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Ray’s Restaurants Announce Arrival Of Copper River Salmon

Ray’s Restaurants Announce Arrival Of Copper River Salmon

ATLANTA -- The long-awaited 2012 Copper River salmon season kicked off just days ago in Alaska, and Ray’s Restaurants are now offering Copper River salmon in all three of the company’s dining establishments – Ray’s on the River, Ray’s in the City and Ray’s at Killer Creek. The three restaurants are known for carrying this prized and often difficult to find fish each year, and it is a celebrated time for hungry, seafood-loving Atlantans. Copper River salmon runs are all carefully managed for long-term sustainability by the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, so aside from being exceptionally flavorful, it is a fish that diners can feel good about eating.

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Fulton Opens Regional Health Center

Fulton Opens Regional Health Center

ATLANTA -- Fulton County Vice Chair  Emma I. Darnell and the Fulton County Board of Commissioners have announced the Grand Opening of the new and expanded Adamsville Regional Health Center, 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive, SW, Atlanta, on Thursday, June 7, 2012 at 11:00 a.m.

The new Adamsville Health Center is a major component of a comprehensive program designed to reduce and eliminate the high rate of health disparities in Fulton County by improving access to integrated, coordinated, quality healthcare. Services at the new facility will include primary care, public health and behavioral health services, housing assistance, employment assistance, dental services, a resource center and a drop in day care center.        

National Center for Civil Rights and Human Rights prepares to open doors

ATLANTA -- Civil rights museums are all on the docket for Atlanta, Charleston and Jackson, Mississippi.

The Smithsonian in Washington D.C. will be adding a $750 million National Museum of African American History and Culture.

In a few weeks ground will be broken for Atlanta's National Center for Civil and Human Rights.

It is a $30 million building that will be built near the Georgia Aquarium and World of Coca Cola on land donated by the beverage giant.

The building will be about 40,000 square feet.

The entire project will cost toward $100 million with the scheduled opening for 2014.

The center will house the papers of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. More than 10,000 documents will be in house along with a series of paintings depicting the life of Rep. John Lewis by the late artist Benny Andrews.

The institution will tie civil rights to human rights across the world.

Soldier steps off Braves screen, surprises family

ATLANTA -- The Sims family was already pumped to be at their very first Braves game on Memorial Day.  Then they were taken down onto the field, where they planned to see a taped greeting from their dad. He'd been deployed to Afghanistan for the last six months.

"I hope you're having a good time here with the Atlanta Braves, I can't wait to be with you again," Master Sergeant Dave Sims said. "In fact, wait one minute."

He then stepped off the screen and onto Turner Field. He was rushed and almost knocked over by his wife and four kids.  Afterward, Sims said he appreciated the sacrifice of the fallen soldiers who allowed him to celebrate with his family at a Braves game. He also thanked his wife.

"For the past six months, she's done such a good job of taking care of the kids and the house," Sims said. "I'm so proud of her, she is my hero."

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Supreme Court of Ga. chief justice sworn in

ATLANTA -- Georgia H. Carley has been sworn in as the 29th chief justice of the Supreme Court of Georgia, a post he will hold for fewer than two months.

During his investiture Tuesday morning, Carley was introduced by former Chief Justice Willis B. Hunt Jr., now a senior federal judge. U.S. District Court Judge Steve C. Jones for the Northern District of Georgia administered the oath.

Carley takes over from Chief Justice Carol Hunstein, who will resume her position as chief when Carley retires in July.

Carley is the first in Georgia history to have served as presiding judge and chief judge of the Georgia Court of Appeals, as well as presiding justice and chief justice of the Georgia Supreme Court.

All six living former chief justices attended the investiture.

Fulton unemployment exceeds metro rate in April

Fulton unemployment exceeds metro rate in April

ATLANTA -- The preliminary unemployment rate in metro Atlanta declined to 8.5 percent in April, the Georgia Department of Labor announced last week.

That's the lowest level since December 2008, when the rate was 7.7 percent.

In Fulton County, the unemployment rate was 9.2 percent in April.

Metro Atlanta's rate decreased as the number of new jobs grew. The industries showing growth include trade and transportation, leisure and hospitality, professional and business services, construction, and education and healthcare.

Metro Athens had the lowest area rate at 6.5 percent, while metro Dalton had the highest at 11.4 percent.

WE TV's newest reality show LA Hair held a preview showing at Atlanta's J Spot Salon

WE TV's newest reality show LA Hair held a preview showing at Atlanta's J Spot Salon

ATLANTA -- This week celebrity hair stylist and reality television star Derek J opened up his salon, J Spot Salon,  for WE TV's LA Hair private Atlanta showing. LA Hair, a new reality series about an elite celebrity salon filmed in LA, will officially make its debut May 31st at 10pm est on WE TV. Salon owner Kim Kimble and her staffers Terry and Angela are currently doing promo across the country and gearing up for the debut of series. 

Kim Kimble speaks on the new series saying that it will be entertaining and of course there will be beauty shop drama.  Angela was asked what was the hardest part about taping daily and she responded it was difficult to stay divafied everyday for taping and work in heels. Terry said his hardest task was still scheduling clients due to the taping schedule.

The cast of the show were entertaining and I look forward to a spicy season of LA Hair.