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3 words: Frappuccino Happy Hour

3 words: Frappuccino Happy Hour

ATLANTA -- It's back! Starbucks' wildly popular Frappuccino Happy Hour event will return this Friday, May 4.

The coffeehouse chain will hold Frappuccino Happy Hour every day through Sunday, May 13, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. All sizes of the Frappuccino frozen drinks are half-price during Happy Hour.

Starbucks has brought back its two coconut drinks -- the Mocha Coconut Frappuccino and the Coconut Crème Frappuccino -- for summer. It also debuted two brand new flavors on Tuesday.

The Mocha Cookie Crumble Frappuccino is "an indulgent blend of rich mocha sauce, vanilla syrup, Frappuccino chips, our signature Frappuccino Roast coffee and milk blended with ice and topped with delicious chocolatey whipped cream and chocolate cookie crumbles."

Three more arrests made in Cobb Marine's beating death

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Cobb County Police have made three more arrests in the beating death of Zachery Gamble, a 34-year-old Marine from Cobb County.

Tarell Winston Secrest and Jason Scott Hill, both of Marietta, and Arthur Lynell Batchelor of Acworth were arrested and detained Tuesday afternoon, in connection with Gamble's murder. 

Their arrests come one day after the arrest of 38-year-old Sean DGene Hall. 

RELATED | Comatose former Marine dies 

Hall, Secrest, Hill and Batchelor are currently being held, without bond, at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center on charges of Aggravated Assault, Aggravated Battery and Murder. 

Cobb Facebook bullying case turns criminal

ACWORTH, Ga. (WXIA) -- Last week 11Alive News told you about a 14-year-old Gwinnett County boy convicted of identity theft for mocking a girl with a fake Twitter account.

That juvenile was sentenced to 40 hours of community service.

Well now two Cobb County juveniles, a boy and a girl, could face similar criminal charges for bullying a middle school classmate with a fake Facebook page that contained racial and sexual material.

RELATED | Family sues over fake Facebook page
MORE | Facebook bullying case renews call for tougher bullying law

Chattahoochee Tech to host truck driving career expo

Chattahoochee Tech to host truck driving career expo

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Chattahoochee Technical College has planned a career expo for anyone interested in becoming a commercial truck driver.

The event will be held from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 12 at the school's North Metro Campus. It will introduce interested parties to the school's 7.5-week truck driving program, which was designed to fill a growing need.

"We're facing a driver shortage that this country has never seen before," Ray Puckett, lead instructor of the driving program, said in a statement. "Baby boomers are retiring, so we're seeing companies increasing wages, providing better benefits and increasing the amount of time that drivers can spend at home."

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 3.2 million Americans worked as truck drivers in 2011, and that number is expected to grow 13 percent by 2018.

Family sues over fake Facebook page

ACWORTH, Ga. (WXIA) -- We hear about cyber bullying more and more these days as young people attack each other through social media. A 14-year-old Cobb County girl and her parents are now fighting back.

They've filed a lawsuit against two middle school classmates and their parents over a fake Facebook page.

RELATED | Facebook bullying case renews call for tougher Georgia bullying law

Bullying may seem easier these days because it can be done anonymously over the internet. But two Cobb County families now face a lawsuit over alleged bullying by their middle school children.

Pike Nurseries, Concentrics Restaurants host garden-to-table event

Pike Nurseries, Concentrics Restaurants host garden-to-table event

ATLANTA -- If you're planning to plant a summer garden, Pike Nurseries is hosting the perfect event to learn all about growing fresh vegetables and herbs.

The Georgia-based chain of nurseries has teamed up with Concentrics Restaurants for a Garden-to-Table Chef Event. Expert gardeners and at-home chefs will teach Pike customers how to use their home-grown crops in custom recipes. There will also be cooking demonstrations.

The garden-to-table event is free to attend. Seminars and demonstrations will be held at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Saturday, May 5 at all 14 metro Atlanta Pike locations.

3602 Cobb Parkway

2955 Holcomb Bridge Road

Chastain (4020 Roswell Road)
Lindbergh (2410 Camellia Lane NE)
Toco Hills (2101 LaVista Road)

6050 Bethelview Road

Johns Creek
5795 State Bridge Road

Facebook bullying case renews call for tougher Georgia bullying law

ACWORTH, Ga. (WXIA) -- Widespread publicity about the cyberbullying of a Cobb County middle school student is fueling the call for a tougher anti-bullying law in Georgia.

Last week we told you how two of her classmates created a fake Facebook page to ridicule 14-year-old Alexandria Boston of Acworth.

RELATED | Family sues over fake Facebook page

In addition to a bloated picture of her, it contained racial, sexual and drug-related references.

Her middle school said they were powerless to do anything about it since they couldn't prove it happened on school property.

When notified about it last May, Cobb County Police officers said they, too, were powerless under Georgia's Bullying Act of 2010, telling the Boston family to complain to Facebook about the fake page.