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Bi-partisan rally to drum up support for charter schools

Bi-partisan rally to drum up support for charter schools

ATLANTA -- A grassroots bi-partisan charter school rally is being planned for Saturday, Oct. 27.

The rally is being held by Moms for School Choice, Heritage Preparatory Charter School and Georgia's Voice for Educational Choice. It has grabbed the attention of members from both political parties.

"The theme of the rally is 'Charter Schools WORK!' because charter schools work for students, families, communities and Georiga," Mom for School Choice member Kimberly Cochran said in a statement.

So far, Ga. Senate Majority Leader Chip Rogers (R-Woodstock), State Rep. Alisha Thomas Morgan (D-Austell), DeKalb County Board of Education member Nancy Jester and Cherokee County Board of Education member Michael Geist are scheduled to attend the rally.

The event will begin at 10 a.m. on Oct.

Lithia Springs Choir, Atlanta West Pentecostal Church wins Verizon's How Sweet the Sound

Lithia Springs Choir, Atlanta West Pentecostal Church wins Verizon's How Sweet the Sound

ATLANTA -- Verizon’s “How Sweet the Sound” tour returned to Atlanta for the 5th year, Monday, September 10 at Philips Arena.

Sample Cobb's many offerings during Restaurant Week

Sample Cobb's many offerings during Restaurant Week

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Craving something new? Check out one of the 44 area restaurants participating in Cobb Restaurant Week.

From Sept. 8-15, the restaurants will offer pre-selected three-course menus for $15, $25 or $35 per person, not including tax and tip.

Cobb Restaurant Week is sponsored by Cobb Travel & Tourism.

Participating restaurants include:

Acworth
* Henry's Louisiana Grill (4825 North Main Street)

Cobra Starship to perform at Six Flags

Cobra Starship to perform at Six Flags

AUSTELL, Ga. -- Six Flags Over Georgia will welcome one of the hottest bands in the world next weekend.

Cobra Starship is scheduled to perform at the park on Saturday, July 14 as part of the Clearasil Summer Concert Series.

The group, whose most recent album, Night Shades, was released last August, mixes pop, rock, synthetic and hip-hop styles into a musical experience that always turns ordinary venues into the ultimate dance party. Cobra Starship has reached the Top 10 of the Billboard Top 100 with the hit "You Make Me Feel" and has performed at the People's Choice Awards, MTV Music Video Award and the 2012 Miss USA Competition.

The concert will begin at 9 p.m. at the Southern Star Amphitheater and is free with park admission. Season pass holders will be let in first to get the best seats in the house.

For more information, visit sixflags.com/overgeorgia.

Fourth of July fireworks in Cobb

Fourth of July fireworks in Cobb

ATLANTA -- Fireworks are the pièce de résistance for any Independence Day celebration. Find out where you can see them in Cobb County this Fourth of July.

(You can watch fireworks in Atlanta too!)

Celebrate July 4 on the Marietta Square
The fun in Marietta begins at 10 a.m. with a parade that marches from Roswell Street Baptist Church to the Marietta Square. Afterward, there will be concerts, arts and crafts, food, games and plenty more family fun, all culminating in a fireworks display that will begin at 9:30 p.m.

Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

ATLANTA -- Enjoy a cool treat and help kids in need at the same time on Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day.

On Thursday, June 26, the fast food chain will donate one dollar from every Blizzard Treat sold to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which provides funding for 170 children's hospitals in North America.

Learn more at miracletreatday.com.