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Silver Comet 10K returns in 2014

Silver Comet 10K returns in 2014

MABLETON, Ga. -- The 16th annual Silver Comet 10K will be held Saturday, Mar. 8.

The flat, fast course will be held on the famous Silver Comet Trail. It will start at the trailhead near the Kroger on Floyd Road.

Registration is $30. Get Fit Atlanta also holds a 10K training program that costs $100.

Visit silvercometraces.com for more information about this event.

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

ATLANTA -- Don't be alarmed if you see a whole bunch of people running down Georgia 400 this weekend.

The Pay the Last Toll road race will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m., and gives athletes one last opportunity to see the infamous toll booths before they are demolished.

Runners will begin at the Glenridge Connector in Sandy Springs and run south to Phipps Plaza. When they reach the toll booths, they will throw in their final 50 cents. All proceeds will go to charity.

Northbound lanes of Ga. 400 will be closed for the race from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Get more information about the race at georgiagames.org.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will also spend part of the weekend tearing down a MARTA pedestrian bridge on southbound Ga. 400.

Silver Comet Trail marathon and half to be held Oct. 26

Silver Comet Trail marathon and half to be held Oct. 26

MABLETON, Ga. -- Registration is still open for the 13th annual Silver Comet Half Marathon and its 2nd annual full-size counterpart.

Both events will be held Saturday, Oct. 26 at the Mable House Cultural Arts Center. They will be off and running on the famous trail at 7:45 a.m.

Pre-registered runners will receive medals and long-sleeved T-shirts. All participants will also be treated to post-race snacks from Kroger, Dunkin' Donuts and Atlanta Bread Company.

Registration is currently $80 for half marathon runners and $110 for the full marathon.

Visit silvercometraces.com for more information.

The Mable House is located at 5239 Floyd Road in Mableton.

Local athlete playing in Final Four for Wichita State

Local athlete playing in Final Four for Wichita State

MABLETON, Ga. -- Kevin Ware isn't the only local athlete to play for a Final Four team.

Wichita State standout Tekele Cotton will face Ware's team, the Louisville Cardinals, Saturday at the Georgia Dome.

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Cotton graduated from Whitefield Academy in Mableton. Whitefield's basketball coach, Tyrone Johnson, describes the Wichita State sophomore as "a man of honor, as well as integrity."

Although Whitefield is known as a basketball powerhouse, the team never won a state championship while Cotton played there.

"We won the year before he came and the year after he left -- not because of Tekele!" Johnson said.

Still, Johnson sees Cotton as a role model for younger players, because he manages to stay humble even while helping his team achieve a national ranking.

Cobb Summer Camps approaching registration

Cobb Summer Camps approaching registration

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- Registration will soon be open for Summer Camps in Cobb County. 

An official for Cobb County said camps this summer will cover a variety of interests, including arts and performance, recreation, tennis, golf, and therapeutics for those with special needs. Registration start dates and times vary across programs. A list is provided below.

Art Camps:

The Art Station - Big Shanty - March 14 - 9:30 a.m.

The Mable House Arts Center - March 12 - 9:30 a.m.

The Art Place - Mountain View - March 13 9:30 a.m.

Hyde and Seek - ARTventure Camp - March 13 9:30 a.m.

Art Performance Camps:

Jennie T. Anderson Theatre - March 26 - 9:30 a.m.

Recreation Center Day Camps:

Ron Anderson Recreation Center - April 15 - 6:00 p.m.

Fullers Recreation Center - April 16 - 6:00 p.m.

Fair Oaks Recreation Center - April 17 - 6:00 p.m.

Ward Recreation Center - April 18 - 6:00 p.m.

Tennis:

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.