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Top Ga. judge calls for juvenile system reform

Top Ga. judge calls for juvenile system reform

ATLANTA -- Georgia's top judge says the state should overhaul its juvenile justice system, as lawmakers turn their focus to criminal courts for adult offenders.

Chief Justice Carol Hunstein of the Georgia Supreme Court told the General Assembly on Wednesday that putting nonviolent youth offenders into juvenile prisons does not predict the public and makes those children more likely to commit crimes as adults.

She said nearly two-thirds of the more than 10,000 young people behind bars have substance abuse problems. More than one-third have been diagnosed with mental health problems.

Hunstein said she supported proposals from Gov. Nathan Deal and state lawmakers to create alternative courts focused on treating adult addicts and military veterans. But she said similar changes must also be made to the juvenile justice system.

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NCAA Game Summary - Miami-Florida at Georgia Tech

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Kenny Kadji finished with 21 points and eight rebounds as the Miami-Florida Hurricanes downed the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets 64-49 in an Atlantic Coast Conference bout at Philips Arena.

Malcolm Grant netted 16 points for the Hurricanes (11-7, 2-3 ACC) and Shane Larkin handed out five assists.

Mfon Udofia paced Georgia Tech (8-12, 1-5) with 14 points. Glen Rice Jr. finished with 13 points, nine rebounds, and five assists. Julian Royal added 11 off the bench as the Yellow Jackets lost their fourth straight.

Miami took a 35-22 advantage into the break after it shot 53.8 percent from the floor and made 7-of-12 from beyond the arc in the opening period. Georgia Tech connected on just 30 percent of field goals in the first half.

LIVE STREAM | 5th Annual Congress on the State of Black Business in Atlanta

LIVE STREAM | 5th Annual Congress on the State of Black Business in Atlanta

LIVE STREAM HAS ENDED. See the exerpts form City Council President, Ceasar Mitchell addressing the league.

Our first session 10:30am is a discussion entitled Economic Development opportunities in creating a Black heritage tourism trail in Metro Atlanta.

Suspicious package found at Israeli Consulate offices

ATLANTA (WXIA) - Police and fire units were called to a report of a suspicious package at the Israeli Consulate on Spring Street in Midtown Atlanta Tuesday afternoon.

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Spring Street near the consulate offices was closed as a precaution late Tuesday afternoon.

Traffic was restored by 5 p.m.

Atlanta fire officials later said the devise was not an explosive or chemical. They would not elaborate further.

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Buy Girl Scout Cookies in the City of Atlanta

Buy Girl Scout Cookies in the City of Atlanta

 

ATLANTA -- It's almost that time of year -- when Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs and their cookie counterparts will begin to appear in pantries across the country.

Girl Scout Cookie season is right around the corner, and we've compiled a list of some of the places in metro Atlanta where you can get your cookie fix.

Learn more at www.girlscoutcookies.org.        

  

Saturday, February 18 

*Wells Fargo Bank (612 Lee Street in Atlanta) 9:00 a.m. to noon

* Atlanta Roller Girls (400 Ponce de Leon Ave NE in Atlanta) 4:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

*Loews (1280 Caroline Street NE in Atlanta) 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

 

Sunday, February 19

*West Mitchell Street CME Church (560 MLK Jr. Drive in Atlanta) 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

 

Eye Experts Describe Untreated Glaucoma as the “Sneak Thief of Sight”

Eye Experts Describe Untreated Glaucoma as the “Sneak Thief of Sight”

Eye Experts Describe Untreated Glaucoma as the “Sneak Thief of Sight”

Members of Georgia Optometric Association Stress Importance of

Comprehensive Eye Exams during National Glaucoma Awareness Month

 

Atlanta, Ga. – (January 2012) – Known as the “sneak thief of sight,” Glaucoma can strike without pain or other symptoms and is the second leading cause of blindness in the United States.  According to the Georgia Optometric Association (GOA), early detection and treatment of glaucoma is critical to maintain healthy vision and protect the eyes from the effects of this potentially blinding disease.   

 

“Studies show that over the next 10 years the number of Americans diagnosed with glaucoma will increase by more than one million,” said Dr.

TLC Celebrates 20 Years In the Music Industry

TLC Celebrates 20 Years In the Music Industry

R&B 90's female group TLC is celebrating two decades in the music industry. Atlanta Tastemaker Magazine talks with Chilli to find out how the group has been able to remain relevant over the years, their new biopic movie coming out later this year on VH-1 and if Chilli has finally found love. Also in the January/February issue Young Money's newest artist PJ Morton tells fans why he's still independently major, find the hottest spots for Valentine's Day right here in Atlanta and much more. Read the entire issue here.