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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.

UWG student's design wins Peachtree T-shirt contest

UWG student's design wins Peachtree T-shirt contest

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- A budding artist at the University of West Georgia can now see her latest work donned by thousands of Peachtree Road Race participants.

Jessica Ferguson's design won this year's Atlanta Track Club Peachtree Road Race T-shirt design contest. She was also one of three finalists from UWG professor Clint Samples' digital media class.

RELATED: A new Peachtree T-shirt legacy

The 21-year-old student created her winning image by loading her palette knife "with reds, oranges, yellows and whites all at once.

$77 million lottery ticket sold in west Georgia

$77 million lottery ticket sold in west Georgia

TALLAPOOSA, Ga. -- A winning Powerball ticket was sold in Georgia.

Pilot Travel Center on Georgia Highway 100 in Tallapoosa sold a ticket worth $77 million from the June 29 drawing.

Winning numbers were 24-30-45-57-59 and the Powerball was 26. The winner, who has yet to come forward, selected the Quik Pik option.

The cash option for this prize is $40.8 million.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Powerball benefit education in the state.

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

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.

Georgia Southern cheerleaders named All Americans

Georgia Southern cheerleaders named All Americans

STATESBORO, Ga. -- Two Georgia Southern University cheerleaders have been named All Americans by the College STUNT Association (CSA).

Under the leadership of USA Cheer, the CSA recently completed its inaugural STUNT season. The Georgia Southern cheerleaders are two of only 20 in the country to be recognized as All Americans.

"Nationally, cheerleading is shredding traditional stereotypes and is being replaced by serious athletes who are demonstrating complex and demanding skills that rival competitive gymnastics," said Dr. Barry Munkasy, head coach for the Georgia Southern cheer team. "This is the first year that the College STUNT Association has recognized All American competitors for STUNT.