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Georgia Author of the Year Awards | Children's Book nominees

Georgia Author of the Year Awards | Children's Book nominees

KENNESAW, Ga. -- The nominees for the 2012 Georgia Author of the Year Awards have been announced.

More than 100 authors have been nominated in 12 categories, including Short Stories, which is a new addition in 2012.

Nine local writers will face off to take home the top prize in the Children's Book category:

Robin L. Gordon
Lift: A Gosling's First Flight
A native of Michigan, Gordon has made it her mission to channel positive messages through her picture books. Her website says that she is certified to teach special education and enjoys watching geese in her spare time.

A 'Joyful Noise' rings across Georgia

A 'Joyful Noise' rings across Georgia

ATLANTA -- Georgia's film industry is thriving -- a quick glance at any movie theater marquee will tell you that.

On Friday, the film Joyful Noise opened in theaters nationwide. The Dolly Parton/Queen Latifah-helmed musical was shot right here in metro Atlanta, and features several faces and locations that may be familiar to residents.

Here are some distinct Georgia places that fill the big screen in Joyful Noise:

* The beautiful little Pacashau Divinity Church is actually Bethany United Methodist Church (607 Rivers Road, Fayetteville).

Electric Violinist Ken Ford Makes History Performing at the 77th Heisman Trophy Awards on ESPN

Electric Violinist Ken Ford Makes History Performing at the 77th Heisman Trophy Awards on ESPN

Atlanta's own Electric Violinist Ken Ford performed live on Saturday, December 10th in front of millions for the 77th annual Heisman Trophy Presentation Presented by on ESPN. A first in the network's history to have a live music performance take place during the Heisman presentation. 

Concert raises over $3,000 for Joseph Sams School

Concert raises over $3,000 for Joseph Sams School

 

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. – (submitted by Melinda Berry-Dreisbach) Another record-breaking donation for the Joseph Sams School was collected at the annual charity concert sponsored by local school choirs of the Fayette County Public School System.

The event raised $3,040, topping last year’s record by $440. This marked the sixth year that choirs from Cleveland Elementary, Inman Elementary, Fayetteville Intermediate, Bennett’s Mill Middle, Fayette Middle and Fayette County High, along with the high school’s wind ensemble, have come together to perform holiday songs at Harps Crossing Baptist Church.

Fayette County High Choral Director Richard Prouty, one of the music teachers whose idea it was to start the charity concert, says the amount raised was beyond anyone’s expectations.

Atlanta Wedding Expert Hosts Evening of Bridal Beauty for Brides-to-Be

Atlanta Wedding Expert Hosts Evening of Bridal Beauty for Brides-to-Be

Wedding Expert, Tia R. Ervin is coming to the rescue for all brides preparing for upcoming nuptials in her signature "WEDucation" event, Beauty & The Bride, hosted at Polished Beauty Lounge in quaint Vinings on Wednesday, December 7th.

'Chair-ity' chairs on display at Fayette Co. Library

'Chair-ity' chairs on display at Fayette Co. Library

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- There is still time to see a display of chairs that will be auctioned off during the Children's Village annual fundraiser.

Through Thursday, Dec. 1, anyone can stop by the Fayette County Library to see the unique hand-painted chairs. The auction, named the Children's Chair-ity Event, raises money for the abused and abandoned children who live in cottages at the Children's Village at Christian City.

MORE: Learn about the Children's Chair-ity Event

The Fayette County Library is located at 1821 Heritage Parkway in Fayetteville.