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Personal Safety Tips

Personal Safety Tips

By Greg Norred, CEO, Norred & Associates

Over the course of your life, the chances of being the victim of a crime are at least one in three, higher if you live in a large city, and higher still if you’re a woman. The criminal’s objective is to maximize gain and minimize risk, and he’ll usually pick the easiest target with the most to offer. Given these odds, it pays to take precautions by following some basic safety rules:

The Biggest Loser's DOLVETTE

He calls Atlanta home, Dolvette of NBC's The Biggest Loser, stopped by Conn TV Studios to talk about his new lifestyle book about balance, not diet! You don't want to miss what he says about emotion, details, health and much much more. 

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

ATLANTA -- LittlePINKBook.com, America’s No. 1 digital platform for career women, will host its 9th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Top-level female executives will share their experiences with rising through the corporate ranks to an audience of like-minded, successful women motivated to get there.  

Executives on the panel will be asked questions from the event’s moderator, Carol Costello, anchor at CNN Newsroom, Little PINK Book’s CEO and Founding Editor Cynthia Good as well as attendees. Panelists include:

Meet this year's Kids Who Care

Meet this year's Kids Who Care

ATLANTA -- 11Alive has named its six 2013 Kids Who Care winners.

The outstanding Atlanta-area teens were recently honored with $1,100 scholarships and certificates of excellence. A TV special dedicated to their many accomplishments will air on 11Alive Saturday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m.

Meet the Kids Who Care:

Tiffani Alexander, Covington
Tiffani is homeschooled and works with abused children in Rockdale County, helping them find ways to channel their feelings into something positive.

Al Roker talks White House, new book and his rules!

Conn Jackson chats with Al Roker about his connection to Atlanta, how he has maintained his weight loss, his new memoir and much more! 

Man killed in Afghanistan to be laid to rest

Man killed in Afghanistan to be laid to rest

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. -- A former Newton County Sheriff's deputy who was killed by a policewoman in Afghanistan will be laid to rest this weekend.

Joseph Griffin was shot to death Christmas Eve by an Iranian woman.

The 49-year-old Mansfield, Ga., man's body will arrive at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport at 2 p.m. Monday, according to Newton County Sheriff's Lt. Tyrone Oliver.

Law enforcement officials will escort Griffin's body back to Newton County.

Griffin's funeral will be held at 3 p.m. Jan. 5 at Wheeler's Funeral Home, which is located at 11405 Brown Bridge Road in Covington, Oliver said.

Schools superintendent to retire in June

Schools superintendent to retire in June

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Newton County School System superintendent Dr. Gary Mathews has announced his retirement.

Mathews' final day as superintendent will be June 30, 2013.

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He wrote a letter last Wednesday to the Newton County community, in which he outlined his reasons for retiring.

"Simply put, at age 60 in May, and after 38 years in public education inclusive of 21 years in the superintendency, I want to spend much more time with loved ones including my five grown children," the letter says.

Mathews' letter also thanks the school board, teachers, principals and office staff of the Newton County School System "for their dedication to and success at this important work."