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UGA Day to tout academics, athletics

UGA Day to tout academics, athletics

ATLANTA (AP) -- The University of Georgia is holding an event in Atlanta to tout its athletic and academic programs.

"UGA Day" is Monday, July 25 at 7 p.m. at Cobb Galleria.

It will feature football coach Mark Richt, athletic director Greg McGarity, basketball coach Mark Fox, gymnastics coach Jay Clark and vice president for instruction Laura Jolly.

The event is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by the UGA Alumni Association and the UGA Athletic Association.

Cobb Galleria is located at 2 Galleria Parkway SE in the Cumberland area.

AJC Peachtree Road Race highlights

AJC Peachtree Road Race highlights

ATLANTA -- Tens of thousands of people from across the region and the world marked Independence Day with an Atlanta tradition, the AJC Peachtree Road Race.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

Coca-Cola Issues an A.P.B. (All Play Bulletin) to Families: Go Outdoors. Play in the Park. Vote.

America Is Your Park campaign urges families to get out, discover fun ways to get active in the park while helping their favorite park win big

 

ATLANTA, July 10, 2011 – If you’re reading this, you should get to your favorite park – STAT! Coca-Cola is calling all families to go out and play this summer as part of the second annual America Is Your Park campaign.

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4

Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers on July 4
Georgia Eye Care Experts Warn Parents of 1,800⁰ F of Holiday Danger & Say Avoid Sparklers this Fourth of July Georgia Optometric Association Offers Tips to Celebrate the Holiday Safely

LearningRx Kennesaw sponsored Golden Soldiers 2nd Annual Big Day Out

LearningRx Kennesaw sponsored Golden Soldiers 2nd Annual Big Day Out

Kennesaw, GA - June 28, 2011 – On Saturday, June 18th LearningRx Kennesaw was a platinum sponsor of The Golden Soldiers Big Day Out at the Acworth Sports Complex.  Close to 600 people attended the second annual free event which provided fun and excitement for children with special needs and their families.

 BIG DAY OUT was held at the Acworth Sports Complex adjacent to the Horizon special needs field. The parking lot was filled with carnival games, inflatables, music, jugglers, a vendor walk, and a surprise visit from Freddie the Falcon and the Atlanta Falcon’s Cheerleaders.  

“We are delighted to once again support The Golden Soldiers BIG DAY OOUT”, said Kristen Thompson, owner and director of LearningRx Kennesaw.

Volunteers needed for Cobb Meals on Wheels

Volunteers needed for Cobb Meals on Wheels

COBB CO., Ga. -- Cobb County is fortunate to have a fantastic Meals on Wheels program, which ensures that homebound seniors received hot meals every day.

The program, which prepares and delivers more than 220 meals a day, desperately needs volunteer drivers in Austell, Kennesaw, Mableton, Marietta, Powder Springs and Smyrna.

The much-appreciated Meals on Wheels volunteers make sure that their clients feel special by personally bringing them the hot, delicious meals.

Anyone who is interesting in "adopting a route" should contact Cobb Senior Services at 770-528-5381.

BEST SPOTS: To Run in the City

BEST SPOTS: To Run in the City

ATLANTA -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of best places to run for beginners, intermediate and advanced runners.

Recently, running has risen in popularity due to people discovering the different benefits it offers. Running has been proven to lessen stress, aid in weight loss and can serve as a method of meditation. According to the Seattle Times, 26.5 million people in the US run 50 days out of the year.

  • Beginners Routes

The Silver Comet Trail is known as “the only truly flat place you can run in Atlanta”. The trail starts near Mavell Road in Smyrna and runs all the way to the Georgia/Alabama line, near Cedartown and Esom. The trail is a favorite among runners searching for a leisurely stroll and good scenery.