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6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

ATLANTA -- Every year there are millions of dollars spent on Halloween, from costumes, snacks and candy to decorations.

Hopefully after reading this, you will be able to save a ton on Halloween decor for your yard and home.

Rockdale County Juvenile Court awarded grant to provide family therapy to offenders

Rockdale County Juvenile Court awarded grant to provide family therapy to offenders

CONYERS, Ga. – The Criminal Justice Coordinating Council has awarded Rockdale County Juvenile Court a grant to provide evidence-base, in-home therapy to juvenile offenders and their families.

Juvenile Court has been awarded $150,000 to implement the Functional Family Therapy Program (FFT), which focuses on assessing the risk and protective factors that impact juvenile offenders in their environment.

The FFT program, which is designed to reduce recidivism in offenders, assigns a therapist to work inside home with the juveniles and their families. The in-home therapy specifically evaluates interfamilial and extra familial factors, and the impact they have on the juvenile’s progression in therapy. On average, the program consists of 12 sessions over a 3-4 month period.

Sports injury prevention forum in Rockdale County

Sports injury prevention forum in Rockdale County

CONYERS, Ga. -- Rockdale County Public Schools will hold a forum for high school athletes and their parents later this month.

The event will teach young athletes how to prevent and treat sports injuries.

Dr. Chealon Miller of Resurgens Orthopedics will speak at the event, which is free and open to the public. Topics to be covered include common sports injuries, concussions, hydration, heat-related emergencies and general sports medicine.

It will be held Thursday, Aug. 22 at 6 p.m. at Rockdale Career Academy. Visit rockdale.k12.ga.us for more information.

Rockdale Career Academy is located at 1064 Culpepper Drive SW.

Path2College sweepstakes end Aug. 15

Path2College sweepstakes end Aug. 15

ATLANTA -- Georgia's Path2College 529 Plan is making it easier for families to pay for college by holding two scholarship giveaways.

The deadline to enter both contests is Thursday, Aug. 15.

Mitch Seabaugh, director of the Path2College 529 Plan, said the two sweepstakes are designed to encourage families to start saving for college while their children are still very young.

"If 10,000 more Georgia families start saving for college, that's 10,000 more children who will have a head start toward achieving their dream when they graduate from high school," he said in a statement.

Seabaugh added that the sweepstakes also benefit young students because they provide money for schools and libraries.

The first contest -- the 10,000 Reasons to Save Sweepstakes -- will gives $10,529 to two lucky winners: a current Path2College account holder and a non-account holder. The two winners' schools will each receive $10,529.

Back to school fair in Conyers

Back to school fair in Conyers

CONYERS, Ga. -- Clark Angels Credit Foundation will hold a back to school health and science fair in Rockdale County later this month.

The event will be Saturday, July 27 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Rockdale Voter's Registration Building.

Festivities include a school supply giveaway, health screenings, face painting, arts and crafts, financial education and a chance for attendees to give blood. Everything is free.

Visit conyers-rockdale.com for more information.

The Rockdale Voter's Registration Building is located at 1400 Parker Road in Conyers.

RCA Early Learning Center lottery entry ends Friday

RCA Early Learning Center lottery entry ends Friday

CONYERS, Ga. -- Friday, Mar. 22 is the last day to enter the lottery for a spot in the Rockdale Career Academy Early Learning Center.

Parents who wish to enroll their children in the school must fill out a pre-registration form.

Download the form here.

Completed forms can be dropped off at the Early Learning Center, which is located at 1064 Culpepper Drive in Conyers.

The lottery selection will be held Wednesday, Mar. 27. Turning in a form does not necessarily guarantee admission to the Early Learning Center.

Learning center to hold open house

Learning center to hold open house

CONYERS, Ga. -- Rockdale County's Literacy Link Learning Center will hold a free open house event for prospective students.

The open house will be Saturday, Mar. 23 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.

Families of infants, toddlers, pre-K and after school students are invited to come to the event for food, games and information about the center's literacy programs.

Literacy Link Learning Center is located at 3460 Highway 20 SE. Learn more at literacylinkcenter.com.