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High school sports get a new 'beat'

High school sports get a new 'beat'

ATLANTA -- In just one week, Atlanta-area high school sports will get a new beat.

Beats Battle, the brainchild of atlanta.highschoolsports.net and Patchwerk Recording Studios, will give high school students the chance to use their talents to show pride in their schools and teams.

Each week Patchwerk will provide different beats on atlanta.highschoolsports.net. Students can download the beats, add lyrics that praise their favorite high school teams and upload their products to the Web.

Voters can visit atlanta.highschoolsports.net to select a weekly winner. At the end of the season, one grand prize winner will receive recording time in the legendary Patchwerk Studios.

HighSchoolSports.net: Week 3

HighSchoolSports.net: Week 3

ATLANTA -- Week 3 of highschoolsports.net will begin with our Game Of The Week, featuring the new top ranked team in class AAAAA: the McEachern High School Indians.

Our coverage will start during the 6 p.m. news with Fred Kalil reporting live from McEachern. Viewers voted their annual showdown with Marietta High as our Game Of The Week.

McEachern opened the season with wins over North Gwinnett and Lowndes, while the Marietta Blue Devils are still seeking their first win.

We will also look in on a pair of matchups in Cherokee County; Kell High will play at Woodstock High, while unbeaten West Forsyth will visit Etowah.

Last week, Lambert knocked off defending class AAAA champ Chattahoochee. This week, the Longhorns host region rival Creekview.

Ferst Center Welcomes PROJECT Trio

Ferst Center Welcomes PROJECT Trio

FERST CENTER WELCOMES PROJECT TRIO

 

ATLANTAThe Ferst Center for the Arts at Georgia Tech 2011-12 season continues with high energy chamber music ensemble PROJECT Trio on Friday, September 30 at 12 p.m and 5 p.m.   Both shows are free and will be held outdoors in the amphitheater to the right of the Ferst Center, weather permitting.

PROJECT Trio is comprised of three virtuosic composer/performers from Brooklyn, NY.

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Color your way to a college scholarship

Color your way to a college scholarship

ATLANTA -- Coloring is perhaps one of the first activities a child embarks upon in his or her educational journey. It creates a foundation for activity and a lifetime of learning.

This September, coloring can also help create a financial foundation.

One lucky Georgia child will join Kendall Lapinskas of Dunwoody and Taylor Boyd of Covington in winning a college scholarship from the Path2College 529 Plan.

Stone Mountain runners came out of the gate fast at opening meet

Stone Mountain runners came out of the gate fast at opening meet

Stone Mountain junior cross country runners Nahome Abera and Abel Abay opened the 2011 DeKalb County cross country season with sub-18 minute times to lead the Pirates to victory in the second varsity race at the Druid Hills Middle course on Tuesday.

Abera took first in the race with a time of 17:33.98 and Abay was second in 17:38.19 as the Pirates outran Dunwoody 29-50 for the team victory.

Junior teammate Robert Madrigal took fifth to give the Pirates three runners in the Top 5 as he finished in a time of 18:37.01.

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.