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Sign up for the Cobb County Senior Games

Sign up for the Cobb County Senior Games

Registration for the 2014 Cobb County Senior Games is open until Aug. 8. Events will include basketball (three point shot and free throw), billiards, bocce ball, bowling, field events, golf, pickleball, putting, swimming, table tennis and track events. Registration is $20 for Cobb residents and $25 for non-residents. Bowling has an additional fee of $5 and includes three games and shoe rental. Golf has an additional fee of $40 and includes greens fees, cart, continental breakfast and lunch. Opening ceremony will be held Aug. 20 and closing ceremony Sept. 16. There is a $10 guest fee for each ceremony. For more information, including sponsorship opportunities, contact Cheryl James at 770-528-1447.

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

Rain could cancel road projects for the weekend

(WXIA) -- The threat of rain this weekend could provide some welcome relief for Atlanta-area drivers.

The Georgia Department of Transportation has already postponed a handful of road projects, thanks to the weather.

WEATHER | 11Alive meteorologist Tracy Humphrey has your weekend forecast

Resurfacing on Interstate 20 in Rockdale and Newton counties, and concrete replacement on the west side of I-285 have been canceled for Friday, Saturday and Sunday.

GDOT said it plans to move ahead with scheduled resurfacing on I-20 between Douglasville and Villa Rica, as it is very close to finishing the work -- well ahead of its projected November completion date. However, rain may briefly halt crews.

Police: Missing boy, father found


SMYRNA, Ga. -- Authorities say a 9-year-boy and his father were found safe after a two-day search.

Braiden Stow had last been seen Tuesday in Smyrna.

Investigators said the boy's father, Ryan Stow, who ordinarily has custody of Braiden on weekends, had planned to take the boy on a camping trip. The boy's grandparents -- with whom Braiden lives -- said they had found a note written by Ryan Stow that specifically mentioned "suicide by cop." Police said they were concerned about the safety of both Braiden and his father.

The two were located in Alabama on Thursday, according to
Edward Cason of the Smyrna Police Department. They were said to be okay. The father told authorities that he didn't have his cell phone with him and wasn't aware people were looking for them.

The case remains under investigation, police said.

Chick-fil-A makes 5,900 meals for kids who receive free, reduced school lunch

Chick-fil-A makes 5,900 meals for kids who receive free, reduced school lunch

(ATLANTA BUSINESS CHRONICLE) -- The owners of 60 metro Atlanta Chick-fil-A restaurants provided 5,900 lunches Wednesday to children in seven counties who typically receive free and reduced lunches at school, reports Marietta Daily Journal.

The food made its way to children through MUST Ministries, whose summer lunch program has been around for 19 years. Program volunteers meet at churches in Bartow, Cherokee, Cobb, Forsyth, Gwinnett, north Fulton, Paulding and Pickens counties five days a week to make, pack and deliver lunches to nearly 6,000 children across eight counties for 10 weeks during the summer.

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Ex-inmate: Ross Harris showed 'no emotion'


COBB COUNTY, Ga. – A former inmate at the Cobb County jail who spent time with Ross Harris said that the man accused of leaving his son to die in the back of his hot car showed no emotion.

Mark Wilson was booked into Cobb County Jail on a DUI on the same daythat Ross Harris was arrested.

Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

Krispy Kreme featuring Southern doughnuts

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme has rolled out two new doughnuts inspired by popular Southern dishes.

The Southen Summer Classics offerings will be available through Sunday, Aug. 31 at participating locations. They include:

Banana Pudding
A moist shell doughnut filled with banana Kreme filling, topped with a yellow icing that hints of the flavors inside and a vanilla wafer topping

Carrot Cake
A cake doughnut with carrots and spice, topped with cream cheese icing and stripes of orange icing

Visit krispykreme.com to find your nearest location.

Hit-run victim investigates and solves case


SMYRNA, Ga -- When a Smyrna man was struck on his bicycle by a hit-run driver police told him it would be difficult to find the suspect. So he decided to conduct his own investigation. It ended in an arrest.

Jacob Rogers, 39, was riding his bicycle to work on Spring Road in Smyrna when he was hit. He stopped at the intersection of Spring Road and Cumberland Gate, an entrance to an apartment complex. "I stopped and I looked to make sure that there were no cars coming," Rogers said.

What happened next caught him by surprise. "I didn't see anything there so I proceeded through the intersection and it was right here where I got hit," Rogers told 11 Alive News at the accident site.