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Register for the Jingle Bell Trail

Register for the Jingle Bell Trail

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Peachtree City Elementary School is still accepting runners for this year's Jingle Bell Trail 5K and 1-mile fun run.

The Jingle Bell Trail is always held on the first Saturday in December; this year's race will be off and running at 9 a.m. on Dec. 1.

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Registration is $25. Runners are encouraged to strap jingle bells on their shoes and to spread holiday cheer as they tear through Peachtree City.

Learn more about the race, including how to sign up, at pces.org.

Cub Scouts recruiting in Peachtree City

Cub Scouts recruiting in Peachtree City

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Do you have a young son who is interested in becoming a Cub Scout?

Several elementary schools in Peachtree City will host information sessions for prospective members in the coming weeks.

All events will be held in the cafeterias of their respective schools:

Tuesday, Aug. 21
Peachtree City Elementary
7 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 28
Braelinn Elementary
7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 6
Kedron Elementary
7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 7
Oak Grove Elementary
7 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 14
Huddleston Elementary
7 p.m.

NY Times Best Selling Author, Emily Giffin!

Atlanta resident and New York Times Best selling author, Emily Giffin stopped by our Get Connected Studios to talk about her new book, "Where We Belong", how and why she writes and more! Find out what she hates!  Meet Emily at her book signing in Buckhead July 27th. Get details at www.emilygiffin.com/calendar.php

Piedmont Henry picked for national breastfeeding program

Piedmont Henry picked for national breastfeeding program

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Piedmont Henry Hospital is one of seven hospitals in the state of Georgia that will participate in Best Fed Beginnings, a first-of-its-kind national effort to improve breastfeeding rates in states where rates are currently the lowest.

“We are delighted to have been chosen to participate in this important effort and to have the opportunity to improve our maternity care services to better support breastfeeding,” said Pat McAfee, RN, MSN, director of women and infant services at Piedmont Henry Hospital. “We recognize that for women who plan to breastfeed, the hospital experience strongly influences a mother’s ability to start and continue breastfeeding.”

As Students End School Year, Boys & Girls Clubs Offers Way to Fight “Summer Brain Drain"

ATLANTA -- This month, millions of kids begin their summer breaks, looking forward to vacations, pool time and carefree days. But studies and experience show a lack of mental stimulation causes them to unlearn much of what they were taught over the school year.  Boys & Girls Clubs across the country offer young people a safe, exciting place to spend their summer months, with staff and resources to fight the effects of this “Summer Brain Drain.”

The reality for today’s kids is that many will find themselves with few structured activities, caregivers who are working all day, and too much unsupervised television, video game and computer time.

President Touts Concerns Over Summer Learning

Also known as “summer learning loss” or the “summer slide,” this issue is a growing problem for American children.  In 2010, President Obama noted, “Students are losing a lot of what they learn during the school year during the summer.”

Biking to Better Safety

Biking to Better Safety

May is National Bike Month, a celebration of cyclists and the pastime they enjoy. Whether you ride a bicycle to work or school, or for exercise, National Bike Month is a great reminder of how to stay safe while biking on the road.

According to the Governor’s Office of Highway Safety, in Georgia, as in most states, the bicycle is legally a vehicle, meaning that general traffic laws apply to cyclists. And because bikes share the road with cars and trucks, accidents can happen.

Sean Sue, M.D., an Emergency Medicine physician at  Piedmont Hospital, says the most important safety tip for a cyclist is to always wear a helmet. “Head injuries account for two thirds of all bicycle-related deaths,” he says. “Helmets reduce the risk of head injury by more than 85 percent.”

When does the school year end?

When does the school year end?

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- The last day of school is right around the corner for Fayette County students.

Public schools will dismiss for the summer on Friday, May 25.

The last days of school in other metro Atlanta districts are staggered throughout the second half of May. They include:

Wednesday, May 16
Clarke County

Thursday, May 17
Hall County

Friday, May 18
Bartow County
Clayton County
Fulton County

Tuesday, May 22
Atlanta Public Schools
Barrow County

Wednesday, May 23
Carroll County
Gwinnett County
Newton County

Thursday, May 24
Cobb County
Decatur City Schools
DeKalb County
Rockdale County