Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Players from Tucker's football team were featured in all-star games on Saturday.
There were two All-Star bowl games for seniors on Saturday, Dec. 22, and there were some Tucker Tigers in both of them. The Dekalb County Senior game took place at Halford Stadium in Clarkston. Tucker players were Yusef Minor, Steven Duffy, Kazim Aminu, and Soloman Jackson, under Coach Bryan Lamar. The State All-Star game was played at the Georgia Dome. Alex Hayes, Juwaan Williams, Evan Clay, Austin Benton were the participants from Tucker. Were you at either one of these games? If you have comments or photos, post them below!
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
CEO of Feeding America will be keynote speaker at the May event.
Tucker native Vicki B. Escarra, president and chief executive officer of Feeding America, will deliver Georgia State University's commencement address in May, according to the college's student newspaper The Signal. Escarra, 56, graduated from Georgia State in 1976 with a bachelor’s degree in psychology while working as a model and selling shoes. She went on to become executive vice-president and chief marketing officer for Delta Air Lines, having started there as a flight attendant. After retiring from Delta in 2004, she spent a year working with Atlanta's then Mayor Shirley Franklin as chair of the Brand Atlanta Campaign. The Signal reports that Escarra moved to Chicago to lead a major re-organization of the hunger-relief …
Sunday, October 9, 2011
A house divided by NFL fans of Green Bay and Atlanta will at least get a clean bedroom from the outcome.
The NFL game between the Green Bay Packers and Atlanta Falcons has created at least one divided house in metro Atlanta. I have lived in Atlanta for more than half of my life (we won’t go into how many years that is). I am an Atlanta Falcons fan, with one exception: When the Dirty Birds play the Green Bay Packers — like they do this Sunday night — I see only green-and-gold. Yep, I’m a Cheesehead. That’s not a big deal, with one exception: My 14-year-old son is partial to the red-and-black of the Falcons. He’s a big fan, with more Falcons gear than most of his friends. Yep, I failed miserably as a football father. You can probably guess that the house will hear a little bit of trash-talking this weekend. Of how Matt Ryan, Tony Gonzalez and …