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Where to celebrate Halloween this weekend, and more happening in Atlanta

Gené Hunter

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Your Atlanta updates for Friday, Oct. 29, 2021

Celebrate Halloween in DeKalb County

The DeKalb County Department of Recreation, Parks and Cultural Affairs will host several Halloween events at recreation centers throughout the county this weekend. All events are free and open to the public and will feature trunk or treats, face painting, games, costume contests and more.

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Atlanta City Council committee advocates for airport cleaning staff

In a recent meeting, a committee with the Atlanta City Council is urging its counterparts to increase airport cleaning staff's pay to $15 an hour. This suggestion comes after many companies see a shortage of staff due to unfair and low wages. Currently, Georgia’s minimum wage is $5.15 an hour, but employers are generally subject to the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.

Adopt your fur-ever friend this weekend!

Best Friends Animal Society in Marietta is hosting an adoption event this weekend. The Cat-tastic Howl-O-Ween adoption party will be held outside the PetSmart in Marietta, located at 1285 Johnson Ferry Road, from noon to 4 p.m. The event will feature a prize wheel with games, giveaways, candy and treats both for humans and animals. Individuals who attend with a costume will receive $10 off the adoption fees.

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This article is a daily update on the Atlanta area and surrounding cities and counties. This article aims to provide brief updates as it pertains to the local fire departments, police departments, Mayor's office, school boards, transportation and other areas impacting your life. For more information, please click on the links provided. Let me know if there is anything I missed, and I can include it in the next update.

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