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Publix school supply drive to assist DeKalb students

Publix school supply drive to assist DeKalb students

ATLANTA -- Parents and teachers know that having the right school supplies can mean the difference between a passing or a failing grade for students.

That's why Publix has teamed up with the United Way and several local partners to host the School Tools for Cool Kids program.

Residents can stop by their neighborhood Publix grocery stores from Monday, July 18 until Sunday, Aug. 14 to purchase and/or drop off school supplies in the School Tools bins.

"We encourage customers to donate school supplies to help . . . children begin the school year on a level playing field," said Brenda Reid, media and community relations manager for Publix.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

Onlooker captures funeral procession for fallen sheriff

ATLANTA – Spaulding County Sheriff Dee Stewart was buried on Thursday after a funeral service held at the Second Baptist Church in Griffin.

Stewart died from injuries he sustained after a collision with a pickup truck driven by his grandson. During his most recently campaign, Stewart said he would target illegal drugs and wanted the department to become more community-oriented.

This video, of his funeral procession, was shared by YouTube user hames74 and has become the fifth most shared video in the Atlanta area. The video was uploaded on Thursday and currently has about 900 views.

Atlanta great-granddad paints city green with $312K win

Atlanta great-granddad paints city green with $312K win

ATLANTA – An Atlanta man’s birthday has led to a $312,014 Fantasy 5 win on Independence Day. Eddie Watson Jr. matched all five winning numbers in the July 4 drawing, winning the jackpot prize.

Shell Food Mart, 356 Moreland Ave. S.E. in Atlanta, sold the ticket.

Winning numbers from the July 4 Fantasy 5 drawing were: 1-7-11-21-32. The combination includes Watson’s birthday.

Watson watched the televised drawing as his winning numbers were drawn.

“I didn’t know if I’d won right off because I didn’t have the numbers with me,” said Watson, 79. “I checked 30 minutes later, and I couldn’t sleep waiting for daylight.”

Watson, who is a retired truck driver, has two adult children and “several grandchildren and great-grandchildren.”

Watson has no immediate plans for his winnings.

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Atlanta --  The first annual Dinner & A Cause Card benefiting the “Children of Conservation” project is now available.  The card costs only $50 and offers holders a 20% discount at great Atlanta restaurants while contributing 100% of the profits to the education of children and protection of wildlife in third world countries.  Giving Never Tasted So Good!  

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Derived from popular genres of music like jazz, blues and gospel, rhythm and blues was born. Rhythm and Blues music, which is widely referred to as R&B, is unique in that it has the ability to take on many musical identities, at once. Some say the genre was first identified in Harlem, during the Harlem Renaissance, which is known as one of the most prominent cultural movements for African Americans during the 1930’s. However, others think the genre originated in the 1940’s when African Americans began moving to northern cities, creating cultural fusion.  

The music evolved from “race music”, which was an offensive term that referred to the music of African Americans, into jump blues which was known for having a swing boogie, big band sound.

Social media training classes scheduled in Atlanta

Social media training classes scheduled in Atlanta

Are you looking to learn the basics of social media and online marketing?  The Social Media Learning Series, created by mom blogger Desiree Peeples, is launching a series of one-day workshops teaching social media and how to use it to promote and market your product, service, or business.  The classes will cover four distinct areas of social media:

  • Blogging 101 - will teach students how to set up and launch their own custom WordPress blog.
  • The Smart User's Guide to Facebook and Twitter - will teach students how to use these sites to build relationships with their customers and clients.
  • Undertanding YouTube: The Basics - will focus on learning how to use online video to market and promote a business, product, or service.
  • Learning LinkedIn - will cover setting up a LinkedIn profile and how to navigat