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Georgia Senator Encourages Students to Enter Holocaust Contest

Georgia Senator Encourages Students to Enter Holocaust Contest

ROSWELL, GA -- Georgia Senator John Albers (R-Roswell) recently announced his desire for middle and high school students to enter the annual statewide Holocaust Art and Writing Contest.

Sponsored by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Education, the contest's theme is "What Are the Lessons of the Holocaust?" The program began in 1995; this is the first year that the contest will include a Music category.

"These contests are a great educational tool that inspires students to take the initiative to learn more about a critical time in our history," said Sen. Albers. "This program is a great example of the kind of creativity our schools need to truly engage students.

Author, Actress to Sign Books at Publix Apron's Cooking School

Author, Actress to Sign Books at Publix Apron's Cooking School

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Jessica Harper, a working mother of two, faces the same problem as many of her ilk: how do you feed a family of picky eaters when you're not a kitchen person yourself?

The answer can be found in Harper's new book, The Crabby Cook Cookbook: Recipes and Rants. She will be at the Atlanta area's only Publix Apron's Cooking School (4305 State Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 30022) to give a talk and sign copies on Wednesday, Feb. 9 at 6:30 p.m.

Harper is an actress who has had roles in such movies as Minority Report, Stardust Memories, Love and Death and Pennies from Heaven.

Fulton School Board Appoints New President, Vice President

Fulton School Board Appoints New President, Vice President

FULTON COUNTY, GA -- The first official Fulton County Board of Education meeting of 2011 resulted in a new look for the board table, with new officers and four members beginning new four-year terms.

Outgoing vice president Linda Schultz, who represents District 1, was elected president of the Board of Education for a two-year term.

Linda Bryant, who represents District 4 and is the outgoing president, was elected to a one-year term as vice president.

"Thank you to my board colleagues for this honor," said Schultz after the votes were tallied at the Tuesday, Jan. 20 board meeting. "I will work to make sure that everyone's voice is heard and that the decisions of this board are carried forward."

President Schultz was first elected to the school board in 2005 and represents areas in Alpharetta and Roswell. Before serving on the school board, she advocated for children and public education for more than 12 years.

Ariel Sharon's Former Advisor to Speak at Gesher L'Torah

Ariel Sharon's Former Advisor to Speak at Gesher L'Torah

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Dr. Ra'anan Gissin, former senior advisor and spokesperson for Israel Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, is planning a visit to Congregation Gesher L'Torah (4320 Kimball Bridge Road, Alpharetta, 30022).

He will give a speech about the "greening" of Israel, "creating a better future," on Wednesday, Jan. 19 at 7:00 p.m.

In recent years, Dr. Gissin has become one of Israel's leading spokesmen for the foreign press and the international community on security and strategic issues and the peace process.

His distinguished career with the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) began in 1979 with his position as a strategic analyst in the planning branch. At the time, he was involved in the planning and implementation of the Sinai withdrawal, the major part of the Israel/Egypt peace treaty.

During most of the 1980s, which included the war in Lebanon and the first intifada, he served as IDF spokesman.

Meet Anthony Williams of "Project Runway" at Macy's

ALPHARETTA, GA -- Macy's at North Point Mall (1000 North Point Circle, Alpharetta, 30022) presents the fashion event of the holiday season on Saturday, Nov. 20 at 2:00 p.m.

Join Anthony Williams of "Project Runway" (season seven) as he helps customers glam up their winter wardrobes and kick off the holidays with a fabulous new look. From skinny cargo pants to faux fur vests, Anthony will show women how to work the latest trends.

Macy's shoppers are invited to meet Anthony while enjoying music and refreshments. The first 50 guests will receive a special gift.

For more information, call North Point Mall at 770-740-9273.

Johns Creek Police select 'Officer of the Quarter'

The Johns Creek Police "Officer of the Quarter" award is given to Corporal Mike Thomas for his exceptional work during the second quarter of 2010, announced Police Chief Ed Densmore today.