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DINNERS ON A DIME: Cinco de Mayo

DINNERS ON A DIME: Cinco de Mayo

CANTON, Ga. – This week, Dinners on a Dime features local Cinco de Mayo eats. Every Tuesday Where U Live will choose four favorite eats in your area for you to take your family and friends for a fabulous meal, under $20.

Local restaurant, Huey Luey’s, a local Mexican restaurant in Hiram will be celebrating Cinco de Mayo with an outdoor draft beer truck, live music inside and outside. According to the manager of the restaurant, they will focus on creating different types of margaritas exclusively for the event. The patio isn’t open, now; however it will be ready for the occasion. Huey Luey’s is located at 5460 Wendy Bagwell Parkway in Hiram.

Visit El Rodeo in Marietta for margaritas by the glass and by the pitcher, this restaurant offers a range of combination dinners. Most people who visit the restaurant order the fajitas and nachos. People who frequent the restaurant enjoy the stuffed jalapenos and queso fundidio.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Circus Clowns and Beauty Queens

WEEKEND EVENTS: Circus Clowns and Beauty Queens

NORTHERN METRO AREA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

Today, the Yaarab Shrine kicks off their 69th Annual Circus and Carnival at the Jim R. Miller Park in Marietta. This circus is the world largest shrine circus. Food and rides will be open tonight; however, there will be no circus acts. Only $10 gets you unlimited rides on every ride at the fair.

Sprayberry High school will be hosting a Community Egg Drop on Saturday, April 23 from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Eggs will be dropped from a helicopter and there will be many vendors, including face painting and pictures with the Easter Bunny.

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

NORTHWEST METRO – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we’ve compiled a list of Inexpensive Date Spots for you to take your special someone.

In today’s economy, it’s important to find companionship which, in our opinion, is the cheapest form of entertainment. However, it’s the springtime, and people like to get out every now and then. So, check out these suggestions for fun under $15.

If you have an office crush, we have the place for you. Local lunch favorite, Brandi’s World Famous Hot Dogs serves up, according to some, one of the best dogs in town. This humble, hot dog restaurant is known for its Iced Tea and famous Chili Slaw Dog served on a perfectly steamed bun. Everything in this restaurant is under $9. So, both, your date and your pockets will thank you.

Paulding County honored as 'Camera Ready Community'

Paulding County honored as 'Camera Ready Community'

ATLANTA -- Paulding is one of 73 Georgia counties to be named a "Camera Ready Community" by Governor Nathan Deal.

The counties will be honored in a ceremony at 10 a.m. on Monday, Mar. 21 at the Georgia State Capitol.

Villa Rica High to Hold Black History Program

Villa Rica High to Hold Black History Program

VILLA RICA, GA -- The Villa Rica High School community would like to invite all of Metro Atlanta to participate in the first annual Black History Celebration.

The event will be at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 24 at First Baptist Church of Villa Rica (1483 West Highway 78, 30180).

The new Villa Rica High School Gospel Choir, the Thomas Dorsey Singers of Villa Rica, High Praise of Flat Rock Baptist Church and gospel recording artist Earnest Pugh are all scheduled to perform.

Guest speakers include Sylvia C. Hooker, deputy superintendent of the Georgia Department of Education, and The Honorable Former Georgia Supreme Court Justice Leah Ward Sears.

Georgia Senator Encourages Students to Enter Holocaust Contest

Georgia Senator Encourages Students to Enter Holocaust Contest

ROSWELL, GA -- Georgia Senator John Albers (R-Roswell) recently announced his desire for middle and high school students to enter the annual statewide Holocaust Art and Writing Contest.

Sponsored by the Georgia Commission on the Holocaust in cooperation with the Georgia Department of Education, the contest's theme is "What Are the Lessons of the Holocaust?" The program began in 1995; this is the first year that the contest will include a Music category.

"These contests are a great educational tool that inspires students to take the initiative to learn more about a critical time in our history," said Sen. Albers. "This program is a great example of the kind of creativity our schools need to truly engage students.

Changes to Classic Novel are Misguided, UWG Scholars Say

Changes to Classic Novel are Misguided, UWG Scholars Say

CARROLLTON, GA -- Sanitizing the American classic Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a disservice to the novel and does nothing to further the discussion of racism, according to University of West Georgia scholars.

An edition of Mark Twain's 19th century novel is set for release by NewSouth Books with the "N" word removed and replaced by the word "slave." The term "Injun" is also excised.

"I don't think there is any way we can deal with the history of racism and the continuing racism in this country without dealing with the ugly language that racism spawns," said Debra MacComb, an associate professor of English at UWG.

Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is one of the most frequently banned books in the American literary canon.