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5 things women need to know about heart disease

5 things women need to know about heart disease

SHARPSBURG, Ga. -- Dr. Andrew Darlington of Piedmont Heart in Sharpsburg offers this important list of five things women need to know about heart disease. As part of American Heart Month in February, Piedmont Heart is offering a $100 heart screening for women. For more details, visit piedmont.org/getscreened.

Significant progress has been made in the prevention and treatment of cardiovascular disease among women.  Despite these advances, challenges remain, particularly in general awareness among women.  Here are several key aspects of cardiovascular disease that all women should be familiar with today.

#1 Cardiovascular disease in women is common

Race this weekend: Patriot Run

Race this weekend: Patriot Run

TYRONE, Ga. -- The second annual Patriot Run will be held at Sandy Creek High School this weekend.

Runners have the option of participating in a 5K, 10K or 1-mile race. Registered 5K and 10K participants will receive long-sleeve T-shirts, while medals will be awarded to the top finishers in each age group.

The race will be Saturday, Feb. 21 at 8:30 a.m. Race day registration opens at 7 a.m.

Fees are $25 for the 5K and $30 for the 10K; the mile run is free. Proceeds will benefit Homeless World Aid, which helps feed and shelter homeless families.

Visit rungeorgia.com for more information and to sign up.

Sandy Creek High School is located at 360 Jenkins Road in Tyrone.

Man arrested for robbing Peachtree City teen

Man arrested for robbing Peachtree City teen

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- A California man has been charged with felony robbery by sudden snatching for taking money from a teenager in Peachtree City.

Christian Betts-Kopp, 18, is accused of posing as a magazine salesman to steal from his 16-year-old victim.

The crime happened Monday afternoon, when Betts-Kopp and another man knocked on the victim's door at the Balmoral Village Apartments. The victim said they told her they were college students selling magazine subscriptions.

Police said the men convinced the victim to take them to an ATM to withdraw cash for a donation. Once she entered her PIN, one of the men pushed her out of the way and took the money.

Betts-Kopp was arrested after Peachtree City Police received a tip. An investigation determined he was charged with robbery, battery and mob action in Lincoln, Ill., where he beat a victim while posing as a magazine salesman.

Registration open for Father/Daughter Dance

Registration open for Father/Daughter Dance

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- There's still time to register for this year's Peachtree City Father/Daughter Dance.

The "red carpet" event will be held Saturday, Feb. 21 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at Kedron Fieldhouse and Aquatic Center.

It is open to fathers and their daughters between the ages of 6 and 12. All couples will be treated to dancing, light refreshments and keepsake photos.

The cost is $45 per couple and $20 for each additional daughter. Fathers and daughters who live outside Fayette County can attend for $65 per couple. Wrist corsages can be purchased for an additional $10.

Visit peachtree-city.org for more information and to sign up.

Kedron Fieldhouse is located at 202 Fieldhouse Drive.

Weekend roadwork: More of the same

Weekend roadwork: More of the same

(WXIA) -- Georgia Department of Transportation crews will work in all the usual problem areas this weekend.

Drivers are asked to avoid Interstate 285 if possible, as construction projects will be performed on several stretches of that road.

As always, all weekend roadwork is weather permitting.

Scheduled projects include:

Cobb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Paces Ferry Road and Cobb Parkway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

Cobb/Fulton counties
3 westbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between New Northside Drive and I-75 from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Saturday for sign structure work.

Cobb/Fulton counties
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Bolton Road and South Cobb Drive from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete rehabilitation.

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

(WXIA) -- Chick-fil-A will bring back its popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night this weekend.

The fifth annual event will be Saturday, Feb. 7 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at participating restaurants.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night encourages fathers and their little girls to spend time together. Every "couple" will receive take-home booklets featuring conversation starters and ideas for future outings.

Attendees will also be treated to tableside service, limousine and trolley rides, and other surprises.

Daddy-Daughter Date Night is free, except for the cost of food. Seating is available every hour; fathers and daughters are encouraged to call their local Chick-fil-A locations in advance to reserve a time.

Blood donation opportunities: Fayette County

Blood donation opportunities: Fayette County

(WXIA) -- The American Red Cross needs blood donations and has provided healthy metro Atlanta residents with several opportunities to give.

Inclement weather and widespread flu have prevented many usual donors from giving, according to Red Cross spokesperson Kristen Stancil. Several blood drives will be held throughout the area this month to make up the difference.

The Red Cross especially needs blood types O negative, A negative and B negative.

Visit redcrossblood.org for more information.

Here are some upcoming blood drives in Fayette County:

Monday, Feb. 16
Fayette County Public Library, 1821 Heritage Parkway, Fayetteville
3 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Monday, Feb. 23
Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 101 Walt Banks Road, Peachtree City
12 p.m. to 6 p.m.