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Beer Chase 5K to benefit Inman Park Security Patrol

Beer Chase 5K to benefit Inman Park Security Patrol

ATLANTA -- Pour up some fun this fall with the Inman Park Beer Chase 5K and Beer Fest.

The 5K run through historic Inman Park and the Freedom Park PATH will begin at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 6. Afterward, head down to Elizabeth Street between North Highland Avenue and Lake Avenue for a festival featuring more than 80 seasonal beers and treats from top Inman Park restaurants.

Proceeds from the race and beer fest will benefit the Inman Park Security Patrol, which employs off-duty Atlanta Police officers to patrol the neighborhood and keep residents safe.

Tickets to Beer Fest 2011 are $30 in advance or $40 at the gate. A $50 combo ticket will get attendees into the 5K race as well as the fest. Participants must be at least 21 years old.

Fulton County Fire Dept. celebrates Fire Prevention Week

Fulton County Fire Dept. celebrates Fire Prevention Week

Fulton County Fire Rescue Department invites the public to participate in its 2011 Fire Prevention Week events. This year, Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15, 2011. This year’s theme is “It’s Fire Prevention Week! Protect your Family from Fire!” For more information on the Fulton County Fire Rescue Department, log on to www.fultoncountyga,gov.

Friday, October 14th

Southwest Branch Library

3665 Cascade Road

Atlanta, GA 30331

10 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Fire personnel will conduct fire prevention training for residents.

The Fire Safety House and a fire truck will be on display.

 

Saturday, October 15th

Ponderosa Fest (Ponderosa Subdivision)

(Located off Flat Shoals Road and Red Oak Road)

2 p.m. -  6 p.m.

Fire personnel will be on hand to offer fire prevention information to citizens

First punishments handed down in APS cheating scandal

ATLANTA -- Georgia's Professional Standards Commission issued punishments to 11 educators implicated in the Atlanta Public Schools cheating scandal Thursday afternoon.

Eight teachers were given a two-year suspension of their teaching certificates, while three administrators had their certificates revoked.

"There are certain actions that taint the integrity of our profession, and cheating would be one of those," said Kelly Henson of the PSC.  "No matter what your thoughts are on high-stakes testing, nothing gives one the right to cheat."

Each of the 11 will receive a formal letter from the PSC next week, outlining the moves against them and giving each educator 30 days to respond to the PSC's actions. Each educator will have the option to accept the punishment or to fight it.

Many of them already are trying to make the case that the punishment is unjust.

They can't wait to have their day in court.

FULTON CO: Early voting dates, locations announced

ATLANTA - Fulton County election officials said early voting for November's elections will begin Monday, Oct. 17. Early voting will run through Friday, Nov. 4.

The locations for early voting in Fulton County are:

Fulton County Government Center - Public Safety Building
130 Peachtree Street, Suite 2186
Atlanta, Ga. 30303

North Fulton Annex
7741 Roswell Road, Suite 232
Sandy Springs, Ga. 30328

South Fulton Annex
5600 Stonewall Tell Road, Room 108
College Park, Ga. 30349

Voters can request an absentee ballot by mail by faxing a request to 404-730-8839 before November 4.

$10 million in low interest student loans up for grabs

$10 million in low interest student loans up for grabs

ATLANTA -- State officials have re-opened the pool for $10 million in low interest student loans. 

Lawmakers had set aside $20 million to help families after an overhaul of the lottery-funded HOPE scholarship took effect this summer.

Only about 5,200 students applied for the loans during the initial application period, which ended in July.

The Georgia Student Finance Authority has now re-opened the application process for the remaining $10 million in available loans.

Students have until Oct. 31 to apply for the Student Access Loan Program. 

For applications and details, visit GAcollege411's website.

Kroger recalls ice cream with unlisted peanuts

Kroger recalls ice cream with unlisted peanuts

CINCINNATI -- Kroger Co. is recalling ice cream sold in Georgia and nine other states because it may contain peanuts not mentioned on the label.

The nation's largest grocery store operator says people with peanut allergies could have a serious or even life-threatening reaction if they eat the Private Selection Extreme Moose Tracks ice cream being recalled.

The recall involves only 16-ounce pints of the product with a sell-by date of June 18, 2012 and the UPC code 11110 52909.

The ice cream was sold at Kroger stores in Alabama, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Carolina and Tennessee, as well as the company's Jay C, Food 4 Less, Owen's, Pay Less and Scott's stores in Illinois and Indiana.

Kroger says shoppers should return the product to supermarkets for a refund or replacement.

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