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Six Flags Atlanta president to retire

Six Flags Atlanta president to retire

AUSTELL, Ga. -- Six Flags Atlanta President Melinda Ashcraft has announced her retirement.

The theme park said Monday that Ashcraft will be succeeded by Dale Kaetzel, who most recently served as president of Six Flags Discovery Kingdom in Vallejo, Calif.

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Ashcraft has been with Six Flags for 45 years, beginning her career as a ride operator at Six Flags Over Georgia the year the park opened. She recently became the fifth recipient of the Six Flags Angus G. Wynne lifetime achievement award.

Cobb County author to host book signing

Cobb County author to host book signing

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Author and Marietta resident Dan Farr will host a book signing in Acworth next month.

Farr will sign copies of Final Score! Sports Devotions Volume 1 on Saturday, Mar. 2 at Books-A-Million. He will be at the store from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

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According to a release from Farr's publisher, Tate Publishing:

Roddy White to host football camp

Roddy White to host football camp

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Roddy White will host a football camp for budding athletes this summer.

The 2013 Academy Sports + Outdoors Roddy White Football ProCamp will be Monday, June 17 and Tuesday, June 18 from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. It will be hosted at Lassiter High School in Marietta.

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White's camp is open to boys and girls ages 7 to 14. It will focus on football fundamentals and becoming a better athlete.

The cost is $149 per child, which includes a T-shirt, goodie bag and an autographed team photo with White.

Learn more and sign up for ProCamp at roddywhitecamp.com.

Donna Richardson-Joyner is Fired Up!

What has fitness guru Donna Richardson-Joyner so Pumped UP? Find out in this exclusive interview 

Rep. Tom Price to address North Fulton Chamber

Rep. Tom Price to address North Fulton Chamber

ROSWELL, Ga. -- U.S. Congressman Tom Price (R-Ga.) will be the keynote speaker at the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce's January Eggs & Enterprise Breakfast.

Price began his Washington career in 2004 as the representative of Georgia's 6th district, which includes eastern Cobb, northern Fulton and northern DeKalb counties.

He also served four terms with the Georgia State Senate, including two as Minority Whip.

Price is known throughout Congress for being the go-to Republican on health care policy, according to North Fulton Chamber president Brandon Beach. He is also a fierce opponent of government waste and always pushes for limited government and lower spending.

Before beginning his political career, Price worked as an orthopedic surgeon. He served as an assistant professor of medicine at Emory University and is the former medical director of the Orthopedic Clinic at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta.

Al Roker talks White House, new book and his rules!

Conn Jackson chats with Al Roker about his connection to Atlanta, how he has maintained his weight loss, his new memoir and much more! 

Hundreds to graduate from Chattahoochee Tech

Hundreds to graduate from Chattahoochee Tech

MARIETTA, Ga. -- More than 1,100 students have applied to graduate from Chattahoochee Technical College this month.

The Marietta-based school's commencement ceremony will be held Dec. 17 at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre.

One remarkable soon-to-be-graduate is George House of Canton. House is a former combat medic who entered Chattahoochee Tech with hopes of becoming a nurse. However, he soon discovered that he had a knack for working with electronics.

"I learned about the classes in biomedical and realized it would be a good fit," said House, who is receiving an associate of science in electrical and computer engineering technology with a specialization in biomedical instrumentation technology. "It is an area with great potential for growth and careers."

"I'm looking to secure a position with a company where I can continue to grow and learn," House added.