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Eat at Chili's to help Tenn. tornado victims

Eat at Chili's to help Tenn. tornado victims

(WXIA) -- Several Southern states were slammed by severe weather earlier this week, including Lincoln County, Tenn., which experienced a devastating tornado.

Those who want to contribute to the community's rebuilding fund can now do so, simply by eating at Chili's.

On Sunday, May 4, more than 60 Chili's restaurants in Georgia and Tennessee will contribute 10 percent of the day's earnings to the Lincoln County Disaster Relief Fund.

Chili's diners can also make monetary donations by adding extra money to their check totals.

Visit chilis.com to find your nearest Chili's.

Grand opening of private event venue

Grand opening of private event venue

Vanadu Event Space Grand Opening

Featuring music by DJ K, catering by Tuckers Catering and our exclusive line of LED Casino Tables for your entertainment. 

Come down explore the facility, play in the casino and win some prizes.

Drawing for (2) $500 gift certificates towards rental fee!  Don't miss out on the fun!

Sunday, Apr. 27

3 p.m. to 5 p.m.

5019 Memorial Drive

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:

2nd annual Race for the Arts 5K Run/Walk

2nd annual Race for the Arts 5K Run/Walk

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.

History center to hold architecture Lunch & Learn

History center to hold architecture Lunch & Learn

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The DeKalb History Center will hold a Lunch & Learn with architectural historian Dr. Richard Cloues later this month.

Cloues will present his lecture, "After the Bungalow, Before the Ranch: The Small American House Phenomenon, 1920s-1950s" on Tuesday, Jan. 21 at noon.

He will speak in the Old Superior Courtroom at the Historic DeKalb Courthouse in downtown Decatur.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Attendees are permitted to bring lunch.

DeKalb representatives to hold hearing on proposed cities

DeKalb representatives to hold hearing on proposed cities

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The DeKalb House and Senate Delegation has planned a hearing for four proposed cities.

Georgia Rep. Dar'shun Kendrick, who represents unincorporated portions of Lithonia, Loganville, Snellville and Stone Mountain, will host the public meeting on Thursday, Jan. 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m.

The hearing will center around the possible cities of Briarcliff, Lakeside, Stonecrest and Tucker. Proponents for each city will have 45 minutes to present their cases for cityhood.

The meeting will be held in Room 606 of the Coverdell Legislative Office Building in downtown Atlanta.