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ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold an appreciation ceremony for more than 180 Atlanta-area music teachers Friday evening.

The teachers will be recognized at 7 p.m. by ASO president Stanley Romanstein. Afterward, the instructors will attend the evening's concert featuring the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.

ASO cellist Joel Dallow will also receive a special award from Romanstein for his arts education advocacy work throughout Georgia.

Both the 8 p.m. concert and the preceding reception will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown.

 

Two Fayette Co. High students selected for U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

Two Fayette Co. High students selected for U.S. Army All-American Marching Band

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Two young women from Fayetteville are among only 125 students nationwide to be selected for the 2012 U.S. Army All-American Marching Band.

Malia Corbin and Rose Wilmot will join an elite group of American musicians for a halftime performance at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas.

Both girls attend Fayette County High School, where Wilmot plays the saxophone and Corbin is a member of the color guard.

BRIAN FRANK AMONG “BEST OF BEST” FINANCIAL ADVISORS ATTENDING BARRON’S WINNER’S CIRCLE TOP ADVISORS

BRIAN FRANK AMONG “BEST OF BEST” FINANCIAL ADVISORS ATTENDING BARRON’S WINNER’S CIRCLE TOP ADVISORS

ATLANTA, GA September 30, 2011 – Brian Frank, managing director at Premier Wealth Management Group of Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, in April 2011, was one of several hundred financial advisors who were selected by their firms to attend the seventh-annual Barron’s Winner’s Circle Top Advisors Summit, hosted by Barron’s magazine to promote best practices in the industry and the value of advice to the investing public.  The invitation-only conference was held at the Waldorf Astoria, September 14-16 in Orlando, FL.

This exclusive conference is designed to promote best practices and generate new ideas across the industry.  Participants attended workshops, led by the Top 100 Financial Advisors, that explored current issues ranging from business development ideas through managing high-net-worth accounts and families to portfolio management and retirement planning.

10 Fayette students named National Merit semifinalists

10 Fayette students named National Merit semifinalists

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Ten seniors at four Fayette County high schools have been selected as semifinalists for the prestigious National Merit Scholarship Program.

These talented students will now compete against 16,000 of their peers nationwide, including 426 in Georgia, in the 57th annual scholarship program, which awards about $34 million to the country's best and brightest every year.

To become a semifinalists, a high school junior must earn an exemplary score on the PSAT.

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.

Facebook Makes an Atlanta Native an Instant Reality Star

Facebook Makes an Atlanta Native an Instant Reality Star

 

Imagine flipping open your laptop and logging into your facebook account, with a message in your inbox from a CBS producer asking would you be interested in being apart of a reality television show. That’s what happened to Kathy Griffin of Fayetteville, Georgia.To her surprise producers of the new reality television show, SAME NAME, saw she had the same name of celebrity comedian Kathy Griffin and wanted to meet her and her family.

11Alive Exclusive: SCLC, Creecy Family Speaks on Passing of SCLC President

11Alive Exclusive: SCLC, Creecy Family Speaks on Passing of SCLC President

The Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) mourned the loss of President Howard W. Creecy Jr. early this morning.  Creecy passed at the age of 57.

Creecy, a third generation preacher at The Olivet Church in Fayetteville, a civil-rights activist and father of two passed at approximately 12:30 a.m. in his home.  Though the cause of his death remains undetermined at this time, family members suspect a heart attack and an autopsy has been commissioned.

“We thank the community for the outpouring of compassion and condolences during this difficult time,” his wife Yolanda Grier Creecy and his family said.

Isaac Newton Farris Jr., the nephew of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. will assume the role of Interim President of SCLC.

“We are shocked,” Farris stated. “As far as I knew Howard was in great health.