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Conn Jackson chats with Al Roker about his connection to Atlanta, how he has maintained his weight loss, his new memoir and much more! 

Lillian Lewis to be laid to rest Monday

Lillian Lewis to be laid to rest Monday

ATLANTA -- Dignitaries, friends and family are joining Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) in saying a final farewell to his late wife.

Lillian Lewis died last Monday at age 73.

Her funeral is being held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the couple married 44 years ago.

President Obama called Rep. Lewis to offer his condolences.

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On Sunday, members of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority remembered Lillian Lewis with a private ceremony.

Man killed in Afghanistan to be laid to rest

Man killed in Afghanistan to be laid to rest

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A former Newton County Sheriff's deputy who was killed by a policewoman in Afghanistan will be laid to rest this weekend.

Joseph Griffin was shot to death Christmas Eve by an Iranian woman.

The 49-year-old Mansfield, Ga., man's body will arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 2 p.m. Monday, according to Newton County Sheriff's Lt. Tyrone Oliver.

Law enforcement officials will escort Griffin's body back to Newton County.

Griffin's funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at Wheeler's Funeral Home, which is located at 11405 Brown Bridge Road in Covington, Oliver said.

Ice Cube talks Atlanta-based show

We caught up with Gangsta Rapper turned Actor/Producer and talked new music and sitcom filmed right here in Atlanta! Don't miss the inspiring advice he gives for you!

Clayton BOE appoints Jackson as interim superintendent

Clayton BOE appoints Jackson as interim superintendent

JONESBORO, Ga. -- The Clayton County Board of Education has appointed Luvenia Jackson as the system's interim superintendent. 

Jackson's appointment comes shortly after the county's current superintendent Edmond Heatley abruptly resigned in late August. 

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According to a release from the county, Jackson is a retired educator who "served more than 30 years in the Clayton County Public School System." 

Jackson retired from the county in 2009 and held numerous positions, from teacher to assistant superintendent, during her tenure with the county. 

Fulton County Commissioner William "Bill" Edwards hosts third quarter listening session

Fulton County Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards, District 7, will host his Third Quarter “Community Listening Session” on Thursday, August 23, 2012 at 7:00 p.m.

The public is invited to voice their comments about Fulton County services in South Fulton. 

All citizens, including youth, are urged to participate in the session, which will be held in the South Fulton Government Service Center Auditorium, located at 5600 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park, Georgia.

Staff from Fulton County agencies will be on hand to answer questions and follow up on inquiries. 

The final 2012 Listening Session is scheduled to take place November 15, 2012.  

For more information, please contact Commissioner Edwards’ office at 404.612.8230 or 404.612.3079.

 

Young judoko sets his sights on Rio Olympics

Young judoko sets his sights on Rio Olympics

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Although the 2012 Olympics are over, the spirit of the Games still burns bright for a young judo star from Peachtree City.

Joshua Briggs hopes to represent the U.S. at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics -- and if this past July is any indication, he is well on his way to doing just that.

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Briggs, 14, placed first in the 2012 Junior Olympic International Judo Competition on July 22 in Dallas, Texas. A week later, he won the top prize in the juvenile 48 kg division at the Junior U.S. Open Judo Championship in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Briggs is ranked No. 1 in the country in his weight division. At the Junior U.S. Open, he beat his opponent in less than 25 seconds; the other judoko was ranked No. 1 in Europe while living in his native Ukraine.