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1,500 Phoenix students to graduate this weekend

1,500 Phoenix students to graduate this weekend

DULUTH, Ga. -- More than 1,500 University of Phoenix students will be honored in two commencement ceremonies this Sunday.

Graduates will cross the stage of the Gwinnett Arena (6400 Sugarloaf Parkway, Duluth) at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Judy Gillett, a graduating Phoenix, will address her peers with an inspirational message for their futures. Gillett is a skin care product sales associate who is earning her associate's degree in business.

Another scheduled commencement speaker is Victor Antonio, the former CEO of a $420 million company.

Coupon Class in Atlanta

Coupon Class in Atlanta

As the Atlanta Economy struggles to get back to its former economic greatness. People across Atlanta are struggling to put food on the table with the price of food rising 6% in the last month alone what use to be afforable is no longer affordable. The Coupon Diva is now holding coupon classes. In these classes you will learn rules for the following stores. Kroger, Publix, Walmart, Target, Rite aid, Walgreens, and CVS. You wil havea fun and informative class where you learn hot to keep not only food, cleaning supplies, and health and beauty products.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Georgia Force, AtlantaFest and Athens Benefit

WEEKEND EVENTS: Georgia Force, AtlantaFest and Athens Benefit

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

This weekend, the Georgia Force vs New Orleans VooDoo, will hold their matchup on Friday night. The Georgia Force is back and better than ever in the new Arena Football League. Hold onto your seats - it's four quarters of high flying offenses, punishing defenses and fast as lightning action. The games are played at the Arena at Gwinnett Center.

E.E. Robinson Park will be showing “How to Train Your Dragon” on Friday, at the park. Bring your chairs, blankets and a picnic basket and enjoy a movie on the green with your entire family. Robinson Park is located at 850 Level Creek Road in Sugar Hill.

Known as the Southeast's largest Christian music fest, The AtlantaFest at Stone Mountain Park, will rock Stone Mountain Park for the third year, in a row.

Frosty for a cause

Frosty for a cause

Wendy’s is giving us a good reason to buy a Frosty this weekend!  It’s the fifth annual Father's Day Frosty Weekend – when participating Wendy’s restaurants will donate 50 cents for every Frosty product sold June 18th – 19th to support Wendy’s Wonderful Kids, a signature program of the Dave Thomas Foundation for Adoption. The efforts are aiming to raise 1.7 million dollars!

And we're giving away a Wendy's Gift Card!

Read more on the Giveaway & How to Participate in the Father's Day Frosty Weekend ...

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

Isakson announces U.S. military academy appointees

Isakson announces U.S. military academy appointees

ATLANTA -- United States Senator Johnny Isakson is proud to announce that 29 Georgia students have received appointments to prestigious military academies.

"One of my favorite tasks each year is to nominate promising young leaders to our nation's military academies," Isakson said. "This was an extremely competitive year and I congratulate these appointees who will make Georgia and America proud."

Each member of Congress must nominate young people to the nation's military academies every year.

Those who are accepted are awarded full four-year scholarships that include tuition, books, board, medical and dental care.

Isakson will host a reception for the students and their families on Sunday, June 12 at the Georgian Club (100 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta).

The accepted students for 2011 include:

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WEEKEND EVENTS: Watermelon Cutting, Willie Nelson and the Peachtree Corners Festival

WEEKEND EVENTS: Watermelon Cutting, Willie Nelson and the Peachtree Corners Festival

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

The Atlanta Phoenix Cat Society is hosting its annual CFA Southern Regional awards. The awards, dinner and show will be held on Saturday and Sunday. The event is open to the public. During this event hundreds of pedigree cats will be judged and awarded. The event will be held from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. The event will be held at the Gwinnett County Fairgrounds.  

The Mountain Park Depot will be hosting a Watermelon Cutting instructional for seniors. This instructional session will be a time of fellowship, snacks and drinks with friends. This event will be hosting at Mountain Park Depot on Friday, June 10.