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Body of Keith Burns Found in Lost Mountain Park

POWDER SPRINGS, GA -- The body of a Cobb County man who has been missing since Tuesday, Nov. 9 has been found.

Keith Burns, 45, went missing after he failed to show up to perform an independent construction job in Hiram. Security cameras captured images of his red 1998 Ford Ranger driving into a parking lot at Lost Mountain Park in Powder Springs. Police subsequently found the truck at the park, but there was no sign of Keith.

Keith's body was found around 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 in Lost Mountain Park. There was no sign of foul play.

The body has been turned over to the state medical examiner to determine a cause of death.

Students and Parents Encouraged to Attend College Fair on Tuition Assistance

Atlanta, GA--  Councilman Aaron Watson and School Board member, Yolanda Johnson have teamed up with The Scholarship Academy in an effort to help Atlanta students and parents secure funding for college.  The "I am College Material" Fair will take place on Wednesday 11/17 from 4pm-8pm at the Atrium in Atlanta City Hall.

The Federal Pell Grant and Georgia HOPE are both facing major shortages in the coming years, and the councilman want families to start planning now for their educational futures.

The Scholarship Academy is a local nonprofit scholarship preparatory program that has launched this "I am College Material" Scholarship Fair.  

The event will introduce “average students” to the private scholarship application process.

Game of the Week Nominees: Playoffs Rd. One

SUWANEE, GA -- With 46.9 percent of the online vote, Hiram at Lambert is 11Alive and Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week. And now that the postseason has started, the stakes are higher than ever.

Hiram and Lambert are both relatively new schools. Hiram's football program kicked things off in 2000 and the 8-2 Hornets are in the playoffs for the second year in a row. Lambert, only in its first full year of varsity play, is also 8-2 and looking to make a splash in the postseason.

Hiram has given up more points than Lambert this season, but the Hornets have also scored more points.

Lambert has scored more than 30 points only once this year; Hiram has reached that mark six times.

11Alive will broadcast live from Lambert during the 6 pm newscast.

Have You Seen Keith Burns?

COBB COUNTY, GA -- Keith Burns, 45, of Cobb County has been missing since Tuesday, Nov. 9.

According to friends, Keith was scheduled to perform an independent construction job in Hiram on the day he went missing. A witness claims to have seen Keith's truck -- a red 1998 Ford Ranger with a black tool chest in the bed, license plate 845 HSN -- at the site, but it appears as though no work was performed.

Keith is described as a white male, about 6'1" tall and 200 pounds, with short brown hair and brown eyes. He has Type 1 diabetes and requires medication; he is also a past president of the Atlanta Astronomy Club.

Three search groups have combed the area of the construction site with no sign of Keith or his truck.

Anyone with information on the disappearance of Keith Burns is asked to call Cobb County Police at 770-499-4185.

"Taste of Africa and Caribbean Event" this Weekend to Help Battered Women and Homeless Children

Atlanta, GA--  In an effort to help the battered woman and homeless children, the Nations Community Restoration, Inc. organizes an event called Taste of Africa and Caribbean.  This event is aiming at opening shelters for the battered women and homeless children, with a computerized education system.

TASTE OF AFRICA AND CARIBBEAN WILL BE HELD AT THE COBB COUNTY CIVIC CENTER ON SUNDAY NOVEMBER 14, 2010 FROM 3:00 P.M. TO 9:00 P.M

ADDRESS: 548 SOUTH MARIETTA PKWY, MARIETTA, GA 30060

TEL: (770) 528-8450

Rumours Begin to Swirl about the Mable House Barnes Amphitheatre and its Cobb County Ownership

Atlanta, GA--  Rumours are that Cobb County may be looking into selling Mable House Amphitheatre to a private company.  The Mableton Amphitheatre continues to not make enough revenues to pay for itself, which is expected in the early years, but it is currently in its 8th year. 

What began as a venue to host 15 shows a year, now only has roughly 5 shows a year with no turnaround in sight.  Because the amphitheatre was built to be an enterprise fund in which it pays for itself, there is serious consideration to eventually sale the property to a private company to take over.

 

Mabelton Residents Invited to Public Information Meeting

Atlanta, GA--  Residents and business owners are invited to a public information meeting to discuss the draft Mableton form based code. The meeting will be held 6:30 p.m., Thursday, Nov. 11, at South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road, Mableton. The draft code has been developed by staff from Duany, Plater-Zyberk and Company and represents the regulatory framework that will bring to fruition the vision set by the Mableton community during the Create Mableton Design Workshop in June. The code is called a SmartCode and is a tool that guides the formation of an environment in order to protect development patterns that are compact, walkable and mixed-use. 

For more information, call 770-528-2018.