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Rattigan Enterprise to open in Douglasville

Rattigan Enterprise to open in Douglasville

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Join Mayor Mickey Thompson and your neighbors for the special grand opening of Rattigan Enterprise, LLC in downtown Douglasville.

The ribbon cutting will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at 6800 Broad Street. A reception with free refreshments will follow.

Rattigan Enterprise offers television and electronic repairs, and are a certified warranty repair service center for many major brands. Its CEO and president, Pete Rattigan, has more than 35 years of experience in the repair business.

Watts named interim president of Georgia Highlands

Watts named interim president of Georgia Highlands

ROME, Ga. -- Rob Watts has been named interim president of Georgia Highlands College in Rome.

Watts will assume the presidency in January after current president Randy Pierce retires. Watts served as interim president from 2000 until Pierce was appointed in 2001, back when the school was called Floyd College.

"Rob is one of the University System's most experienced leaders, given his responsibilities at the System Office as well as leadership roles at three other institutions," said USG Chancellor Hank Huckaby. "We are extremely fortunate to be able to call upon his skills in this important assignment at Georgia Highlands."

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.

 

First-ever Fountain Award presented to Douglas educator

First-ever Fountain Award presented to Douglas educator

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Georgia School Superintendent Dr. John Barge presented a Douglas County educator with the state's first-ever Fountain Award on Wednesday.

The honor went to Monty Fountain, a teacher and coach at Alexander High School. Barge chose to name the award for Fountain, who once helped him to better himself.

"Monty Fountain taught me that the road to success would be paved with persistence, hard work and a strong work ethic," Barge said. "One of the first things I wanted to do after being elected last year was name an award after Mr. Fountain and give others the opportunity to nominate teachers who helped shape their lives for the better."

For here on, one Georgia teacher will receive the Fountain Award every quarter.

7 named to Deal's immigration review board

7 named to Deal's immigration review board

ATLANTA -- Seven people have been appointed to a newly created board to look into complaints about state and local officials failing to comply with state laws related to immigration.

The Immigration Enforcement Review Board was created by the state's tough new law targeting illegal immigration.

Appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal are Americans for Immigration Control spokesman Phil Kent, former Fulton County GOP chairman Shawn Hanley and lawyer Ben Vinson. Appointed by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle are Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin and Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager. Appointed by House Speaker David Ralston are lawyer Robert Mumford and Colquitt County Commissioner Terry Clark.

The board will have the power to investigate complaints, hold hearings, subpoena documents and witnesses, and take disciplinary action.

Tying the Knot, Cutting the Ribbon

Tying the Knot, Cutting the Ribbon

On the heels of their July wedding, Lance and Lonoia Brooks celebrated the ribbon-cutting of their business, Lance Brooks International (LBI), on August 16, 2011.

A year ago, the couple started LBI in an effort to change the world in their lifetime, one person at a time. “How,” do you ask?

Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club getting ready to ride for one of their own.

Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club getting ready to ride for one of their own.

AUGUST 27th GET READY TO RIDE!!! 

The Iron Warriors Motorcycle Club is sponsoring and organizing this event for a fallen fellow friend and colleague who lost his battle with cancer May 28th, 2011.  He was a fomer MP, former Roswell Ga. Police Officer, and current Senior Federal Air Marshal.   The 1st Annual  BILL FITZGERALD MEMORIAL BENEFIT RIDE will start at 10am on Saturday August 27 at Six Ways 2 Sunday 1815 Hwy 138 Conyers, Ga.   Kickstands up at 11:30am  This is a Police escorted ride.  $20 per Bike, $30 Two Up
All proceeds will benefit the Fitzgerald Family.  

The ride will approximately be just over 100 miles round trip. North on Hwy. 138 to east bound I-20.  East on I-20 to exit 130 (Just past Lake Oconee).