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2 statewide sweepstakes help parents pay for kids' college

2 statewide sweepstakes help parents pay for kids' college

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- Georgia parents have two new opportunities to begin saving for their kids' college educations.

The Path2College 529 Plan is giving significant college contributions to two lucky Georgia children through its Newborn Sweepstakes and Destination College Savings Sweepstakes.

Georgia First Lady Sandra Deal is an advocate of the latter program, which she helped launch during her Read Across Georgia tour last month.

RELATED: Sandra Deal, Path2College to launch college savings initiative

Through the Newborn Sweepstakes, one Georgia baby born between Jan. 1, 2011 and Dec. 31, 2011 will be awarded $5,529 toward a Path2College 529 Plan.

GDOT: Scam artists preying on drivers, job seekers

GDOT: Scam artists preying on drivers, job seekers

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Department of Transportation says scam artists posing as GDOT workers are targeting Metro Atlantans.  

In one case, GDOT said a driver with a flat tire pulled over on Interstate 75 near Moores Mill Road, where he was approached by a man wearing a gray safety vest in a white Dodge pickup truck. The man identified himself as a GDOT employee.

"They actually got the wheel from the tire, said if the motorist would give them 100 dollars they'd take the wheel, get a tire, put on it and bring it back," said GDOT spokesman Mark McKinnon.

"And of course, they were not one of our HERO units and they actually never returned."

GDOT said a second case involved a man who claimed to be a "federal job recruiter" approaching job seekers at various career fairs throughout Metro Atlanta.

WEEKEND EVENTS: 5K's, Football Camps and Atlanta Streets Alive!

WEEKEND EVENTS: 5K's, Football Camps and Atlanta Streets Alive!

ATLANTA -- There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

On Saturday morning, the Old Forth Ward is hosting a party, called Atlanta Streets Alive! The parallel Atlanta Streets Alive! The party will be off-limit to cars from 10:00 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. The best way to get around to Edgewood, Boulevard and Auburn Avenue will be walking, skating or biking. The Streets Alive project will feature healthy activities like pickup soccer and food trucks from the Sweet Auburn Market.

‘Tis the season for football camps and two Atlanta Falcons are starting the season off right. Chauncey David and Jonathan Babineaux are co-hosting a one-day free clinic at Grady High School for students aged seventh through twelfth grade. Registration for the camp starts at 9:00 a.m. and the camp starts at 10.

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FULTON: County takes foreclosure help to Twitter

FULTON: County takes foreclosure help to Twitter

ATLANTA -- Fulton County answered residents' housing and foreclosures questions through Twitter Thursday afternoon.

Commissioner Liz Hausmann of District 3 and a Fulton County housing counselor took questions via the county's official Twitter feed between noon and 1 p.m.

Hausmann also organized a Foreclosure Prevention Fair for this Saturday at Alpharetta High School.

RELATED: Free foreclosure help for Fulton County residents

Anyone who didn't have the opportunity to ask questions or get answers is encouraged to attend the fair.

To see other Fulton residents' questions, check out the @FultonInfo Twitter feed and any tweets marked with the hashtag #FChousechat.

11Alive's Morning Team Wants YOU to Like them!

11Alive's Morning Team Wants YOU to Like them!

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