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Emory Chamber Society Celebrates 25 Years Of Music

Sep 14, 2017
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Music lovers in greater Atlanta and beyond are fortunate to have Will Ransom. Twenty-five years ago Ransom, a concert pianist and music professor at Emory University, found a way to bring chamber music to a wider part of the community through the Emory Chamber Music Society.

Ransom spoke with “City Lights” host Lois Reitzes about this year’s programming and about the history of the organization. 

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Gov. Nathan Deal is asking people to stay indoors as Tropical Storm Irma claims lives and damages trees and buildings.

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Businesses could also be looking at big financial losses as well.

For tourism operator Phil Sellers in Savannah's historic district, Hurricane Irma has caused physical damage, but also a big financial one.

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Soon, high school seniors will start filling out college applications. A group called the Coalition for Access, Affordability, and Success is trying to make it easier for students to get a head start.

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The coalition offers students free, unlimited digital storage where they can track their performance throughout high school. For example, they can include awards, essays and grades starting in ninth grade.

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There's a new sticking point in the proposed annexation of Emory University into Atlanta, and it centers around the question of where kids in the annexed area should go to school.

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Under legislation before the Atlanta City Council, more than 700 acres including Emory University would become part of Atlanta, but not part of Atlanta Public Schools.

Proposed Annexations Could Connect Emory To Rail

Jun 30, 2017
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The proposed annexations of Emory University, Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta's Egleston Hospital and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention into Atlanta wouldn’t yield the city a tax bonanza. But according to this week’s Atlanta Business Chronicle, Atlanta would be enriched substantially by the economic development that would accompany a light-rail line along the Clifton Corridor, which MARTA officials have long wanted to build but can’t while the area remains outside the city.