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High school sports get a new 'beat'

High school sports get a new 'beat'

ATLANTA -- In just one week, Atlanta-area high school sports will get a new beat.

Beats Battle, the brainchild of atlanta.highschoolsports.net and Patchwerk Recording Studios, will give high school students the chance to use their talents to show pride in their schools and teams.

Each week Patchwerk will provide different beats on atlanta.highschoolsports.net. Students can download the beats, add lyrics that praise their favorite high school teams and upload their products to the Web.

Voters can visit atlanta.highschoolsports.net to select a weekly winner. At the end of the season, one grand prize winner will receive recording time in the legendary Patchwerk Studios.

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Color your way to a college scholarship

Color your way to a college scholarship

ATLANTA -- Coloring is perhaps one of the first activities a child embarks upon in his or her educational journey. It creates a foundation for activity and a lifetime of learning.

This September, coloring can also help create a financial foundation.

One lucky Georgia child will join Kendall Lapinskas of Dunwoody and Taylor Boyd of Covington in winning a college scholarship from the Path2College 529 Plan.

Stone Mountain runners came out of the gate fast at opening meet

Stone Mountain runners came out of the gate fast at opening meet

Stone Mountain junior cross country runners Nahome Abera and Abel Abay opened the 2011 DeKalb County cross country season with sub-18 minute times to lead the Pirates to victory in the second varsity race at the Druid Hills Middle course on Tuesday.

Abera took first in the race with a time of 17:33.98 and Abay was second in 17:38.19 as the Pirates outran Dunwoody 29-50 for the team victory.

Junior teammate Robert Madrigal took fifth to give the Pirates three runners in the Top 5 as he finished in a time of 18:37.01.

DEKALB: Atkinson hired as new superintendent

DEKALB: Atkinson hired as new superintendent

STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. -- With a 6-to-3 vote, Dr. Cheryl Atkinson has been hired as the new DeKalb County School Superintendent.

Monday morning's school board meeting was so divisive three board members walked out while one of their colleagues criticized the selection.

"Why did we reject other candidates with better records?" asked Nancy Jester, one of the school board members who voted against Atkinson.

"I'm proud of the selection," said board member Dr. Eugene Walker. "There are novices on the board who declare themselves experts on school systems."

All of the board members have said they would support Atkinson now that she has been approved as superintendent.

Atkinson gained support from parents after a frank question and answer session over the weekend.

Subway celebrates 500th Metro Atlanta store

Subway celebrates 500th Metro Atlanta store

ATLANTA -- With the arrival of several new stores this month, Subway celebrates the opening of more than 500 stores in Metro Atlanta since its first location in 1977.

This milestone is a testament to the Subway brand and the franchisees who have made it so successful in the Atlanta area -- not to mention the world, as Subway is the planet's largest restaurant chain with over 34,000 locations.

"We continue to offer a dining experience that meets the changing tastes and needs of our loyal patrons, so it is no surprise to see this important achievement," said Christi Estis, director of operations for Subway Development of Atlanta. "We could not have reached this milestone without the dedication of our model franchisees and employees.

M.L King faces South Gwinnett on Thursday Night

M.L King faces South Gwinnett on Thursday Night

Decatur, Ga--The Class AAAAA No. 7 ranked Martin Luther King Jr. Lions open their season on Thursday night in a 7:30 p.m. contest at Hallford Stadium against the South Gwinnett Comets (0-1).

South Gwinnett won at home a year ago in a 44-41 shootout featuring a pair of high octane offenses.

 M.L. King's Jonquel Dawson passed for a record setting 486 yards in the season opener a year ago and went on to set the season and career passing marks in DeKalb County and returns to add to that career total this fall. Dawson passed for 3,611 yards last season and moved on top of the career passing list with 5,383 yards.

South Gwinnett lost its season opener 45-13 to current No. 1 ranked
Lowndes.

Class AAAAA No. 6 ranked Stephenson (1-0) and Class AAA No. 6 ranked Cedar Grove are both coming off season opening victories as they meet up on Friday in a 7:30 p.m. game at Hallford Stadium.