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Radio broadcaster to speak during Sack Lunch series

Radio broadcaster to speak during Sack Lunch series

NEWNAN, Ga. -- A radio broadcasting pioneer will share his story in Newnan this week.

Don Whitehead will speak at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Carnegie Library. His appearance is part of the city's Sack Lunch series; attendees are welcome to bring lunch to the library as they listen to the talk.

Whitehead, 72, grew up in Indiana and attended Tennessee State University at the height of the 1960s Civil Rights movement. While studying for his master's degree, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated, and Whitehead put his hopes of having a theater career on hold to get involved in radio.

During his career, Whitehead got the chance to interview a number of notable figures, including Henry Kissinger, Louis Armstrong, Jackie Robinson, former Alabama governor George Wallace and several key figures in the Civil Rights movement -- Jesse Jackson, Ralph David Abernathy, Andrew Young, Hosea Williams and John Lewis.

5K to benefit abused women

5K to benefit abused women

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Come to Peachtree City this weekend to race for a good cause.

Wellspring Living will host the 7th annual Race to Restore 5K: Run for Her Future on Saturday, Sept. 15.

All proceeds from the run will benefit comprehensive healing programs for women and girls who have been trafficked or sexually abused.

Runners can participate alone or in a group of 12 or more. The largest group will receive a prize from race organizers.

In addition, participants can enter a $5 raffle for a chance to win a Massage Envy gift card, a California Pizza Kitchen Kids Package, tickets to see the Gwinnett Gladiators in action and more.

Registration for the Race to Restore will begin at 7 a.m., with the race scheduled to start at 8 a.m. Visit active.com to sign up.

Public meetings to address voting redistricting

Public meetings to address voting redistricting

NEWNAN, Ga. -- Newnan city officials will host a series of public meetings later this month to address possible new redistricting maps for city voters.

City spokeswoman Gina Snider said the redistricting is necessary, as Newnan's population has grown by 103 percent since the 2000 census.

"This is an excellent opportunity to come and discuss what may be changing in your voting districts," city manager Cleatus Phillips said in a statement. "We would love to gather valuable input from the neighborhood residents and these meetings are a great way for citizens to express their thoughts to the city."

Meeting locations are spread out for residents' convenience and include:

Monday, Sept. 17
Wahoo Creek Wastewater Treatment Plant
315 Millard Farmer Industrial Boulevard

Tuesday, Sept. 18
Central Educational Center
160 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

See photos of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

See photos of Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day

ATLANTA -- From the mountains to the metro and beyond, customers flooded Chick-fil-A restaurants to show their support on Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day Wednesday.

Check out the Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day photo gallery to see pictures of the crowds at your hometown Chick-fil-A.

Send any Appreciation Day photos to photos@11alive.com.

NY Times Best Selling Author, Emily Giffin!

Atlanta resident and New York Times Best selling author, Emily Giffin stopped by our Get Connected Studios to talk about her new book, "Where We Belong", how and why she writes and more! Find out what she hates!  Meet Emily at her book signing in Buckhead July 27th. Get details at www.emilygiffin.com/calendar.php

Serenbe Hosts the 3rd Annual Chefs Potluck Benefiting Wholesome Wave Georgia

Serenbe Hosts the 3rd Annual Chefs Potluck Benefiting Wholesome Wave Georgia

ATLANTA (June 13, 2012) – Some of the South’s favorite chefs are getting out of the kitchen and into the country for the 3rd Annual Southern Chefs Potluck at Serenbe, a casual Sunday supper benefiting Wholesome Wave Georgia on Sunday, August 5 at 3 p.m. Guests will dine family style with the chefs and their families on the pastoral grounds of the Inn at Serenbe. In addition to food and fellowship, the event will feature local beer, wine and cocktails created by renowned mixologists and served by members of the Atlanta chapter of the United States Bartender's Guild, and a live auction for one-of-a-kind chef experiences with guest auctioneer, Will Harris.

Each chef will contribute a side dish along with homemade pickles, relishes and desserts to be shared. The chefs’ creations will complement the main dishes: White Oaks Pastures meats from Jim N' Nicks Bar-B-Q and fried chicken legs from The Farmhouse at Serenbe. Participating chefs include:

Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

Buy a Dairy Queen Blizzard, give a miracle

ATLANTA -- Enjoy a cool treat and help kids in need at the same time on Dairy Queen's Miracle Treat Day.

On Thursday, June 26, the fast food chain will donate one dollar from every Blizzard Treat sold to Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, which provides funding for 170 children's hospitals in North America.

Learn more at miracletreatday.com.