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Atlanta Underground Film Festival draws fans to RoleCall Theater at Ponce City Market through Aug. 21The Atlanta Underground Film Festival (AUFF) is showcasing the work of more than 100 films this weekend.
Marvin Sapp attends Atlanta red carpet premiere of “Never Would Have Made It” biopicGospel legend Marvin Sapp was in Atlanta for a star-studded red carpet event Wednesday night at Regal Atlantic Station, joining cast members for TV One’s world premiere movie screening of “Never Would Have Made It: The Marvin Sapp Story.”
Local non-profit helps disabled children with play toolsLekotek of Georgia, a local non-profit, has developed technology-based resources to help children with disabilities utilize computers for learning games and tools.
Saving Ourselves Symposium hosted to increase awareness of monkeypox, other ailmentsGeorgia has the 5th highest number of monkeypox cases in the nation, though state officials are not declaring a public health emergency over the virus. The Saving Ourselves Symposium was hosted in Atlanta to increase awareness of monkeypox, AIDS and other ailments among the LGBTQ+ community.
Pancreatic Cancer charity looking for more help in Metro AtlantaThe non-profit pancreatic cancer charity Purple Pansies which supports patients and families is hosting its largest fundraiser of the year in September.
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Family of Gwinnett Co. woman killed in accidental shooting seeks justiceA family is left shattered and looking for answers nearly a year after a Gwinnett County woman was killed in what police called an accidental shooting.
College Park breaks ground on Gateway Pedestrian Bridge and TrailCollege Park broke ground on a pedestrian bridge and trail that’s building connections in more ways than one.
Focus Atlanta - Green ThumbGreen Thumb announces a grant to help organizations that focus on Education, Employment and Expungement.
Focus Atlanta - Fight Chronic DiseaseThe Partnership to Fight Chronic Disease discusses ways we can proactively shift the pharmaceutical burden on our seniors.
Focus Atlanta - British Swim SchoolBritish Swim School provides tips for boating safety during summer months.
Focus Atlanta - Power PlantsWe learn how the nutrients we eat can help us to feel younger with the author of “Power Plants”.
GHSA facing major shortage of officials, looking to recruit moreThe Georgia High School Association is going into the new season with a shortage of officials. They are looking to recruit more. For information on applying, please visit their website at GHSA.net.
Metro Atlanta church giving away shoes ahead of start of schoolNew Birth Missionary Baptist Church gave away hundreds of pairs of shoes and socks to children from across the DeKalb Couny community ahead of the start of school.
The INFLCR NIL Summit was recently held in AtlantaAt the NIL Summit, 'Name, Image, Likeness' was discussed heavily in terms of how those factors leverage dollars for student athletes and their futures. The summit allowed student athletes and brands to connect with each other.
UGA and Georgia State are 3 weeks out from their season openersGeorgia State is concentrating on special teams and while both teams are shoring up their squads ahead of their September 3 openers.
BeREGGAE Music and Arts Festival brings entertainment, healing to the communityThe BeREGGAE Fest, the largest festival of its kind in the Southeast, is back for a 9th year, bringing lots of entertainment, music, food and vendors to Piedmont Park.
West Point mother, attorney respond to officer's racial slur caught on security cameraTomeshia Madden and her attorney, Wendell Major, discuss the viral video showing a West Point officer using a racial slur outside her home.
Hands to Heal GA raising funds for program to help youth cope with stress, anxietyReports show kids returning to school are dealing with more mental health issues than ever, and a local non-profit is launching a program to provide some relief.
Vaccination rates for young people remains low in GeorgiaAccording to experts, Covid vaccination rates among youngsters remains very low in the state of Georgia, despite rising instances of infection.
Georgia Seniors Farmers Market hosted in Fulton CountyFulton County is hosting the events to help provide fresh, healthy foods for those age 60 and older.
Black Restaurant Week underway in Atlanta through August 14Black Restaurant Week founders encourage businesses to provide dining specials to boost sales, which allows them to hire more staff, expand and handle rising food costs.
Clean air advocates urge Georgia school systems to apply for school bus rebate fundingTime is running out for Georgia school systems looking to get funding to improve air quality for students. Local clean air advocates are raising awareness about the issue and the deadline.
Local advocates oppose Atlanta City Jail bed lease agreementThe city of Atlanta has reached an agreement to lease hundreds of beds at the Atlanta City Jail to Fulton County inmates. The agreement is sparking outrage among community advocates.

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