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Silverbacks sign new midfielder

Silverbacks sign new midfielder

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- The Atlanta Silverbacks have agreed to a contract with midfielder/forward Francisco "Paco" Rueda, pending USSF and ITC approval.

Rueda, 27, is best known for the time he spent with Mexican first division giants Monterrey, but he most recently played professionally for CF Reboceros de La Piedad in the Liga de Ascenso in Mexico.

"It's great to be able to add Paco to our team," said José Manuel Abundis, head coach of the Silverbacks. "He brings important experience from Mexico and he's tremendously skilled, so we're delighted that we've been able to sign him."

A native of La Piedad Michoacan, Mexico, Rueda made six appearances for Reboceros de La Piedad in 2010 before coming to Atlanta.

Georgia Connections Academy names first principal

Georgia Connections Academy names first principal

ATLANTA -- Georgia Connections Academy (GACA) has announced that Heather Robinson has been appointed as principal for the new statewide virtual charter school.

GACA is the state's first full-time virtual character school and will serve students in grades K-12 from across Georgia.

The school was recently approved by the Georgia Charter School Commission. Enrollment began on Friday, Apr.

For The First Time, World-Renowned Yoga Master Sadhguru Vasudev Presents “Inner Engineering” Program

For The First Time, World-Renowned Yoga Master Sadhguru Vasudev Presents “Inner Engineering” Program

Thousands Expected for Rare Opportunity to Learn Life-Changing Yoga Practice Directly from One of India’s 50 Most Influential People


When: Saturday, May 14; Sunday May 15, 2011

Where: SPB Hall, 5331 Royal Woods Parkway, Tucker, GA 30084


What: For the first time in 25 years, world-renowned yogi Sadhguru Vasudev will personally conduct the Inner Engineering Shambhavi Mahamudra program in a specially constructed two-day format.


Inner Engineering is a combined online and in-person program for self-empowerment and personal growth derived from the ancient science of yoga. This scientifically structured program presents simple but powerful processes from the yogic tradition to purify the human physiological system and increase health and inner well-being.


An initial seven-part online course prepares pa

Trace your roots at the Doraville Library

Trace your roots at the Doraville Library

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- Curious to learn more about your ancestors and family history?

Genealogist Bonita Hoffmeister will be at the Doraville Library (3748 Central Avenue, 30340) this weekend to help residents do just that.

Anyone who is interested in "Digging for Your Roots," as the program is called, can visit the library between 10 a.m. and 12 noon. Hoffmeister will show attendees how to find their ancestors and create a family tree.

For more information, call the Doraville Library at 770-936-3852.

Who Should Replace Charlie Sheen?

Who Should Replace Charlie Sheen?

ATLANTA -- With Charlie Sheen's future on "Two and a Half Men" up in the air, who should replace him if he doesn't return to the set?

Right now, Jason Bateman and John Stamos lead the way in an online poll.

Think you can do a better casting job? Vote for your pick on Atlanta.Momslikeme.com.

Late Mayor Jenkins Honored on Arbor Day

Late Mayor Jenkins Honored on Arbor Day

DORAVILLE, GA -- On Saturday, Feb. 19, Doraville City Council members, staff and volunteers braved the dreary weather to celebrate a very special Arbor Day.

Each year, the city hosts a tree planting celebration to teach communities about the benefits that plants provide. This year's ceremony not only commemorated Arbor Day, but honored late Doraville Mayor Ray Jenkins as well.

A Chinese Elm was planted in the mayor's memory near the main entrance to the Doraville Library (3748 Central Avenue, 30340). Mayor Jenkins' widow, Lou Jenkins, helped with the planting.

The memorial tree counts toward the Arbor Day Foundation's Tree City U.S.A. initiative.

Commissioner Stan Watson to Address Issues Impacting Black DeKalb

DECATUR – In recognition of Black History Month, DeKalb County Commissioner Stan Watson is pleased to present to the citizens of DeKalb County the “State of Black DeKalb” - How Far Have We Come?  The event will feature a series of panel guests in a discussion to share insight on issues that impact critical quality of life issues.

Topics covered in the “State of Black DeKalb” include:

  • Economic Development
  • Education
  • Healthcare
  • Community Partnerships and Resources
  • Political Aspects
  • Faith-Based Community
  • Future of DeKalb

The event will be held at the Porter Sanford III Performing Arts and Community Center on Monday, Feb. 21, 2011 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the main theatre.