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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.

DEALCHICKEN: $23.75 for $47.50 at Range, Guns & Safes

DEALCHICKEN: $23.75 for $47.50 at Range, Guns & Safes

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- This weekend's DealChicken Atlanta deal will turn members into straight shooters for half the usual price.

Through Sunday evening, DealChicken members can pay $23.75 for a two-person shooting session at Range, Guns & Safes. This two-for-the-price-of-one deal includes a 9mm handgun rental, a box of ammunition, eye and ear protection, and two targets -- a package that normally goes for $47.50.

Range, Guns & Safes features firearm sales, a full shooting range and the always-popular zombie targets for horror movie fans. Best of all, members of law enforcement and the military can shoot for 25 percent off every day.

Customers must be at least 21 years old to shoot alone; children ages eight and up should be accompanied by parents. This deal expires on Apr. 20, 2012.

Soccer jersey auction nets $3K for Boys & Girls Clubs

Soccer jersey auction nets $3K for Boys & Girls Clubs

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Silverbacks recently auctioned off their game-worn jerseys from their first season in the North American Soccer League.

This auction raised more than $3,000 to the Boys & Girls Club of Metro Atlanta, according to a release from the Silverbacks.

"Auctioning the jerseys was a great, creative way to raise awareness and funds to support keeping kids in our community healthy," Missy Dugan, CEO of Boys & Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta, said in a statement. "We teach our kids every day about the importance of physical activity, good health and positive life choices. We look forward to more great opportunities like this with the Silverbacks."

During the auction, the winning bidders got to meet the players whose jerseys they received, collect autographs and take pictures.

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.    

Roswell man wins Silverbacks Uniform Design Contest

Roswell man wins Silverbacks Uniform Design Contest

ROSWELL, Ga. -- After nearly two months of voting, a winner has been chosen in the 2012 Atlanta Silverbacks Uniform Design Contest.

The winning design came from 29-year-old Adrian Portillo of Roswell.

Silverbacks add local goalkeeper

Silverbacks add local goalkeeper

DORAVILLE, Ga. -- The Atlanta Silverbacks have agreed to a contract with a new goalkeeper.

Eric Ati, a native of Cameroon who moved to Atlanta when he was seven, has spent the past several months playing in the National Premier Soccer League for the Atlanta Silverbacks Reserves. The 22-year-old is the first Reserves player to sign with the professional team this season, pending USSF approval.

As a four-year starter for Southern Polytechnic State University, Ati earned NAIA First Team All-American honors during his senior season.

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.