Atlanta Gold Inc. appoints John D. Jackson to its board of directors

    TORONTO, Jan. 23 /CNW/ - Atlanta Gold Inc. (TSX: ATG) - James Gray,
Chairman of the Company, is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr. John D.
Jackson to its board of directors. Mr. Jackson, one of Idaho's best known
entrepreneurs, has extensive experience in business development, growth and
operations and is widely recognized for his ability to transform ideas into
successful enterprises. Mr. Jackson founded Jackson Oil Inc., a wholesale and
transportation company and a nationally recognized chain of approximately 100
branded convenience stores which operate in several states in the U.S.
    In addition to his business achievements, Mr. Jackson has also invested
in his community and in Idaho's future. He is on the board of a number of
private and community organizations in Idaho including Member of the Board of
Trustees of the College of Idaho, Trustee of the Boise State University
Foundation, US Bank Western Idaho, Board of Directors, Chairman National Shell
Wholesale Council, member of the Chevron Western Region Jobber Council; State
of Idaho Petroleum Storage Tank Fund Trustee and Board member of St. Luke's
Regional Medical Center.
    Mr. Jackson was awarded Boise Area Chamber of Commerce "Small Business
Person of the Year" in 1993, received Idaho Coaches Association "Distinguished
Service Award" in 1998 and was presented with United States Senator Mike
Crapo's "Spirit of Idaho" award in 2003 and "Idaho's Brightest Star" award by
Governor Kempthorne in 2006.
    As previously announced on January 15 and 18, 2008, the Company has made
significant progress by strengthening its board and management team and
changing the strategic focus of its Atlanta gold project which now has the
potential to become a significant near-term gold producer. The Board believes
that Mr. Jackson's participation will contribute to the growth and development
of the Company's Atlanta gold project as it moves closer to production.

    About the Company

    Atlanta Gold Inc. (TSX: ATG) holds through its 100% owned subsidiary,
Atlanta Gold Corporation, a 100% interest in the Atlanta property which
comprises 1,891 acres and is located 65 miles east of Boise, in Elmore County,
Idaho. A long history of mining makes Atlanta very suitable for the
development of new mining projects.
    The Company is focused on advancing its core asset, Atlanta, towards mine
development and production and on acquiring, exploring and developing other
attractive gold projects.

For further information:

For further information: Bill Baird, President and CEO, Telephone: (416)
777-0013, Fax: (416) 777-0014, E-mail:

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