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Enjoy the opening weekend of Clayton County's 9th annual Festival of Trees and Lights

Enjoy the opening weekend of Clayton County's 9th annual Festival of Trees and Lights

This Friday kicks of the beginning of th the 9th Annual Festival of Trees and Lights.  The presentation is put on by Clayton County Parks and Recreation along with Rainbow House Inc.

The festival is located at Clayton County International Park in Jonesboro, and will last until December 18th.

Read the flyer for more info.

"Cache for Cash" with Clayton County

Jonesboro, Ga. - Join Clayton County's geocaching adventure this holiday season when the Clayton County Convention & Visitors Bureau launches "Cache for Cash" on Friday, Nov. 25.

"Cache for Cash" invites adventurers to seek and find special tickets hidden within select Clayton County geocaching sites for an opportunity to win cash and prizes.  Tickets can be found by geocachers beginning on Black Friday, Friday, Nov. 25, and must be redeemed by 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 14 at the Jonesboro Welcome Center (104 North Main Street, Jonesboro, Ga.

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

State tax credit program raises $50M for scholarships

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Revenue stamped its approval on $50 million in donations under the Georgia Scholarship Tax Credit Program.

The program lets people and businesses get tax credit for donations to scholarships for Georgia children to attend private schools.

Fifty million dollars is the most allowed under the program. In 2012, the statewide cap on donations will increase by the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index until 2018.

Individuals can donate up to $1,000, while married couples have a donation cap of $2,500. Corporations can donate up to 75 percent of their state income tax liability.

The American Federation for Children estimated more than 6,000 students last year got scholarships to attend private schools through the program.

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

BEST SPOTS: Thanksgiving Alternatives

ATLANTA, Ga. – Thanksgiving is traditionally a holiday reserved for fellowship with family and friends. Most of us enjoy a huge meal, fight through the subsequent stomachache, hang with your favorite cousins and watch football, however, everyone doesnt enjoy turkey day in the same fashion. Some families have unique traditions that may not be consistent with, what we would call an average Thanksgiving. So, if you’re looking to change-up your routine, check out some of the ideas the “Where U Live” team put together.   

Donate this month to the City of Riverdale's Food Drive

Donate this month to the City of Riverdale's Food Drive

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Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Best out-of-the-ordinary Halloween events around Atlanta you don't want to miss

Fernbank BOO-seum Trick-or-Treat

Saturday, October 29 from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Get ready to have a screaming (in delight) good time! For one day only, Fernbank Museum is becoming Fernbank BOO-seum. Little Beat Music, Inc. will provide family-friendly tunes and face painting will inspire those who didn’t quite finish their costumes. Plus, enjoy a frightening-ly fun Halloween party featuring games, crafts, hands-on activities and special treats for kids in costumes.* (*Treats available while supplies last.)

Riverdale High elects first ever Asian-American Homecoming Queen

Riverdale High elects first ever Asian-American Homecoming Queen

JONESBORO, Ga. – (submitted by Jerry Jackson) Riverdale High School's Homecoming King Dante Broadnax, left, escorts Mary Chau, the school's first Asian-American Homecoming Queen, during halftime of a winning football game against Forest Park High. 

Chau, who was urged to run for the title by her best friend, threw her name into the competition on a humbug, never giving thought that she would be selected as the 2011 school queen.

"The thought of actually winning the title hasn't quite sunk in yet and I don't know if it ever will," she said.

"I feel very honored and special to be the first Asian Homecoming Queen."