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NY Times Best Selling Author, Emily Giffin!

Atlanta resident and New York Times Best selling author, Emily Giffin stopped by our Get Connected Studios to talk about her new book, "Where We Belong", how and why she writes and more! Find out what she hates!  Meet Emily at her book signing in Buckhead July 27th. Get details at www.emilygiffin.com/calendar.php

Gov. Deal swears in Ga. Supreme Court justice

Gov. Deal swears in Ga. Supreme Court justice

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has sworn in the newest justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Keith Blackwell was sworn in Thursday morning in the House Chamber of the State Capitol.

Deal last month appointed the 37-year-old Blackwell to fill a vacancy left by Chief Justice George Carley. Carley's resignation as chief justice was effective Tuesday.

Blackwell had served on the Court of Appeals since he was appointed in 2010 by former Gov. Sonny Perdue. He is the 92nd justice since the court's creation in 1845.

Blackwell previously practiced civil and criminal law. He will serve on the court until 2014, when voters will decide whether to keep him on the bench for a six-year term.

FMSA Student Selected as National Finalist

FMSA Student Selected as National Finalist

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Marissa Stacholy, an eighth-grade student at First Montessori School of Atlanta and the daughter of Lisa and Jan Stacholy of Dunwoody, has been chosen as a national finalist in the River of Words Poetry & Art Contest. Sponsored by the Center for Environmental Literacy at Saint Mary's College of California, the contest is the largest international youth poetry and art competition in the world.

The judging panel, which included former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Hass, selected less than 100 poems and pieces of art from tens of thousands of entries.

Marissa will receive a medal, and her poetry will be included in the ROW's anthology. A copy of the book will be donated in her name to First Montessori School of Atlanta and her public library branch.

APD appoints LGBT liaison

APD appoints LGBT liaison

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Police Department has named a new LGBT liaison officer to serve the department.

Officer Kristin Knight was appointed to her position last week by Chief George Turner.

"I'm looking forward to this wonderful and challenging opportunity to serve as a link between the LGBT community and the brave men and women of the Atlanta Police Department," Knight said after she was appointed. "As a proud member of both the gay community and the APD, I will take great pride and care in ensuring we continue our mutual respect and understanding."

Knight joined APD in 2005, working as a patrol officer downtown and in Midtown. Last year, the Connecticut native joined the Community Liaison Unit. She originally moved south to attend Clark Atlanta University and is now completing her bachelor's degree in criminal justice at Saint Leo University.

Fulton County to Celebrate Older Americans Month

Fulton County to Celebrate Older Americans Month

 

Atlanta Braves recognize that you’re “Never too Old to Play” through the donation of 200 tickets to Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facilities

The month of May is when the nation honors older Americans and the theme for 2012 —Never Too Old to Play!— recognizes the value that older adults continue to bring to our communities through spirited participation in social and faith groups, service organizations, and other activities. Throughout May, Fulton County will shine the spotlight on the important role older adults play in our community.  The celebration officially begins May 2, when the Fulton County Board of Commissioners issues a proclamation honoring senior adults living in Fulton County.

Gladys Cook Scholarship winners announced

Gladys Cook Scholarship winners announced

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The DeKalb County Council of PTAs has announced this year's winners of the Gladys Cook Scholarship.

The prize, named for a former DeKalb PTA president, is awarded annually to one student from each county high school. It comes with $1,000 for them to use toward their college educations.

"I want to congratulate each of the wonderful students recognized by the Council of PTAs and the Gladys Cook Scholarship," DeKalb Schools Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Atkinson said in a statement. "One of our slogans is, 'Miracles Happen in DeKalb Schools Every Day.' These students and their inspiring stories are outstanding examples of those miracles."

This year's scholarship recipients include:

Arabia Mountain High School
Kyle Jackson Woumn
Will attend Georgia Tech
Major: Computer engineering and Spanish

Casting Call | Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 5

Casting Call | Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 5

(Submitted by ReneeDavis.com) I just received a casting notice for The Real Housewives of Atlanta Season 5 through Actors Access.

They are looking for "GLAMOROUS AFFLUENT SOCIALITES IN ATLANTA

- Do you socialize with everyone in Atlanta?
- Do you live in an amazing home and have only the best of the best?

BRAVO is currently casting GLAMOROUS AFFLUENT SOCIALITES & their families in Atlanta.

Casting Director: Desiree Mandelbaum.

If possible please submit actors online demo clips along with each actor submission (to submit you must be a member...free membership at ActorsAccess.com).
Please submit the following: Name phone number, short bio telling us about you, your family, your friends and your fabulous life."

SO...are YOU the next Real Housewife of Atlanta or know someone who fits the bill?