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SPEED DATING FOR SENIORS!!!!

Are you a senior living in South Fulton?

Are you looking for a fun date?

Want someone to share your holiday with?

Enjoy an afternoon of mixing and mingling at the East Point Library, 2757 Main Street, East Point, GA 30344 this Wednesday, October 20, 2010 from 2:30-3:30. For questions or to reserve your space  contact Leslie Bridges, Program Coordinator for the East Point NORC at 404.762.2094.

Teresa Everett Selected as College Park Fire Chief

Atlanta, GA--  The City of College Park appointed Teresa Everett as the new Fire Chief. The installation was held during the October 4th meeting of the Mayor & Council.  Everett is the first female chief in the city’s history.  She comes to College Park from Rochester, New York where she was Deputy Chief, Training Division.

Mayor Jack Longino presided over Everett’s swearing in. “She’s well qualified to do the job,” said Longino.  “We conducted an extensive search, and I’m excited about her opportunity to become our new chief.”

Everett brings an impressive range of experience to College Park.  She served on the Miami-Dade Board of Fire Commissioners for two years and chaired the Commission in 2000-2001.

Bill Picket Rodeo Parades through College Park

Atlanta, GA--  The Bill Pickett Rodeo paraded through College Park Saturday, October 02, 2010 with College Park Mayor Jack Longino as the honored guest.  Longino waved to parade watchers along Old National Highway, helping promote the Bill Pickett Rodeo, which happened at Henderson’s Arena in South Fulton county this past weekend. 

Horses and riders gathered in the Walmart parking lot on Old National Highway, then proceeded north to the International Plaza at Sullivan Road in College Park. 

Video of this event has been made available to press via ftp from MediaFire, or select the following link:  http://www.mediafire.com/?dq8pzke3s77e276

Henderson’s Arena is located 4380 Stacks Road, College Park, Georgia 30349.

Metromix Atlanta’s Cutest Dog Contest

Atlanta, GA--  Do you have the cutest dog in Atlanta?  Everyone thinks their pup is the cutest, but now it's time to put your pooch to the test!  Submit your dog’s photo for the Metromix Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest! Entries will be accepted until September 26, 2010.  Here’s the link to enter: www.atlanta.metromix.com/cutestdogcontest . 

SPEED DATING FOR SENIORS IN EAST POINT

Mayor Kasim Reed Names new Atlanta Airport GM

Atlanta, GA--  Mayor Kasim Reed today announced that Louis Miller, former Executive Director and CEO of Tampa International Airport, will be the new Aviation General Manager at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

“I am pleased that Louis Miller has agreed to partner with me and the City of Atlanta in our efforts to maintain Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport  as the world’s busiest passenger airport and enhance its role as the primary economic engine for the region,” said Mayor Reed. “Under the experienced leadership of Louis Miller, I am confident that the airport’s safety, security and amenities for passengers will improve dramatically.

Local College Park Youth Raises Funds for Cardiovascular Research at Morehouse School of Medicine

Atlanta, GA-- Chalyse Ford has big dreams of someday becoming a professional dancer. Just 12 years old, the College Park resident has already accomplished more than many adults.  A 7th grader at Hapeville Charter School, Chalyse Ford is a dancer, walker, and yes, a philanthropist.  Lately, she has focused a lot of time on walking for a good cause--to raise funds to support cardiovascular research at Morehouse School of Medicine.

A member of St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church in East Point, Ga., Chalyse has organized a walk-a thon for cardiovascular research at her church for the past two years, contributing more than $1,500 to MSM to benefit the Institution’s Cardiovascular Research Institute, a nationally recognized center of research excellence in cardiovascular science.

Chalyse’s interest began when she learned a church member experienced symptoms of stroke. Fortunately, the member took quick action and today is doing well.