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New Immunization Requirements for Rising 7th Graders

Georgia’s immunization requirements for children attending 7th grade have been revised.  Beginning in the 2014-2015 school year, 7th  graders and new entrants into Georgia schools grades 8th through 12th, will be required to have  Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) and MCV (meningococcal conjugate) vaccines prior to entering school. 

Parents, please plan to have your child vaccinated well in advance of the start of the 2014-2015 school year. Seventh grade students will not receive class schedules unless they have these vaccines. If you have questions please contact your school nurse.

The Airport Authority Citizen Steering Committee Meeting

The Airport Authority Citizen Steering Committee will hold a meeting on Thursday, July 24, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. in the Paulding County Board of Commissioners Meeting room at the Watson Government Complex 240 Constitution Blvd. Dallas, GA 30132 on the second floor of the Administration Building. The public is invited to attend this meeting

Sign up for the Cobb County Senior Games

Sign up for the Cobb County Senior Games

Registration for the 2014 Cobb County Senior Games is open until Aug. 8. Events will include basketball (three point shot and free throw), billiards, bocce ball, bowling, field events, golf, pickleball, putting, swimming, table tennis and track events. Registration is $20 for Cobb residents and $25 for non-residents. Bowling has an additional fee of $5 and includes three games and shoe rental. Golf has an additional fee of $40 and includes greens fees, cart, continental breakfast and lunch. Opening ceremony will be held Aug. 20 and closing ceremony Sept. 16. There is a $10 guest fee for each ceremony. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Cheryl James at 770-528-1447.

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

(WXIA) -- The threat of rain this weekend could provide some welcome relief for Atlanta-area drivers.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has already postponed a handful of road projects, thanks to the weather.

WEATHER | 11Alive meteorologist Tracy Humphrey has your weekend forecast

Resurfacing on Interstate 20 in Rockdale and Newton counties, and concrete replacement on the west side of I-285 have been canceled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

GDOT said it plans to move ahead with scheduled resurfacing on I-20 between Douglasville and Villa Rica, as it is very close to finishing the work -- well ahead of its projected November completion date. However, rain may briefly halt crews.

Man arrested in fatal bar shooting

Man arrested in fatal bar shooting

KENNESAW, Ga. -- A 27-year-old Atlanta man died after being shot at a Cobb County bar over the weekend.

Kennesaw Police were dispatched to Diamond Dave's at Cobb Parkway and Kennesaw Due West Road at around 2:40 a.m. Saturday.

When officers arrived, they learned Kevin Compton was shot during an altercation, according to Kennesaw Police spokesman Scott Luther. Compton died Sunday from a gunshot wound.

Thursday morning, the suspect in this case, 28-year-old Lewarner Jaron Scott, turned himself in to Kennesaw Police. He has been charged with one count of murder and three counts of aggravated assault, and is being held in the Cobb County Adult Detention Center.

Chick-fil-A makes 5,900 meals for kids who receive free, reduced school lunch

Chick-fil-A makes 5,900 meals for kids who receive free, reduced school lunch

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- The owners of 60 metro Atlanta Chick-fil-A restaurants provided 5,900 lunches Wednesday to children in seven counties who typically receive free and reduced lunches at school, reports Marietta Daily Journal.

The food made its way to children through MUST Ministries, whose summer lunch program has been around for 19 years. Program volunteers meet at churches in Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Forsyth, Gwinnett, north Fulton, Paulding and Pickens counties five days a week to make, pack and deliver lunches to nearly 6,000 children across eight counties for 10 weeks during the summer.

FedEx Security Guard leaves hospital

FedEx Security Guard leaves hospital

KENNESAW, Ga-- More than two months after FedEx security guard Christopher Sparkman was rushed to Wellstar Kennestone Hospital after a workplace shooting spree, he's headed home.

In a Facebook post, Lynn Sparkman posted a photo of her and her husband walking down the hospital hallway lined with cheering hospital workers.

Along with the photo she posted:

This man has overcome. On Thursday, I finally got to bring my man home. We were surrounded with joy & applause from the staff of Wellstar Kennestone Hospital as we walked out of the same trauma hallway that we both came in on April 29, 2014. 73 days, 21 trips to the OR, and one walk out that has changed our lives - he is finally ready to rest/heal at home for the next six months until the final operation. This season of our lives won't be easy, it won't be quick, but we will endure and press on.