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Learn about home care at City Hall

Learn about home care at City Hall

MILTON, Ga. -- The city of Milton invites residents to learn about nursing home alternatives during a community meeting sponsored by the Milton Disability Awareness Committee (MDAC).

The open forum will begin at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 16 at City Hall.

"This is a great opportunity to be exposed to several vital aspects of in-home care at one time in one setting," said Renee Catanzaro, a member of the MDAC. "For anyone with a parent, spouse, child or other family member who needs or will need in-home care, this is a meeting you do not want to miss."

Three speakers are scheduled to address attendees at the event.

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?

15 Fulton students named National Achievement semifinalists

15 Fulton students named National Achievement semifinalists

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fifteen students in nine Fulton County high schools have been named semifinalists for one of the nation's most prestigious scholarships for African-American high school students.

These students hope to be counted among 1,300 finalists nationwide competing for 700 scholarships valued at $2,500 each. The finalists will be announced in January.

To become a semifinalist, an African-American students must score exceptionally high on the PSAT when he or she is a high school junior.

85 North Fulton students named National Merit semifinalists

85 North Fulton students named National Merit semifinalists

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- A whopping 85 students in the Fulton County School System have been named semifinalists in the 57th annual National Merit Scholarship Program.

These high school seniors will now compete nationally for 8,300 Merit Scholarship award, valued at about $34 million. Finalists will be named this winter, and winners will be announced in the spring.

To qualify for the prestigious scholarship, students must earn exceptionally high scores on the PSAT, which they take as high school juniors. In order to become finalists, the North Fulton semifinalists must maintain high GPAs, be endorsed by school leadership and earn SAT scores that confirm their earlier test performances. They must also fill out a detailed application and write a self-descriptive essay.

This year's Fulton County finalists are:

Alpharetta High
Jane R.

From fireman to Ironman

From fireman to Ironman

MILTON, Ga. -- In 13 hours and 35 minutes, Milton firefighter Danny Snyder claimed a personal achievement few will ever reach -- completing an Ironman extreme endurance race.

Snyder, who has more than 18 years of firefighting experience, did the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike ride and 26.2-mile run in Louisville, Ky. on Aug. 28, capping off years of training that included triathlons, marathons and half-Ironmans.

"There were definitely times when I was doing a 100-mile bike ride and it was 95 degrees outside where I thought, 'I'm going to die out here,'" said Snyder, who also spent the last few months studying for a fire service promotional exam. "But you push through it and go through barriers you never thought your body could."

It's an accomplishment that Fire Chief Robert Edgar doesn't take lightly.

"It is no secret firefighters need to be physically fit," he said.

7 named to Deal's immigration review board

7 named to Deal's immigration review board

ATLANTA -- Seven people have been appointed to a newly created board to look into complaints about state and local officials failing to comply with state laws related to immigration.

The Immigration Enforcement Review Board was created by the state's tough new law targeting illegal immigration.

Appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal are Americans for Immigration Control spokesman Phil Kent, former Fulton County GOP chairman Shawn Hanley and lawyer Ben Vinson. Appointed by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle are Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin and Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager. Appointed by House Speaker David Ralston are lawyer Robert Mumford and Colquitt County Commissioner Terry Clark.

The board will have the power to investigate complaints, hold hearings, subpoena documents and witnesses, and take disciplinary action.