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INMAN PARK: Free makeovers for cancer survivors

ATLANTA -- Cancer survivors can get star treatment in Inman Park on Monday.

Like the River Salon is offering free makeovers to survivors and free cancer screenings and information to the public from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m.

The salon is bringing in doctors and their top stylists for a full day of cancer awareness activities in partnership with the American Cancer Society. 

It's a cause close to salon owner Najah Aziz's heart. She lost her sister to bile duct cancer last August. Her mother is a breast cancer survivor.

Like the River Salon is located at 240 N. Highland Avenue, Suite G in Atlanta.

Team In Training now forming teams for sixth annual Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon

Team In Training now forming teams for sixth annual Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon

The Georgia Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training (TNT) program invites the community to join them for the sixth annual Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon. The race, which takes place on March 18th, 2012, starts and finishes at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. The race course takes participants through many of the historic neighborhoods and landmarks of the city.

"This is the sixth year that the highly successful Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon takes place in our state and we are thrilled to be a part of it once again," says Maureen Davidson, Georgia’s Team In Training Director. "We anticipate a fun and exciting event and, and as a Team In Training participant, you also get to help find a cure for cancer in the process!"

Someone in Georgia could become a millionaire

Someone in Georgia could become a millionaire

ATLANTA -- Saturday's Powerball drawing could net one person an estimated $105 million.

Powerball tickets are $1 each.

Winners receive two payment options -- a cash option of about $65 million or the jackpot paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments.

The largest Powerball jackpot in history was $365 million, paid to a Nebraska winner on Feb. 18, 2006.

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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.