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Piedmont's first babies of 2014 receive savings accounts

Piedmont's first babies of 2014 receive savings accounts

(WXIA) -- Delta Community Credit Union has opened $500 savings accounts for the first babies born at each Piedmont hospital in the new year.

The very first Piedmont baby of 2014 was Ethan Damien Ramos, who was born Jan. 1 at 1:04 a.m. at Piedmont Fayette Hospital in Fayetteville. Ethan weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. His proud parents are Irani Ramos and Jose DeJesus Huizar.

Lorielle Johnson was born Jan. 1 at 2:16 a.m. at Piedmont Henry Hospital in Stockbridge, to Surrell Porter and Terrence Johnson. Baby Lorielle weighed 7 pounds 5.5 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Piedmont Atlanta Hospital's first baby of 2014 was born just before 7 a.m. on the first of the year. Avonlea Mackowski weighed 7 pounds 1 ounce. Her parents are Amelia and Ross Mackowski.

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.

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.

Indoor summer fun for the whole family

Indoor summer fun for the whole family

ATLANTA -- Attractions and events around Atlanta aim to give families an escape from the scorching heat this summer.

An interactive exhibit at The Children’s Museum of Atlanta and a book reading at Room & Board keep kids learning during the school vacation, while events with the Simon Kidgits Club and LEGOLAND Discovery Center provide them plenty of hands-on activities. These indoor events in the Atlanta area promise a break from the dog days of summer and fun for the whole family!

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

Life & relationship strategist Kenny Pugh launches program for teen pregnancy

In support and partnership with The National Day to Prevent Teen Pregnancy Life & Relationship Strategist, Author and Speaker,Kenny Pugh (http://www.kennypugh.com) will launch Abstinence Matters

LEGOLAND Discovery Center celebrates Mother’s Day with Super Hero Weekend

LEGOLAND Discovery Center celebrates Mother’s Day with Super Hero Weekend

ATLANTA -- LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is planning a Super Hero Weekend to honor the ultimate Super Hero … Mom!

Families are invited to celebrate Mother’s Day on Saturday, May 11 and Sunday, May 12 with themed activities like Super Hero speed builds in the Model Builder’s Academy and a hero scavenger hunt in MINILAND. Plus, little ones donning their favorite Super Hero or Super Heroine attire will receive 10% off of admission to the attraction.

Costume discount only available on walk up purchases of children’s tickets; guarantee entry by pre-purchasing tickets online at www.legolanddiscoverycenter.com.

Governor's Mansion to host Easter egg hunt

Governor's Mansion to host Easter egg hunt

ATLANTA -- Families looking for a place to hunt Easter eggs can set their sights on the Governor's Mansion.

First lady Sandra Deal will host the state's 11th annual Easter egg hunt at the Buckhead mansion on Mar. 23. The event is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon.

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Anyone wishing to attend is asked to RSVP to kashworth@georgia.gov.

The governor's office says that only email reservations will be accepted, and they must include the names and number of children wanting to hunt eggs, the names and number of adults who would come with the children, and a contract telephone number.

Families are asked to bring a stuffed animal or book for charity.