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'Awesome Autumn'

Georgia Perimeter College is sponsoring an "Awesome Autumn" Open House on the GPC Newton Campus, from 10 a.m–1 p.m.  Oct. 19.

GPC has expanded its student open house to make this an event for the entire family. The day will include refreshments, games, a softball tournament and local vendors. New students can receive a GPC application fee waiver, and there will be campus tours and information about college majors, campus life and student success services. To RSVP go to; for questions, email GPC’s Newton Campus is at 239 Cedar Lane, Covington.


Family campfire

Celebrate fall at a "Family Campfire" event from 7 to 9 p.m. Sept. 20 at Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center. Featured will be music, an animal presentation and storycrafter Anthony Vinson. Of course, what would a campfire be without  s’mores? For more details, visit or call 770-784-3059.

Social Circle

Vacancy to be discussed

The Social Circle Development Authority will meet at 8:30 a.m., Sept. 19, at City Hall to discuss a vacancy.


Benefit ride

"Riding with LOVE for Lucas,’’ a motorcycle ride to benefit 14-month-old leukemia patient Lucas Cronan, will be held Oct. 12. Lucas’ mom, Jessica Wyatt, is a single mom and a teacher at Newton County Theme School at Ficquett in Covington. The ride will start and end at Jimbo’s Grill at the Mill in Porterdale. Bike registration will begin at 9 a.m., and the cost will be $10 per bike and $5 for an additional rider.