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Donate Your Extra Harvest

Donate Your Extra Harvest

ACFB's Community Gardens project is asking backyard and community gardeners to participate in the national Plant a Row for the Hungry campaign by simply donating any extra harvest from your garden for families and individuals in need.  See the list of drop-off sites and find the one closest to you.

LearningRx Kennesaw sponsored Golden Soldiers 2nd Annual Big Day Out

LearningRx Kennesaw sponsored Golden Soldiers 2nd Annual Big Day Out

Kennesaw, GA - June 28, 2011 – On Saturday, June 18th LearningRx Kennesaw was a platinum sponsor of The Golden Soldiers Big Day Out at the Acworth Sports Complex.  Close to 600 people attended the second annual free event which provided fun and excitement for children with special needs and their families.

 BIG DAY OUT was held at the Acworth Sports Complex adjacent to the Horizon special needs field. The parking lot was filled with carnival games, inflatables, music, jugglers, a vendor walk, and a surprise visit from Freddie the Falcon and the Atlanta Falcon’s Cheerleaders.  

“We are delighted to once again support The Golden Soldiers BIG DAY OOUT”, said Kristen Thompson, owner and director of LearningRx Kennesaw.

Goodwill receives $5.7 million grant to help those in need

Goodwill receives $5.7 million grant to help those in need

ATLANTA -- Good news is coming for many Georgians who are struggling to find jobs.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis recently announced that Goodwill of North Georgia will receive $5,724,222 to help people with barriers to employment, namely ex-offenders and low-income non-custodial parents, obtain the skills they need to find work.

The funds will go toward an Enhanced Transitional Jobs Demonstration program, which offers temporary paid work experiences to more than 3,500 people nationwide. The program improves participants' employability, earnings and opportunities for advancement, not to mention their self-sufficiency and long-term success in the workforce.

"This grant provides needed support to individuals who face significant obstacles to employment," Solis said.

Paulding Sheriff reminds residents of pool safety

Paulding Sheriff reminds residents of pool safety

DALLAS, Ga. -- In light of a recent near-drowning case, the Paulding County Sheriff's Office would like to remind residents of ways to stay safe around water this summer.

The incident on June 21 involved a mother who found her toddler face down in an inflatable pool down the street from their home. The child got out of the house by climbing through an unscreened window; meanwhile, the pool was unfenced and unsupervised.

Paulding County Fire and Rescue officers managed to revive the child, who is expected to be fine.

But not all such cases have a happy ending.

"In 2007, there were 3,443 fatal, unintentional drownings . . . in the United States, averaging 10 deaths per day," according to the CDC.

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

LOCAL PROFILE: Georgia's Country Music Scene

ATLANTA – According to the Atlanta Convention and Visitors Bureau, “country music is a perennial Southern favorite in Atlanta and it won’t disappoint”. The music, which has its roots in the south, is known as a blend of, both, traditional and popular music. The country music genre gained widespread popularity around the mid-1900’s as music known as “hillbilly” or old-time music began to decline. Hillbilly music was a genre of music native to the people of the Ozarks. The music was usually played on acoustic instrument like a guitar or a banjo.

Over the years, old-time music changed however most of the lyrical content and instrumentation stayed the same. As it evolved, the arrangement of instruments grew to include the electronic keyboard, drums, the bass, fiddle and the harmonica.

Curl up with a good book this summer

Curl up with a good book this summer

PAULDING CO., Ga. -- School is out and those long, lazy summer days are upon us.

While middle school students should spend plenty of time outside, enjoying the sunshine and fresh air, the Paulding County School District would still like to remind them to keep their minds sharp over the summer.

The district has provided a list of entertaining and age-appropriate books for children entering grades six, seven and eight. The lists are broken up by the language arts and social studies classes offered in Paulding middle schools.

For a list of required summer reading for each of the district's high schools, visit the Paulding County Schools website.

6th Grade -- Advanced Language Arts
* Avi, The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle
* Gary L.

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