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Onlooker captures funeral procession for fallen sheriff

ATLANTA – Spaulding County Sheriff Dee Stewart was buried on Thursday after a funeral service held at the Second Baptist Church in Griffin.

Stewart died from injuries he sustained after a collision with a pickup truck driven by his grandson. During his most recently campaign, Stewart said he would target illegal drugs and wanted the department to become more community-oriented.

This video, of his funeral procession, was shared by YouTube user hames74 and has become the fifth most shared video in the Atlanta area. The video was uploaded on Thursday and currently has about 900 views.

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Save 20% at great Atlanta restaurants throughout the month of July

Atlanta --  The first annual Dinner & A Cause Card benefiting the “Children of Conservation” project is now available.  The card costs only $50 and offers holders a 20% discount at great Atlanta restaurants while contributing 100% of the profits to the education of children and protection of wildlife in third world countries.  Giving Never Tasted So Good!  

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

LOCAL PROFILE: R&B Scene in Atlanta

ATLANTA – Derived from popular genres of music like jazz, blues and gospel, rhythm and blues was born. Rhythm and Blues music, which is widely referred to as R&B, is unique in that it has the ability to take on many musical identities, at once. Some say the genre was first identified in Harlem, during the Harlem Renaissance, which is known as one of the most prominent cultural movements for African Americans during the 1930’s. However, others think the genre originated in the 1940’s when African Americans began moving to northern cities, creating cultural fusion.  

The music evolved from “race music”, which was an offensive term that referred to the music of African Americans, into jump blues which was known for having a swing boogie, big band sound.

Goodwill receives $5.7 million grant to help those in need

Goodwill receives $5.7 million grant to help those in need

ATLANTA -- Good news is coming for many Georgians who are struggling to find jobs.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis recently announced that Goodwill of North Georgia will receive $5,724,222 to help people with barriers to employment, namely ex-offenders and low-income non-custodial parents, obtain the skills they need to find work.

The funds will go toward an Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration program, which offers temporary paid work experiences to more than 3,500 people nationwide. The program improves participants' employability, earnings and opportunities for advancement, not to mention their self-sufficiency and long-term success in the workforce.

"This grant provides needed support to individuals who face significant obstacles to employment," Solis said.

A town transformed: Hollywood comes to Cedartown

A town transformed: Hollywood comes to Cedartown

CEDARTOWN, Ga. -- There's a big change taking place in Cedartown. But for many long-time residents, the "new" face of downtown will look very familiar.

For the next few days, Cedartown will become a movie set for the cast and crew of "Jayne Mansfield's Car," a new film starring Billy Bob Thornton.

To fit the movie, Main Street has been transformed into a scene straight from the 1960s, and filmmakers used the town's own history to complete the look. Instead of imaginary places, they recreated the storefronts and shops in Cedartown 40 years ago.

The excitement is bringing people from all parts of Georgia, each hoping to catch a glimpse of a movie star. Their tourist dollars, combined with at least 40 crew members, are creating quite an economic boom.

"They're patronizing the stores. You go into a lunch establishment and they're going to be eating there," said city manager Robbie Rokovitz.

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Coupon Class in Atlanta

Coupon Class in Atlanta

As the Atlanta Economy struggles to get back to its former economic greatness. People across Atlanta are struggling to put food on the table with the price of food rising 6% in the last month alone what use to be afforable is no longer affordable. The Coupon Diva is now holding coupon classes. In these classes you will learn rules for the following stores. Kroger, Publix, Walmart, Target, Rite aid, Walgreens, and CVS. You wil havea fun and informative class where you learn hot to keep not only food, cleaning supplies, and health and beauty products.