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Temple Middle begins Rachel's Challenge

Temple Middle begins Rachel's Challenge

TEMPLE, Ga. -- The students of Temple Middle School have accepted Rachel Joy Scott's challenge to improve their school and community through acts of kindness and compassion.

It is just the latest of many Georgia schools to join Rachel's Challenge, a nationwide movement named for the first victim of the Columbine High School massacre.

Temple Middle's theme is "Let's Start a Chain Reaction," according to principal Gail Parmer.

"We would like for this theme to transition into our community through demonstrating a caring and nurturing spirit," she said.

Rachel Scott was only 17 years old when she was shot to death on Apr. 20, 1999.

Temple Middle begins Rachel's Challenge

Temple Middle begins Rachel's Challenge

TEMPLE, Ga. -- The students of Temple Middle School have accepted Rachel Joy Scott's challenge to improve their school and community through acts of kindness and compassion.

It is just the latest of many Georgia schools to join Rachel's Challenge, a nationwide movement named for the first victim of the Columbine High School massacre.

Temple Middle's theme is "Let's Start a Chain Reaction," according to principal Gail Parmer.

"We would like for this theme to transition into our community through demonstrating a caring and nurturing spirit," she said.

Rachel Scott was only 17 years old when she was shot to death on Apr. 20, 1999.

Ga. senators to hold town hall meeting at UWG

Ga. senators to hold town hall meeting at UWG

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Georgia's U.S. senators, Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson, will hold a town hall meeting with constituents at the University of West Georgia next week.

Chambliss, an attorney from Moultrie, won election to the Senate as a Republican in 2002. Before that, he had served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1995.

Marietta businessman Isakson began serving in the Senate in 2004. Prior to that, he served 17 years in Georgia legislature and three terms in the U.S. House of Representatives.

The meeting will take place at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 29 at UWG's Townsend Center for the Performing Arts. It is free and open to the public.

30 Free Things to Do This Summer

30 Free Things to Do This Summer

ATLANTA --  The Atlanta Moms Like Me site has recently posted the top 30 places to visit this summer that will not hurt your pocket because they are totally free.

The list includes The Children's Museum, The High Musuem and even North GA Hiking.  If you know of any must free activities you can add them to the list too.

Click here and see all of the free activities around Atlanta.

Local teachers to receive free school supplies from Staples

Local teachers to receive free school supplies from Staples

ATLANTA -- Every year, more than 90 percent of American teachers spend hundreds of dollars of their own money on classroom supplies, according to the National Education Association.

Now, with the first day of school less than a week away for some, Metro Atlanta Staples stores are offering local teachers a big helping hand.

Saturday, July 30 is Teacher Appreciation Day at Staples. The first 100 teachers to visit certain Atlanta-area stores from 9 a.m.

Weekend Events: Festival on Ponce, Chelsea Handler and Suwanee Beer Fest

Weekend Events: Festival on Ponce, Chelsea Handler and Suwanee Beer Fest

ATLANTA – 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.

This weekend, the Atlanta inTown paper will be hosting the Atlanta Summer Arts Festival: Festival on Ponce which will be held at Ponce de Leon Avenue and Moreland Avenue in Olmstead Park, in the North Druid Hills neighborhood. The festival will be held on Saturday and Sunday and it will feature an artist market, food and entertainment. Local acts Jeno and Kitty Wolf will take the main stage during the two day festival. For more information, visit them online.

Comedian Chelsea Handler will be performing at the Chastain Park Amphitheatre on July 22 at 8 p.m. Handler is returning to Atlanta, now, to perform a show that was postponed earlier this summer.

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH

DISNEY CHANNEL'S FIRST NATIONAL DANCE TALENT SEARCH COMES TO MALL OF GEORGIA SAT JULY 23

Make Your Mark: Ultimate Dance Off – 'Shake It Up' edition," Disney Channel's first national dance talent search just for kids, hosted by AT&T U-verse, will make its mark at Mall of Georgia in Buford, Georgia. Kids ages 8-16, with the consent of a parent, will have the opportunity to show off their dance skills and record a dance video onsite for online submission for a chance to compete in a dance off to air on Disney Channel in October 2011. The grand prize includes a special guest dance spot on "Shake It Up" plus the chance to meet the cast. Fans and dance enthusiasts are invited to come down and participate in a Q&A with Roshon Fegan.

READ THE FULL DETAILS AT http://www.thebluebirdpatch.com/2011/07/disney-channels-first-national-dance.html