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GDOT asks drivers to be safe this Halloween

GDOT asks drivers to be safe this Halloween

ATLANTA -- Whether you're taking children trick-or-treating or simply trying to get home at the end of a long workday, the Georgia Department of Transportation wants you to be safe this Halloween.

GDOT is offering advice for both drivers and pedestrians as the streets fill with young ghosts and goblins this evening.

Drivers are asked to slow down when entering neighborhoods and school zones. Reduce the number of distractions in the car, like phones and music, and take an extra second to look for children on medians and curbs.

GDOT also recommends driving with headlights on; that makes it easier to spot children from far away.

Young trick-or-treaters should look left, right and left again while trying to cross the street. They should also always stay on sidewalks or paths, and should not dart into the road or try to cross it from between parked cars.

It is recommended that children wear reflective tape or apply it to their trick-or-treat bags.

IHOP offering free Scary Face pancakes on Halloween

IHOP offering free Scary Face pancakes on Halloween

(WXIA) -- The arrival of autumn means different things to different people. For IHOP's youngest customers, it signifies something delicious: a Scary Face pancake.

Scary Face pancakes are available for the entire month of October and are free on Halloween.

"We're excited to bring back one of our most requested holiday promotions, the Scary Face pancake," IHOP vice president of marketing Natalia Franco said in a statement.

The restaurant chain's popular Halloween dish includes one buttermilk pancake, a mouth made from whipped topping, a glazed strawberry nose, mini Oreo cookies for eyes and eight pieces of candy corn to be used as teeth.

Adults don't have to be left out of the Halloween fun; IHOP's famous pumpkin pancakes will also return to the menu in October.

Find your nearest IHOP location at ihop.com.

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

6 ways to save On Halloween decorations

ATLANTA -- Every year there are millions of dollars spent on Halloween, from costumes, snacks and candy to decorations.

Hopefully after reading this, you will be able to save a ton on Halloween decor for your yard and home.

SACS survey ends Sept. 27

SACS survey ends Sept. 27

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. -- There's still time for the parents of Newton County School System students to participate in a Southern Association of Colleges and Schools survey.

The survey will help the school system target improvement strategies that will allow students to meet SACS' goals.

It closes next Friday, Sept. 27.

Learn more and find a link to the survey at newtoncountyschools.org.

Ga. Connections Academy holding more information sessions

Ga. Connections Academy holding more information sessions

ATLANTA -- Georgia Connections Academy, the state's virtual public school for students in grades K-12, will hold several information sessions throughout metro Atlanta in the coming weeks.

Parents are invited to attend any of the free sessions to learn more about the program's offerings.

"Georgia Connections Academy, a tuition-free public school, delivers superior, personalized education for students, with the freedom and flexibility to experience our online learning community from anywhere in the state," Georgia Connections Academy principal Heather Robinson said in a statement. "The combination of certified Georgia teachers, a proven curriculum, technology tools and community experiences creates a supportive and successful online learning opportunity for families and children who want an individualized approach to education."

Random Acts of Kindness: Kayla Griffith

Random Acts of Kindness: Kayla Griffith

COVINGTON, Ga. -- Every morning, we try to brighten your day with a Random Act of Kindness. Today's Random Act is for Kayla from Covington. 

Kayla's mother-in-law Sharon thinks of Kayla as her own daughter. Kayla recently gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, but is struggling to afford all the necessary baby items every new mom needs. 

Thanks to a tip from Sharon and an anonymous donation, 11Alive was able to provide Kayla and her baby with a wonderful gift.

Benton House to host Mother's Day brunch

Benton House to host Mother's Day brunch

COVINGTON, Ga. -- A Newton County assisted living home will host a special Muffins with Mom event in honor of Mother's Day.

Mothers and daughters of all ages are invited to attend Benton House Senior Living's brunch, which will be held Saturday, May 11 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

In addition to muffins, the home will serve made-to-order omelets, bacon sausage, mini quiche and fresh fruit. There will also be plenty of fun, including raffle prizes and gift baskets. Raffle tickets cost $5, with all proceeds benefiting the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

RSVP for the event no later than May 7.

Benton House is located at 7155 Dearing Road in Covington.