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Former Coca-Cola president Don Keough dies

Former Coca-Cola president Don Keough dies

ATLANTA -- Don Keough, Coca-Cola's former president, COO and director, died Tuesday. He was 88.

A Coca-Cola spokesperson confirmed Keough's death, saying he was surrounded by family members when he passed away.

"Our heartfelt condolences go out to the entire Keough family that loved Don so much. We share their loss, and we share their pride in the legacy of one of the truly great leaders in the history of business," Coca-Cola CEO Muhtar Kent said in a statement. "The world has lost a giant of a man in Don Keough, and we at Coca-Cola have lost an extraordinary leader, mentor and friend."

Former Atlanta fire chief filed federal lawsuit

Former Atlanta fire chief filed federal lawsuit

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- Former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has filed a federal lawsuit against the City of Atlanta and Mayor Kasim Reed after he was fired "because of his Christian faith and beliefs." Attorneys for The Alliance Defending Freedom made the announcement Wednesday afternoon.

Last month, an administrative complaint was filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. The lawsuit and the complaint contend Cochran was fired because of his religious beliefs.

"Americans are guaranteed the freedom to live without fear of being fired because of their beliefs and thoughts," ADF Senior Counsel David Cortman said. "The city of Atlanta is not above the Constitution and federal law. In America, a religious or ideological test cannot be used to fire a public servant."

Meet the Atlantan on We tv's new 'Bachelor'-like reality show

Meet the Atlantan on We tv's new 'Bachelor'-like reality show

ATLANTA -- Ladies, would you go on national tv to find love if you knew finding love came with being scrutinized by his mother and his pastor?

Eh, I don't know, but that's what 29-year-old Brandy Commodore from Atlanta did when she decided to be one of 24 women who would vie for the attention of We tv's first African-American bachelor in their new reality television series "Match Made in Heaven."

Tastemaker Magazine caught up with Brandy to find out what we should expect from the premiere and why she decided to try to find love on national television. Check out the full interview here.

Kecia Johnson using AIDS diagnosis to help her community

Kecia Johnson using AIDS diagnosis to help her community

ATLANTA -- Most people find it strange how peaceful Kecia Johnson is living with a disease the world frowns upon.

Kecia grew up with a good family, she went to college, and she got a bachelor's degree. Everything you would expect to happen to someone with great family support was happening in Kecia’s life. Until one day Kecia fell sick and was told she had AIDS -- not HIV.

Kecia was 22 years old when she found out. She had mixed emotions, and the negative opinions of others caused Kecia to hide her diagnosis for two years from her family, including her mother Dr. Wendy Johnson. After time Kecia realized that God’s purpose in this was not to make her less of a woman, but to make her more of a woman because she was the shining light to stop the stigma of what society think AIDS should look like or come from.

Billy Graham's son supports ousted Atlanta fire chief

Billy Graham's son supports ousted Atlanta fire chief

ATLANTA -- Evangelist Billy Graham's son, Franklin Graham, is urging Christians to attend a "Standing for Our Faith Rally" at the Georgia State Capitol on Tuesday to support former Atlanta fire chief Kelvin Cochran.

Franklin Graham, who is a preacher, says Cochran was fired "because of his faith in Jesus Christ." Mayor Kasim Reed says the matter is about Cochran's lack of judgment, not religion.

Numerous Christians and Christian leaders are expected to attend the rally scheduled for 1:30 p.m. at the Georgia Capitol Rotunda. Reed fired Cochran on Jan. 6 over a book he wrote that says homosexuality and having multiple sexual partners is "vile," "vulgar," and "Inappropriate.'

Personal Safety Tips

Personal Safety Tips

By Greg Norred, CEO, Norred & Associates

Over the course of your life, the chances of being the victim of a crime are at least one in three, higher if you live in a large city, and higher still if you’re a woman. The criminal’s objective is to maximize gain and minimize risk, and he’ll usually pick the easiest target with the most to offer. Given these odds, it pays to take precautions by following some basic safety rules:

Fire Chief suspended after publishing anti-gay comments

Fire Chief suspended after publishing anti-gay comments

ATLANTA -- Atlanta's fire chief is suspended without pay after publishing a book calling homosexuality "unclean", "a sexual perversion", "vulgar", and "inappropriate".

The book titled Who Told You That You Were Naked? is on sale at Amazon.com. It was authored by Atlanta's Fire Chief, Kelvin Cochran. The summary of the book refers to God's words to Adam in the Bible:

From God's perspective nakedness meant so much more. It meant condemnation and deprivation to his most precious creation-mankind. Though He reconciled Adam's condition by clothing him in coats of lambs' skin, Adam never got over what he had done. Condemnation has dominated ever since. Now we have a more permanent solution. We have been clothed with Christ! Redeemed men who carry the curse of condemnation and deprivation cannot fulfill their purpose as husbands, fathers, community and business leaders-world changers!