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Shelton Elementary students 'flip' for books

Shelton Elementary students 'flip' for books

DALLAS, Ga. -- Students at Shelton Elementary School in Dallas are "flipping" for their book fair.

"This year, the [book fair] theme was a carnival," said school media specialist Cathy Mattocks. "And I thought, that is the perfect time to really go all out and show kids how much fun reading can be."

To get the children excited about buying and reading their own books, school officials organized a special dinner where chefs flipped pancakes from the griddle and on students' plates.

"Our goal is to put books in their hands and also get them to read and realize what great fun it can be," Mattocks said.

Watch footage of the pancake flip and an interview with Mattocks here.

Coca-Cola Freestyle coming to Five Guys

Coca-Cola Freestyle coming to Five Guys

ATLANTA -- Five Guys has become the largest restaurant chain to sign up for the Coca-Cola Freestyle dispenser system.

The burger chain will begin installing two Coca-Cola Freestyle fountains in all company-owned restaurant locations across the country next month.

Five Guys has about 875 restaurants across the United States and Canada. It began testing Coke's Freestyle system in the Atlanta market, home to 24 of its restaurant locations, in 2010.

The touch screen-operated Freestyle lets consumers create their own personal and customized drinks, dispensing more than 100 sparkling and still beverage brands from one machine.

Firehouse Subs also recently adopted the Freestyle for its restaurants.

That's a "lotto" dough: Mega Millions surpasses $100 million

That's a "lotto" dough: Mega Millions surpasses $100 million

ATLANTA -- Georgia Lottery players have the opportunity to collect a hefty prize from Friday's Mega Millions drawing.

It only takes $1 to try for an estimated $113 million jackpot, which will go to a single annuity winner.

Any lucky Mega Millions player who matches all five white ball numbers and the Mega Ball number could win about $4.3 million for 26 years or a single payment of approximately $82 million.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Mega Millions benefit education in the state.

Halloween event at Stars and Strikes to benefit local charities

Halloween event at Stars and Strikes to benefit local charities

DALLAS, Ga. -- Halloween may be more than a month away, but the spooky fun is already starting at three Metro Atlanta Stars and Strikes locations.

Beginning Friday, Sept. 30 and running until Halloween, every weekend will be a "Hallo Fun" weekend at Stars and Strikes in Cumming, Dacula and Dallas. Festivities include a pumpkin patch, craft vendors, scavenger hunts, Haunted Lazer Tag and a haunted house that will benefit local nonprofits. The charities vary by location; for example, it will be Relay for Life in Dallas.

Admission to the haunted house is $7.

Introducing DealChicken -- and cheap airport parking

Introducing DealChicken -- and cheap airport parking

ATLANTA -- DealChicken Atlanta has officially hatched.

What is DealChicken? Read all about it here.

And what is DealChicken Atlanta's first-ever deal? It's something that will come in handy to nearly every Metro Atlanta resident at one time or another -- deeply discounted parking for Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.

For today only, DealChicken members can pay $11 for three days of parking and shuttle service at Atlanta Park'N Ticket. That's 67 percent off the regular price of $33.

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