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Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

Onlooker captures funeral procession for fallen sheriff

ATLANTA – Spaulding County Sheriff Dee Stewart was buried on Thursday after a funeral service held at the Second Baptist Church in Griffin.

Stewart died from injuries he sustained after a collision with a pickup truck driven by his grandson. During his most recently campaign, Stewart said he would target illegal drugs and wanted the department to become more community-oriented.

This video, of his funeral procession, was shared by YouTube user hames74 and has become the fifth most shared video in the Atlanta area. The video was uploaded on Thursday and currently has about 900 views.

All rise: Retired Cobb Co. court clerk wins $50,000

All rise: Retired Cobb Co. court clerk wins $50,000

ATLANTA – Lady Luck has dropped the gavel on a retired court clerk. Patricia Cordell, 56, has won $50,000 playing the Georgia Lottery instant game Super Millions.

“Oh man, I was excited,” she exclaimed.

Hiram Food & Fuel, 4120 Jimmy Lee Smith Parkway in Hiram, sold the lucky ticket.

Cordell, a Dallas resident, retired from the Cobb County Clerk of Superior Court’s office as chief deputy clerk.

She describes winning the lottery prize as wonderful.

“I’m going to share it with my sister and nephew, pay a few things, and the rest is going in the bank for a rainy day,” she said.

Super Millions is a new instant game with top prizes of $1 million, $2 million, $3 million, $4 million and $5 million. Players can enter non-winning tickets in an extra chance drawing for a chance to win $1 million.

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Atlanta --  The first annual Dinner & A Cause Card benefiting the “Children of Conservation” project is now available.  The card costs only $50 and offers holders a 20% discount at great Atlanta restaurants while contributing 100% of the profits to the education of children and protection of wildlife in third world countries.  Giving Never Tasted So Good!  

Tradebank Golf Tournament Was a Hole-in-One

Tradebank Golf Tournament Was a Hole-in-One

Charitable Tourney Benefitted the March Forth With Hope Foundation

Tradebank of Charlotte (an outlet of Lawrenceville-based Tradebank International) successfully ran its 1st Annual Golf Tournament with proceeds to benefit the March Forth With Hope Foundation. The event took place June 22 at the Olde Sycamore Golf Course in N.C..

“We are pleased to have hosted our first golf tournament in cooperation with March Forth With Hope,” said Michael Torcellini, a regional owner of Tradebank of Charlotte. “It is an excellent organization and this tournament provided us and our Tradebank members an opportunity to support a foundation that means a great deal to all of us.”

The March Forth with Hope Foundation provides financial assistance to families battling cancer or other life-threatening diseases.

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Derived from popular genres of music like jazz, blues and gospel, rhythm and blues was born. Rhythm and Blues music, which is widely referred to as R&B, is unique in that it has the ability to take on many musical identities, at once. Some say the genre was first identified in Harlem, during the Harlem Renaissance, which is known as one of the most prominent cultural movements for African Americans during the 1930’s. However, others think the genre originated in the 1940’s when African Americans began moving to northern cities, creating cultural fusion.  

The music evolved from “race music”, which was an offensive term that referred to the music of African Americans, into jump blues which was known for having a swing boogie, big band sound.

Social media training classes scheduled in Atlanta

Social media training classes scheduled in Atlanta

Are you looking to learn the basics of social media and online marketing?  The Social Media Learning Series, created by mom blogger Desiree Peeples, is launching a series of one-day workshops teaching social media and how to use it to promote and market your product, service, or business.  The classes will cover four distinct areas of social media:

  • Blogging 101 - will teach students how to set up and launch their own custom WordPress blog.
  • The Smart User's Guide to Facebook and Twitter - will teach students how to use these sites to build relationships with their customers and clients.
  • Undertanding YouTube: The Basics - will focus on learning how to use online video to market and promote a business, product, or service.
  • Learning LinkedIn - will cover setting up a LinkedIn profile and how to navigat