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Video of the Week: District 3 update with Comm. JoAnn Birrell

TV23 caught up with District 3 Commissioner JoAnn Birrell in November about happenings in her district.

 

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Video of the Week: Porsche returns home

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Thanks to all the EAST COBBER readers who helped in the search for Porsche. She returned home on New Year’s Day, after 179 days of being lost. Welcome home Porsche!

 

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Video of the Week: ‘Sophisticated Ladies’ takes the stage

The musical legacy of “The Duke” is celebrated in Duke Ellington’s SOPHISTICATED LADIES, a stylish and brassy retrospective that has taken audiences and critics alike by storm throughout the world. Winner of two Tony Awards, SOPHISTICATED LADIES is a glorious re-creation of the Duke Ellington big band sound and features all his most famous numbers, from the infamous Speak Easy era of the Cotton Club up to his death, including “It Don’t Mean a Thing If It Ain’t Got That Swing,” “Take the ‘A’ Train,” “Satin Doll,” and the haunting “In a Sentimental Mood.” Featuring The Atlanta Lyric Orchestra and some of the metro area’s most talented performers, this song and dance extravaganza is an abundance of riches from the most sophisticated and sassy jazz king of them all.

SOPHISTICATED LADIES is playing at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre through January 19.

Video of the Week: Nightlife in East Cobb

Nightlife in East Cobb at Darwin’s Burgers & Blues. Casey Montana Rogers performs on December 16, 2013.

 

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Video of the Week: East Cobber Ed Baker Inducted into Atlanta Press Club’s Hall of Fame

The Atlanta Press Club honored Atlanta’s finest journalists as they were inducted into the Hall of Fame this past October. This year, East Cobber Ed Baker was inducted along with Margaret Mitchell, Monica Pearson, Dale Russell and Bill Shipp. “The Atlanta Press Club Hall of Fame recognizes journalists for their lifetime achievements and those whose careers represent the highest standards of journalistic integrity and ethics,” according to Lauri Strauss, executive director of the Atlanta Press Club. “Our honorees have made outstanding contributions either to journalism in Georgia, and/or advancing the mission of the Atlanta Press Club. They often courageously overcame obstacles to pursue and find the truth that the public needed to know.”

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed introduced inductee Ed Baker. An East Cobb resident, Baker is the long-time publisher of Atlanta Business Chronicle, which has grown into one of the largest business journals in the country under his direction. He is also the chief strategic officer of American City Business Journals. Ed Baker has been publisher for 27 years of Atlanta Business Chronicle, one of the country’s largest business journals with more than 166,000 readers each week. In addition to his local responsibilities, Ed is chief strategic officer of American City Business Journals, the parent company.

Ed grew up in Atlanta and is very active in the community. He serves on the boards of the Metro Atlanta Chamber, Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, Public Broadcasting Atlanta, Junior Achievement of Georgia, Georgia State University’s Robinson College of Business, Atlanta Business League Foundation, Arby’s Foundation and the Atlanta Sports Council.

Prior to joining the Chronicle, Ed was a senior executive in the advertising agency business, having worked on the launch of cellular for BellSouth, The Weather Channel and the Kawasaki Jet Ski at J. Walter Thompson and D’Arcy MacManus and Masius. He was inducted into the Atlanta Advertising Club Hall of Fame in the last century.

A graduate of Georgia State University, he is currently working on a Master’s degree in International Business. He was named an Outstanding Alumnus in 2004. Ed remains happily married (for 38 years) to his high school sweetheart. They have one married son, who works in advertising in Atlanta. They are expecting their first grandchild in December.

“We honored trailblazers,” said Jon Shirek of WXIA-TV, who also is an Atlanta Press Club past president and the chairman of the Hall of Fame committee. “Margaret Mitchell helped pave the way for women in journalism as a reporter for the Atlanta Journal. And Bill Shipp, Monica Pearson, Ed Baker and Dale Russell have given decades of service to improve journalism in our community.”

The Atlanta Press Club (APC) is one of the largest and most dynamic professional journalism associations in the country. The membership encompasses Atlanta’s burgeoning media community – print, broadcast and online, large and small, national and local media outlets. More than half the club’s 500 members are working journalists; the balance consists of public relations professionals, educators, retirees and students. The APC’s mission is to serve the professional and social needs of Atlanta’s journalism community, foster journalistic excellence and advance the public’s interest in and understanding of a free press. Please visit www.atlantapressclub.org for more information.

 

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Video of the Week: Conquering the School House Squeeze


Ms. Karen Hallacy, Legislative Chair of Walton High School PTSA, spoke recently at the “Conquering the School House Squeeze” town hall meeting held on 11/11 at Walton High School.

 

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Video of the Week: See Box City

Family Promise of Cobb County recently hosted their “See Box City” event at St. James Episcopal Church on Marietta Square. The event was held to raise awareness for homeless families in our community. Several churches in East Cobb and the surrounding area will be hosting Family Promise events in the coming months. For more about Family Promise of Cobb County, visit familypromisecobbcounty.org/ or www.familypromise.org/.

 

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“Lest We Forget” Pope HS Marching Band 2013

This video spotlights Pope High Schools’ marching band’s fall competition show which is designed to be a tribute to those who have served their country in order to ensure our freedom. The show follows a quartet of emotions, beginning with the pride of service to our country.

 

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Video of the Week: Conquering the School House Squeeze

Monday night at Walton High School, a “Conquering the School House Squeeze” meeting was held to discuss the projected $79 Million Dollar shortfall expected in the coming year for Cobb County Schools. This shortfall, on top of reduced money from the state and federal governments in the past five years, will negatively impact the quality of education area children receive.  Here is a video to help understand Cobb County Schools budget.

 

 

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Video of the Week

Wheeler High Schools’ Wildcat Pride Marching Band performs “Daydream Portraits.”

 

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