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Second Annual Race 2 Read 5K in McDonough

Second Annual Race 2 Read 5K in McDonough

McDonough - Enjoy a day of exercise and fresh air while supporting literacy in the community, by taking part in the second annual Race 2 Read 5K, to be held on Sunday, October 2 at 3:00 p.m.

Hosted by The Friends of the Henry County Libraries, proceeds from the event help to purchase books and materials as well as fund programs for Henry County libraries. Participants may also bring their gently used books to donate to the library for immediate shelf use or sale. No textbooks, please.

The run will take place in Westridge Industrial Park in McDonough and packet pickup and registration begins at 2:00 p.m. The course is within the industrial park and is part of the Run and See Georgia and Clover Glove series.

Local movie theatres to showcase the Mayweather vs. Ortiz fight on Saturday

Local movie theatres to showcase the Mayweather vs. Ortiz fight on Saturday
Mayweather vs. Ortiz Fight LIVE | 09/17/2011    

Hollywood 24 @ North I-85
3265 NORTHEAST EXPY NE
CHAMBLEE, GA 30341
770-936-8235

 

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North Point 8
6500 N POINT PKWY
ALPHARETTA, GA 30022
770-663-0660

 

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AMC Barrett Commons 24
2600 COBB PLACE LN NW
KENNESAW, GA 30144
770-421-0423

HAMPTON: Rain-delayed NASCAR race begins at AMS

HAMPTON: Rain-delayed NASCAR race begins at AMS

HAMPTON, Ga. -- Drivers finally got to start their engines Tuesday.

The AdvoCare 500 at Atlanta Motor Speedway had to be postponed Sunday night because of rain from then-Tropical Storm Lee.

"It's tough that we don't have rain tries and the ability to go in any conditions," driver Kurt Busch said over the weekend. "But we'll have to wait until Mother Nature says we're good to go."

Steady or heavy rain makes racing too dangerous since the cars have smooth tires and no windshield wipers.

"It's not an option. Maybe one day," said Atlanta Motor Speedway General Manager Ed Clark. "But it's not viable with the NASCAR cars, with their weight and the speeds they run on a track like Atlanta Motor Speedway." 

NASCAR rescheduled the Sprint Cup Series Race for 11 a.m. Tuesday. The Monday morning "Breakfast with Bruton" was canceled.

NASCAR stars say no disrespect for Obama

NASCAR stars say no disrespect for Obama

HAMPTON, Ga. (AP) - NASCAR stars Tony Stewart and Greg Biffle say they can't attend next week's visit to the White House because of scheduling conflicts. Both insist they mean no disrespect toward President Obama.

Both drivers have been to the White House before and met the president. In fact, Biffle says he has a picture shaking hands with Obama on display in his office.

Biffle says he couldn't get out of a two-day appearance for main sponsor 3M in Minnesota next week. Stewart won't reveal where he will be but says he would have accepted the invitation if possible.

The president invited NASCAR champion Jimmie Johnson and 11 other drivers who made the Chase last year. Kevin Harvick and Carl Edwards also say they can't attend.

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.

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