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College Fair for Students with Disabilities in Gwinnett County

Atlanta, GA--  An upcoming college fair will give Gwinnett County Public Schools (GCPS) students with special needs and their parents and guardians the opportunity to learn about their higher education options. GCPS’ “College Fair for Students with Disabilities” is scheduled for Saturday, December 4, 2010, from 11:30 a.m. – 3 p.m. at the school system’s Instructional Support Center, 437 Old Peachtree Rd. NW in Suwanee.

College admissions and disability representatives from four-year universities, two-year colleges, and technical colleges will be on hand to provide students and their families with information about how they can meet students’ special needs.

Participants will learn about special accommodations the schools offer, what students and parents should be doing to be college ready, choosing a career path, navigating GACollege411.org, and opportunities for financial aid.

GCPS co-sponsors the event along with PTA Area II.

Runoff Election Today: Who's on your Ballot?

ATLANTA -- It is election day today with two statewide judicial runoffs and several local contests on the ballot.

The runoff involves races in which no one candidate received more than 50 percent of the vote during the general election, so the top two vote-getters have to try to get out the vote, again.

In the race for the Georgia Supreme Court, David Nahmias received 48 percent of the vote on November 2nd.

He's a former U.S. Attorney who was appointed to the court by Governor Sonny Perdue more than a year ago.

"It really boils down to qualifications," Nahmias said. "In the state bar poll, 95 percent of the lawyers who said they knew me said I was qualified or well qualified to serve on the court."

His challenger, Tammy Lynn Adkins, captured 35 percent of the vote in the general election.

Adkins has practiced family law for the past 18 years.

Stone Mountain Christmas Deals for the Holidays

Stone Mountain Christmas Deals for the Holidays

Atlanta, GA--  Stone Mountain is now all lit up and in the Christmas spirit. They are also getting in post Thanksgiving sales, and offering families great Holiday deals!

Georgia’s most visited attraction is ringing in the holiday cheer with more than two million lights, a spectacular new Snow Angel Palace, a new Wonderland Walkway and a new musical revue, the Holly Jolly Cabaret. Stone Mountain Park (SMP) invites guests to enjoy its popular holiday attraction, Stone Mountain Christmas on select dates from November 13 to January 2.

To help guests and families entertain on a budget, SMP is offering a Christmas Family Value Pass (four one-day Adventure Passes, four meals and unlimited hot chocolate) for Stone Mountain Christmas – a 30 percent savings – for $119 (tax not included). For families looking for a winter staycation, they can stay right at the park with Marriott hotel packages for Stone Mountain Christmas. Family packages start at $199 and include breakfast and Stone Mountain Christmas tickets good for two days.

Chanukah candles to Light up Historic Downtown Norcross this Holiday Season

Atlanta, GA--  On December 1st, 2010, Chabad of Gwinnett will light the sky of Norcross with a public 10-foot Grand Menorah erected in Historic Downtown Norcross.  Rabbi Yossi Lerman, director of Chabad of Gwinnett, will light the Chanukah candles.  The menorah lighting ceremony will be followed by a celebration with dancing, singing and eating the traditional Chanukah treats of hot latkes and doughnuts. The eight-day Jewish festival of Chanukah begins on Wednesday, December 1 this year, and this event kicks off the community-wide observance. 

Immediately following the Grand Menorah lighting is a Chanukah party at the Iron Horse Tavern in Norcross. This party is for adults in the community.

2 Days Left for Early Run-Off Voting

Atlanta, GA-- Early Voting for the Runoffs is coming to an end in Dekalb County for the General Runoff Election.  Early Voting will last until 11/24 at 4380 Memorial Dr. in Decatur, only. 

The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with no Saturday voting.

Further, there will be no satellite Advance Voting locations.

The Runoff Election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 30.

Kaylin Reque of Suwanee Wins Miss Georgia USA , Kristen Robinson of Stone Mountain Wins Miss GA Teen

Atlanta, GA--  Kaylin Reque, 22, of Suwanee, won Miss Georgia USA this past weekend at the Woodland Performing Arts Center in Cartersville.  Kaylin, a graduate of North Gwinnett High School  proudly represented her home town in the pageant as Miss Suwanee, USA.

The other notable winner was Miss Teen Georgia, which went to the Stone Mountain resident Kristen Robinson.  11Alive News' own, Paul Ossmann was the MC of the large event and was delighted that Ms. Reque won. 

I forward to seeing you represent Georgia at Donald Trump's Miss USA!!!

Early/Advance Voting for the General Runoff Election in Dekalb County Ends 11/24

Atlanta, GA-- Early Voting has just begun in Dekalb County for the General Runoff Election.  Early Voting will last from 11/17 to 11/24 at 4380 Memorial Dr. in Decatur, only. 

The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with no Saturday voting.

Further, there will be no satellite Advance Voting locations.

The Runoff Election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 30.