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A Harlem Globetrotter in Woodstock

A Harlem Globetrotter in Woodstock

WOODSTOCK, Ga. -- A Harlem Globetrotter in Woodstock?  That is right!  As part of Carmel Elementary School’s Red Ribbon Week activities, Harlem Globetrotter legend Michael Douglas visited with students in grades 3, 4, and 5 and what fun they had!  In Carmel’s gymnasium the excitement was building among the students and staff.  When Douglas came out the students were energized.  While Douglas did not speak about drug prevention, he did speak to the students about doing their best, trying their best, and setting their mind to achieve.  Douglas showed off tricks to everyone’s delight and had several of the students learn some tricks as well.  Carmel’s Principal, Dr. Keith Bryant said, “We wanted to bring in a speaker that would be engaging and exciting for the kids and Mr. Douglas was a great fit.  Our goal was to focus on positive behavior and making good choices.”

2011 'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest entry deadline is Nov. 3rd

2011 'Fun in the Park' Photo Contest entry deadline is Nov. 3rd

The entry deadline is nearing for the 2011 'Fun in the Park' photo contest.

As you are out enjoying Cobb County Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs' parks and activities, be sure to bring your camera and capture the fun and memories of your sports activities, the beauty of nature and wildlife in the parks, and anything else that shows why you enjoy your day at the park.

Traffic impacted this Sunday due to Atlanta Marathon

Traffic impacted this Sunday due to Atlanta Marathon


Expect road closures on Sunday as runners discover Atlanta one mile at a time at the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 30, 2011. The 26.2 mile urban course starts and finishes at Atlantic Station taking participants on a tour of Atlanta past well-known Atlanta sites and neighborhoods such as Georgia Tech, Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, Turner Field, Grant Park, Oakland Cemetery, Martin Luther King Center, Piedmont Park, Buckhead and the famous Peachtree Road.

Below are some important resources for spectators and residents / businesses located along the course.

LEGO competition to award Star Wars Death Star set

LEGO competition to award Star Wars Death Star set

KENNESAW, Ga. -- North Cobb Christian School will host a LEGO Building Competition where one lucky participant will win a coveted LEGO Star Wars Death Star set.

On Friday, Oct. 14, children in 4th, 5th and 6th grades are invited to attend a competition at the school. All entrants will receive basic LEGO sets for participating, and the first three builders at each grade level to accurately complete a building assignment will advance to the final round for the chance to win the Death Star set.

There is only space for 50 children from each grade level and spots are filling up fast.

To sign up, call Mark Justice at 678-355-3124 or email Ben Carr at bcarr@ncchristian.org.

The competition will begin at 6 p.m. on Oct. 14. North Cobb Christian School is located at 4500 Lakeview Drive in Kennesaw.

LOCAL PROFILE: NFL Linebacker Rennie Curran

LILBURN -- Former Brookwood High School football standout, Rennie Curran is patiently waiting for a new jersey. Over the past two years, Curran went from the University of Georgia to LP Field in Nashville and now he's back at home.

 Curran was released shortly after this year's NFL pre-season, despite leading the team in tackles during the pre-season. 

Since being cut, Curran has been training at Catalyst and other gyms to ensure that when he does get a call, he wont miss a step. Curran is pretty confident he'll be wearing someone's jersey soon.    

Subway celebrates 500th Metro Atlanta store

Subway celebrates 500th Metro Atlanta store

ATLANTA -- With the arrival of several new stores this month, Subway celebrates the opening of more than 500 stores in Metro Atlanta since its first location in 1977.

This milestone is a testament to the Subway brand and the franchisees who have made it so successful in the Atlanta area -- not to mention the world, as Subway is the planet's largest restaurant chain with over 34,000 locations.

"We continue to offer a dining experience that meets the changing tastes and needs of our loyal patrons, so it is no surprise to see this important achievement," said Christi Estis, director of operations for Subway Development of Atlanta. "We could not have reached this milestone without the dedication of our model franchisees and employees.

BEST SPOTS: The Atlanta Braves #BravesBash

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves held their first #BravesBash social media event on Sunday evening after a matchup against the Chicago Cubs.

Although Dan Uggla broke his 33-game streak an hour before, he and all of his teammates put their smiles on and were perfectly poised to chat with fans from across the United States.

The Braves steamed a behind-the-scenes look at their first effort on their website. The event had multiple stations for fan interaction: they hosted a Conference Call, Skype with Fans, they moderated a Twitter conversation, streamed Peter Moylan’s talkshow which was named by his Twitter followers and hosted simultaneous online chats.

As a result of the effort, the team gained about 3,000 Twitter followers and acquired 16,500 Facebook likes.