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Bryan Adams coming to The Fred

Bryan Adams coming to The Fred

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Bryan Adams is coming to Peachtree City.

His concert will be Friday, Aug. 5 at Frederick J. Brown Amphitheater (201 McIntosh Trail).

Adams has sold more than 65 million albums worldwide, garnering 21 Top 10 hits and achieving #1 status in more than 40 countries.

His most recent album, Bare Bones, is a live, acoustic collection of hits from his 30 year career, including "Summer of 69," "(Everything I Do) I Do It for You" and "Heaven."

Tickets to Bryan Adams' concert can be purchased on The Fred's website.

Deal honors Georgia's fallen service members

Deal honors Georgia's fallen service members

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal has honored Georgia's members of the armed forces who gave their lives in service to the United States.

Last week, he paid special tribute to 22 service members who lost their lives fighting for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

All members were killed in action since last year's ceremony.

"Today, we commemorate these fallen heroes for their courage and sense of honor, for their service and for their love of this nation and our most cherished principles," Deal said. "They have given their lives in defense of freedom, and we owe them our deepest respect and gratitude. But even more, we owe them our allegiance to the principles that they gave so much for -- freedom, justice and equality. This ceremony is a time to recommit ourselves to those high ideals."

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An Atlanta's Music icon called Don Juan R. Ramírez-Hernández

An Atlanta's Music icon called Don Juan R. Ramírez-Hernández

Mexican Music composer Juan R. Ramírez-Hernández is an icon in the classical music and especially in Atlanta where he is a  violinist with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra, founder of the Atlanta Virtuosi Foundation, Inc. and the Buckhead Youth Orchestra, and conductor of the Atlanta Community Symphony Orchestra, began his study of music in Mexico. At age 14, he began studying with Henryk Szeryng, and continued as Szeryng became his principal mentor in Mexico, the U.S. and Europe.

Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

Chambliss applauds Georgia's charter schools

ATLANTA -- United States Senator Saxby Chambliss (R-Georgia) has expressed his support for Georgia's charter schools and applauded those working to expand the charter system on behalf of children, families and communities across the state.

The week of May 2 is National Charter Schools Week.

"Georgia's excellent charter school sector continues to raise the bar for educational standards, and I applaud the Georgia Charter Schools Association for their commitment to education," said Sen. Chambliss. "Charter schools' emphasis on empowering parents with public school choice, innovation and local control provide quality alternatives for many families, and they give our students a good foundation to succeed.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Earth Day and Easter Eggs

WEEKEND EVENTS: Earth Day and Easter Eggs

SOUTH METRO AREA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Celebrate Earth Day at the Riverdale Town Centre from 5:00 to 9:00p p.m. on Friday, April 22. The event will showcase different local vendors and actives that will enhance the environment.

Join the Peactreee City Community for their annual Easter Egg Hunt. The event will be held on Saturday, April 23 at Shakerag Knoll on McIntosh Trail. Everyone will be admitted for free, to this event. Fire trucks will be on display and children will be able to partake in games, face painting and jumping in the moonwalk. Festivities began at 9:00 a.m.

The Main Street Academy in College Park will host their Spring Festival on Saturday, also. This outdoor festival includes karaoke, moonwalks, carnival games, food, a silent auction and prizes. Tickets to this event costs $10 and every ticket includes unlimited play.

Berry student to intern with Compassion International

Berry student to intern with Compassion International

ROME, Ga. -- A Berry College junior will spend her summer in Colorado and the Dominican Republic, working with one of the most prestigious Christian child advocacy programs in the world.

Rachel Imes was recently chosen for a competitive internship with Compassion International and will work with its human resources to further her dream of having a career in non-profit international relief.

"I always knew I wanted to help people, but I wasn't sure how," Imes said. Now, she has found a way.

Founded by the Rev. Everett Swanson in 1952, Compassion began providing Korean War orphans with food, shelter, education and health care, as well as Christian training.

Freshman’s speaking skills make history

Freshman’s speaking skills make history

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- (submitted by Melinda Berry-Dreisbach) Winning a state championship is extraordinary for any student, but it is exceptional for a freshman competing at her first GHSA (Georgia High School Association) Literary State Meet. 

Menaka Reddy of Fayette County High became the school’s first freshman to win the championship in the girls Extemporaneous Speaking division of the state competition. Her victory gave the school its third state championship in this division, and the first since 2002.

“This is a fantastic accomplishment for anyone, and especially a freshman,” says Jeffrey Miller, mathematics teacher and director of speech and debate at Fayette County High.  

Contestants are rated on organization, analysis of topic, subject, reasoning, expression, diction, and delivery.