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Team In Training now forming teams for sixth annual Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon

Team In Training now forming teams for sixth annual Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon

The Georgia Chapter of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Team In Training (TNT) program invites the community to join them for the sixth annual Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon. The race, which takes place on March 18th, 2012, starts and finishes at Centennial Olympic Park in downtown Atlanta. The race course takes participants through many of the historic neighborhoods and landmarks of the city.

"This is the sixth year that the highly successful Publix Georgia Marathon & Half Marathon takes place in our state and we are thrilled to be a part of it once again," says Maureen Davidson, Georgia’s Team In Training Director. "We anticipate a fun and exciting event and, and as a Team In Training participant, you also get to help find a cure for cancer in the process!"

Time to register for the Cobb Make A Wish Foundation 5k and help make a child's wish come true

Time to register for the Cobb Make A Wish Foundation 5k and help make a child's wish come true

Cobb's annual 5K to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, and pre-registration is open now. All net proceeds from the race will go to the foundation to grant wishes for Cobb children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Runners have the option of electronic timed or untimed registration. Fees are $25 timed and $20 untimed before Oct. 1. After then, fees are $35 timed and $25 untimed up to race day. Fees for children 12 and younger are $10 with children 5 and younger free. Groups of 10 or more are $20 timed and $15 untimed. If you would like to support the race, but are not able to attend, you can register as a "phantom" runner for $20. All registered participants, including phantom, will receive a commemorative long-sleeve T-shirt, except children 5 and younger.

Last year, six local children's wishes were granted.

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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.    

Youth basketball registration reopens

Youth basketball registration reopens

Registration reopened September 26 for Marietta's 2010-2011 youth basketball program.

Registration
  • First-come basis until all slots are filled
  • Walk-ins only will be accepted
  • Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Lassiter High PINK OUT to raise funds for breast cancer research

Lassiter High PINK OUT to raise funds for breast cancer research

MARIETTA, Ga. -- For the fourth year in a row, the DECA club at Marietta's Lassiter High School will hold a Friday night PINK OUT to raise money for the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

During the Oct. 7 football game against Cherokee High, Lassiter DECA members will sell pink T-shirts and spirit items, and the cheerleaders will collect donations to breast cancer research. This year's PINK OUT will be held in honor of Pam Hutchinson Butler, a breast cancer patient and Lassiter alumna.

DECA members hope to collect $3,500 this year.

The Lassiter-Cherokee game will begin at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 7 at Frank Fillman Stadium. All attendees are asked to wear pink and donate to show their support for eliminating breast cancer.

Enjoy North Georgia Fair at Jim Miller Park, Now Open

Enjoy North Georgia Fair at Jim Miller Park, Now Open

The 79th annual North Georgia State Fair returns to Jim Miller Park Thursday, Sept. 22,-Sunday, Oct. 2. The fair features live music, free attractions and shows, farm animals, flower shows, blue ribbon competitions, local entertainment and food. There will also be games and rides on one of the largest carnival midways in the country.

A covered area guarantees concerts rain or shine, with appearances by country and contemporary Christian artists. Headlining the free concert series this year are: Colt Ford, Friday, Sept. 23; Josh Kelley, Saturday, Sept. 24; Chris Young, Wednesday, Sept. 28; The Band Perry, Thursday, Sept. 29; Christian artist Big Daddy Weave, Friday, Sept. 30 and Mark Wills, Saturday, Oct. 1. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. and are free with park admission.

As the largest fair in metro Atlanta, it attracts almost 300,000 people every year from north Georgia and surrounding states.