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BEST SPOTS: Trick or Treating

BEST SPOTS: Trick or Treating

ATLATNTA – I’m sure we all remember the days Halloween and Trick-or-Treating was more of a sport than a spectacle. And when everyone wanted to know in which neighborhood you could find king-sized Snicker bars or full-sized bags of M&M’s. Well, according to a survey conducted by Zillow, not much has changed.

Clayton County Hosts Halloween Happenings

Clayton County Hosts Halloween Happenings

Jonesboro, Ga. — From frighteningly fun festivities to family-friendly activities, Clayton County serves as the perfect fall getaway to enjoy the spirit of Halloween.

Halloween events around Riverdale

Halloween events around Riverdale

RIVERDALE, Ga. – (submitted by Clayton County CVB) Visitors looking for a fright can venture into the depths of Clayton County's dark and dangerous Trail of Terror from Oct. 28 to 29. Not recommended for children under the age of 12, Clayton County International Park's outdoor haunted trail is sure to elicit a scream from both adults and teens.

Visions of ghosts, goblins and other unsavory nightmares come to life with over 30 terrifying costumed characters at the Southside's newest haunted house, Frightmore. Guaranteed to get visitors hearts racing, Frightmore is a 35,000 square foot self-guided haunted house open for the brave of heart from Oct. 27 thru 30.

Halloween events around town

Halloween events around town

ATLANTA – Halloween is coming quickly and you dont have to go far to celebrate. Check out these neighborhood Halloween celebrations where you live.  

NORTHERN SUBURBS: Canton Main Street will host their 3rd Annual Great Pumpkin Festival at Cannon Park by the Gazebo. The festival will host a Scarecrow Contest, which is free to anyone. Entry to the Scarecrow Contest is open to everyone before October 29.

Trick-or-treating with merchants on the square, music, costume contests, hayrides and a haunted house are just a sample of the type of event that will be offered at this event. Check it out on Saturday, October 29 from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. For more information call (770) 704-1548.

Powerball climbs to $173 million

Powerball climbs to $173 million

ATLANTA – Wednesday’s Powerball jackpot has climbed to an estimated $173 million after no one matched all the winning numbers in Saturday’s drawing.

Two Georgia Lottery players matched four numbers plus the Powerball number Saturday, winning $10,000 each. The lucky tickets were purchased in McDonough and LaFayette.

The Powerball jackpot has been growing since Lithonia resident Kathy Scruggs won $25 million in the Sept. 14 drawing.

Powerball offers two payment options: the $173 million jackpot prize paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments, or the cash option, which is approximately $105 million.

Powerball tickets are $1 per play.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball will benefit education in the state of Georgia.

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ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ASO to honor Metro Atlanta music teachers

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will hold an appreciation ceremony for more than 180 Atlanta-area music teachers Friday evening.

The teachers will be recognized at 7 p.m. by ASO president Stanley Romanstein. Afterward, the instructors will attend the evening's concert featuring the music of Rimsky-Korsakov, Rachmaninov and Mussorgsky.

ASO cellist Joel Dallow will also receive a special award from Romanstein for his arts education advocacy work throughout Georgia.

Both the 8 p.m. concert and the preceding reception will take place at the Woodruff Arts Center, 1280 Peachtree Street NE, Midtown.

 

Clayton County Police Academy set to graduate first class

Clayton County Police Academy set to graduate first class

RIVERDALE, Ga. -- (submitted by Officer J.K. Schneller) On Friday, October 21, 2011, the Clayton County Police Department will graduate the first class of the Clayton County Police Academy.

After the disbanding of the Clayton County Regional Police Academy, the Clayton County Police Department received P.O.S.T. approval earlier this year for the creation of the Clayton County Police Academy.

The academy’s first class began with 15 recruits. Friday marks the culmination of a rigorous course of training that only 12 recruits were able to complete. We take this opportunity to congratulate our 12 new officers.

We would like to invite members of the media to join us for this special occasion. The graduation begins promptly at 7:00 p.m. at the Clayton County Police Headquarters located at 7911 North McDonough Street, Jonesboro, GA 30236.