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Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal issued a special holiday greeting for Georgia residents on Friday.

As Christmas nears, I wanted to wish every Georgian a merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.

Christmas has a special way of reminding us what is really important: our faith in God, family and the well-being of our fellow man.

But Christmas is not limited to a single season or date on a calendar. These feelings of peace and love are always with us throughout our lives. For many, Christmas serves as a rejuvenation of these values and ideals.

After the gifts are all unwrapped and the candles begin to dim, our spirits will once again be enriched and fully restored.

As we reflect on all we have been able to accomplish this past year, we will cary this rejuvenated spirit to achieve all the goals that we have set for the coming years.

ROSWELL | NTSB releases report on 2010 plane crash that killed Ga. couple

ROSWELL | NTSB releases report on 2010 plane crash that killed Ga. couple

JACKSON, Miss. -- A 2010 plane crash that killed a Georgia couple in north Mississippi was probably caused by the pilot flying into known bad weather and the air traffic controller's failure to provide precipitation information.

The National Transportation Safety Board released its probable cause report Monday in the crash that killed Jim Judson Jr. and his wife Elizabeth.

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The report says "increased or extreme thunderstorms" crossed the plane's path. An ATC conversation indicated Judson was trying to get ahead of severe weather he knew was coming.

BUCKHEAD | Ga. 400 tolls paid by Hawks Tuesday

BUCKHEAD | Ga. 400 tolls paid by Hawks Tuesday

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks spread holiday cheer to Ga. 400 commuters on Tuesday.

The team paid all drivers' tolls, both northbound and southbound, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

In addition, Hawks forward Dominique Wilkins, mascot Harry the Hawk and the Hawks cheerleaders were on-hand to give away team swag, include $50 holiday cards that can be used to purchase tickets to home games.

"The entire Hawks organization wants to say 'thank you' to the city and our fans for their support by paying their toll, giving them some Hawks goodies and setting the tone for a great day," Philips Arena president Bob Williams said in a statement.

Holocaust survivor to share memories, message of hope

Holocaust survivor to share memories, message of hope

ROSWELL, Ga. -- In 1942, Bert Lewyn witnessed the arrest and deportation of his Jewish parents by the Gestapo. The then-18-year-old was forced to work in a weapons factory in Nazi Germany.

Now, Lewyn is coming to Roswell to share his memories of fear, escape and a courageous struggle to survive underground.

On the Run in Nazi Berlin is a memoir co-written by Lewyn and his daughter-in-law, Bev Saltzman. They will discuss the book at 2 p.m. on Sunday, Jan. 29 at Temple Kehillat Chaim in Roswell.

The event is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be provided. To RSVP, contact Nancy Rose at nnrose@comcast.net.

Temple Kehillat Chaim is located at 1145 Green Street. For more information, visit kehillatchaim.org.

Fulton guest principals to share their experiences

Fulton guest principals to share their experiences

ATLANTA -- What's it like to be a principal in Fulton County?

More than 60 residents got the opportunity to learn the answer to this question when they were selected to be "Principal for a Day" at schools throughout the district. They will reflect upon their experiences during a recap session at 3 p.m. Friday, Nov. 18 at the school system's Administrative Center near East Point.

Now in its fourth year, the Principal for a Day program allows local business leaders to step into the role of school administrator and discover the challenges and rewards such a job presents. A list of participants can be found on the Fulton schools website.

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.

 

Want to be a Fulton County principal for a day?

Want to be a Fulton County principal for a day?

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Think you've got what it takes to comfort a crying kindergartner? Manage the morning carpool?