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Falcons prepare for Minicamp

Falcons prepare for Minicamp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga -- The OTAs are winding down at the Atlanta Falcons' headquarters in Flowery Branch.  The voluntary off season workouts have been well attended and the participation looks to be paying off.

With new Offensive and Defensive Coordinators, the team has spent the past few weeks digesting changes that are being put in place for the 2012 season.  Wide receiver Harry Douglas is glad the changes are taking place this year rather than last summer, when the NFL teams were locked out.  Douglas has spent time working special teams as a punt returner during OTAs and says "I did it some during my roookie season and fell in love with it."  It will be something to watch for during training camp.

Meanwhile, Head Coach Mike Smith was pleased with the level of participation and what the team has accomplished during the OTAs and says the upcoming Minicamp will be a continuation of what has been taking place the past few weeks.

Atlanta Dream to host Salem HS fundraiser

Atlanta Dream to host Salem HS fundraiser

CONYERS, Ga. -- Atlanta Dream guard Lindsey Harding will make an appearance at Lady Seminole Basketball Night, which raises money for the Salem High School girls basketball team.

The event will be held from 6:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Chili's Grill & Bar in Conyers.

Print and bring the official Atlanta Dream flyer to Chili's to donate 10 percent of your purchase to the Salem High girls basketball program.

The Conyers Chili's is located at 1570 Dogwood Drive.

School system to hold college athletic recruiting seminar

School system to hold college athletic recruiting seminar

CONYERS, Ga. -- High school athletes in Rockdale County are invited to bring their parents and coaches to an information session about the college recruitment process.

Get in the Game: College Athletic Recruiting 101 will be hosted by recruiting expert Joe Burns and will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 16 at Rockdale Career Academy.

The information session will cover a number of topics, including NCAA requirements for recruitment, the rules of the process, and ways to create a game plan to become a college student-athlete.

Rockdale Career Academy is located at 1064 Culpepper Drive SW in Conyers.

Upcoming races, from 5Ks to triathlons

Upcoming races, from 5Ks to triathlons

ATLANTA -- The winners of the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race participant lottery were announced Monday.

If you weren't chosen, you still have plenty of other opportunities to run, jog, walk and enjoy a race day in the next few months.

'World's Shortest Endurance Run' to mark St. Patrick's Day

'World's Shortest Endurance Run' to mark St. Patrick's Day

CONYERS, Ga. -- In honor of St. Patrick's Day, the Rotary Club of Rockdale County will host its annual World's Shortest Endurance Run and just-as-short parade this week.

The .1 mile run (yes, that's 1/10 of a mile) will begin at 5 p.m. on Friday, Mar. 16. Participants ages 12 and younger will take off at 5:00 and will finish no later than 5:02 p.m., when the race will begin for everyone aged 13 and older.

Race officials say a hydration station will be located at the halfway mark in the race -- that's .05 miles in. All participants will receive T-shirts.

The Olde Towne Conyers St. Patty's Parade will be held before the race. It will follow the race route, beginning at 4:30 p.m. and ending at about 4:35 p.m.

For more information or to register for the race, visit www.rockdalerotary.org.

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.

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