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Deal honors Georgia's fallen service members

Deal honors Georgia's fallen service members

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal has honored Georgia's members of the armed forces who gave their lives in service to the United States.

Last week, he paid special tribute to 22 service members who lost their lives fighting for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

All members were killed in action since last year's ceremony.

"Today, we commemorate these fallen heroes for their courage and sense of honor, for their service and for their love of this nation and our most cherished principles," Deal said. "They have given their lives in defense of freedom, and we owe them our deepest respect and gratitude. But even more, we owe them our allegiance to the principles that they gave so much for -- freedom, justice and equality. This ceremony is a time to recommit ourselves to those high ideals."

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Board to hold meet & greets with Hinojosa

Board to hold meet & greets with Hinojosa

COBB CO., Ga. -- Cobb County residents have two new opportunities to meet Dr. Michael Hinojosa, finalist for superintendent of schools.

RELATED: Hinojosa named finalist for Cobb superintendent

The first meet and greet will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 at Sprayberry High School (2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, 30066).

The second opportunity will be on the same day from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McEachern High School (2400 New MacLand Road, Powder Springs, 30127).

 

An Atlanta's Music icon called Don Juan R. Ramírez-Hernández

An Atlanta's Music icon called Don Juan R. Ramírez-Hernández

Mexican Music composer Juan R. Ramírez-Hernández is an icon in the classical music and especially in Atlanta where he is a  violinist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, founder of the Atlanta Virtuosi Foundation, Inc. and the Buckhead Youth Orchestra, and conductor of the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra, began his study of music in Mexico. At age 14, he began studying with Henryk Szeryng, and continued as Szeryng became his principal mentor in Mexico, the U.S. and Europe.

Mattie's Call: Gwendolyn Brown

Mattie's Call: Gwendolyn Brown

UPDATE: The Mattie's Call for Gwendolyn Brown has been cancelled. She was found on May 23 in a wooded area approximately 300 to 400 yards from her home.

Brown was conscious and alert as she was taken to WellStar South Cobb Hospital and treated for slight dehydration.

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Cobb County Police Department and the GBI have issued a Mattie's Call for a Powder Springs woman.

Gwendolyn L. Brown, 77, was last seen at her home on Defoors Farm Trail between 1 a.m. and 7 a.m. May 22.

Brown, who goes by "Auntie," is a black woman, 5'6" tall and 170 pounds, with brown eyes and grey hair. According to her family, she walks in a "slump-over fashion" and is blind in one eye.

Hinojosa named finalist for Cobb superintendent

Hinojosa named finalist for Cobb superintendent

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb County Board of Education has named Dr. Michael Hinojosa as finalist for superintendent of Cobb County Schools.

Since 2005, Hinojosa has served as superintendent of the Dallas (Tex.) Independent School District, the nation's 14th largest school system with more than 150,000 students, 21,000 employees and a $1.2 billion annual budget.

"Dr. Hinojosa has the experience to lead our schools and address the tough issues facing a large and diverse school system like Cobb County.

New principals named to two Fulton schools

New principals named to two Fulton schools

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- New principals for two Fulton County schools have been named by the school system.

"I'm pleased to announce that Kirk Shrum from Hamilton County Schools and Grant Rivera from Cobb County Schools will be joining the Fulton County School System," said Superintendent Cindy Loe.

Governor commends Georgia's new Master Teachers

Governor commends Georgia's new Master Teachers

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal has announced the names of 86 Georgia teachers who have earned "Master Teacher" certification.

This distinction is based on demonstrated excellence in student achievement and growth for 2011.

"I am proud of Georgia's Master Teachers for their tireless efforts to enrich the minds and lives of our students and for their ongoing work toward reaching our state's goal of providing a high-quality teacher in every classroom," said Gov. Deal.