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Radio broadcaster to speak during Sack Lunch series

Radio broadcaster to speak during Sack Lunch series

NEWNAN, Ga. -- A radio broadcasting pioneer will share his story in Newnan this week.

Don Whitehead will speak at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Carnegie Library. His appearance is part of the city's Sack Lunch series; attendees are welcome to bring lunch to the library as they listen to the talk.

Whitehead, 72, grew up in Indiana and attended Tennessee State University at the height of the 1960s Civil Rights movement. While studying for his master's degree, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, and Whitehead put his hopes of having a theater career on hold to get involved in radio.

During his career, Whitehead got the chance to interview a number of notable figures, including Henry Kissinger, Louis Armstrong, Jackie Robinson, former Alabama governor George Wallace and several key figures in the Civil Rights movement -- Jesse Jackson, Ralph David Abernathy, Andrew Young, Hosea Williams and John Lewis.

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

NEWNAN: Georgia to open new state park

NEWNAN: Georgia to open new state park

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Georgia is about to get a new state park.

When Chattahoochee Bend State Park opens next Friday, it will become Georgia's first new state park since Tallulah Gorge State Park opened in 1993.

The 2,910-acre park in northwest Coweta County will feature four miles of wooded trails, seven miles of river, and a half-mile hike to an observation platform with forest and river views.  

It will also offer RV and trailer camping sites, riverfront platform sites and walk-in sites for tent campers. Organized groups can rent a private area with screened shelters and a fire pit.

 

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.