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Local author to hold signing at Acworth Bookstore

Local author to hold signing at Acworth Bookstore

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Paulding County-based author Bryan M. Powell will hold a signing for his latest book in Acworth this weekend.

The novel, Stranger in the White House, is the newest addition to Powell's Stranger Series.

He will sign copies of the book Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Acworth Bookstore.

Tate Publishing provided this summary of Stranger in the White House:

Still reeling from his impressive investigative work in Beaumont, Colo., Chase is now in Washington, D.C., working for the New York Times when he gets a phone call.

The Order just struck again -- however, the double assassination of the president and vice president was only partially successful. The phone call is from the real vice president claiming that the one who was just sworn in as president is an imposter. Chase finds himself -- and his wife -- caught in the crossfire again.

8 Berry students make Ga. All College Band

8 Berry students make Ga. All College Band

ROME, Ga. -- Eight talented musicians at Berry College have been selected for this year's Georgia All College Band.

The band is made up of some of the best college musicians in the state. It will perform at this week's Georgia Music Educators Association conferece in Savannah.

Berry's All College Band members include the school's principal chair clarinet, Jarod Holland of Oxford, Ga., as well as two other clarinet players -- Katie Stuck of Acworth, and Kathy Stuvick of Nolensville, Tenn.

Four Berry trumpeters made the cut -- John Heidbreder (who lives in Atlanta), Everett Reiff (Buford), Matthew Soares (Rossville) and Joe Vidalez (Dalton).

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Berry's final All College Band member is trombone player Ahmad Pruitt of Decatur.

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Take a class in floral arrangement

Take a class in floral arrangement

ACWORTH, Ga. -- The city of Acworth is offering a unique and festive class at its Roberts School Community Center later this month.

Silk Floral Designs by Mimi is hosting a series of classes in creating floral arrangements. November's class will focus on holiday decorations, and all participants will design a Christmas basket to take home.

The class will be held at 7 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 29. The cost is $30 for Acworth residents and $35 for non-residents.

Visit acworthparksandrecreation.org to sign up for the class.

Learn more about Silk Floral Designs by Mimi at silkfloraldesignsbymimi.com.

Children's Illustrator visits local elementary schools

Children's Illustrator visits local elementary schools


Students at Carmel Elementary and Indian Knoll Elementary welcomed author and illustrator Peter Brown who was on a nationwide book tour for his latest book, Creepy Carrots.  Brown visited with more than a thousand students between both schools and brought along a multimedia presentation showing his earliest stories and pictures from his own elementary school days which was very relatable for the students.  Although Brown usually writes and illustrates his own books, in the case of Creepy Carrots who just did the illustrations; the story was by author Aaron Reynolds.