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It’s Saturday morning in northwest Atlanta, and I’m standing in a warehouse with a middle school art teacher admiring the aesthetic qualities of a loading pallet.

“You see that pallet?” Cherokee County teacher Catherine Woodruff asks, pointing across the room, “It looks like an art piece all by itself.”

One person’s trash is another person’s treasure … or in this case, another person’s art supplies. This past weekend, a partnership of architects and interior designers held a sort of rummage sale with that intent.

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Without Georgia’s tax-free weekend, school supplies can really add up.

To help families manage the expense, businesses, schools, organizations and churches are hosting free back-to-school events around metro Atlanta. These events are giving away free supplies, backpacks, haircuts and more.

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Starting this week through Aug. 4 there will be opportunities to stock up before school starts back.

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Several law enforcement agencies are working with the Atlanta Track Club to enhance security even more for Tuesday’s AJC Peachtree Road Race.

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The Atlanta Police Department is setting up barricades, such as fences and vehicles, along the route.  The GBI and FBI are also working the race.

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Wednesday on "City Lights with Lois Reitzes":

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This weekend calendar includes another great neighborhood festival and a songwriting legend coming to town. Contributor Mara Davis and host emeritus Steve Goss have the rundown on upcoming concerts with Mara's Music Mix.