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Tim Gunn to bring his sense of style to Perimeter Mall

Tim Gunn to bring his sense of style to Perimeter Mall

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Fans of "Project Runway" and its fashion-forward host, Tim Gunn, now have a chance to work the runway in a fashion show hosted by the man himself.

On Thursday, Nov. 10, Lucky Brand representatives will be at Perimeter Mall in Dunwoody, searching for locals to participate in the "Lucky You Runway Contest." Candidates will work with sales associates at the mall's Lucky Brand store to find the perfect outfit and be photographed for consideration for the show. Men and women of all sizes will be considered.

The casting call will be held from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. The runway show itself will be on Saturday, Nov. 12 at 1 p.m. in the lower level of the mall's Dillard's wing.

Gunn will host the show and then speak to mall guests about the importance of style, proportion and fit.

Heritage Sandy Springs Names Honey and Honeyette

Heritage Sandy Springs Names Honey and Honeyette

Eighteen men and women who live, work or play in Sandy Springs vied for the title of 2011 Honey and Honeyette of Sandy Springs. The winners were named Sunday, Sept. 18, at the Sandy Springs Festival. They are Milton Gorman, a volunteer, Benson Center, Kiwanis; and Jerri King, head of school at First Montessori School of Atlanta.

The winners are the participants who raised the most money for Heritage Sandy Springs, the festival sponsor. The 18 contestants raised nearly $2,300, which will go to support Heritage Sandy Springs programs and activities.

New DeKalb superintendent releases plan of action

New DeKalb superintendent releases plan of action

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- At a district-wide meet and greet in late August, then-incoming superintendent Dr. Cheryl Atkinson told parents she wanted to hit the ground running - promising better communication and a thorough district-wide review.

In her first day on the job, she took steps toward fulfilling both of those promises.

Dr. Atkinson released a 90-day plan detailing steps to audit the district's leadership, departments and programs.

READ: Dr. Atkinson's complete 90-day plan

She also visited six schools, touring the building and meeting with each principal. Her goal is to visit each school in the district.

Dr. Atkinson inherits a district under review by SACS. She comes on the heels of former superintendent Crawford Lewis, who was indicted on racketeering charges.

Author, Educator Jenifer Fox Speaks on Child Strengths

Author, Educator Jenifer Fox Speaks on Child Strengths

 

Prominent educator Jenifer Fox will talk about identifying and encouraging children’s strengths¬—and how those strengths can create success—at a public event Tuesday, Sept. 13, 2011, at 7 p.m. in the Lodge at Peachtree Presbyterian Church. Fox, author the acclaimed book "Your Child’s Strengths: Discover Them, Develop Them, Use Them" (2008, Penguin Group, Inc.), created a strengths-based teaching philosophy designed to bolster a child’s self-esteem, creativity and adaptability.

“My message is about helping children discover their unique purpose in life,” Fox explained. “Too many teachers and parents believe the way to a young person's success is through academic achievement.

7 named to Deal's immigration review board

7 named to Deal's immigration review board

ATLANTA -- Seven people have been appointed to a newly created board to look into complaints about state and local officials failing to comply with state laws related to immigration.

The Immigration Enforcement Review Board was created by the state's tough new law targeting illegal immigration.

Appointed by Gov. Nathan Deal are Americans for Immigration Control spokesman Phil Kent, former Fulton County GOP chairman Shawn Hanley and lawyer Ben Vinson. Appointed by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle are Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin and Coweta County Sheriff Mike Yeager. Appointed by House Speaker David Ralston are lawyer Robert Mumford and Colquitt County Commissioner Terry Clark.

The board will have the power to investigate complaints, hold hearings, subpoena documents and witnesses, and take disciplinary action.

DEKALB: Atkinson hired as new superintendent

DEKALB: Atkinson hired as new superintendent

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- With a 6-to-3 vote, Dr. Cheryl Atkinson has been hired as the new DeKalb County School Superintendent.

Monday morning's school board meeting was so divisive three board members walked out while one of their colleagues criticized the selection.

"Why did we reject other candidates with better records?" asked Nancy Jester, one of the school board members who voted against Atkinson.

"I'm proud of the selection," said board member Dr. Eugene Walker. "There are novices on the board who declare themselves experts on school systems."

All of the board members have said they would support Atkinson now that she has been approved as superintendent.

Atkinson gained support from parents after a frank question and answer session over the weekend.

Future DeKalb superintendent promises district-wide review, communication

Future DeKalb superintendent promises district-wide review, communication

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- In a Saturday morning meet-and-greet session with DeKalb County parents, superintendent finalist Dr. Cheryl Atkinson promised to turn the district around, beginning with a top to bottom review within her first 90 days on the job.

She also promised better communication, announcing plans to organize "fireside chats" with principals, teachers and parents.

"I'm also going to be in the schools," she said. "You can't run effectively a school district from behind the desk. I want to see first hand what's going on in our schools."