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Lillian Lewis to be laid to rest Monday

Lillian Lewis to be laid to rest Monday

ATLANTA -- Dignitaries, friends and family are joining Rep. John Lewis (D-Ga.) in saying a final farewell to his late wife.

Lillian Lewis died last Monday at age 73.

Her funeral is being held at Ebenezer Baptist Church, where the couple married 44 years ago.

President Obama called Rep. Lewis to offer his condolences.

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On Sunday, members of the Delta Sigma Theta sorority remembered Lillian Lewis with a private ceremony.

Al Gore to speak at Carter Center

Al Gore to speak at Carter Center

ATLANTA -- Bestselling author and former U.S. vice president Al Gore will speak about his new book at the Carter Center in February.

Gore's latest book, The Future: Six Drivers of Global Change, identifies and explains key forces that are shaping the world, including globalization, digital communications and depletion of the planet's natural resources.

He will discuss the book and answer questions at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 1. Tickets are $30 and come with a signed copy of The Future.

To buy tickets, visit acappellabooks.com or stop by A Cappella Books, which is located at the corner of Haralson and DeKalb avenues in Inman Park.

The Carter Center is located at 441 Freedom Parkway.

Pulitzer Prize winner to speak at Carter Center

Pulitzer Prize winner to speak at Carter Center

ATLANTA -- A Pulitzer Prize-winning author and historian will speak about Thomas Jefferson at the Carter Center in November.

Jon Meacham is the author of Thomas Jefferson: The Art of Power. In his book, he presents Jefferson as a multilayered man who was both a politician and a philosopher.

According to a release from A Cappella Books, which is sponsoring Meacham's appearance:

While Jefferson was passionate about many things -- women, family, books, science, Paris -- he loved America the most, and sought to form the country he envisioned: the creation, survival and success of the popular government in America. Drawing on archives in the United States, England and France, as well as unpublished Jefferson presidential papers, Meacham presents Jefferson as the most successful political leader of the early republic, and perhaps in all of American history.

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.

Ice Cube talks Atlanta-based show

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Former Grady RB arrested, charged

Former Grady RB arrested, charged

LEXINGTON, Ky. -- University of Kentucky police say three members of the football team have been charged with marijuana possession.

UK Police Chief Joe Monroe identified the players as running back Raymond Sanders, cornerback Marcus Caffey and wide receiver Bookie Cobbins. They were charged Thursday night.

The Lexington Herald-Leader says coach Joker Phillips said Monday that the players will remain with the team.

The newspaper said Sanders, of Stone Mountain, Ga., and Cobbins, of New Orleans, were suspended for Saturday's game against Western Kentucky, which the Wildcats lost 32-31 in overtime. They are eligible to play Saturday at Florida. Caffey, of Atlanta, was ruled academically ineligible before the season began.

All three are due in Fayette County District Court on Oct. 9.