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Shane's Rib Shack to celebrate summer with free ribs

Shane's Rib Shack to celebrate summer with free ribs

(WXIA) -- Few foods say "summer" like baby back ribs, and Shane's Rib Shack wants to celebrate the change in seasons with free summertime food.

On Saturday, May 17, participating Shane's Rib Shack locations will give away a free half-rack of baby back ribs and a 20-ounce drink to the first 100 customers. The lucky diners will also receive rib giveaway T-shirts.

"Our fifth annual rib giveaway provides us the opportunity to say thank you to all of our loyal customers and fans who have made Shane's Rib Shack what it is today," chain founder and president Shane Thompson said in a release.

Shane's Rib Shack opened its first location 12 years ago in McDonough and now has 70 restaurants in 12 states.

Visit shanesribshack.com for more information.

Ga. Connections Academy accepting students for 2014-15 school year

Ga. Connections Academy accepting students for 2014-15 school year

(WXIA) -- A few seats are still available at Georgia Connections Academy for the 2014-15 school year.

Georgia Connections Academy is a virtual K-12 public school that allows students to learn at their own pace. It is fully accredited and open to all school-age Georgia children.

"We are enrolling 1,000 additional students across all grade levels for the coming academic year," lead principal Heather Robinson said in a release. "We have a waiting list as we open enrollment, so we encourage parents to get their applications in now."

Georgia Connections Academy will hold a number of information sessions across the state for parents who want to know more. Additional enrollment information is available at connectionsacademy.com/georgia-virtual-school.

Upcoming information sessions in the Atlanta area include:

Commissioner Bill Edwards announces information and civic engagement session

Commissioner Bill Edwards announces information and civic engagement session

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Commissioner William “Bill” Edwards has announced an information and civic engagement session on the future of south Fulton County.

Topics that will be discussed include incorporation, annexation and current legislation.

The session will be Tuesday, Feb. 18 at 6:30 p.m. at Body of Christ Church International, which is located at 3650 Flat Shoals Road in College Park.

Tri-Cities High School hosts 'The Faces of Hunger' art show

EAST POINT, Ga. -- Tri-Cities High School will host an opening reception for The Faces of Hunger: Student Art Show 2014 on Thursday, Feb. 6 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The exhibit will feature the artwork of students from the visual arts magnet program showcasing their best examples of 2D, 3D, jewelry and ceramic pieces through the theme of hunger.

The exhibit was spearheaded by student Denesia Obie, who attended the Youth Summit on Hunger and Poverty at the Atlanta Community Food Bank in the summer of 2013. The Youth Summit teaches a diverse group of high school students about the issue of hunger. Each participant commits to a Hunger Fighting Action Step and Denesia chose the art show as hers to bring more awareness about the issue of hunger to her fellow students and the community.

There will be musical performances by the Tri-Cities High School Orchestra and guests will enjoy light refreshments by Sufi’s Atlanta.

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

IHOP offering free pancakes for charitable donations

(WXIA) -- IHOP will once again participate in the National Pancake Day promotion on Tuesday, Mar. 4.

Customers who visit any IHOP location on National Pancake Day will be treated to a free short stack of buttermilk pancakes. In exchange, the restaurant chain encourages diners to leave a donation for a number of charities, namely the Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.

Beginning this Saturday, Feb. 1, IHOP will collect donations for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Customers can buy paper balloons that cost either $1 or $5. The balloons will hang in IHOP restaurants through National Pancake Day.

Anyone who purchases a $5 balloon will receive a $5 IHOP coupon to use on a future visit.

Learn more about the promotion at ihoppancakeday.com.

MARTA reschedules Adamsville Workforce Development bus operator recruitment

MARTA reschedules Adamsville Workforce Development bus operator recruitment

ATLANTA -- MARTA has rescheduled bus operator recruitment from Friday, Jan. 31 to Friday, Feb. 7 at Fulton County’s Adamsville Workforce Development Office.

The deadline for completion of customer service assessments has been moved to Wednesday, Feb. 5. Adamsville is located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. 

Before visiting Adamsville, all applicants must take the following steps:

Adamsville Workforce Development to host MARTA bus operator recruitment

Adamsville Workforce Development to host MARTA bus operator recruitment

ATLANTA -- The Office of Workforce Development in the Adamsville Regional Health Center will host MARTA for bus operator recruitment.

The recruitment will be held on Friday, Jan 31. Recruiters are seeking full-time bus operators. Attendees will have the opportunity to talk with MARTA human resources personnel about the position.

Adamsville is located at 3700 Martin Luther King Jr. Drive SW, Atlanta. The office is open from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Business attire is required to participate in the recruitment.

Before visiting Adamsville, all applicants must take the following steps: