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Summitt receives Wooden Cup in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- One week after being forced to resign due to early onset dementia, Tennessee coaching legend Pat Summitt came to Atlanta to receive the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup.

Summitt, who led the Lady Vols to 8 national championships during her 38 seasons in Knoxville, was delighted to receive an award that is named for the man who coached the UCLA Bruins to 10 national crowns.  Summitt is also proud of his son, Tyler, becoming an assistant coach with the Marquette women's program next season.  When asked, would it be ok for Tyler to call for advice she smiled and said "Sure, as often as he likes."

Pat Summitt will stay busy with The Pat Summitt Foundation, that will support the fight against Alzheimer's Disease.  She will also be at practice and at the games in her new role as head coach emeritus.  Summitt feels she owes it to freshman class that will come to Knoxville in the fall saying, "not a whole lot is going to change."

Wind Advisory for metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A wind advisory is in effect for metro Atlanta until 8 p.m.

Gusts could reach up to 35 miles per hour.

The northernmost portions of the state had been under a severe thunderstorm watch as well, but that expired at 1 p.m.

For the full forecast and live radar maps, visit 11Alive.com/weather.

Fulton unemployment exceeds metro rate in March

Fulton unemployment exceeds metro rate in March

ATLANTA -- The preliminary unemployment rate in metro Atlanta dropped to 8.7 percent in March.

The new jobless rate, which was announced early Thursday morning, is down from a year ago, when it was 9.6 percent.

Fulton County's unemployment rate was 9.4 percent in March. Metro Athens had the lowest area rate at 6.7 percent, while metro Dalton had the highest at 11.6 percent.

Labor officials say the overall rate decreased because there were fewer layoffs in construction, manufacturing, trade, and administrative and support services.

Fulton County to Celebrate Older Americans Month

Fulton County to Celebrate Older Americans Month

 

Atlanta Braves recognize that you’re “Never too Old to Play” through the donation of 200 tickets to Fulton County Senior Multipurpose Facilities

The month of May is when the nation honors older Americans and the theme for 2012 —Never Too Old to Play!— recognizes the value that older adults continue to bring to our communities through spirited participation in social and faith groups, service organizations, and other activities. Throughout May, Fulton County will shine the spotlight on the important role older adults play in our community.  The celebration officially begins May 2, when the Fulton County Board of Commissioners issues a proclamation honoring senior adults living in Fulton County.

Fulton County to Host Information Session on Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

Fulton County to Host Information Session on Tenant Rights and Responsibilities

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The Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department, Office of Housing and Community Development will host an information workshop on Thursday, April 26, 2012, to educate tenants on their rights and responsibilities.  The session is scheduled from 11:00 a.m. - Noon. at the Roswell Neighborhood Senior Center at 1250 Warsaw Road; Roswell, GA  30076.

The session will provide information on the following tenant issues:

• Understanding your lease
• Security deposits
• The importance of paying the rent on time
• How to report a repair need
• Grounds for eviction and the eviction process

A Spanish translator will be present to assist with the session.

Spice Market Announces “Artful Thursdays” and “Après Art” Packages

Spice Market Announces “Artful Thursdays” and “Après Art” Packages

Spice Market, located inside the W Atlanta-Midtown, is rolling out two new promotions with the High Museum of Art in Midtown beginning the week of April 16 in order to encourage guests to support the arts and to offer a convenient and free parking option for museum-goers.

The restaurant’s Artful Thursdays will take place every Thursday evening beginning at 5 p.m. and includes the following:

·         Complimentary valet at the W Atlanta-Midtown (guests most present their High Museum ticket and their Spice Market receipt upon leaving to receive valet services free of charge)

·         Half-priced tickets to the High Museum of Art, which can be purchased at the Museum. The Museum is open until 8 p.m. on Thursdays.

22 APS students win Gates Millennium Scholarship

22 APS students win Gates Millennium Scholarship

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Public Schools can now boast the third-highest number of 2012 Gates Millennium Scholarship winners in the United States.

The prestigious scholarship covers tuition, room and board for any major at any university. Only 1,000 students in the country receive the honor every year.

This year's recipients from APS include:

Carver Early College High School
Makeeva Walker

Carver School of the Arts
Ashley Thomas

Carver School of Health Sciences & Research
Cesar Chavez

Frederick Douglass High School
Kaitlin Camp
Jasmine Davis
Rifat Mursalin

Henry W. Grady High School
Abena Amoakuh
Chantil Coleman
Raveen Ford
Shafiq Gyagenda

Maynard H. Jackson High School
Alexander Greene

Benjamin E. Mays High School
Douglas Ruffin