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Publisher named for west Ga. newspapers

Publisher named for west Ga. newspapers

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- A group of newspapers in west Georgia has a new publisher.
    
Marvin Enderle has been named publisher of the Times-Georgian in Carrollton, the Douglas County Sentinel in Douglasville and associated weekly newspapers.
    
The Times-Georgian reports that all of the publications are owned by Paducah, Ky.-based Paxton Media Group.
    
Enderle's previous positions include publisher of The Enquirer-Journal in Monroe, N.C., and publisher of Paxton Media Group's newspaper in Russellville, Ark.
    
He began his newspaper career in 1979, as a district manager at the News-Leader in Springfield, Mo. He has held positions at newspapers in Coffeyville, Kan., Saratoga Springs, N.Y., Norwich, N.Y., and Rockingham, N.C.

The Biggest Loser's DOLVETTE

He calls Atlanta home, Dolvette of NBC's The Biggest Loser, stopped by Conn TV Studios to talk about his new lifestyle book about balance, not diet! You don't want to miss what he says about emotion, details, health and much much more. 

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

ATLANTA -- LittlePINKBook.com, America’s No. 1 digital platform for career women, will host its 9th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Top-level female executives will share their experiences with rising through the corporate ranks to an audience of like-minded, successful women motivated to get there.  

Executives on the panel will be asked questions from the event’s moderator, Carol Costello, anchor at CNN Newsroom, Little PINK Book’s CEO and Founding Editor Cynthia Good as well as attendees. Panelists include:

Superintendent names Student Advisory Council members

Superintendent names Student Advisory Council members

ATLANTA -- State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge has selected 50 students from across Georgia to serve on his 2013-14 Student Advisory Council.

More than 700 teens applied to join this year's council, which was formed to give young people a voice in how their classrooms are organized.

"Having student input during the policy-making process is invaluable," Barge said in a statement. "The students are ultimately the ones impacted by our work, and I want them to share their ideas and concerns as we address many critical issues."

The council will meet three times this school year to discuss how state policies have an impact in their classrooms. They will also serve as the superintendent's ambassadors to their respective schools.

A number of the Student Advisory Council members are from metro Atlanta, including:

Local Olympian prepares for Sochi

Local Olympian prepares for Sochi

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- People usually don't think of metro Atlanta when they think of the Winter Olympics, but Elana Meyers may change that.

The 28-year-old Douglasville native is a decorated bobsledder who has several championships under her belt.

She and teammate Erin Pac won a bronze medal in the bobsled two-woman event at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver.

Meyers also won gold and silver medals at the 2013 World Championships in St. Moritz, Switzerland. She is now poised to make the 2014 U.S. Olympic team. Some are already calling her a favorite to take home the gold.

Although Meyers is proud of her accomplishments on the bobsled track, the Lithia Springs High School graduate said the happiest moment of her life was when her boyfriend Nic proposed to her while she was on the medal stand at the recent world championships.

The couple plan to marry after the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

UWG names new president

UWG names new president

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Dr. Kyle Marrero has been named the seventh president of the University of West Georgia.

Marrero is currently vice president for university advancement at the University of West Florida, Pensacola. He will replace Dr. Beheruz Sethna, who announced his retirement in August.

"I am delighted that Dr. Kyle Marrero will be taking over leadership at the University of West Georgia," Georgia Board of Regents chair William "Dink" NeSmith said in a statement. "Dr. Marrero brings a set of unique talents, skills and experience that should build upon the foundation constructed by Dr. Sethna. We look forward to his leadership as he works with the university, the community and the Board of Regents to move West Georgia to a new level of academic excellence."

50 Ga. teens named to Student Advisory Council

50 Ga. teens named to Student Advisory Council

ATLANTA -- Fifty high school students from across Georgia have been selected to serve on the 2012-13 Student Advisory Council.

State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge announced the members of his council Friday.

"The Student Advisory Council allows me to hear directly from students in our schools and discuss major initiatives with them," Barge said in a statement. "The council also gives students the opportunity to share with me their ideas and concerns, which we can use to shape future state policies."

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More than 750 students from 121 Georgia school districts applied to serve on this year's council.