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KIRKWOOD: Two new charter schools open weeks after rest of county

KIRKWOOD: Two new charter schools open weeks after rest of county

ATLANTA -- Wednesday marked the first day of school for nearly 500 students in DeKalb County.

Ivy Preparatory Academy for Girls and Ivy Preparatoy Academy for Girls opened in the same building at 1807 Memorial Drive.

"I am ready; I am ready!" shouted Brigit Case, who has two sons attending Ivy Prep for Boys. 

She's among the hundreds of parents who kept their children out of school three weeks after the start of their district's schools so they could go to these two new charter schools for kids in kindergarten through sixth grades.

"Some of the schools in DeKalb are not meeting AYP," said Raymond Randall, Sr. "In our area, they were really bad, unfortunately."

Screenings at South Bend showing TRON: Legacy

Screenings at South Bend showing TRON: Legacy

“Screenings in South Bend” is the free, family-friendly outdoor movie screening series at the South Bend Center for Arts & Culture.

This Labor Day Weekend, “Screenings in South Bend”

presents

TRON: Legacy (2010) in 2D.

RATED: PG

RUN TIME: 127 minutes

Hailed by Rolling Stone Magazine, Los Angeles Times, New York Daily News, Entertainment Weekly  and The Hollywood Reporter, "Tron: Legacy" is a high-tech adventure set in a digital world that's unlike anything ever captured on the big screen. Nominated for an Academy Award for ‘Achievement in Sound Editing’, “Tron: Legacy” stars Jeff Bridges, Garrett Hedlund and Olivia Wilde and is the sequel to the 1982 film Tron.

Free help for job seekers in online chat

Free help for job seekers in online chat

ATLANTA -- Fresh on the heels of "Atlanta's Job Fair for All" on Tuesday came a chance for job-seeking education on Wednesday.

Georgia's Department of Labor reached out to job seekers and employers with a 90-minute online chat session, which ended at 1 p.m.

They want to make known all the resources the department has at its disposal.

"Many people think of state departments of labor as 'unemployment offices'," said Dept. of Labor spokesperson Sam Hall. "It's important they understand that we provide a wide range of services."

DeKalb, Fulton receive grants to fight sexual abuse

DeKalb, Fulton receive grants to fight sexual abuse

ATLANTA -- DeKalb and Fulton counties have been awarded grants for use by law enforcement agencies to combat child sexual abuse and exploitation.

The grants awarded Tuesday are administrated by the U.S. Department of Justice and Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.

Federal officials say DeKalb County will receive $496,793 and the Fulton County District Attorney's Office will receive $352,803. They say Atlanta continues to have a reputation as a center of child prostitution.

Twenty grants totaling $9.2 million are being awarded to agencies across the country.

Fulton to televise citizens' town hall tonight

Fulton to televise citizens' town hall tonight

FULTON CO., Ga. -- What do you want to know about Fulton County services?

On Tuesday, Aug. 30, residents will have the chance to comment and ask questions without leaving home during the Fulton County ¢itizen $ense Tele-Town Hall, which will be broadcast on FGTV from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Comcast subscribers can watch the event live on:
* Channel 23 (unincorporated Fulton County)
* Channel 21 (city of Atlanta)
* Channel 26 (College Park/East Point)

Residents can submit their feedback and ask questions by calling 404-730-8757 or 404-730-8794. They can also email questions to citizensense@fultoncountyga.gov.

The town hall will feature a live Tweet Chat.

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