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Silverbacks' new manager to be revealed Tuesday

Silverbacks' new manager to be revealed Tuesday

ATLANTA -- It's a new year for the Atlanta Silverbacks, and the professional soccer team is klcking off 2014 by naming its latest manager.

The new manager will be introduced to fans during a press conference on Tuesday, Jan. 7 at 10 a.m.

It will be held at the Georgia State Soccer Association, located at 2323 Perimeter Park Drive in DeKalb County.

Learn more about the team and its 2014 schedule at atlantasilverbacks.com.

Fulton Commission Chairman honored by Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority

Fulton Commission Chairman honored by Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Commission Chairman, District 1, John H. Eaves received the Grady Champion Award during the 2nd Annual “Honoring Healthcare Champions Awards.”

Chairman Eaves was one of eight community leaders, medical professionals and non-profit executives honored by the Hospital Authority for their leadership in efforts to support Grady Hospital and build healthier communities.

The awards dinner followed the 2013 Health Summit, which brought governmental leaders and healthcare professionals together to discuss healthcare issues affecting Fulton and Dekalb counties.

The Healthcare Champions were honored for research, advocacy, donations and inspired leadership.  Standing with Chairman Eaves (center) were Pete Correll (left), Chairman of the Grady Memorial Hospital Corporation and Thomas Dortch, Chairman of the Fulton-Dekalb Hospital Authority Board of Trustees.

The Biggest Loser's DOLVETTE

He calls Atlanta home, Dolvette of NBC's The Biggest Loser, stopped by Conn TV Studios to talk about his new lifestyle book about balance, not diet! You don't want to miss what he says about emotion, details, health and much much more. 

Silverbacks coach named NASL Coach of the Year

Silverbacks coach named NASL Coach of the Year

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Silverbacks coach Brian Haynes has been named Coach of the Year by the North American Soccer League.

"I think all of us who have been associated with Brian Haynes for the course of the year are better people for it," Silverbacks technical director Eric Wynalda said. "Brian Haynes was just the right guy for the job, and everything I knew and had been told about him that seemingly made him a perfect fit was true."

Haynes has only been with the Silverbacks for one full season, but he led the team all the way to the NASL Soccer Bowl 2013, where it ultimately fell to the New York Cosmos.

As a player, Haynes was on a number of teams, including the Trinidad and Tobago national team. He was a three-time NAIA All American while attending Erskine College.

Haynes is the second NASL Coach of the Year winner. Tampa Bay Rowdies coach Ricky Hill received the inaugural award in 2012.

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

ATLANTA -- LittlePINKBook.com, America’s No. 1 digital platform for career women, will host its 9th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Top-level female executives will share their experiences with rising through the corporate ranks to an audience of like-minded, successful women motivated to get there.  

Executives on the panel will be asked questions from the event’s moderator, Carol Costello, anchor at CNN Newsroom, Little PINK Book’s CEO and Founding Editor Cynthia Good as well as attendees. Panelists include:

Interim CEO addresses county employees

Interim CEO addresses county employees

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Interim DeKalb County CEO Lee May held his first employee meeting Tuesday.

RELATED | DeKalb interim CEO begins his tenure

May addressed about 400 people, sharing his vision for DeKalb's future and his plans for the 2014 budget. He also took questions from the audience.

Those who want to watch the meeting can tune in to DCTV Channel 23 on Wednesday at noon and 5:30 p.m., Friday at noon and 5:30 p.m., Saturday at 11:30 a.m. and Sunday at 4:30 p.m.

Lee May begins first week as DeKalb interim CEO

Lee May begins first week as DeKalb interim CEO

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- On Monday, Lee May kicks off his first full week as interim CEO of DeKalb County.

May was sworn in last Tuesday after Gov. Nathan Deal followed a panel's recommendation to suspend Burrell Ellis from office. Ellis faces extortion charges after being accused of using his position to force county vendors to contribute to his reelection campaign.

May will hold the position through Ellis' term, which runs through 2016, unless Ellis is acquitted.

May told 11Alive News that he plans to begin winning back DeKalb residents' trust by performing "the basic things that people pay their taxes for," such as filling potholes, picking up trash and making sure police respond when they are called.