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School board announces May community meetings

School board announces May community meetings

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Each member of the Fulton County Board of Education sponsors a monthly meeting open to all members of the community.

The sessions provide an opportunity for direct contact with community members and give board members a chance to listen to local issues and concerns.

Board members have set the following meeting dates for May:

District 1 (Linda Schultz)
Monday, May 14 at 9:30 a.m.
Crabapple Middle (10700 Crabapple Road, Roswell)

District 2 (Katie Reeves)
Friday, May 11 at 9:30 a.m.
Summit Hill Elementary (13855 Providence Road, Milton)

District 3 (Gail Dean)
Thursday, May 10 at 9:30 a.m.
Heards Ferry Elementary (1050 Heards Ferry Road, Sandy Springs)

District 4 (Linda Bryant)
Monday, May 14 at 6:30 p.m.
Campbell Elementary (91 Elder Street, Fairburn)

Tri-Cities HS principal named Fulton 'Principal of the Year'

Tri-Cities HS principal named Fulton 'Principal of the Year'

EAST POINT, Ga. -- The first-ever Fulton County Principal of the Year honor has been bestowed upon Dan Sims of Tri-Cities High School.

Sims was chosen from nearly 100 principals for the title and says he is humbled by it.

"We do it for the kids," he said during the school system's latest meeting of principals and central office administrators, upon learning he'd won. "At the end of the day, it's all about the children and what we can do to help them achieve and create a better world. This is an award not only for me, but also for Tri-Cities High School."

An East Point native, Sims began his academic career as a math teacher. He has worked at Tri-Cities High and Paul D. West Middle School as both a teacher and an administrator. He holds B.S. and M.Ed. degrees from Georgia State University and is currently working on his doctoral degree. Sims is also a proud cancer survivor.

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.

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.

Fulton County Schools names new police chief

Fulton County Schools names new police chief

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Felipe Usury has been named the new Chief of Police for the Fulton County School System.

Usury, who brings 21 years of experience to the new position, will lead a department of more than 60 certified police officers and support staff. He was an officer with the Cobb County Police Department for eight years and also served as a Marine Corps reservist.

"Chief Usury has kept our students and schools safe for more than a decade," said Superintendent Robert Avossa, noting the new chief's 13 years with Fulton County Schools. "I'm pleased to offer him the position as our chief of police. As a veteran of our police force and a proven leader, he has earned the respect of his fellow officers and our school leaders."

Have you started on your Goals for the New Year?

Have you started on your Goals for the New Year?

When the New Year comes people make goals, aspirations, and ways to make new lives for themselves. Whether it’s getting on a new diet plan, changing the people in your environment or changing your environment all together, we make plans to change in area in our lives that we are dissatisfied. As a society, we are taught to set goals, in order to be successful or to have some type of progress in our lives. We are now approaching the end of January. Have you made the necessary steps to obtain to secure your personal goals?

I set personal goals for myself on a daily basis. I come up with a list of goals to pace myself so I can really achieve them. Each task leads me to an ultimate objective or goal. Like for instance, my overall life goals are to be a great mother and own a successful international entertainment empire.

Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

Merry Christmas from Gov. Deal

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal issued a special holiday greeting for Georgia residents on Friday.

As Christmas nears, I wanted to wish every Georgian a merry Christmas and a happy holiday season.

Christmas has a special way of reminding us what is really important: our faith in God, family and the well-being of our fellow man.

But Christmas is not limited to a single season or date on a calendar. These feelings of peace and love are always with us throughout our lives. For many, Christmas serves as a rejuvenation of these values and ideals.

After the gifts are all unwrapped and the candles begin to dim, our spirits will once again be enriched and fully restored.

As we reflect on all we have been able to accomplish this past year, we will cary this rejuvenated spirit to achieve all the goals that we have set for the coming years.