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Free Entrance to The High Museum of Art this Saturday, Sept. 25th. See Salvador Dali for Free!

Atlanta, GA--  On Saturday, September 25, 2010, the High will participate in the sixth annual Smithsonian Museum Day, presented by Toyota on behalf of the redesigned 2011 Avalon. The High will join participating museums and cultural institutions nationwide to open their doors free of charge to all visitors who download the Museum Day Ticket from www.smithsonian.com.

Visitors to the High can view “Salvador Dali: The Late Work,” “Signs of Life: Photographs by Peter Sekaer” and the museum’s permanent collection.

The Museum Day Ticket is available to download at www.smithsonian.com/museumday. Visitors who present the official pass will gain free admission for two people to participating museums and cultural venues. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address.

Governor’s Office Accepting Applications for DeKalb County Solicitor-General

Governor Sonny Perdue announced today that his office will begin accepting applications for Solicitor-General of DeKalb County to succeed the Honorable Robert D. James in accordance with O.C.G.A. § 15-18-60.

Individuals qualified for the position under O.C.G.A. § 15-18-62 must complete and submit an application to the Governor’s Office by Thursday, September 30, 2010. Applications may be sent by mail to 201 State Capitol, Atlanta, GA 30334 or by fax to 404-656-5948. Electronic submissions to rgreenway@gov.state.ga.us will also be accepted.

For more information, interested applicants should contact Rhonda Greenway, Executive Legal Assistant to the Governor, at 404-651-7715 or via email at rgreenway@gov.state.ga.us .

A copy of the Solicitor-General Application is attached to this release.

Plane Lands on I-85 in Rush Hour

ATLANTA -- A small plane is causing a huge backup on Interstate 85.

The Piper Saratoga landed safely on I-85 Southbound just south Shallowford Road shortly before 5 p.m. It had been heading to Peachtree DeKalb Airport.

Amazingly, no cars were hit.

"We got lucky," said DeKalb County Officer Jason Gagnon.

Federal Aviation Administration spokeswoman Kathleen Bergen said no one was hurt, but traffic has caused headaches and back ups for miles.

Four left lanes of I-85 Southbound were shut down and drivers are being advised to avoid the area.

Meet Your Judicial Candidates of Cobb, Dekalb, and Fulton Counties, Sept. 21 6pm

Atlanta, GA--  Tuesday, September 21 at 6pm is the perfect time to meet and hear from your judicial candidates that will be appearing on the November 2nd ballots.

The event is free to the public and takes place at the Maloof Auditorium in downtown Decatur. It will be moderated by Lisa Rayam.

Former Pro Makes It All the Way Home

ATLANTA -- Former pro Heath Honeycutt had some healing to do before returning to the sport he loves.

"It took me a long time to get back into baseball," Honeycutt said. "I was very dejected and upset that I did not really leave on my terms."

The Georgia Tech alum now lives and breathes baseball as owner of Ninth Inning Baseball in Chamblee, where he trains the next generation of athletes.

"I love every second of it," he said. "I love to see the guys with the same love and excitement in their attitude that I had when I was playing."

Honeycutt played for the Chattahoochee High School Cougars in Alpharetta and then went on to Tech, where he was the only player to start every game in 1998. He was named the Yellow Jackets MVP.

Doraville Man Missing

DORAVILLE, GA -- Atlanta Police need help finding a missing Doraville man.

The family of Marlon H. Green has reported him missing. Mr. Green was last known to be at 2708 Fairlane Drive, Doraville, on Sept. 9 at approximately 9:00 a.m.

If you have any information, please call 911 or Atlanta Police at 404-546-6873.

DeKalb County gets Federal Funding to Curb Obesity

Earlier this week, the DeKalb County Board of Health received $2.35 million to fund a two-year project to create policies, systems, and environments that improve physical activity and nutrition, and reduce the risk factors that contribute to childhood and adult obesity.

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services announced $31 million for awards through the Affordable Care Act of 2010 to ten communities in eight states and one award to a state health department to support public health efforts to reduce obesity and smoking.

DeKalb was chosen because of its history of success using evidence-based strategies to eliminate obesity and reduce tobacco use in the county.

The DeKalb County Board of Health was the first local board of health in the state of Georgia to help pass a smoke-free ordinance in the county.