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Kasim Reed seeks second term in Tuesday's election

Kasim Reed seeks second term in Tuesday's election

ATLANTA -- Voters in Atlanta head to the polls Tuesday to decide whether to re-elect Mayor Kasim Reed.

Reed has three challengers, although his opponents have little name recognition and have not reported raising any money.

Reed is known for his strong support of President Barack Obama and his working relationship with Republican Gov. Nathan Deal on issues such as economic development.

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Reed hasn't been immune to criticism. Open government advocates have challenged Reed over a plan to use public financing to help support a new Atlanta Falcons stadium, and a group of street vendors have expressed their unhappiness since the city took steps to curtail the selling of goods on public streets.

Fulton County Vice-Chair Emma I. Darnell to host town hall on Fulton County taxes

Fulton County Vice-Chair Emma I. Darnell to host town hall on Fulton County taxes

WHO:             Vice-Chair Emma I. Darnell
                       Fulton County Board of Commissioners, District 5
                                   
WHAT:           Commissioner Darnell will host the third in a series of town hall meetings for residents of District 5
                       centered on the theme, Fulton County Taxes: The Real Story, “Everybody Pays, Who Benefits?  

Topics of discussion include:

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:

Superintendent names Student Advisory Council members

Superintendent names Student Advisory Council members

ATLANTA -- State School Superintendent Dr. John Barge has selected 50 students from across Georgia to serve on his 2013-14 Student Advisory Council.

More than 700 teens applied to join this year's council, which was formed to give young people a voice in how their classrooms are organized.

"Having student input during the policy-making process is invaluable," Barge said in a statement. "The students are ultimately the ones impacted by our work, and I want them to share their ideas and concerns as we address many critical issues."

The council will meet three times this school year to discuss how state policies have an impact in their classrooms. They will also serve as the superintendent's ambassadors to their respective schools.

A number of the Student Advisory Council members are from metro Atlanta, including:

Kasim Reed kicks off reelection campaign

Kasim Reed kicks off reelection campaign

ATLANTA -- Popular Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed kicked off his 2013 reelection campaign with a rally on the front steps of City Hall.

The 44-year-old mayor said he held Monday's event mainly to reassure everyone he has no other political ambitions despite receiving several offers.

FULL COVERAGE | Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed

"I've got my dream job," the former Democratic state lawmaker said. "Sorry if people think I don't aim high enough ... my mother thinks I should be a senator by now."

"I think I make the mayor's office look sexy," Reed added with a laugh.

When asked about his plans four years from now, he said he wasn't sure.

Andrew Lane chats with ReinChild

Andrew Lane chats with ReinChild

ATLANTA -- Andrew Lane has contributed to hits that have sold over 50 million records; his resume includes Hannah Montana, High School Musical, Backstreet Boys, Dallas Austin and La Face Records.

In order to be able to be in the industry for 27 years, he has had to sacrifice a lot to be where he is. He says that family understanding the importance of his “timing” has helped to develop his career without regrets.

There are two sides to this scenario but when its family time. He knows how to shut off the world and pay attention to his immediate circle. Andrew warns up and coming producers that if you are scared, don’t try to make a living in the music industry. Those that succeed have learned to take it seriously and take a leap of faith.

Atlanta plus-size designer lands reality show on WeTv

Atlanta plus-size designer lands reality show on WeTv

WeTv has a new reality show premiering Thursday, June 13 at 10/9c.

The network has taken a chance on Atlanta plus-size designer Kenyatta Jones of Bella René, documenting her trials and tribulations of trying to make it in a fashion world that is typical driven by skinny models and persnickety fashion designers with mass appeal.