National Play Outside Day is Saturday

National Play Outside Day happens a dozen times a year — it’s that important. The next occurrence is August 7, and as the summer season winds down, it’s a good time to make a habit of active play as a family. Playing

Gas prices in Atlanta near $3.00 per gallon

Atlanta gas prices have risen 0.6 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $2.98/g today, according to GasBuddy’s daily survey of 2,134 stations in Atlanta. Gas prices in Atlanta are 6.9 cents per gallon higher than a month ago and stand

Teach your kids these safety tips before they go online

With school starting up in many Georgia school districts next week, now is a good time to talk to your kids about online safety and being smart when using the Internet. The internet is an important educational tool for students, but online

How to know if your child is getting enough sleep

Families are gearing up for a new school year. New grades, new teachers and new schedules are on the horizon. To accommodate the shift from summer break, consistent bedtime routines are crucial. Many kids — and adults, for that matter — don’t

It’s time to talk to your kids about school safety

With schools starting back up soon, the Marietta Police Department is reminding everyone to start the year off safe by discussing back to school safety with your children. The department is asking you to ensure your children are familiar with general information

Here’s how you can weigh in on Georgia’s math standards

If you’ve ever complained about what your child is learning in math or how they are learning it, you actually have a chance to give input to state school officials. The Georgia Department of Education has posted new K-12 Mathematics Standards for

CDC says it’s OK for kids to return to in-person classes

(The Center Square) – The Center for Disease Control updated federal COVID guidance Friday with several major changes as schools around the country grapple with policies for students’ return in the fall. The CDC urged schools to allow students to return to

Georgia sees jump in opioid deaths

There’s no real profile for the victims. They don’t appear to fit into any particular economic, racial or ethnic grouping. The rising numbers of opioid overdoses “seem to hit everyone,’’ says Dr. Dan McCollum, an emergency medicine physician at Augusta University Medical

Will Georgia keep healthcare.gov or have its own health exchange?

Georgia officials have pushed back against a federal health agency’s request for more financial information on the state’s insurance waiver plan. A letter dated July 2 says that Georgia’s approach to replace the Affordable Care Act’s healthcare.gov enrollment set-up with a privately run process

Expect higher gas prices in Georgia for Fourth of July weekend

(The Center Square) – While Georgia’s gas prices remain below the national average, AAA predicts the cost of fuel will continue to climb over the holiday weekend. More Americans will take road trips this Fourth of July weekend than ever before, AAA

Atlanta ranks the worst city for minimum wage workers

As an ongoing worker shortage has many employers questioning employee benefits and pay requirements for the lowest paid workers, a survey released by a moving services company has tagged Atlanta as the worst city in the country for minimum wage workers. The

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