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International model & mentor launches self-worth program for teens at Neiman Marcus

International model & mentor launches self-worth program for teens at Neiman Marcus

ATLANTA -- Lack of self-worth and self-esteem in teens and adolescents is a dangerous epidemic that constitutes as a gateway for many problematic behaviors and actions in their lives such as teen pregnancy STD's, abuse and unhealthy relationships, eating disorders and suicide.  The self esteem of a young girl peaks at the age of 9, and by the age of 12-13, has decreased by more than 56%.

Reed says he will seek reelection

Reed says he will seek reelection

ATLANTA -- During his fourth State of the City address, Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed announced his intention to seek a second term in the mayor's office.

Reed began his remarks by teasing the audience about his future plans. Later in the speech, he said he had given his future considerable thought and that he would be with President Barack Obama during his visit to metro Atlanta on Thursday.

As the crowd held its collective breath, Reed laughed and said he would run again.

The audience broke into a cheering standing ovation as Reed laughed and said, "Fooled you!"

Victoria Justice to perform at Chastain

Victoria Justice to perform at Chastain

ATLANTA -- Nickelodeon star Victoria Justice is bringing her Here's 2 Us Tour to metro Atlanta this summer.

Justice will perform at Chastain Park Amphitheatre on Thursday, Aug. 8.

Tickets for the show go on sale at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 2. Visit ticketmaster.com for more information.

Justice, 19, is the star of the TV show "Victorious" and also starred in the movie Fun Size. The Here's 2 Us Tour features songs from "Victorious" as well as new material from Justice's upcoming solo effort.

Chastain Park Amphitheatre is located at 4469 Stella Drive NW. Learn more about the venue's 2013 season at classicchastain.com.

Mary Norwood nominated to Fulton Elections Board

Mary Norwood nominated to Fulton Elections Board

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Republican Party nominated former Atlanta mayoral candidate and Atlanta City Council member Mary Norwood to the Fulton County Elections Board.

She would replace William F. Riley, who resigned.

"With the resignation of our County Party stalwart and former judge, William Riley, from the Board of Elections and the ongoing investigation by the Secretary of State's office, we had to act quickly to find someone with the high caliber of intellect and ability to effect change," Fulton County Republican Party Chairman Roger Bonds said in a statement.

"Mary Norwood is just that kind of person," Bonds added. "Her background as a small business owner, community activist and former elected official gives her the political savvy and professionalism that makes her the ideal person to continue the clean-up work Riley started."

The vote on Norwood's nomination is Jan. 23.

APS Board postpones decision on Davis

ATLANTA -- On Monday night, the Atlanta Public Schools Board met to discuss whether interim superintendent Dr. Erroll Davis should take over the position permanently. 

Some North Atlanta High parents gathered at the meeting as an act of protest due to the recent removal of the principal of their school. 

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At the culmination of the meeting, the board decided not to decide on whether Davis would be retained. The board decided to make a decision regarding Dr. Davis in November or December.

If Davis is permanently placed, he will be the superintendent of the Atlanta Public School system for two years. 

Dismissed North Atlanta High Principal speaks out

Dismissed North Atlanta High Principal speaks out

ATLANTA - A handful of parents greeted the ousted former principal of North Atlanta High with applause Tuesday morning when he showed up Atlanta Public School headquarters.

Mark Mygrant came to file a formal Open Records Request asking about an anonymous teacher's alleged claims of racism against two of his former administrators.

Mygrant believes that's why he was suddenly dismissed last Friday and several administrators transferred, one month before the retired interim principal was to have been replaced anyway.

"I would have gladly put the keys under the mat and rode off into the sunset and I was prepared to do that until I heard that other administrators were taken down by this," he said.

He and his supporters insist the allegations are unfounded and shameful.

"I truly believe that it stems from the very highest up; there might be even board involvement and that it's just political greed gone wild," Mygrant added.