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Raise a glass at Cypress Street’s Beer Geek Tuesdays

Raise a glass at Cypress Street’s Beer Geek Tuesdays

Don’t just drink beer. Experience it.

If you give careful consideration to which wine to pair with a meal but don’t ponder beer in quite the same way, then a beer dinner at Cypress Street Pint & Plate may blow your mind.

Each week, Rob Merrick, beer program manager and resident beer aficionado, hosts Beer Geek Tuesdays. You need not be a beer connoisseur or “geek” to attend, just pull up a chair or bar stool and sip the featured beers and dig into the recommended dishes. Prepare to please your taste buds. (note: for more stories like this visit my blog http://www.insathope.blogspot.com/ )

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Parents fired up over possible APS redistricting

Parents fired up over possible APS redistricting

ATLANTA -- A plan to possibly close up to a dozen Atlanta public schools has some parents seeing red.

At a meeting Monday night, several parents complained that they live within walking distance from their current schools but, under the new plans, will have to travel several miles to take their children to and from school.

The proposal is based around the fact that several Atlanta schools have lost a considerable number of students lately, and consolidation will help some of the half-empty buildings reach capacity.

Another meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at Young Middle School.

11Alive's Donna Lowry reports.

Kroger recalls certain frozen Aunt Jemima pancakes

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- Grocery store chain Kroger issued a recall Monday on some Aunt Jemima frozen pancakes due to the possible presence of soy.

Included in the recall are 14.8-ounce packages of frozen Aunt Jemima Oatmeal Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Buttermilk Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Low Fat Buttermilk Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Whole Grain Pancakes, Aunt Jemima Confetti Pancakes and Aunt Jemima Homestyle Pancakes.

The pancakes were sold in stores in Georgia, South Carolina, Alabama and Knoxville, Tenn., plus several other Midwest and Southern states.

For those with soy allergies, eating the products could result in severe allergic reactions, Kroger noted.

CAPTURED: Lenny Jones

ATLANTA (Update) -- Thirty-one year-old Lenny Jones was captured by the US Marshal's Southeast Regional Fugitive Task Force Sunday night in Stockbridge.

Federal marshals said he was picked up at about 9 p.m., based on a tip from this week's Fugitive of the Week. Jones was wanted for aggravated assault, robbery and theft after he allegedly attacked a man he befriended in a midtown hotel.

Jones allegedly approached the victim in a midtown bar and the two went to the W. Peachtree Street hotel. That's where the victim said Jones drugged him and stole his jewelry and wallet.

After learning of the arrest, the man Jones is accused of assaulting spoke out. "It's a relief," said the man who didn't want to be identified. "It's a great relief."

He said he wanted to warn other potential victims. "I feel like if this could happen to me it tells me that there's plenty of evil around us and it could happen to anyone," he said.

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ADOPT A PET: Meet Adam

ADOPT A PET: Meet Adam


ATLANTA, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Special Olympics Winter Games

Watch as we head to the Special Olympics, Georgia, to meet some of the amazing athletes. These competitors are incredible and their stories are truly inspirational! What were the highlights of this year's Winter Games? Watch and find out!

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HOPE public hearing to explore income cap

ATLANTA -- The Georgia House Democratic Caucus will hold a public hearing on HOPE funding from 2:30 to 4 p.m. in Room 230 of the State Capitol.

Parents, students, educators and others are invited to weigh in on ways to preserve the HOPE scholarship program.

Lottery revenues fund HOPE, but they're failing to keep pace with the rising cost of the program. Increasing college enrollment and tuition have put a real strain on HOPE.

Republicans, who hold the majority in the Georgia House and Senate, have indicated they're open to tweaking the system.

Democratic lawmakers are pushing the idea of restoring the income cap.

Last week, Democratic leaders filed a bill that would cap family income eligibility for HOPE at $140,000.