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Holly Springs Police Search for Missing Teen

Holly Springs Police Search for Missing Teen

HOLLY SPRINGS, GA -- The Holly Springs Police Department is asking for the public's help in locating a missing teenage girl.

Sixteen-year-old Meridian Debord was last seen in Holly Springs on Wednesday, Jan. 19. She is believed to be a runaway and may be with an unknown adult male.

Meridian is described as a white female, 5'6" and 160 pounds, with brown hair and blue eyes.

Anyone who has seen Meridian or knows her whereabouts is asked to call the Holly Springs Police Criminal Investigations Division at 770-345-5537.

Doraville Honors Late Mayor Ray Jenkins

Doraville Honors Late Mayor Ray Jenkins

DORAVILLE, GA -- The City of Doraville has lost a truly remarkable man, leader and pillar of the community.

On Monday, Feb. 7, city offices will be closed in honor and remembrance of Mayor Ray Jenkins, who passed away on Wednesday, Feb. 2 of complications from pneumonia. Mayor Jenkins had been battling the illness since late 2010.

Read more about the late mayor's remarkable life.

The memorial service will be held Feb. 7 at 11:30 a.m. at H.M. Patterson & Son Funeral Home - Oglethorpe Hill Chapel (4550 Peachtree Road NE, Atlanta, 30319). The burial service will be at 2:30 p.m.

Woodstock High Instructor Named Athletic Director of the Year

Woodstock High Instructor Named Athletic Director of the Year

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Chuck Wilson, the athletic director at Woodstock High School, has been selected as the Region 5-AAAAA Athletic Director of the Year.

High school principals throughout the region voted for Wilson to receive the honor. He will compete against all the other regional winners this spring for the chance to become State Athletic Director of the Year.

"Coach Wilson's passion for high school athletics is apparent in each position he has held during his 22 years as an educator in Cherokee County," said Woodstock High principal Bill Sebring.

Wilson began his teaching and coaching career in 1989 at Etowah High School in Woodstock, where he coached football, tennis, baseball and basketball. In 1992, he transferred to Sequoyah High in Canton to serve as an assistant football coach, as well as assistant girls' soccer coach.

When Woodstock High opened in 1996, Wilson became the varsity girls' soccer coach, a position he held for six years.

Georgia Senator Encourages Students to Enter Holocaust Contest

Georgia Senator Encourages Students to Enter Holocaust Contest

ROSWELL, GA -- Georgia Senator John Albers (R-Roswell) recently announced his desire for middle and high school students to enter the annual statewide Holocaust Art and Writing Contest.

Sponsored by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Education, the contest's theme is "What Are the Lessons of the Holocaust?" The program began in 1995; this is the first year that the contest will include a Music category.

"These contests are a great educational tool that inspires students to take the initiative to learn more about a critical time in our history," said Sen. Albers. "This program is a great example of the kind of creativity our schools need to truly engage students.

Back from Iraq!

Andrew Barnes, grandson of Elaine Pollard, lunchroom monitor at Knox Elementary School in Canton, surprises his grandmother during lunchtime! Students cheer at the reunion.  Andrew left in Oct. 2009 and returned to Georgia Wednesday, September 29, 1010.  He is from Cartersville and stationed in Columbus, GA at Ft. Benning.  He is an EOD Tech (Explosive Ordinance Disposal).