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Government watchdog group seeks transparency on Braves stadium move

1/3/2014, 9:36 a.m.
Common Cause Georgia, government watchdog group, is pushing for more transparency from Cobb County leaders on the Braves stadium project, ...
The Atlanta Braves announced last year that the club plans to move from Turner Field to Cobb County. The proposed $672 million project is pictured above.

Started in 1974, Wonderful Days seeks to transform the lives of at-risk children through quality preschool education. The school operates through grants, stipends, fundraisers and donations.

The entry fee is $25. No shirt option is $15. Credit cards are accepted on race day. Awards, door prizes and post-race food and activities are included. Register at GeorgiaRunner.com or on race day beginning at 7 a.m.

For race information, contact Anne Patrick at (404) 274-8866 or email annecpatrick@bellsouth.net or Pacesetter’s P.R. at (678) 795-0015 or email pacesetr@bellsouth.net. To learn more about the school, visit wonderfuldaysprek.org.

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Carla Jackson

Cobb County welcomes in new tax commissioner

Newly appointed Cobb County Tax Commissioner Carla Jackson, who has held the office of Chief Deputy in the department, was sworn into office Monday, December 30.

Cobb tax commissioners appoint their own chief deputies, and current Commissioner Gail Downing chose Jackson for the job in 2012. The office is a four-year term.

Jackson named Chelly McDuffie of east Cobb manager of the levy office, which is in charge of delinquent collections, as her chief deputy.

Jackson has worked for both Home Depot and Turner Broadcasting. As tax commissioner, Jackson will oversee a staff of 104 people with an annual operating budget of $520,000 and personnel budget of $6.9 million.

Auburn Avenue Research Library Events

Drawing the Dream: African American History in Children’s Literature
Art Exhibit
will be open Monday, Jan. 6 - Friday, Jan. 31 at the Auburn Avenue Research Library. The Drawing the Dream: Civil Rights Movement in Illustrated Children’s Literature will also be on display. This exhibition features the work of three-time recipient of the Coretta Scott King Honor Award in Illustration, R. Gregory Christie, and celebrates culturally conscious illustrated children’s literature.

Remembering Trayvon: A Community Collective Exhibition
Community Collective Exhibition will be on display Monday, Jan. 6 to Sunday, Feb. 2 at
The Auburn Avenue Research Library Satellite Gallery at the Hammonds House Museum, located at 503 Peeples Street, Atlanta, GA 30310. This memorial exhibition features various renderings and interpretations of Trayvon Martin, a seventeen-year-old African American male that was tragically shot and killed in his own neighborhood, via photographic, hand-drawn, and digital art forms.

Documenting the Dream: African American History and Culture through Art and Photography
Community Discussion
 will be held at 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 16. This community discussion will feature presentations by children’s illustrator R. Gregory Christie and photographer, Horace Henry.

Auburn Avenue Research Library is at 101 Auburn Avenue NE
Atlanta GA 30303-2503. For more information, visit http://www.afpls.org/events-aarl.