TORONTO, Oct. 21 /CNW/ - Atlanta Gold Inc. (TSX V: ATG) announces the appointment of Mr. Wm. Ernest Simmons as Vice President of Mining and to the Board of Directors of the Company, effective October 21, 2010.

As Chief Operating Officer since January 15, 2008, Mr. Simmons has been instrumental in advancing the Atlanta project to its current development stage through successful consolidation and reorganization of the Atlanta exploration and development team, development of innovative environmental, energy, and water management solutions and other environmental and developmentrelated initiatives critical to the development of, and future commencement of production from the Atlanta Gold Mine.

"We welcome Ernie Simmons to his expanded role on our executive team and to the board of directors. His long and distinguished career in the mining industry adds considerable strength to our Board and will continue to provide valuable guidance to our operating team in Idaho", said James K. Gray, Chairman.

Mr. Simmons brings significant strategic, project management, operations, mine construction and development experience as well as international experience to our board of directors. As the Company transitions from a junior exploration and development company to becoming a gold producer at its flagship project near Atlanta Idaho, Mr. Simmons' mandate is to provide strategic, environmental permitting, exploration, mine construction and development, operating and risk management guidance which will be key elements in the continued planning, development and financing of the Atlanta project. Among other things, Mr. Simmons will be responsible for ensuring that the project's management structure is adequate to support future growth, succession planning, recruiting, and personnel training and development.

This appointment is subject to TSX Venture Exchange approval.

About the Company
Atlanta Gold Inc. (TSXV: ATG) holds through its 100% owned subsidiary, Atlanta Gold Corporation, leases, options or ownership interests in its Atlanta properties which comprise approximately 2,197 acres located 65 miles east of Boise, in Elmore County, Idaho. A long history of mining makes Atlanta very suitable for development of new mining projects. The Company is focused on advancing its core asset, Atlanta, towards mine development and production.

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Atlanta Gold Inc.:
Bill Baird
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Neil Simon
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