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Falcons to take over Eggs & Enterprise

Falcons to take over Eggs & Enterprise

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons will "rise up!" and take over the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce's next Eggs & Enterprise breakfast event.

Jim Smith, the Falcon's chief marketing officer and SVP, will attend the Aug. 28 meeting to talk about the team's upcoming season and many community engagements.

Smith will take the place of Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy, who had a conflict come up, according to a statement from chamber president Brandon Beach.

Eggs & Enterprise will be held at the Windward Marriott in Alpharetta. To register, visit gnfcc.com. The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 24.

School board announces August community meetings

School board announces August community meetings

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Each member of the Fulton County Board of Education sponsors a monthly meeting open to all members of the community.

The sessions provide an opportunity for direct contact with community members and give board members a chance to listen to local issues and concerns.

Board members have set the following meeting dates for August:

District 1 (Linda Schultz)
Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Mountain Park ES (11895 Mountain Park Road, Roswell)

District 2 (Katie Reeves)
Tuesday, Aug. 21 at 9:30 a.m.
Hopewell MS (13060 Cogburn Road, Milton)

District 3 (Gail Dean)
No meeting in August

District 4 (Linda Bryant)
No meeting in August

District 5 (Linda McCain)
District 7 (Julia Bernath)
Thursday, Aug. 16 at 9:30 a.m.
Johns Creek Environmental Campus (8100 Holcomb Bridge Road, Alpharetta)

Holy Innocents' Alumnus Returns to Coach Baseball

Holy Innocents' Alumnus Returns to Coach Baseball

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- With baseball coach Dylan Deal stepping down after a successful tenure, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) has reached an agreement with alumnus D.C. Aiken to return to HIES  to become the new General Manager and Director of Baseball Operations.

NY Times Best Selling Author, Emily Giffin!

Atlanta resident and New York Times Best selling author, Emily Giffin stopped by our Get Connected Studios to talk about her new book, "Where We Belong", how and why she writes and more! Find out what she hates!  Meet Emily at her book signing in Buckhead July 27th. Get details at www.emilygiffin.com/calendar.php

Holy Innocents' junior summits Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro

Holy Innocents' junior summits Africa's Mount Kilimanjaro

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Holly Shaw, a rising junior at Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School, went on a three-week, Rustic Pathways service trip to Tanzania earlier this summer, a trip that culminated with a hike to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro.         

Holly and others on the trip performed community service work with children on the edge of the immense Ngorongoro Crater, within the Ngorongoro Conservation Area. The 17-year-old climbed to the top of Kilimanjaro with eight others in her group during the pre-dawn hours on July 2.

“It takes five days to reach the top and two to descend,” explained Holly’s mother, Leanne. After her trip to the summit, Holly reported the trip being  “very hard and very cold at top, with some almost suffering from hypothermia,” Shaw added. 

Holly is currently on a mission trip to Costa Rica.  

Gov. Deal swears in Ga. Supreme Court justice

Gov. Deal swears in Ga. Supreme Court justice

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Nathan Deal has sworn in the newest justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia.

Georgia Court of Appeals Judge Keith Blackwell was sworn in Thursday morning in the House Chamber of the State Capitol.

Deal last month appointed the 37-year-old Blackwell to fill a vacancy left by Chief Justice George Carley. Carley's resignation as chief justice was effective Tuesday.

Blackwell had served on the Court of Appeals since he was appointed in 2010 by former Gov. Sonny Perdue. He is the 92nd justice since the court's creation in 1845.

Blackwell previously practiced civil and criminal law. He will serve on the court until 2014, when voters will decide whether to keep him on the bench for a six-year term.

Nastia Liukin coming to Sandy Springs

Nastia Liukin coming to Sandy Springs

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- Olympic gold medal-winning gymnast Nastia Liukin will visit Sandy Springs on Monday to meet with aspiring gymnasts.

Liukin will be at the Hammond Park Gymnastics Center from 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m. She will speak to the children who train at the center, sign autographs and pose for pictures with her local fans.

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The 22-year-old gymnast is the reigning Olympic individual all-around champion. She is also a four-time world champion, four-time U.S. champion and nine-time world medalist.