Cheers (Aug. 16 - 22 Edition)

Tyronia “Ty” M. Smith, managing partner of Chester Jennings & Smith LLC in Atlanta, has been selected as the 2013 recipient of the Rosner & Rosner Young Lawyers Professionalism Award, presented by the American Bar Association Center for Professional Responsibility.

Cheers (Aug. 9 - 15 Edition)

Dr. Adrienne Mims was recently named the new president of The American Health Quality Association, which represents Quality Improvement Organizations (QIOs) and professionals working to improve the quality of health care in communities across America.

Your Voice: "Do you think you will feel safer with an armed police officer in your school?"

“No, I would not feel safer with a police officer with guns in the school.”

Your Voice: "How do you feel about armed police officers patrolling inside Atlanta Public Schools?"

“I think it’s good to give extra security for the students and teachers and parents. I don’t see it as a problem, I have seen officers in the buildings and it’s been a big help.”

Your Voice: "Do you think Georgia’s ‘Stand Your Ground’ law should be eliminated?"

“You should have the right to defend yourself. It was not used right in Florida. Trayvon Martin should’ve had the right to defend himself.”

Cheers (July 26- Aug. 1 Edition)

State Senator Donzella James (D-Atlanta) has received an A ranking on the Georgia Chamber’s Legislative Scorecard. The Chamber’s legislative scorecard recognizes legislators that supported strong business initiatives during the 2013 legislative session.

“Cheers!” July 19-25

The Maytag® brand and Boys & Girls Clubs of America (BGCA) announced that Charlie Smith has been named a “2013 Maytag Dependable Leader” in acknowledgment for his dedication to keeping youth on the path to achieving great futures.

Cheers July 12-18

Atlanta native, Dr. Rosalind Fuse-Hall, was recently installed as the 17th President of Bennett College -- the all-women’s historically black college in Greensboro, North Carolina.

"Do you have any interest in riding the giant SkyView ferris wheel downtown?"

“I think it’s going to generate revenue. I think it’s good for the community and I am going to ride it.”

“Cheers!” is an Atlanta Voice feature highlighting the everyday accomplishments of everyday people

Cecilia Bailey has been named the new Director of the NeighborWorks HomeOwnership Center for Resources for Residents and Communities of Georgia, Inc.

"Do you think George Zimmerman will be convicted for killing Trayvon Martin?"

“I do not believe the prosecution is doing a good job of proving beyond a reasonable doubt that he is guilty of manslaughter and murder."

“Cheers!” is an Atlanta Voice feature highlighting the everyday accomplishments of everyday people

Former CNN Executive Producer, Kim Bondy has been named Senior Executive Producer the new flagship program for Al Jazeera America, “America Tonight.”

"Should Paula Deen be allowed back on the Food Network and would you follow her and her products?"

“Absolutely not and no I wouldn’t. I’m from Savannah, actually, and I feel like the whole thing she did was incredibly racist and she got caught with her foot in her mouth and now she has to pay the consequences.”

Cheers!” is an Atlanta Voice feature highlighting the everyday accomplishments of everyday people—things like special honors, awards, job announcements, graduations, promotions and other individual ac

Natasha Trethewey, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of English and Creative Writing and director of the Creative Writing Program at Emory University, has been appointed to serve a second term as U.S. Poet Laureate Consultant in Poetry by the Library of ...

"Are you concerned about the government monitoring your phone and online accounts?"

“As far as the surveillance, it’s just part of the times of the day."