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Divas Half Marathon coming to Peachtree City

Divas Half Marathon coming to Peachtree City

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- A popular women's half marathon will stop in metro Atlanta this fall, bringing boas, tiaras and lots of "divas" to the area.

The Divas Half Marathon and 5K will be held Saturday, Sept. 6 at Shakerag Knoll in Peachtree City.

The race is designed to celebrate women and encourage them to complete -- and enjoy -- a race. Its course winds along Peachtree City's beautiful streets and multi-use paths, all leading up to a finish line extravaganza with roses, champagne and even a concert by rock star Bret Michaels.

Runners will receive tiaras and feather boas during the race, and medals and fitted tech shirts once they are done.

Half marathon registration is $90 through June 15, $100 between June 16 and Sept. 3, and $120 on race weekend. Registration for the 5K is $50 through June 15, $65 between June 16 and Sept. 3, and $75 at the pre-race expo.

GDOT asks drivers to be safe this Halloween

GDOT asks drivers to be safe this Halloween

ATLANTA -- Whether you're taking children trick-or-treating or simply trying to get home at the end of a long workday, the Georgia Department of Transportation wants you to be safe this Halloween.

GDOT is offering advice for both drivers and pedestrians as the streets fill with young ghosts and goblins this evening.

Drivers are asked to slow down when entering neighborhoods and school zones. Reduce the number of distractions in the car, like phones and music, and take an extra second to look for children on medians and curbs.

GDOT also recommends driving with headlights on; that makes it easier to spot children from far away.

Young trick-or-treaters should look left, right and left again while trying to cross the street. They should also always stay on sidewalks or paths, and should not dart into the road or try to cross it from between parked cars.

It is recommended that children wear reflective tape or apply it to their trick-or-treat bags.

IHOP offering free Scary Face pancakes on Halloween

IHOP offering free Scary Face pancakes on Halloween

(WXIA) -- The arrival of autumn means different things to different people. For IHOP's youngest customers, it signifies something delicious: a Scary Face pancake.

Scary Face pancakes are available for the entire month of October and are free on Halloween.

"We're excited to bring back one of our most requested holiday promotions, the Scary Face pancake," IHOP vice president of marketing Natalia Franco said in a statement.

The restaurant chain's popular Halloween dish includes one buttermilk pancake, a mouth made from whipped topping, a glazed strawberry nose, mini Oreo cookies for eyes and eight pieces of candy corn to be used as teeth.

Adults don't have to be left out of the Halloween fun; IHOP's famous pumpkin pancakes will also return to the menu in October.

Find your nearest IHOP location at ihop.com.

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

ATLANTA -- Every year there are millions of dollars spent on Halloween, from costumes, snacks and candy to decorations.

Hopefully after reading this, you will be able to save a ton on Halloween decor for your yard and home.

Ga. Connections Academy holding more information sessions

Ga. Connections Academy holding more information sessions

ATLANTA -- Georgia Connections Academy, the state's virtual public school for students in grades K-12, will hold several information sessions throughout metro Atlanta in the coming weeks.

Parents are invited to attend any of the free sessions to learn more about the program's offerings.

"Georgia Connections Academy, a tuition-free public school, delivers superior, personalized education for students, with the freedom and flexibility to experience our online learning community from anywhere in the state," Georgia Connections Academy principal Heather Robinson said in a statement. "The combination of certified Georgia teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education."

Safe Kids offering free car seat checks

Safe Kids offering free car seat checks

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Peachtree City Police and Fayette County Safe Kids Organization will offer free child seat safety checks this week.

Parents can get their children's car seats checked Wednesday, May 22 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Picnic Park behind City Hall.

Participants should allow roughly 30 minutes for inspection. They are encouraged to bring their cars and children if possible.

For more information, call Peachtree City Police at 770-487-8866.

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

In support and partnership with The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Life & Relationship Strategist, Author and Speaker,Kenny Pugh (http://www.kennypugh.com) will launch Abstinence Matters