partlycloudy
Wednesday August 5th, 2015 2:27AM

Dawsonville event to tackle teen drinking

By Ken Stanford Reporter
DAWSONVILLE - "Teen Brain Explained" is an event later this month in Dawsonville which will tackle the problem of teenage drinking.

Hosted by Dawson County Family Connection, the campaign slogan is "Be the Key" which promotes parents and adults as the solution to underage drinking.

There is no charge to attend. It will be held Tuesday, April 15, at 7:00 in the Dawson County High School Auditorium. Organizers say there will be snacks, door prizes and free childcare (but you need to call 706-265-1981 to arrange for childcare)

Full details are avaialble at capa-ga.org or by calling the number above.

Mike Nerney will speak, covering teen moods and behaviors, risky and impulsive behavior, and protecting a child from alcohol and other drugs. Nerney is with The Collaborative, a Vermont-based organization dedicated to fighting substance abuse among young people.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Grass fire impacts rush hour traffic on 985
Rush hour traffic on I-985 was slowed by a grass fire Wednesay afternoon with one lane closed while firefighters fought the blaze.
10:19PM ( 7 months ago )
Judge denies motions to move, delay Tsarnaev trial
Lawyers for Boston Marathon bombing suspect Dzhokhar Tsarnaev asked a federal appeals court Wednesday to overturn a judge's decision to not move his upcoming trial out of state.
10:02PM ( 7 months ago )
Sheriff: Man shot 2 on I-85 because he wanted car
A 22-year-old man shot two people who stopped to give him a ride on Interstate 85 in South Carolina on Christmas Eve because he wanted their car to drive to Georgia, a sheriff said Wednesday.
5:21PM ( 7 months ago )
Local/State News
Traffic signal coming to dangerous Habersham intersection
One of Habersham County's problem intersections will be getting a traffic signal, but it won't be right away.
9:40PM ( 4 hours ago )
Fast pace to bring new Catholic Church to Gainesville will require future patience
A pair of zoning requests made by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta easily made their way through “first reading” at Tuesday evening’s Gainesville City Council meeting, passing unanimously and without any public comment in opposition.
9:07PM ( 5 hours ago )
Flowery Branch woman arrested for Oakwood phone scam
A Flowery Branch woman has been arrested in connection to a phone scam in Oakwood.
6:05PM ( 8 hours ago )
Former Athens-Clarke Co officer arrested for aggravated assault, violation of oath
A former Athens-Clarke County Police Officer was arrested for aggravated assault and violation of oath by a public officer, both felonies.
5:31PM ( 8 hours ago )
No charges in machete road rage incident in Hall Co.
No charges will be filed in a Hall County road rage incident on Athens Highway.
5:07PM ( 9 hours ago )