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Fludd Scholarship available to students

Fludd Scholarship available to students

TYRONE, Ga. -- Rep. Virgil Fludd (D-Tyrone) has renewed his Fludd Scholarship Award for high school students.

The monetary award is given annually to exceptional teens from Fayette and south Fulton counties, the areas Fludd represents.

"The scholarship program was created to recognize the academic performance and community service of students in the south metro area," Fludd said in a statement. "We are delighted to be able to continue this program and even more excited about helping these young people with their college careers."

More information about applying for the scholarship will be available soon at virgilfludd.org.

Money for the scholarship program comes from the annual Virgil Fludd Scholarship Golf Tournament. This year's tournament will be held Monday, Oct. 14 at Flat Creek Golf Club in Peachtree City.

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Be first to hear 'GOOGLLE ME' by Ray-Ray Johnson

Be first to hear 'GOOGLLE ME' by Ray-Ray Johnson

ATLANTA -- We are interviewing Ray-Ray Johnson, Atlanta's up-and-coming R&B artist. He has a new song that is about to hit all the radios. Stay tuned and listen to the show to find out what it is and when you will be able to get your own copy. 

Raymond was born and raised in the entertainment capital of the Southeast. Ray-Ray, as he has come to be known as, has Atlanta as his home and music as his heart. Ray-Ray, along with his two brothers was raised by his mother and father in a home that was filled with the love of God, school and music. From the age of 3, Ray-Ray's family realized that he had a special gift. Not only was he already showing exceptional vocal talent, he was eagerly commanding an audience at family gatherings. It could be the carpet in the family room or the picnic table at the family reunion, Ray-Ray was always eager to put on a show. 

To learn more about Ray-Ray Johnson and to follow him on Facebook, be sure to like his Facebook page

 

You can hear the show Tuesday, January 22nd at 6:30PM by clicking here or calling into 760-683-2655.

Mary Norwood nominated to Fulton Elections Board

Mary Norwood nominated to Fulton Elections Board

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Republican Party nominated former Atlanta mayoral candidate and Atlanta City Council member Mary Norwood to the Fulton County Elections Board.

She would replace William F. Riley, who resigned.

"With the resignation of our County Party stalwart and former judge, William Riley, from the Board of Elections and the ongoing investigation by the Secretary of State's office, we had to act quickly to find someone with the high caliber of intellect and ability to effect change," Fulton County Republican Party Chairman Roger Bonds said in a statement.

"Mary Norwood is just that kind of person," Bonds added. "Her background as a small business owner, community activist and former elected official gives her the political savvy and professionalism that makes her the ideal person to continue the clean-up work Riley started."

The vote on Norwood's nomination is Jan. 23.

Lillian Lewis to be laid to rest Monday

Lillian Lewis to be laid to rest Monday

ATLANTA -- Dignitaries, friends and family are joining Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) in saying a final farewell to his late wife.

Lillian Lewis died last Monday at age 73.

Her funeral is being held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the couple married 44 years ago.

President Obama called Rep. Lewis to offer his condolences.

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On Sunday, members of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority remembered Lillian Lewis with a private ceremony.

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Paralympic medalist trains in East Point

Paralympic medalist trains in East Point

LONDON -- A cyclist who trains in metro Atlanta has won two medals so far in the 2012 Paralympic Games in London.

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Alabama native Jennifer Schuble picked up a silver medal Saturday in the women's 500m time trial. She and teammates Joseph Berenyi and Sam Kavanagh also won the bronze medal in the mixed team sprint on Sunday.

To prepare for the London Games, Schuble, 36, trained at the Dick Lane Velodrome in East Point. This is her second Paralympics; she won one gold and two silver medals in the 2008 Beijing Games.

When she's not cycling, she works full-time as an engineer for Mercedes-Benz in Alabama.