta Wealth Management office, has been named to Barron’s list of America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: 2014 State-by-State.

The “Barron’s Top 1,200 Advisors” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of criteria. Among factors the survey takes into consideration are assets under management, revenue produced for the Firm and quality of service provided to clients.

“I am extremely proud that Ron Hart is representing Morgan Stanley Wealth Management on this list,” commented Michael Outlaw, Branch Manager of Morgan Stanley’s Atlanta office. “This listing recognizes an elite group of financial professionals who are dedicated to providing clients with exceptional wealth management services.”

Graham Roberts named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors

Graham Roberts named to Barron’s Top 1,200 Financial Advisors

ATLANTA -- Morgan Stanley announced that Graham Roberts, Executive Director, Financial Advisor, in the Firm’s Atlanta Wealth Management office, has been named to Barron’s list of America’s Top 1,200 Advisors: 2014 State-by-State.

The “Barron’s Top 1,200 Advisors” is a select group of individuals who are screened on a number of criteria. Among factors the survey takes into consideration are assets under management, revenue produced for the Firm and quality of service provided to clients.

“I am extremely proud that Graham Roberts is representing Morgan Stanley Wealth Management on this list,” commented Michael Outlaw, Branch Manager of Morgan Stanley’s Atlanta office. “This listing recognizes an elite group of financial professionals who are dedicated to providing clients with exceptional wealth management services.”

Casting call for 'Drop Dead Diva,' untitled movie

Casting call for 'Drop Dead Diva,' untitled movie

TYRONE, Ga. -- A feature film and a cable TV show are both looking for paid background extras.

An open casting call for Lifetime's "Drop Dead Diva" and an untitled movie will be held Saturday, Jan. 4 from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. in front of the Legacy Theatre in Tyrone.

Casting directors ask that only experienced stand-ins apply. All attendees must be at least 18 years old and should bring a résumé and headshot to the call.

Learn more at marinellahumecasting.com. The Legacy Theatre is located at 1175 Senoia Road; the casting call will be held on nearby Stephens Court.

The following types of people are needed for the call:

* Female "model" types (tall, leggy, fashionable)

* Fashionable men with runway flair

* Beverly Hills lawyer types with upscale wardrobes

* Blonde and brunette men and women with healthy tans, defined jawlines and prominent apperances

The Biggest Loser's DOLVETTE

He calls Atlanta home, Dolvette of NBC's The Biggest Loser, stopped by Conn TV Studios to talk about his new lifestyle book about balance, not diet! You don't want to miss what he says about emotion, details, health and much much more. 

Suzi Awards honor best local theater productions

Suzi Awards honor best local theater productions

ATLANTA -- Many of metro Atlanta's most talented performers, directors and theater crew members descended on DeKalb County Monday night for the 2013 Suzi Bass Awards.

Every year, the Suzis honor the best theater productions in the area. Awards are given in two areas -- plays and musicals.

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The Aurora Theatre's staging of Les Misérables was one of this year's big winners. It took home five Suzi Awards, including Outstanding Musical Production, Outstanding Director of a Musical and Outstanding Featured Actress in a Musical.