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Amanda Warren to Star in CBS Police Drama ‘East New York’
Entertainment, National News

Amanda Warren to Star in CBS Police Drama ‘East New York’

CBS has unveiled its 2022-2023 primetime lineup. The network is debuting four new series for fall, including "East New York," led by actress Amanda Warren. "East New York" (From executive producers of "NYPD Blue") stars Amanda Warren as Deputy Inspector Regina Haywood, the newly promoted boss of the 74th Precinct, in East New York – a working-class neighborhood on the edge of Brooklyn in the midst of social upheaval and the early seeds of gentrification. Photo Credit: CBS With family ties to the area, Haywood is determined to deploy creative methods to protect her beloved community with the help of her officers and detectives. But first, she has the daunting task of getting them on board, as some are skeptical of her promotion, and others...
‘Road to the Bee’ Premieres May 26 ahead of Scripps National Spelling Bee
Entertainment, National News

‘Road to the Bee’ Premieres May 26 ahead of Scripps National Spelling Bee

"Road to the Bee" – a new, exclusive, one-hour original special documenting what it is like to prepare for and compete in the iconic Scripps National Spelling Bee – will premiere at 8 p.m. ET Thursday, May 26 on ION and Bounce. It comes just days before the 2022 Bee begins. Accomplished actor, director, educator and lifelong children's literacy advocate LeVar Burton, host of the 2022 Scripps National Spelling Bee, narrates "Road to the Bee." For the first time in Bee history, the competition will air on ION and Bounce, which are part of Scripps' portfolio of free, over-the-air national networks. The semifinals will air, live-to-tape, on ION and Bounce from 8-10 p.m. ET on Wednesday, June 1. (The semifinals are scheduled to begin at 3:30 p.m.) The finals will air live on ION and Boun...
South Fulton Firefighter to Deliver Pledge of Allegiance at Upcoming Presidential Inauguration
National News, Public Safety

South Fulton Firefighter to Deliver Pledge of Allegiance at Upcoming Presidential Inauguration

Captain Andrea Hall, a member of the South Fulton Fire Rescue Department, will deliver the Pledge of Allegiance at the 59th Inaugural Ceremonies on January 20, when Joseph Biden and Kamala Harris will be sworn in as President and Vice President of the United States. Captain Hall is the President of the International Association of Firefighters Local 3920 and a career firefighter with 28 years of dedicated service. She has served in the City of South Fulton Fire and Rescue Department and Fulton County Fire and Rescue Department since 1999. In 2004, she became the first African American woman in the county's history to be promoted to the rank of Fire Captain. The announcement of the inauguration participants was made today by the Presidential Inaugural Committee (PIC).  Father Le...
Local Leaders Remember Civil Rights Icon John Lewis
National News

Local Leaders Remember Civil Rights Icon John Lewis

On Friday, Congressman John Lewis, one of the most powerful figures in the Civil Rights Movement, passed away at the age of 80. The icon's home was located in the City of South Fulton. Local leaders are remembering him for his impact globally and in their own personal lives. State Senator and Democratic Party of Georgia (DPG) Chairwoman Nikema Williams regarded Lewis as a personal hero and friend. In a statement, she remembered Lewis for his legacy of "good trouble." "Congressman John Lewis was America’s greatest champion in the fight for justice and equality, and showed us all how to put the people first." said State Senator Nikema Williams. "His legacy of good trouble will ring on in generations to follow, a guiding light for those continuing to march toward a more righteous futu...
New COVID-19 Cases Identified, Health Officials to Answer Questions at Cliftondale Park
Health, National News, Statewide News

New COVID-19 Cases Identified, Health Officials to Answer Questions at Cliftondale Park

Since Georgia health officials announced earlier this week that the state's first two cases of COVID-19 were identified in Fulton County, three additional cases have been identified. One individual is from Cobb County after recently returning from Italy and is isolated at home. The second individual is from Fulton County and is hospitalized. The source of this individual’s exposure is unclear at this time. Testing for these two cases was done solely by the CDC, prior to the Georgia Public Health Laboratory (GPHL) having the capacity to test for COVID-19. CDC testing has confirmed the presumptive positive test for COVID-19 in a resident of Floyd County. The original testing was done by GPHL on March 5. The individual is hospitalized. Additionally, the Georgia Department of Public ...
Rep. John Lewis Asks for Prayers in Battle against Pancreatic Cancer
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Rep. John Lewis Asks for Prayers in Battle against Pancreatic Cancer

Rep. John Lewis recently learned from doctors that he must undergo treatment for pancreatic cancer.  He released this statement today regarding his prognosis and his plans to continue to serve the people of the 5th Congressional District of Georgia: “I have been in some kind of fight – for freedom, equality, basic human rights – for nearly my entire life. I have never faced a fight quite like the one I have now. “This month in a routine medical visit, and subsequent tests, doctors discovered Stage IV pancreatic cancer. This diagnosis has been reconfirmed. “While I am clear-eyed about the prognosis, doctors have told me that recent medical advances have made this type of cancer treatable in many cases, that treatment options are no longer as debilitating as they once were, an...

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