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Former Doublemint Twin Turned Interior Designer Opens Design Showroom in Atlanta

Former Doublemint Twin Turned Interior Designer Opens Design Showroom in Atlanta


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$10 million in low interest student loans up for grabs

$10 million in low interest student loans up for grabs

ATLANTA -- State officials have re-opened the pool for $10 million in low interest student loans. 

Lawmakers had set aside $20 million to help families after an overhaul of the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship took effect this summer.

Only about 5,200 students applied for the loans during the initial application period, which ended in July.

The Georgia Student Finance Authority has now re-opened the application process for the remaining $10 million in available loans.

Students have until Oct. 31 to apply for the Student Access Loan Program. 

For applications and details, visit GAcollege411's website.

Brookhaven-Chamblee Neighborhood Alliance Meeting

Brookhaven-Chamblee Neighborhood Alliance Meeting

Brookhaven Chamblee Home Owners and Neighborhood Business Alliance October 25, 2011 monthly meeting will be at McDonald’s Restaurant in Brookhaven at 4010 Peachtree Road NE Atlanta, Georgia 30319.

The meeting will be held at 6:00p.m.

The topics for the meeting will be BCHNBA 8th Annual Holiday Charity Event and the proposed City of Brookhaven.

If you have any questions please contact us at 404-424-5141 or genebhna09@gmail.com

Georgia Lottery sales falling short

ATLANTA -- Turns out the budget for education expenses was richer than reality.

The Governor's Office says lottery revenues continue to fall short of expected revenue despite that fact that ticket sales are up in the first quarter of this year.

"We budgeted more revenue than we are now expecting to receive," said Governor Nathan Deal's spokesman, Brian Robinson. "We budgeted $903 million in the fiscal year 2012 budget. Fiscal year 2011 lottery deposits to education were $846 million."

11Alive started digging into lottery revenue because of cuts to the Pre-K program. $54 million was cut to make up for falling lottery tickets sales in fiscal year 2011, which ended in June. That caused an exodus of experienced educators from the program.

So how did we get here?

Things started going in the wrong direction in the fiscal year of 2011: Total revenue: $3,597,222,000, down $48,175,000 from the year before, or 1 percent.

Georgia per capita income hit $34,800 last year

Georgia per capita income hit $34,800 last year

ATLANTA -- Georgia ranks 21st among the states for per capita income growth over the past 35 years, according to data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.

The Peach State's annual PCI growth rate was 5.61 percent from 1975 to 2010. PCI was $5,157 in 1975, compared with $34,800 in 2010.

In terms of total personal income (TPI), Georgia's growth rate was 7.59 percent. The TPI in 1975 was $26 billion, compared with $338 billion in 2010.

PCI is the average amount of money earned by a single person in a given year, while TPI is the sum earned by all people.

DeKalb Medical names new CEO

DeKalb Medical names new CEO

DECATUR, Ga. -- John Shelton has been appointed president and CEO of DeKalb Medical.

Shelton, the former COO, left DeKalb Medical last winter to accept a position at Mobile Infirmary, Alabama's largest not-for-profit hospital.

He was instrumental in DeKalb Medical's revitalization during the past several years, including the opening of DeKalb Medical at Hillandale and the addition of a patient tower for maternity and surgical services at the North Dectaur Road campus.

Shelton replaces Eric Norwood, who resigned as CEO in September.

DeKalb Medical includes three hospitals -- North Decatur, Downtown Decatur and Hillandale -- in addition to the DeKalb Medical Physicians Group.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Sponsors Atlanta Event to Encourage Women to Master Longevity

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Sponsors Atlanta Event to Encourage Women to Master Longevity

ATLANTA, GA, Sept.23, 2011 –On Thursday, September 15 at The Buckhead Club in Atlanta, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney gathered a group of experts to speak on how baby boomer-aged and younger women can best master their longevity when it comes to planning for retirement.  Featured speakers included attorney, Kristen Lewis of Smith Gambrell & Russell, Valerie Rufo of Broadspire Care Management, and Stacy Bennett and Melissa Bankes of Lincoln Financial Group.

The speakers focused on being engaged with life and taking responsibility for designing the future that you want to have while vitally connected to loved ones and to the community.