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Death penalty survivor returns to Berry

Death penalty survivor returns to Berry

ROME, Ga. -- In 1990, William Neal Moore was hours away from being executed by the state of Georgia when he was pardoned and later freed from prison.

The Rome resident is the only self-confessed murderer to be released from death row in the U.S. Now, he is coming to Berry College to share his story and host a discussion on race, prison and the death penalty.

Moore will lecture in Berry's Science Auditorium at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 8. His appearance is free and open to the public.

During the lecture, Moore will reunite via Skype with Jack Boger, his death penalty case attorney. Boger is dean of the University of North Carolina School of Law and a longtime leader in civil rights litigation.

Country singers Chris Cavanaugh and Keith Anderson highlight Boys & Girls Clubs of America Gala

Country singers Chris Cavanaugh and Keith Anderson highlight Boys & Girls Clubs of America Gala

Cartoon Network and Longhorn Steakhouse Presidents Host Fundraising Dinner; Honor BGCA Supporter Atlantan Michael Capellas, Chairman of the Virtual Computing Environment Company

APS Board postpones decision on Davis

ATLANTA -- On Monday night, the Atlanta Public Schools Board met to discuss whether interim superintendent Dr. Erroll Davis should take over the position permanently. 

Some North Atlanta High parents gathered at the meeting as an act of protest due to the recent removal of the principal of their school. 

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At the culmination of the meeting, the board decided not to decide on whether Davis would be retained. The board decided to make a decision regarding Dr. Davis in November or December.

If Davis is permanently placed, he will be the superintendent of the Atlanta Public School system for two years. 

MOSAIC Group Wins NADRA's Best Covered Deck Award

MOSAIC Group Wins NADRA's Best Covered Deck Award

Atlanta-based MOSAIC Group [Architects and Remodelers] won first and third places for the Best Covered Deck in the North American Deck and Railing Association's annual competition. NADRA is composed of deck builders, manufacturers, dealers/distributors, wholesalers, retailers and service providers to the deck and railing industry. The association emphasizes safe building practices and deck safety.

"MOSAIC Group's winning entry is a true outdoor living space," said Co-owner Rick Goldstein, a registered architect. "Our goal was to make a visual connection between the home and the view to the pool.

Dismissed North Atlanta High Principal speaks out

Dismissed North Atlanta High Principal speaks out

ATLANTA - A handful of parents greeted the ousted former principal of North Atlanta High with applause Tuesday morning when he showed up Atlanta Public School headquarters.

Mark Mygrant came to file a formal Open Records Request asking about an anonymous teacher's alleged claims of racism against two of his former administrators.

Mygrant believes that's why he was suddenly dismissed last Friday and several administrators transferred, one month before the retired interim principal was to have been replaced anyway.

"I would have gladly put the keys under the mat and rode off into the sunset and I was prepared to do that until I heard that other administrators were taken down by this," he said.

He and his supporters insist the allegations are unfounded and shameful.

"I truly believe that it stems from the very highest up; there might be even board involvement and that it's just political greed gone wild," Mygrant added.

Local Designer Selected for ADAC Exhibit

Local Designer Selected for ADAC Exhibit

Kennesaw resident Linda Castle, ASID, owner of Decorated Designs, has been selected for a new exhibit at the Atlanta Decorative Arts Center. "ADAC: Behind the Windows" is a six-month installation that pairs ADAC showrooms with local interior designers to create displays showcasing their talent.

The exhibit is one of many special events surrounding the opening of ADAC to the public on Oct. 1. The Atlanta Decorative Arts Center is located in Buckhead's Peachtree Hills neighborhood. It is open Monday through Friday.

Robert Rumley of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management named to Ga. Trend magazine’s '40 Under 40'

Robert Rumley of Morgan Stanley Wealth Management named to Ga. Trend magazine’s '40 Under 40'

ATLANTA -- Robert (Rob) Rumley III, Assistant Vice President and Financial Advisor at Morgan Stanley Wealth Management, Atlanta, has earned the distinction of being on Georgia Trend magazine’s “40 under 40” list of honorees. Announced in the October issue, Georgia Trend’s 2012 group of honorees showcases young achievers in business, government, politics, education and nonprofits.

Georgia Trend’s editorial staff selected the 40 individuals from nominations submitted by readers. The criteria looked for the individuals who are making an impact on their professions, their communities or, in some cases, the entire state.