Our network

People

Fulton County to Celebrate Older Americans Month

Fulton County to Celebrate Older Americans Month

 

Atlanta Braves recognize that you’re “Never too Old to Play” through the donation of 200 tickets to Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facilities

The month of May is when the nation honors older Americans and the theme for 2012 —Never Too Old to Play!— recognizes the value that older adults continue to bring to our communities through spirited participation in social and faith groups, service organizations, and other activities. Throughout May, Fulton County will shine the spotlight on the important role older adults play in our community.  The celebration officially begins May 2, when the Fulton County Board of Commissioners issues a proclamation honoring senior adults living in Fulton County.

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

12 North Fulton seniors among National Merit Scholars

12 North Fulton seniors among National Merit Scholars

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Twelve students from six Fulton County high schools are among about 1,000 seniors nationwide to receive corporate-sponsored scholarships from the National Merit Scholarship Corp.

The winners qualified for the prestigious scholarship by earning exceptionally high scores on the PSAT/National Merit Scholarship Qualifying Test. They were also endorsed for the award by their principals.

These particular National Merit Scholarships are sponsored by corporations that grant the money to students with certain career goals, to the children of employees, or to certain residents of the communities in which the companies are located.

North Fulton County's 2012 winners are:

Alpharetta High School
Diane D. Lin

Centennial High School
George X. Tang

Chattahoochee High School
Manasa R. Bhatta
Sophia Chen
Lily Qiu

North Fulton Chamber to hold Chairman's Gala on Apr. 28

North Fulton Chamber to hold Chairman's Gala on Apr. 28

ATLANTA -- The 39th annual Chairman's Gala for the Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce will be held Saturday, Apr. 28 at the Ritz-Carlton in Buckhead.

The evening will begin with a cocktail reception at 6 p.m., followed by dinner and a presentation from key Chamber speakers at 7:30 p.m.

"We are pleased to have such a distinguished list of guests for this year's Chairman's Gala," Chamber president and CEO Brandon Beach said in a statement. "Among those who will be joining us are U.S. Congressman Tom Price, Georgia State Senator John Albers, Georgia State Representative Lynne Riley and Fulton County Commissioners Rob Pitts and Liz Hausmann."

Tickets for the event are $175 each; it costs $1,750 to buy a table.

For more information, visit www.gnfccgala.com.

Potential Georgia LLS Man Of The Year 2012

Watch as we speak with potential LLS Man Of The Year, James Beasley, about what it means to receive this honor and how we can help him with his cause.

For more stories like this head to http://www.ConnTV.com!

How To Save A Life

April is organ donation month. Learn how a man from Columbus, GA helped save a life though his donation. How can you get involved? Watch and find out!

For more stories like this one head to http://www.ConnTV.com!

The Movie Business Plants Permanent Roots In ATL

Watch as we talk to Atlanta film producer Jason Sirotin about how he finally made it big in the movie business. What are Jason's favorite projects and why was Atlanta the ideal place for Sirotin to call home? Watch and find out!

For more stories like this one head to http://www.ConnTV.com!