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DeKalb Family Fun Day rescheduled

DeKalb Family Fun Day rescheduled

LITHONIA, Ga. -- The sixth annual DeKalb Family Fun Day has been rescheduled.

DeKalb Family Fun Day will be Sunday, Aug. 25 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Bransby Outdoor YMCA at Rock Chapel in Lithonia. It was originally scheduled for this Sunday, Aug. 11, but was cancelled due to predicted bad weather.

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The festival will feature food, entertainment, games and vendors. Residents are encouraged to bring donations of school supplies for needy children in the community.

Past DeKalb Family Fun Days have resulted in attendance of 3,000 people -- which means the festival needs plenty of volunteers to make sure everything goes smoothly.

Bridge to be rededicated for fallen officer

Bridge to be rededicated for fallen officer

NORCROSS, Ga. -- The Gwinnett Village Community Improvement District and Gwinnett County Police Department will hold a rededication ceremony Monday for a bridge named for a fallen officer.

The Interstate 85-Jimmy Carter Boulevard bridge is named for James "Chris" Magill, who was struck and killed by a drunk driver in May 1993.

A rededication of the bridge will be held at 1 p.m. at the Westside Police Precinct. Scheduled speakers include Gwinnett Village CID executive director Chuck Warbington, Gwinnett County Chief of Police Charles Walters and Sgt. Willie Bailey with the Gwinnett County DUI Task Force.

Gwinnett Village CID spokesman Joel Wascher said officials plan to build Georgia's third diverging diamond at the I-85/Jimmy Carter interchange.

Doraville's Inaugural Freedom Fest 2013

Doraville's Inaugural Freedom Fest 2013

5K walk aims to improve Latino health

5K walk aims to improve Latino health

BROOKHAVEN, Ga. -- The Hispanic Health Coalition of Georgia will host a 5K walk this weekend to promote healthy lifestyles among Latinos.

The event will be held Sunday, Apr. 7 at 8 a.m., with registration opening at 7 a.m. It will begin at Northeast Plaza Shopping Mall and end at Plaza Fiesta.

According to organizers, the walk's course runs alongside Buford Highway to help raises awareness of the countless immigrants whose only option to get to work is to walk beside the dangerous road.

Registration is free; there is also an option to donate $25. Learn more and sign up.

Northeast Plaza is located at 3307 Buford Highway in Brookhaven.

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."

Rep. Tom Price to address North Fulton Chamber

Rep. Tom Price to address North Fulton Chamber

ROSWELL, Ga. -- U.S. Congressman Tom Price (R-Ga.) will be the keynote speaker at the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce's January Eggs & Enterprise Breakfast.

Price began his Washington career in 2004 as the representative of Georgia's 6th district, which includes eastern Cobb, northern Fulton and northern DeKalb counties.

He also served four terms with the Georgia State Senate, including two as Minority Whip.

Price is known throughout Congress for being the go-to Republican on health care policy, according to North Fulton Chamber president Brandon Beach. He is also a fierce opponent of government waste and always pushes for limited government and lower spending.

Before beginning his political career, Price worked as an orthopedic surgeon. He served as an assistant professor of medicine at Emory University and is the former medical director of the Orthopedic Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

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.