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Child care providers to be rated

ATLANTA -- More than 500 child care providers across Georgia have already signed up for a new, voluntary quality ratings system by the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.

"We're going for the top," said Tressie Evans, Director of the Sheltering Arms Center in Downtown Atlanta. "We're going to try our best. We believe in the top." 

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Atlanta Caribbean Carnival prepares for major celebration Memorial weekend

Atlanta Caribbean Carnival prepares for major celebration Memorial weekend

"Carnival is mas and music!" The dynamic theme of the 2012 Atlanta Caribbean Carnival was vibrant and alive Saturday, April 7, during the official launch and press conference for the annual cultural spectacular, held at the Atlanta downtown Sheraton.   

With 2012, being the 50th anniversary of Independence for both Jamaica and Carnival's celebrated home nation of Trinidad, expectations have heightened for this years event, taking place Memorial weekend in the historic Auburn Avenue district. 

"Jamaica and Trinidad are going to mashup (slang: party hard) the place!" joked Vin Martin, Jamaica's honorary consul to Atlanta.  Receiving excited applause, Martin gave words of welcome to the Caribbean Carnival and the upcoming Jamaica Jubilee events.

Teen sentenced in toe typing robbery

Teen sentenced in toe typing robbery

ATLANTA -- A teen has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for an armed robbery in which the victim used her toes to type messages for help.

A Fulton County judge Tuesday sentenced 19-year-old Dontavius Jackson in the 2010 attack. He was found guilty of armed robbery, aggravated battery and other charges.

Authorities say Jackson broke into Amy Windom's home, beat her and forced her from room to room as he stole electronics, money and her ATM card. Authorities say he tied her to her bed, stole her car and fled.

Fernbank Museum to The Arctic Opening Celebration

Fernbank Museum to The Arctic Opening Celebration

 

On Saturday, April 21 join us at the Fernbank Museum to celebrate the opening of the new IMAX® film, To The Arctic. Bring your cubs and enjoy a variety of Arctic-themed activities.

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High-Demand BROADWAY Choreographer to Teach Community Dance Class in East Atlanta

High-Demand BROADWAY Choreographer to Teach Community Dance Class in East Atlanta
Atlanta’s Award-Winning ‘Best Local International World Music Act’ GIWAYEN MATA continues their ‘DanceAfrica Atlanta’ Community Dance Series

Renowned for his choreography in some of Broadway’s most popular productions and on internationally acclaimed dance companies, New York-based choreographer Ronald K. Brown, Artistic Director and Choreographer of EVIDENCE: A Dance Company lands his dancing feet in East Atlanta for a ONE DAY ONLY. Learn to dance from him in one of the "DanceAfrica 2013" Community Dance Classes presented by GIWAYEN MATA, Atlanta’s award-winning all-sistah dance, percussion, and vocal ensemble on Sunday, April 15 from 3:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m, Dance 411 Studios 475 Moreland AVE Atlanta, GA 30316.

Chipper homers in return, Braves earn 1st win of the season

Houston, TX (Sports Network) - Chipper Jones showed little rust in his 2012 debut on Tuesday, going 2-for-4 with a two-run homer as the Atlanta Braves topped the Houston Astros, 6-4, in the middle tilt of a three-game set at Minute Maid Park.

Jones missed the tail end of spring training and the first four games of the season after surgery on March 26 to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee.

Tyler Pastornicky cracked a solo homer, Dan Uggla had an RBI double, while Eric Hinske and Freddie Freeman also knocked in runs for the Braves, who picked up their first win of the season and avoided starting 0-5 for the first time since 1988.

Tommy Hanson (1-1) gave up two runs on six hits and three walks while fanning eight in five innings for the win. Hard-throwing closer Craig Kimbrel secured his first save of 2012 despite allowing the first two runners to reach base in the ninth.