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Optimist Club to hold Easter egg hunt

Optimist Club to hold Easter egg hunt

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Optimist Club of Peachtree City will hold an Easter egg hunt this weekend.

The event, which is co-sponsored by the Peachtree City Fire Department, will be held Saturday, Mar. 30 at Shakerag Knoll. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., with the actual hunt scheduled to begin at 10:30 a.m.

Festivities include games and visits with the Easter Bunny.

Shakerag Knoll is located at 201 McIntosh Trail.

Ga. Connections Academy holding information sessions

Ga. Connections Academy holding information sessions

ATLANTA -- Georgia Connections Academy will open enrollment for the 2013-14 school year on Mar. 4.

The fully accredited virtual school will also host several information sessions across Georgia to give potential students and parents a taste of what it offers.

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"The good news is that we have 1,000 additional student slots, scattered across all grades, which will be open for the coming academic year," principal Heather Robinson said in a statement. "Nevertheless, due to the fact we have a waiting list as we open enrollment, we encourage parents to get their applications in now."

Information sessions will take place:

Monday, Mar. 4
Douglasville Conference Center
6701 Church Street
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Autism Gap: The fight for insurance

The Autism Gap: The fight for insurance

ATLANTA -- Eight year old Ava Bullard is playing with her sisters, riding their bikes on their long country driveway. It is a simple act that defies those who said she would never talk, those who said she wouldn't function in the real world.

Ava was not a typical baby, or toddler.

Her mother Anna says, "You couldn't interact with her."

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Ava did not play with toys. Did not speak. Could not dress herself. Did not interact with her parents or sisters. Slept two hours a night. She was in her own world.

Anna says, "It's like she looked straight through me. She would just...it's like you weren't there, if you were in the room with her."

Anna Bullard took Ava from doctor to doctor for months. One doctor told the family Ava was 'just weird.'

Heart to Heart 5K to benefit Kedron ES

Heart to Heart 5K to benefit Kedron ES

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The next race in the Peachtree City Running Club's Grand Prix Series will be held at Kedron Elementary School.

Money raised by the Heart to Heart 5K and 1-mile fun run directly benefits Kedron Elementary.

The race will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Feb. 9. Admission is $20 for the 5K and $15 for the fun run; register no later than Jan. 18 to be guaranteed a T-shirt. Runners who don't wish to collect a T-shirt can register for only $10.

REGISTRATION FORM | Heart to Heart 5K

Learn more about the race at kedronknights.org.

Kedron Elementary School is located at 200 Kedron Drive.

Peachtree City named Best Place to Raise Kids

Peachtree City named Best Place to Raise Kids

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The votes are in, and BusinessWeek has named Peachtree City as Georgia's Best Place to Raise Kids.

RELATED | Peachtree City among Ga.'s best 'burbs

The Bloomberg magazine cited Peachtree City's lakes and trees, low unemployment rate and famous network of golf cart paths as its reasons for selecting Fayette County's largest town for the honor.

Read more about Peachtree City's big win at businessweek.com.

Oak Grove ES to host holiday party

Oak Grove ES to host holiday party

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Oak Grove Elementary School will host a holiday celebration for the Peachtree City community this weekend.

Highlights include a silent auction with great prizes, free cocoa for children and a visit from Santa Claus himself.

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The fun event will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 8.

Oak Grove Elementary is located at 101 Crosstown Drive.

Have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus

Have breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Peachtree City Optimist Club will host a special breakfast with Santa and Mrs. Claus on Saturday, Dec. 8.

The fun begins at 8 a.m. at the Flying Biscuit Café. Breakfast will be served until 11 a.m. and includes two buttermilk pancakes, two sausage patties, coffee, milk and orange juice for $5.99. Reservations are not required.

All funds from Breakfast with Santa will benefit children and families in Fayette County.

The Flying Biscuit Café is located at 2874 Highway 54.