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Introducing Sen. Albers' summer interns

Introducing Sen. Albers' summer interns

ROSWELL, Ga. -- Georgia Sen. John Albers (R-Roswell) has hired three incredible young people to work as his summer interns.

"I'm committed to working with high school and college students, giving them a unique learning opportunity and helping them to make a difference in their state government," said the senator. "It's a joy to work with Brendan, Paul and Erin. They are hard-working and a definite asset to my team."

Brendan Starr is originally from Fairfax, Va. and is a rising senior at Roswell High School. He works in a woodworking shop and is a member of the Robotics Club and Young Republicans Club at Roswell High.

Paul Oh goes to Georgia Tech, where he is majoring in international affairs and modern languages. He enjoys video production, traveling and meeting new people.

Erin Hanson, a native of Glen Burnie, Md., was valedictorian of her class at Glen Burnie High School.

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Kicks-Off Global Volunteer Month in June

Morgan Stanley Smith Barney Kicks-Off Global Volunteer Month in June

ATLANTA, GA, June 14, 2011 – For the entire month of June, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney  will encourage, recognize and reward employees for volunteering in their local community. All its  employees in Atlanta, close to 400, are encouraged to get out, volunteer their time and help their community.

On the first day of the month, employees from Petra Wealth Management Group at Morgan Stanley Smith Barney spent the day stocking the food pantry and preparing food to be donated at the Buckhead Christian Ministry (BCM) on Peachtree Road. BCM provides emergency assistance to families and individuals in crisis. The organization places special emphasis on preventing homelessness through education and the provision of food, clothing and financial assistance with rent and utilities.

“We are proud to be associated with a firm that puts so much emphasis and value on giving back,” said Jim Easterling, senior vice president of Petra Wealth Management Group.

Opening Night: The Mistress Club

Opening Night: The Mistress Club

Follow the clandestine tales of deceit, love, money and redemption surrounding a group of mistresses who have formed a support club where they are free to be themselves.  The women are in store for an unexpected lesson on life when the most successful of them all, Delilah, takes them on a soul searching journey. This original stage play touches your inner hate and turns it to love.  It will make you take a second look and tug your heart strings for women who stereotypically would be shunned.  You will snap and clap to some soulful melodies and find your self saying "I know she didn't'!  These ladies use their sexy dispositions to get what they want and to hide the real pain they are feeling.  Welcome to The Mistress Club!

DUNWOODY: Church gives seniors scholarships

DUNWOODY: Church gives seniors scholarships

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Seven high school graduates from Dunwoody United Methodist Church are receiving college scholarships based on their active participation in the church youth group.

"These Senior scholarship recipients are special precisely because of the sincerity of their faith and their loyalty to this church," said DUMC Youth Director Lane Davis.

"They have been on mission trips to jungles and to inner-city communities," Davis said. "They have sung and they have danced in youth choir. They have asked tough questions in Sunday School and wrestled with what their faith means in the context of their lives during Wednesday and Sunday night worship."

FULTON CO.: India Arie opens new amphitheater with free concert

FULTON CO.: India Arie opens new amphitheater with free concert

ATLANTA -- India Arie helped open Fulton County's new Wolf Creek Amphitheater Saturday night.

Fulton County provided tickets to county residents for free. Demand was so high, they were out of tickets after only three days.

Jean Carne, TC Carson and Chanda McKnight opened the show for Arie.

The $6 million venue in College Park can hold about 5,400 people. Concert-goers are allowed to bring their own coolers to shows.

For more information about Wolf Creek ampitheatre, call 404-613-WOLF (9653) or visit their website at www.wolfcreekamphitheater.com.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

North Fulton forms new relationships with U.K.

North Fulton forms new relationships with U.K.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- A Memorandum of Understanding to promote trade and direct foreign investment opportunities between the United Kingdom and North Atlanta has begun.

"The United Kingdom is and will remain a strong business partner for our region," said Brandon Beach, CEO of the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce. "We have several major companies in our footprint which have ties to the United Kingdom and expect more. We have numerous companies in our region who have expressed to us their interest in expanding into the U.K. and Europe."

Jeremy Taylor, CEO of the Gatwick Diamond Business Association, entered into the Memorandum of Understanding with Beach.

The Gatwick Diamond Business District is located south of London and is centered on the Gatwick Airport.