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22 APS students win Gates Millennium Scholarship

22 APS students win Gates Millennium Scholarship

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Public Schools can now boast the third-highest number of 2012 Gates Millennium Scholarship winners in the United States.

The prestigious scholarship covers tuition, room and board for any major at any university. Only 1,000 students in the country receive the honor every year.

This year's recipients from APS include:

Carver Early College High School
Makeeva Walker

Carver School of the Arts
Ashley Thomas

Carver School of Health Sciences & Research
Cesar Chavez

Frederick Douglass High School
Kaitlin Camp
Jasmine Davis
Rifat Mursalin

Henry W. Grady High School
Abena Amoakuh
Chantil Coleman
Raveen Ford
Shafiq Gyagenda

Maynard H. Jackson High School
Alexander Greene

Benjamin E. Mays High School
Douglas Ruffin

5 Fulton students win National Achievement Scholarship

5 Fulton students win National Achievement Scholarship

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Five students from Fulton County public schools have won the prestigious National Achievement Scholarship, which is awarded annually to exceptional African-American high school seniors.

The winners were selected from 15 Fulton County semifinalists for the $2,500 prize. They qualified for the scholarship by making good grades and earning high scores on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test, which they took as high school juniors.

Fulton County's five winners for 2012 include:

Centennial High School
Matthew A. Wakefield

Chattahoochee High School
Lauren Covington

Johns Creek High School
Micah C. Jones

Roswell High School
William Anene

3 APS schools saved, 7 to close

3 APS schools saved, 7 to close

ATLANTA -- In a meeting that lasted more than 12 hours and had more than 500 attendees, some chanting and carrying signs, the Atlanta school board approved a controversial redistricting plan late Tuesday night.

The board unanimously approved the plan advanced by Superintendent Erroll Davis with three amendments: to keep Towns, D.H. Stanton and F.L. Stanton elementary schools open.

Outbursts from the audience stopped the meeting twice. At one point, while the superintendent was absent, someone from the crowd yelled that Davis needed to return before they continued. The crowd began chanting "We want Davis." In a separate incident, a man who reportedly caused a commotion was escorted out by Atlanta police officers.

MLK Chapel holds a week full of Interfaith events

MLK Chapel holds a week full of Interfaith events

 

27TH ANNUAL COLLEGE OF MINISTERS AND LAITY, April 9-12.

Clergy and laity from diverse backgrounds, distinct faith traditions, and different generations are invited to reflect on their calling, foster relationships, develop leadership skills and share ideas at this conference. 

Fastest Growing Urban Contemporary Christian Radio Show Picks up another Affiliate Station in ATL

Fastest Growing Urban Contemporary Christian Radio Show Picks up another Affiliate Station in ATL

 

The Chat Kafe Show with 'The Relationship Strategist' Kenny Pugh Takes Over Afternoon Drive-time on 860AM in Atlanta 

Former Atlanta Mayor Ambassaor Andrew Young celebrates 80

Former Atlanta Mayor Ambassaor Andrew Young celebrates 80

Living a life of many hats, many jokes, and many roles; civil rights crusader, and political leader Andrew Young born March 12, 1932, celebrated 80 years Tuesday with family and friends.

Receiving an early birthday gift a week before in Atlanta, also known as “the city which he built;” Young’s birthday and achievements were recognized during a surprise reception at Atlanta City Hall, chaired by Councilman Michael Julian Bond.

“I’ll be damned, they put one over on me,” Young said, joined by his daughter Andrea and co-conspirator wife Carolyn Young.

Mrs. Young revealed that her plot to surprise "Andy" was inspired after speaking with Bond during a Trumpet Awards Civil Rights Walk of Fame induction January; and from her to desire to do something for a man always doing for someone else.

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.