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Onlooker captures funeral procession for fallen sheriff

ATLANTA – Spaulding County Sheriff Dee Stewart was buried on Thursday after a funeral service held at the Second Baptist Church in Griffin.

Stewart died from injuries he sustained after a collision with a pickup truck driven by his grandson. During his most recently campaign, Stewart said he would target illegal drugs and wanted the department to become more community-oriented.

This video, of his funeral procession, was shared by YouTube user hames74 and has become the fifth most shared video in the Atlanta area. The video was uploaded on Thursday and currently has about 900 views.

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Atlanta --  The first annual Dinner & A Cause Card benefiting the “Children of Conservation” project is now available.  The card costs only $50 and offers holders a 20% discount at great Atlanta restaurants while contributing 100% of the profits to the education of children and protection of wildlife in third world countries.  Giving Never Tasted So Good!  

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Derived from popular genres of music like jazz, blues and gospel, rhythm and blues was born. Rhythm and Blues music, which is widely referred to as R&B, is unique in that it has the ability to take on many musical identities, at once. Some say the genre was first identified in Harlem, during the Harlem Renaissance, which is known as one of the most prominent cultural movements for African Americans during the 1930’s. However, others think the genre originated in the 1940’s when African Americans began moving to northern cities, creating cultural fusion.  

The music evolved from “race music”, which was an offensive term that referred to the music of African Americans, into jump blues which was known for having a swing boogie, big band sound.

Donate Your Extra Harvest

Donate Your Extra Harvest

ACFB's Community Gardens project is asking backyard and community gardeners to participate in the national Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign by simply donating any extra harvest from your garden for families and individuals in need.  See the list of drop-off sites and find the one closest to you.

The D.M. Therrell High School Alumni Scholarship Awards $1,000 Towards Books -- Deadline July 15th

The D.M. Therrell High School Alumni Scholarship Awards $1,000 Towards Books -- Deadline July 15th

ATLANTA -- "What's Happenin' in SWAT (SW ATL)..." Did you know... This year, in continuing a legacy of 'Panther Pride' and service for future generations, the D.M. Therrell High School (THS) Alumni Association will fund a Therrell High School Alumni 2011 Scholarship. 

The D.M. Therrell High School Alumni Scholarship will award $1,000 towards college books.  The scholarship is open to all 2011 graduates of THS, having at least a 2.5 high school GPA, that will be attending an accredited college, university or two-year technical college in Fall 2011. 

LearningRx Kennesaw sponsored Golden Soldiers 2nd Annual Big Day Out

LearningRx Kennesaw sponsored Golden Soldiers 2nd Annual Big Day Out

Kennesaw, GA - June 28, 2011 – On Saturday, June 18th LearningRx Kennesaw was a platinum sponsor of The Golden Soldiers Big Day Out at the Acworth Sports Complex.  Close to 600 people attended the second annual free event which provided fun and excitement for children with special needs and their families.

 BIG DAY OUT was held at the Acworth Sports Complex adjacent to the Horizon special needs field. The parking lot was filled with carnival games, inflatables, music, jugglers, a vendor walk, and a surprise visit from Freddie the Falcon and the Atlanta Falcon’s Cheerleaders.  

“We are delighted to once again support The Golden Soldiers BIG DAY OOUT”, said Kristen Thompson, owner and director of LearningRx Kennesaw.

How to get rid of storm debris

How to get rid of storm debris

DOUGLASVILLE, GA – Pop-up thunder storms and isolated showers are leaving area residents with downed trees and messes to clean up.

However, don’t fret the City of Douglasville will help you rid yourself of the mess made by passing storms.

Yard waste and storm debris is collected weekly on your scheduled sanitation day. Brushes, vines and small limbs that are no longer than five feet or six inches in diameter may be placed by your curb for weekly collection.

For additional information call the Sanitation Department at (770) 920-3005.