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'NoFlu4U' clinics keep Fayette students healthy

'NoFlu4U' clinics keep Fayette students healthy

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -- Children in Fayette County schools are saying "no" to the flu this season.

So far, more than 1,000 students and school staff members have received flu vaccines, thanks to the "NoFlu4U" clinics that travel throughout the county.

"The clinics have been very successful this year," said health services specialist Debbie King. "Every vaccination given means a healthier school environment for everyone."

Most children received the nasal vaccine. The famous Chick-fil-A cow traveled with the clinics to put children's minds at ease and show them just how easy it is to protect against the flu.

"If it wasn't for these clinics, many children and adults who received vaccines wouldn't have gotten them because of scheduling constraints with work or other activities," King said.

The NoFlu4U clinics visited 11 elementary schools, two middle schools, the county schools' transportation department and the LaFayette Educational Center this year.

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces Seniors for Seniors Program

Adopt a Golden Atlanta announces  Seniors for Seniors Program

 

Adopt a Golden Atlanta (AGA) is initiating a Seniors for Seniors program, providing a way for seniors age 65 and older to adopt senior golden retrievers (10 years and older) by waiving the adoption fee or facilitating a permanent foster home arrangement.

In the last few years, Adopt a Golden Atlanta, the largest golden retriever rescue in the Southeast and fourth largest in the US, has seen an increase in the number of older dogs coming into the program – either due to passing of their owner or because of economic reasons.  “We’ve seen a four-fold increase in the number of seniors we’ve taken in,” reports Lauren Genkinger, AGA’s president and founder.  “So we’re announcing this program that is a win-win for both seniors involved – the human and the golden retriever,” she continues.

For many breeds, such as golden retrievers, the average life span has been 10 to 12 years, but with the current a

Are you ready for the Classic?

Are you ready for the Classic?

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Peachtree City Classic 15K/5K, one of the state's largest and most popular races, will be off and running this weekend.

Race packets will be available for pick-up from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre, which is also where the race will begin and end Saturday morning.

The men's 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the women's 5K at 8:40 a.m. The open 15K will be at 8:50 a.m.

Men's 5K map
Women's 5K map
Open 15K map

Great Georgia Airshow takes to the Peachtree City sky

Great Georgia Airshow takes to the Peachtree City sky

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Buckle up and hold on tight, because the Great Georgia Airshow returns to Metro Atlanta this weekend.

This annual family-friendly event features a stellar line-up of aerial performers, not to mention plenty of entertainment on the ground: World War II-era reenactors, vendors, flight simulators and even a Civil War-inspired cannon firing. It's one of the best places in Georgia to see history come to life.

In light of the recent air race crashes in Nevada and West Virginia, organizers of the Great Georgia Airshow have taken every precaution to ensure the safety of attendees and perfomers alike.

Dressbarn at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove holds Teacher Appreciation Day Friday Sept. 30, 2011

 Dressbarn at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove holds  Teacher Appreciation Day Friday Sept. 30, 2011

This Friday, September 30th, will be a special day for Teachers at the Dressbarn Store at Tanger Outlet in Locust Grove, Georgia.

It is Teacher Appreciation Day from 3pm until 9pm.  Dressbarn will give all Teachers a 20% discount on all regularly priced items.

There will be a drawing for 2 Gift Baskets as door prizes for the teachers and while supplies last Gift Bags.  The Tanger Outlet

Dressbarn at 1000 Tanger Drive in Locust Grove is the only store that is having this Teacher Appreciation Day.   Just come in and

identify you are a teacher to recieve the discount and the ticket for the drawing.   If you have questions  the number is 770-914-1937.

 

 

Great Clips to help Children's Village residents

Great Clips to help Children's Village residents

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- A Peachtree City Great Clips plans to host a charity day for The Children's Village at Christian City.

From 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Saturday, Sept.