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GDOT asks drivers to be safe this Halloween

GDOT asks drivers to be safe this Halloween

ATLANTA -- Whether you're taking children trick-or-treating or simply trying to get home at the end of a long workday, the Georgia Department of Transportation wants you to be safe this Halloween.

GDOT is offering advice for both drivers and pedestrians as the streets fill with young ghosts and goblins this evening.

Drivers are asked to slow down when entering neighborhoods and school zones. Reduce the number of distractions in the car, like phones and music, and take an extra second to look for children on medians and curbs.

GDOT also recommends driving with headlights on; that makes it easier to spot children from far away.

Young trick-or-treaters should look left, right and left again while trying to cross the street. They should also always stay on sidewalks or paths, and should not dart into the road or try to cross it from between parked cars.

It is recommended that children wear reflective tape or apply it to their trick-or-treat bags.

IHOP offering free Scary Face pancakes on Halloween

IHOP offering free Scary Face pancakes on Halloween

(WXIA) -- The arrival of autumn means different things to different people. For IHOP's youngest customers, it signifies something delicious: a Scary Face pancake.

Scary Face pancakes are available for the entire month of October and are free on Halloween.

"We're excited to bring back one of our most requested holiday promotions, the Scary Face pancake," IHOP vice president of marketing Natalia Franco said in a statement.

The restaurant chain's popular Halloween dish includes one buttermilk pancake, a mouth made from whipped topping, a glazed strawberry nose, mini Oreo cookies for eyes and eight pieces of candy corn to be used as teeth.

Adults don't have to be left out of the Halloween fun; IHOP's famous pumpkin pancakes will also return to the menu in October.

Find your nearest IHOP location at ihop.com.

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.

Parents of gifted students invited to information meeting

Parents of gifted students invited to information meeting

CONYERS, Ga. -- Rockdale County Public Schools will host an information meeting for parents who are interested in learning more about the system's gifted program.

The meeting will be held Tuesday, May 21 from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. at the Rockdale Magnet School for Science and Technology.

Topics covered will include referrals to the program and ways parents can mentor gifted children. A tour of the magnet school will also be offered.

Visit rockdale.k12.ga.us for more information.

The magnet school is located at 930 Rowland Road in Conyers.

O'Charley's offering free pie for Mother's Day

O'Charley's offering free pie for Mother's Day

(WXIA) -- In honor of Mother's Day, all O'Charley's locations will offer free slices of pie to mothers who eat at the restaurants on Sunday, May 12.

Mothers can choose from among Ooey-Gooey Caramel Pie, Country Apple Pie, Double-Crust Peach Pie, French Silk Pie and Southern Pecan Pie.

"All of us at O'Charley's are thrilled to offer these exclusive pies to hardworking moms across the country," O'Charley's president Mickey Mills said in a statement. "We look at this as an opportunity to welcome moms to take the day off and enjoy a fresh piece of pie and a sincere 'thank you' from us."

Visit ocharleys.com to find your nearest restaurant.

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.