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Creekland Middle School Students Walk to Cure Juvenile Diabetes

CANTON, GA -- During the week of Oct. 4-8, students at Creekland Middle School in Canton participated in the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation's Kids Walk to Cure Diabetes.

Over 1,200 students and teachers walked to find a cure and get some exercise in the process.

Creekland mom Theresa Martin started the walk at Canton's Macedonia Elementary in 2004 when her daughter Allison began kindergarten there. During Allison's six years at the school, over $36,700 was raised for diabetes research. Now that she is in middle school, Allison and her mom can continue to participate, thanks to Creekland principal Dr.

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Top Deals: 50% off Artbarn Passes, 51% off Monkey Joes

ATLANTA --  Half off on two passes to the Artbarn in Canton, half off tickets to the Atlanta History Center and 51 percent off Monkey Joes in Roswell and Cumming are some of the new deals being offered in the Metro Atlanta area Thursday.

Quiznos is offering up two freebies -- a free cookie, no purchase required, and a free kidz meal, purchase required.

You can save half off Disney on Ice tickets, 65 percent off Dreamgirls tickets and 45 percent off the Thrashers opening night at Philips Arena on Friday.

Cherokee High School to Host College Fair

CANTON, GA -- Cherokee High School is proud to host the 2010 Cherokee County PROBE College Fair.

The event will take place on Monday, Nov. 8 from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. in the CHS New Gym (930 Marietta Highway, Canton, 30114).

All high school students and parents are encouraged to attend, as it's a great opportunity to gather information from a variety of two and four year colleges and universities, technical colleges and the Georgia Student Finance Commission.

There will be a competitive college panel event immediately before the fair. Students who plan to apply to colleges with rigorous admissions policies should attend. It will begin at 5:00 p.m.

The panel will include representatives from Emory University, Georgia Tech, Mercer University, the University of Georgia and Vanderbilt University.

GDOT: Two New Reversible Lanes on I-75, I-575

ATLANTA--  The Georgia Department of Transportation is ready to hear what the public thinks of it's plans for the crowded Northwest corridor.

11Alive News was shown a draft video that will be used at upcoming public hearings.  It illustrates two new lanes that run the length of I-75 and 575.  They sit side by side and are reversible--inbound in the morning, outbound in the evening

GDOT Spokesperson Vicki Gavalas explained that the new lanes won't encroach on any existing roadway.  Beginning at I-285, the lanes would be built west of I-75.  At the split the lanes continue up the middle of both I-75 and I-575 respectively.

"what we're trying to do is manage congestion. We're trying to make what we have out there as efficient and effective as possible," Gavalas said.

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Early Voting in Two Counties Bodes Ill for Democrats

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA -- Business has been brisk at this early voter precinct in Cherokee County, a reliably Republican Atlanta suburb. The director of elections says the governor's race between Republican Nathan Deal and Democrat Roy Barnes seems to have captured the imagination of the early-voting electorate.

The votes won't be counted until November of course, but the favorite here is no secret.

"Cherokee County is predominantly a Republican county," said Elections Director Janet Munda. She says early voters in Cherokee County are turning out at about two-thirds the level of early voting in 2008 -- a record year with a presidential election. It will be, she says, a strong turnout.

"We're looking at, I think, pretty much a 50 percent turnout," Munda said. "It's going to be an impressive turnout."

Creekview High School Receives $1,000 Donation

CANTON, GA -- Creekview High School in Canton recently received a generous donation through the fundraising efforts of a local salon.

Rhonda Brown, founder of Salon LaFaye (12420 Cumming Highway, Canton, 30115), presented Dr. Bob Eddy, principal of Creekview High, with the $1,000 check. The money was raised in June during the salon's TIGI Rockaholic Tour fundraiser. It will help pay for transportation costs for the Creekview High marching band.

Walk-In Flu Shot Clinic in Cherokee County

WOODSTOCK, GA -- Have you gotten your flu shot yet?

Tuesday, Oct. 5 is the best day for procrastinators to finally get vaccinated. The Cherokee County Recreation Center (7545 North Main Street, Woodstock, 30188) will host a walk-in flu shot clinic from 8:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m, courtesy of the Cherokee County Health Department.

The clinic is for people aged six months and older. Shots will be $20; Medicare, Medicaid and State Health Benefit Plan insurance (UnitedHealthcare and Cigna) will be accepted.

As an added bonus, TDaP (which guards against adult whooping cough) and pneumonia vaccines will be provided free to those who qualify.

For more information about the flu shot clinic, call the Cherokee County Health Department at 770-345-7371 or 770-928-0133.