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CANCELLED: Teen driver safety class

CANCELLED: Teen driver safety class

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Update: The teen driver safety class, which was scheduled for Saturday, Mar. 26 at Chick-fil-A of West Cobb, has been cancelled.

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.

Registration open for Acworth summer camp

Registration open for Acworth summer camp

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Every year, the Acworth Parks and Recreation Department provides a safe and active camp environment for local children to enjoy the summer.

Camps include a variety of outdoor activities, such as swimming, canoeing, hiking and archery, as well as field trips to Stars and Strikes, Fernbank Science Center, Zoo Atlanta and the World of Coca-Cola.

The eight one-week camp sessions begin the week of June 6 and end on Aug. 5, with a break during the week of July 4. Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., with extended time available for working parents.

Prom charity looking for dress donations

Prom charity looking for dress donations

KENNESAW, Ga. -- With prom season in full swing in Cobb and Paulding, Becca's Closet is in great need of donations.

Becca's Closet is a nationwide organization that provides dresses to disadvantaged young women who are preparing to attend formal events. It was started in memory of 16-year-old Rebecca Kirtman, who passed away in a car accident in 2003; during her sophomore year of high school, Becca collected 250 dresses for Florida girls so they would have something to wear to their proms.

Cobb County's chapter of Becca's Closet is located at 2986 Cherokee Street, Kennesaw, 30144 (off of the I-75 Wade Green Road exit). To make an appointment to look for a dress, email the chapter.

Kell High (Marietta) and Walton High (Marietta) held their proms on Saturday, Mar. 12.

Registration open for 2011 Georgia Games

Registration open for 2011 Georgia Games

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Amateur athletes of every age, ability and passion can compete for medals again this year at the 2011 Georgia Games.

This year's edition of the state's largest multi-sport event will take place on various weekends throughout the summer.

Online registration is currently open for all 48 sports, listed below.

More than 8,000 athletes from 500 Georgia cities and town competed in the 2010 Games. The event is staffed by over 1,000 volunteers, who can also register online to help.

The Georgia Games is a festival for state citizens of all ages and athletic abilities, including physically disabled and Paralympic athletes.

Are you ready for the NEW March Madness?

Are you ready for the NEW March Madness?

DALLAS, Ga. -- Forget basketball. In Paulding County, March Madness is all about baseball.

The New Georgia Youth Athletic Association will hold its 2011 "March Madness" season opener from Friday, Mar. 11 through Sunday, Mar. 13 at its New Georgia Baseball Complex (5885 Villa Rica Highway, Dallas, 30157).

The USSSA-sanctioned March Madness is designed to be a prelude to the spring baseball season. The facility features everything a youth team could ask for, including real pitching mounds and grass infields, two batting cages and plenty of open space for players to warm up.

For more information, including the costs for teams to enter the three-day tournament, visit the USSSA website.

Go fly a kite

Go fly a kite

DALLAS, Ga. -- Get a jump start on spring activities this weekend by flying kites with your friends and neighbors.

The Family Fun Flyers kite flying extravaganza will be on Saturday, Mar. 12 at White Oak Park (298 Mustang Drive, Dallas, 30132).

Sign-in begins at 12:30 p.m., with the actual event scheduled to start at 1:00 p.m.

Fantastic prizes will be awarded to the oldest flyer, youngest flyer, highest flyer and most unique kite, so pray for wind and get ready for the weekend.