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Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

ATLANTA -- The weather is finally getting warmer, which means it's the perfect time to visit one of the many pools in Metro Atlanta.

The 11Alive Web Team has compiled a list of public pools located throughout North Georgia:

* Northeast Metro
Clarke, Forsyth, Gwinnett and Hall Counties

* South Metro
Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry and South Fulton Counties

* Intown and North Fulton
Also includes DeKalb County


DINNERS ON A DIME: Neighborhood Eats

DINNERS ON A DIME: Neighborhood Eats

BUFORD, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features favorite affordable, neighborhoods eats. Every Tuesday Where U Live will choose four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal, under $20.

Called Atlanta’s Best Kept Secret by Zagat, Little Szechuan in Doraville could easily be the best Chinese in Atlanta. Lunch is served from 11:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. and all menu items are priced under $10. Lunches are served with steamed rice and soup and brown rice can be substituted for $1 extra. The restaurant is open seven days a week and opens for lunch and dinner. Little Szechuan is located on 5091-C Buford Highway.

Jim ‘N Nick’s BBQ, a southern restaurant with shops all over the city, hosts Taco Tuesday, every Tuesday. Tacos are $2.49 each; the tacos featured are the Bar-B-Q Pork Taco, Bar-B-Q Chicken Taco, Southern Fried Chicken Taco, Beef Brisket Taco and the Fried Catfish Taco.

Officer shot in face expected to make full recovery

Officer shot in face expected to make full recovery

ATHENS, Ga. – Earlier this week, Senior Police Officer (SPO) Tony Howard was shot in the face and shoulder by carjacking suspect, 33-year-old Jaime Hood of Athens.

Officer Howard was transported to Athens Regional Medical Center for treatment. Currently, Howard is recovering and he is expected to make a full recovery.

Howard, 43, has a wife and four sons – aged 11 to 20. SPO Howard has served on the force since 2003. According to Major Mike Shockley, “Officer Howard is respected by his colleagues and has a strong commitment to the community”, he volunteers with the Athens Weed and Seed Program.

Also, in 2009, SPO Tony Howard received the Michael K. Connor Public Service Award, an award that acknowledges law enforcement officers “who have provided exemplary leadership and outstanding service on behalf of Weed and Seed communities in their jurisdiction”.

ACCG offers paid spring and summer county internships

ACCG offers paid spring and summer county internships


Reunion Planning Workshop in Athens Feb. 12

Reunion Planning Workshop in Athens Feb. 12

Reunions continue to grow in popularity as groups, friends, and extended families make extra efforts to reconnect by bringing everyone together for reunion weekends.  The current economy has reunion organizers searching for budget-friendly and convenient locations. As a service to reunion planners, the Athens Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) will host a free Reunion Planning Workshop on Saturday, February 12, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon at Holiday Inn Express, located at 513 W. Broad Street in Athens.

Promise Neighborhoods Grant Awarded to Athens

United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced that 21 nonprofit organizations and institutions of higher education will receive Promise Neighborhood planning grants. These grants will help communities to create plans that provide cradle-to-career services which will improve the educational achievement and healthy development of children.  

New School Administration in Clarke County

On September 9th, the Clarke County Board Of Education has approved the Superintendent’s recommendations to appoint:

Dr. Ellen Sabatini as principal of Barrow Elementary School,

Mr. Kelly Girtz as director of Classic City High School,

Ms. Sue Holt as principal of Barnett Shoals Elementary School for the remainder of the 2010-11 school year.

And to transfer Dr. Sharon White, current principal at Barnett Shoals Elementary School, to assistant principal at Hilsman Middle School