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Powder Springs Police to hold gun safety seminar

Powder Springs Police to hold gun safety seminar

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- Due to an overwhelming demand for information on gun safety, the Powder Springs Police Department has planned a public session for residents later this month.

The gun safety seminar will be held Thursday, Feb. 21 at 7 p.m. at Tapp Middle School.

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Anyone who is interested in attending the free event is asked to send their name, phone number and number of seats requested to sslay@cityofpowdersprings.org.

Tapp Middle School is located at 3900 Macedonia Road.

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's wildly popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February.

More than 100 Atlanta- and Athens-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host the event on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Every couple in attendance will receive an activity sheet with conversation topics and a booklet called "Continuing the Conversation," which gives the dads and daughters suggestions for getting to know each other better.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we serve," Chick-fil-A area marketing director Robin Lomax said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."

AKA holding peace rally for middle school students

AKA holding peace rally for middle school students

ATLANTA -- Members of metro Atlanta's chapters of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority will hold a peace rally and workshop for middle school students over the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday weekend.

The event will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 19 at the Ivy Community Center in southwest Atlanta. It is part of the 40 Days of Peace project, which aims to spread service and kindness through the country.

The peace rally and workshop will aim to teach young people about Dr. King's mission, and to raise awareness of crime and crime prevention strategies. Law enforcement members will also give an interactive presentation to encourage children to stamp out gangs and bullying.

Middle school students from several metro Atlanta counties -- Cobb, Cherokee, Clayton, Coweta, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Forsyth, Fulton, Gwinnett, Hall, Henry, Paulding and Rockdale -- are expected to participate.

Six Flags holding auditions

Six Flags holding auditions

AUSTELL, Ga. -- Six Flags will hold auditions for the 2013 season this weekend.

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The theme park is looking for actors, singers, dancers, comedians, costumed characters and crew members.

Auditions will be held Sunday, Jan. 6 at 9 a.m. and 2 p.m. at the Cobb County Civic Center in Marietta.

Anyone who is interested in auditioning must fill out an application at sixflagsjobs.com.

FMSA family and community enjoy fall activities

FMSA family and community enjoy fall activities

Families, students, and the community recently enjoyed a fun-filled fall day at First Montessori School of Atlanta's 18th Annual Montessori Mile. In addition to road races, the Saturday activities included gardening, a Family Festival, a Chili Cook-off and a Soles4Souls shoe collection drive. Participants also contributed to Middle School student Sarah Tolchin's ongoing effort to collect funds for Pennies for Peace and purchased homemade nut-free basil pesto made by Livia Osorio’s Upper Elementary class.

Parents and students competed in the first-ever FMSA Chili Cook-Off. Marcell Lubsey earned bragging rights and a Golden Ladle for the best-tasting chili.

Winning runners in the children's events were (1st) Matt Fumo and Amy Soba; (2nd) River Ross and Annie Ingham; and (3rd) Jack Friedline and Alexandra Lubsey.

POSTPONED: Saving Young Brains lecture hopes to curb underage drinking

POSTPONED: Saving Young Brains lecture hopes to curb underage drinking

MARIETTA, Ga. -- The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce has partnered with several Cobb County PTAs to present a panel on the dangers of youth binge drinking.

The Saving Young Brains event  at Turner Chapel AME Church in Marietta has been postponed, the new date has not yet been announced..

Jeff Dess, a prevention specialist with Cobb Schools Prevention Intervention Center, will facilitate the lecture, which aims to arm parents with tools for reducing underage drinking.

All parents with children ages 9-25 are invited to attend.

For more information or to sign up for the forum, visit cobbat.org or contact Cathy Finck at 404-791-7406 or coordinator@cobbat.org.

Turner Chapel AME Church is located at 492 North Marietta Parkway.

City to break ground on community garden

City to break ground on community garden

AUSTELL, Ga. -- The city of Austell is preparing to break ground on its I.T. and Lodemia Terrell Community Garden and Educational Center.

The groundbreaking ceremony will be held at 2 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. The garden is located at 2736 Windy Lane.

Austell received a $5,000 non-matching grant to create the garden in honor of Irvin Thomas Terrell, a deacon at Tallapoosa Primitive Baptist Church, who passed away in November 2011.