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Councilman H. Lamar Willis Hosts Winter Wonderland Soiree for APS students, today at City Hall

Councilman H. Lamar Willis Hosts Winter Wonderland Soiree for APS students, today at City Hall


Atlanta – Atlanta City Councilmember H. Lamar Willis will host a “Winter Wonderland Soiree” on December 20 from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. in the Atlanta City Hall atrium. 

The holiday celebration is open to Atlanta Public Schools students and their parents and to all City of Atlanta employees.  Children must be accompanied by an adult.

The free event allows city officials to show their support for APS and its students and to encourage them to continue to press forward in the new year. 

For the last eight years, Willis has organized holiday celebrations for groups ranging from senior citizens to at-risk youths to public safety employees.

Deal appoints new Ga. EPD director

Deal appoints new Ga. EPD director

ATLANTA -- Jud Turner has been appointed director of the Environmental Protection Division of the Georgia Department of Natural Resources.

The DNR board made the appointment official this week after Gov. Nathan Deal nominated Turner for the post.

Turner replaces F. Allen Barnes, who is leaving to work in the private sector.

Turner is a founding partner in the law firm Turner, Bachman & Garrett LLC and public affairs firm Georgia360 LLC. He was former Gov. Sonny Perdue's lead attorney and represented the governor during negotiations with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service during the state's severe drought.

Turner has also served as general counsel to the Georgia Department of Education.

"Keep It INtown with Kwanza Hall" encourages residents to shop local

Keep it INtown Ep1 from ATL26 on Vimeo.

Atlanta - District 2 Councilmember Kwanza Hall has just launched a new campaign to "Keep it INtown" and encourage Atlanta to shop and buy local.

He recently released his first episode in a series of tv segments that will be shown on the Atlanta City Channel 26.

VIDEO: Usher attacked for parking in handicap spot

VIDEO: Usher attacked for parking in handicap spot

ATLANTA -- R&B superstar Usher was in for a shock last weekend when he tried to attend the Little 5 Points Halloween Parade.

TMZ.com posted video of a woman who appeared to be dressed as a Harry Potter character attacking Usher after the singer parked his SUV in a handicap parking spot.

Passersby, including one dressed as Elvis, attempted to restrain the woman as she screamed and grabbed at Usher.

TMZ said that the woman reportedly instigated the confrontation by spraying beer at the SUV shortly after Usher parked. He rolled down the window and splashed her with water, which allegedly caused the woman to begin kicking the car.

11Alive News has not attempted to contact Usher about the incident.

Musical artist, Lalah Hathaway returns to Atlanta on November 5th

Musical artist, Lalah Hathaway returns to Atlanta on November 5th

Lalah Hathaway will be returning to the Little 5 Points venue, Variety Playhouse, on November 5th.  For more info on the artist read the full bio below.


Her name is legendary. 

Her music is timeless.

Her lyrics touch you at the core.

Her voice possesses rich warmth that soothes your ears and holds you close..

She is Lalah Hathaway.

Born to R&B/Soul music royalty, most people know her simply as the daughter of late Soul music legend, Donny Hathaway. But there is more to her than that. A trained pianist and vocalist, she is a graduate of the Berklee School of Music and her career has spanned two decades. 21 years after the release of her first LP, her career continues to thrive.

Nominate A Child For Bert’s Big Adventure!

Nominate A Child For Bert’s Big Adventure!

Do you know any children ages 5-12 that have a chronic or terminal illness and live in the Atlanta-area? If so, they probably qualify for Bert's Big Adventure! Download the application or nominate a child.

To qualify, children must be between the ages of 5 and 12 years old, live in “The Bert Show” radio listening area (All the Hits Q100, 99.7 FM) in metro Atlanta, prove financial need and have never been to Walt Disney World®.

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold an appreciation ceremony for more than 180 Atlanta-area music teachers Friday evening.

The teachers will be recognized at 7 p.m. by ASO president Stanley Romanstein. Afterward, the instructors will attend the evening's concert featuring the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.

ASO cellist Joel Dallow will also receive a special award from Romanstein for his arts education advocacy work throughout Georgia.

Both the 8 p.m. concert and the preceding reception will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown.