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Cokie Roberts to hold book signings at Davis Academy

Cokie Roberts to hold book signings at Davis Academy

ATLANTA -- Celebrated journalist Cokie Roberts will hold a reading and book signing at the Alfred & Adele Davis Academy in February.

Roberts is the author of Founding Mothers: Ladies of Liberty, which highlights the female patriots of the American Revolution. She recently published a children's book of the same name.

The picture book version of Founding Mothers is illustrated by Caldecott Medal-winning artist Diane Goode. It features some key players in American history, including Abigail Adams, Martha Washington and Phillis Wheatley.

Roberts' talks and signings will be Wednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m.

The Davis Academy is located at 7901 Roberts Drive in Sandy Springs.

Fulton Commission Chairman honored by Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority

Fulton Commission Chairman honored by Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Commission Chairman, District 1, John H. Eaves received the Grady Champion Award during the 2nd Annual “Honoring Healthcare Champions Awards.”

Chairman Eaves was one of eight community leaders, medical professionals and non-profit executives honored by the Hospital Authority for their leadership in efforts to support Grady Hospital and build healthier communities.

The awards dinner followed the 2013 Health Summit, which brought governmental leaders and healthcare professionals together to discuss healthcare issues affecting Fulton and Dekalb counties.

The Healthcare Champions were honored for research, advocacy, donations and inspired leadership.  Standing with Chairman Eaves (center) were Pete Correll (left), Chairman of the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation and Thomas Dortch, Chairman of the Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority Board of Trustees.

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. 

Suzi Awards to be held Monday

Suzi Awards to be held Monday

DECATUR, Ga. -- The 2013 Suzi Bass Awards ceremony will be held Monday, Nov. 4 at 7:30 p.m. at the Porter Sanford Performing Arts Center in DeKalb County.

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This year's Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Del Hamilton and Faye Allen, founders of 7 Stages Theatre. The duo started the Little Five Point theater company in 1979. Today, it's one of metro Atlanta's most popular and respected theaters.

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The winner of this year's Gene-Gabriel Moore Playwriting Award for an outstanding play penned by a local writer will also be revealed at Monday's ceremony.

'Girl in the Picture' travels long road to forgiveness

'Girl in the Picture' travels long road to forgiveness

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- A young girl running down the road naked during the Vietnam War, burned by napalm and mouth open in a silent scream. This image is seared into the memories of those who recall the Vietnam War and its horror.

That 9-year-old girl, Kim Phuc Phan Thi, grew up to be a gracious, well-spoken woman, a UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, and a dedicated peace activist. And Kim Phuc shared her story with the Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School community the week of Oct. 22 -- first at “Enduring Spirit,” the fall HIES Department Chair Speaker Series at the High Museum, and again during a talk to Upper School students on Oct. 23.

The tiny woman in a long, flowing, Vietnamese gown captivated both audiences as she talked about the fateful day on June 8, 1972, when she was badly burned by napalm dropped by South Vietnamese planes near her village, Trang Bang. Many villagers, including Kim Phuc, had taken shelter in a Buddhist pagoda, which was mistakenly bombed.

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:

UHY taps Lauren Oxley as Consulting Manager in Management & Technology Consulting group

UHY taps Lauren Oxley as Consulting Manager in Management & Technology Consulting group

ATLANTA -- UHY LLP Georgia today announced the appointment of Lauren Oxley as a Consulting Manager in the firm’s Management & Technology Consulting department, with a focus in Enterprise Optimization. Based in the Atlanta office, she will be serving UHY clients nationwide, bringing exceptional experience in management and professional consulting in the technology, media and telecommunications industries. She reports to UHY LLP’s Managing Director in the southeast, Frank Fenello.

“Lauren Oxley adds great depth and strength to our management consulting group, particularly her media and telecom experience,” said Frank Fenello, managing director for UHY LLP in the Southeast. “Not only does she have skills that our clients will love, her international work experience gives her an added perspective that provides greater strength to our team."

Oxley’s professional skills include: