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Phylicia Rashad honored by SCAD

Phylicia Rashad honored by SCAD

ATLANTA -- The Savannah College of Art and Design is honoring veteran performer Phylicia Rashad at its inaugural television festival in Atlanta.

The school is hosting a three-day program titled "aTVfest" at the SCAD Atlanta campus in Midtown and at other locations throughout the neighborhood Feb. 14 through 16.

Rashad is being honored with the Outstanding Achievement in Television Award and will be presented with it Feb. 16.

Rashad is perhaps most widely known for her role as Claire Huxtable on "The Cosby Show" and has received numerous honors for her career in television, film and on Broadway, which has included roles in "A Raisin in the Sun," "Cat on a Hot Tin Roof" and "For Colored Girls," among other productions.

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Hall of Fame baseball coach John DeVore passes away

Hall of Fame baseball coach John DeVore passes away

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- Legendary Georgia baseball coach John DeVore passed away Jan. 12 from complications after a stroke.

DeVore was laid to rest Jan. 15. He was 69.

The baseball star attended West Georgia College, now the University of West Georgia, in Carrollton from 1962 to 1965. His many athletic accomplishments earned him entry into the West Georgia Hall of Fame.

DeVore played for the Mets after college, but was eventually released because of an injury. He then turned his attention to coaching and built an illustrous 30-year career in DeKalb County.

Shamrock High School, which has since been converted to a middle school, named its baseball stadium the John DeVore Field in the coach's honor.

DeVore also spent 20 years as an instructor at the Georgia Tech Pitcher/Catcher Camp.

He is survived by his wife, son, daughter and three sisters. Much of DeVore's family lives in Alpharetta.

Mary Norwood nominated to Fulton Elections Board

Mary Norwood nominated to Fulton Elections Board

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Republican Party nominated former Atlanta mayoral candidate and Atlanta City Council member Mary Norwood to the Fulton County Elections Board.

She would replace William F. Riley, who resigned.

"With the resignation of our County Party stalwart and former judge, William Riley, from the Board of Elections and the ongoing investigation by the Secretary of State's office, we had to act quickly to find someone with the high caliber of intellect and ability to effect change," Fulton County Republican Party Chairman Roger Bonds said in a statement.

"Mary Norwood is just that kind of person," Bonds added. "Her background as a small business owner, community activist and former elected official gives her the political savvy and professionalism that makes her the ideal person to continue the clean-up work Riley started."

The vote on Norwood's nomination is Jan. 23.

Get involved with the Atlanta Junior Chamber International

Get involved with the Atlanta Junior Chamber International

ATLANTA -- With the beginning of a new year and New Year’s resolutions on the rise, many people may be asking what next? The Junior Chamber International of Atlanta is answering just that. JCI-Atlanta offers a wide range of opportunities and events such as community service, networking, personal development, happy hours, trips, international relations, and more.

The next event, the General Membership Meeting, will take place on Tuesday, January 22 from 6:00-8:30pm at Park Tavern in Piedmont Park. The public is invited to join the Jaycees for an hour of networking, followed by announcements and keynote speaker, Phil Minnes.

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Exceptional dual enrollment student honored by KSU

Exceptional dual enrollment student honored by KSU

CANTON, Ga. -- A young woman from Cherokee County is well on her way to earning a whopping 52 hours of college credit before she even graduates from high school.

Emily Solon is a senior at Creekview High School in Canton, but she also takes classes at Kennesaw State University. She began completing college-level courses in her junior year and has maintained a 3.9 GPA.

Solon has been named KSU's Outstanding Dual Enrollment Honors Student for the 2012-2013 school year. She will also be honored for her many accomplishments by the Cherokee County School Board and Superintendent at the board's next meeting on Jan. 17.

When she's not in the classroom, Solon works part-time at Walgreens. She is a martial arts enthusiast and holds a blue belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Solon is also an environmental science and pre-calculus supplemental instruction leader at KSU and works in the university's math lab.