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The Rev. Bernice A. King, the daughter of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. remembered him as "the apostle of nonviolence" as admirers marked the 50th anniversary of his assassination Wednesday with marches, speeches and quiet reflection.

 

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  A UGA student will be the TV show “Wheel of Fortune” tonight. 19-year old Jordan Sollie sent in an audition tape for the show in late 2016.

 

"You know they got me all set up to go. The audition went extremely well. They whittled the contestant pool from about 60 people or so down to about 30," said Sollie. "We played a few mock versions of the game, and from there they said "Alright if you made it we'll let you know in the next few weeks or so. If not, we're sorry, but then tough luck." 

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Wednesday is the 50th anniversary of the assassination of Dr. MLK Jr and members of the Athens community are invited to attend a vigil being held in honor of the slain civil rights leader.

 

Local artist and activist Broderick Flanigan is the organizer of the event.

 

Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement

The Athens Anti-Discrimination Movement is holding its monthly Teen Social Justice Meetup this evening. The students are sharing their perspective on gun violence, school safety, youth activism and experience from March For Our Live-Athens to D.C.

 

AADM President and Co-founder Mokah Jasmine Johnson says they will also hold a question and answer session with local candidates for Clarke County School Board.

 

Believe in Yourself

 A new charity is using dresses to help build confidence and end cyberbullying.

 

The nonprofit “Believe in Yourself” travels around the country to areas with high poverty rates to provide underprivileged girls with new dresses for special occasions. Founder and President Sam Sisakahti says the organization provides more than dresses.

 

 

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