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Mellow Mushroom to celebrate 40th anniversary with 1974 prices

Mellow Mushroom to celebrate 40th anniversary with 1974 prices

ATLANTA -- Mellow Mushroom is celebrating its 40th birthday Wednesday by offering some items on its menu at 1974 prices.

The restaurant, which was founded in Atlanta by Georgia Tech students, says on its Facebook page that it is celebrating with a Way Out Wednesday Party.

As part of the celebration, one customer will win a trip to Amsterdam.

Special pricing is offered on these items:

  • Small cheese pizza: $2.50
  • Bud Light: 75 cents
  • Michelob: 75 cents
  • PBR: 75 cents
  • Coca-Cola products: 30 cents

The restaurant chain says prices are for one day only. The small cheese pizza offer has a limit of one per guest, dine-in only, with additional ingredients at current menu price.

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Rockdale County Public Schools to hold Parent Academy in September

Rockdale County Public Schools to hold Parent Academy in September

GDOT: Avoid I-285 this weekend

GDOT: Avoid I-285 this weekend

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has a strong word of warning for Atlanta-area drivers this weekend: avoid the Perimeter.

Crews will work on several I-285 projects, causing lane closures and heavy delays. Motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes where possible.

Some of the scheduled Perimeter work includes:

* 2 northbound right lanes will be closed between South Atlanta and Paces Ferry roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement and interchange construction

* 2 southbound outside lanes will be closed between Washington Road and Old National Highway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday for bridge joint repairs

* 3 southbound left lanes near Flat Shoals Road will be closed Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for paving

Work will continue in other parts of metro Atlanta as well.

Race this weekend: Rugged Maniac

Race this weekend: Rugged Maniac

CONYERS, Ga. -- Another obstacle race will challenge Atlanta-area runners this weekend.

Rugged Maniac will be held Saturday, Aug. 16 at the Georgia International Horse Park in Conyers.

Its three-mile course is packed with 25 obstacles involving mud, fire, water and even underground tunnels. All finishers receive a cotton T-shirt and a free beer to celebrate the achievement.

Last-minute registration is $90, plus $10 for parking. Students and military members get a $10 discount.

Learn more and sign up at ruggedmaniac.com.

The Georgia International Horse Park is located at 1996 Centennial Olympic Parkway.

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Major roadwork resumes this weekend

Major roadwork resumes this weekend

(WXIA) -- Last weekend, drivers got a bit of a reprieve when several major road projects were postponed. But all that work will resume this weekend.

Some of the problem areas include Interstate 20 in Rockdale and Newton counties, and I-285 in Cobb County.

As always, all roadwork is weather permitting. Rain could halt or postpone projects.

Weekend drivers should use caution and look for crews in these areas:

Bartow County
* One right southbound lane of I-75 will be closed four miles before Cass White Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab removal and bridge raising.
* One left northbound lane of I-75 will be closed four miles after Cass White Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab removal and bridge raising.

Electronics recycling, paper shredding event planned for Rockdale County

Electronics recycling, paper shredding event planned for Rockdale County

CONYERS, Ga. – Keep Conyers-Rockdale Beautiful (KCRB) celebrates its Recycling Month in September with an Electronics Recycling and Paper Shredding event, Saturday, Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., in the parking lot of the Rockdale County Government Annex, 1400 Parker Road, Conyers, 30094.

The FREE, half-day event will provide the public a place to safely discard and recycle old documents and electronics, regardless of working condition. There is a maximum of 4 banker boxes per businesses for paper shredding. Professional electronics recycling and paper shredding companies will securely handle all items on site under the close supervision of government staff. People will simply need to pull up to drop off items that volunteers will unload.

Public invited to second Rockdale County trash collection town hall

Public invited to second Rockdale County trash collection town hall

CONYERS, Ga. – The community is invited to attend a town hall that Commissioner Oz Nesbitt, Sr. is hosting to discuss possible changes to the trash collection process in Rockdale County on TuesdaY, Aug. 19 at 6 p.m. at the Johnson Park Recreation Center, 1781 Ebenezer Road in Conyers.

During the meeting, Commissioner Nesbitt will provide information and share his thoughts and goals for trash collection in the County. There will then be a public comment time for citizens to voice their opinions.

The public is encouraged to attend. No RSVP or preregistration is needed.

For questions or more information, please call the Board of Commissioners Office at 770-278-7001 or Commissioner Nesbitt directly at 770-278-7011 or email him at Oz.Nesbitt@rockdalecounty.org.