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Atlanta DEA takes on sixth annual Drug Take-Back Day

Atlanta DEA takes on sixth annual Drug Take-Back Day

(ATLANTA) -- The Drug Enforcement Office of Atlanta is holding the sixth annual nationwide prescription Drug Take-Back Day on Saturday, April 27 from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. at several area locations.

The drug take-back service is free and open to the public. It follows a "no questions asked" theme according to Special Agent Chuvalo Truesdell.

He says the opportunity to get rid of pill abuse and theft by having all people bring their expired, unused or unwanted prescriptions to the event is something embraced by all. Since September 2010, law enforcement agencies in thousands of American communities have teamed with the DEA to take in over 2 million pounds, almost 1,018 of prescriptions.

There will be numerous sites set up on Saturday to accept drugs from Georgia residents - all in an effort the increase public safety and public health.

Peachtree City celebrates WWII Heritage Days

Peachtree City celebrates WWII Heritage Days

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Peachtree City's 10th annual WWII Heritage Days will be held later this month at Falcon Field.

Ewoud Swaak, Honorary Consel to the Netherlands for Georgia and South Carolina, will be a keynote speaker at the event, which features period aircraft and vehicles, educational displays, reenactments and family-friendly demonstrations.

This year's program will commemorate a September 1944 battle that saw 40,000 Allied paratroopers try to shorten the war by liberating a series of cities and bridges in Holland.

WWII Heritage Days will be held Saturday, Apr. 26 and Sunday, Apr. 27 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. There is a suggested $5 donation to get in; children ages 5 and under are free.

Tickets to a Keep 'em Flying Dinner and Dance at Falcon Field are $50 before Apr. 22 and $60 at the door. Call 678-654-2464 to reserve a seat.

Sexual assault center joins Pinwheels for Prevention

Sexual assault center joins Pinwheels for Prevention

HAMPTON, Ga. -- The Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center has joined the Pinwheels for Prevention movement.

Volunteers and staff members placed 455 pinwheels on the center's front lawn in recognition of Prevent Child Abuse Month.

Learn more about Pinwheels for Prevention at pinwheelsforprevention.org.

The Southern Crescent Sexual Assault Center has been helping victims of sexual violence in Butts, Clayton, Fayette, Henry, Lamar, Pike and Spalding counties since 1994.

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

On the heels of a successful campaign launch for "I Am Not Yours!"- a campaign committed to taking a stand against child sexual exploitation, Jasmine Guy has been making her case in national media with the likes of 

3 Atlanta suburbs among nation's safest cities

3 Atlanta suburbs among nation's safest cities

JOHNS CREEK, Ga. -- Three metro Atlanta towns are among the safest cities in the U.S.

Every year, NeighborhoodScout.com lists America's safest cities of at least 25,000 residents according to the number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 people.

Johns Creek comes in at No. 14 on this year's list, while another north Fulton County town, Milton, is No. 39. On the south side, Peachtree City ranks No. 63, jumping from No. 67 in 2012.

Johns Creek and Peachtree City are also among Georgia's top 10 suburbs, according to a 2012 study by Coldwell Banker.

Hundreds attend AKA peace rally

Hundreds attend AKA peace rally

ATLANTA -- More than 200 metro Atlanta middle school students attended a peace rally and workshop hosted by Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. over the weekend.

The rally was a kickoff for 40 Days of Peace, which begins Monday. 40 Days of Peace is a commitment to kindness and service that encourages young people to follow in the footsteps of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

At Saturday's rally, speakers encouraged attendees to stop bullying and stay out of gangs. Police officers gave a presentation on how to interact with law enforcement.

A concurrent workshop for the parents in attendance focused on implementing strategies to keep children safe and on the right track in life.

Chair-ity raises $72K for Christian City

Chair-ity raises $72K for Christian City

UNION CITY, Ga. -- This year's Children's Chair-ity Event raised more than $72,000 for some deserving kids in metro Atlanta.

The fundraiser, which is held annually in Peachtree City, collects money for Christian City. The Union City-based organization has provided a loving and nurturing home for more than 1,000 abused, abandoned and neglected kids.

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