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Time to register for the Cobb Make A Wish Foundation 5k and help make a child's wish come true

Time to register for the Cobb Make A Wish Foundation 5k and help make a child's wish come true

Cobb's annual 5K to benefit the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Georgia and Alabama will be held Saturday, Oct. 8, and pre-registration is open now. All net proceeds from the race will go to the foundation to grant wishes for Cobb children with life-threatening medical conditions.

Runners have the option of electronic timed or untimed registration. Fees are $25 timed and $20 untimed before Oct. 1. After then, fees are $35 timed and $25 untimed up to race day. Fees for children 12 and younger are $10 with children 5 and younger free. Groups of 10 or more are $20 timed and $15 untimed. If you would like to support the race, but are not able to attend, you can register as a "phantom" runner for $20. All registered participants, including phantom, will receive a commemorative long-sleeve T-shirt, except children 5 and younger.

Last year, six local children's wishes were granted.

Sign up deadline for Cobb Tennis League is 10/17

Sign up deadline for Cobb Tennis League is 10/17

The Cobb Tennis League is a league where you compete against other players of similar ability. The league is for adult tennis players, with ability levels ranging from NTRP 2.0-5.0.

The 2.0 level is a great opportunity for players who consider themselves 'true beginners' and are experiencing league tennis for the first time. Players register individually and are matched against other players at their ability level. This is a flex league where you play when it is convenient for you and you can play anywhere in Cobb County where there are tennis courts (parks, clubs, or subdivisions).

There are two seasons each year, a spring season and fall season. The fall season begins October 24th. The Cobb Tennis League is a great way to enjoy fun competition and to meet new people!!! Registration for the fall league is currently in progress. The entry deadline is October 17th.

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.    

Enjoy North Georgia Fair at Jim Miller Park, Now Open

Enjoy North Georgia Fair at Jim Miller Park, Now Open

The 79th annual North Georgia State Fair returns to Jim Miller Park Thursday, Sept. 22,-Sunday, Oct. 2. The fair features live music, free attractions and shows, farm animals, flower shows, blue ribbon competitions, local entertainment and food. There will also be games and rides on one of the largest carnival midways in the country.

A covered area guarantees concerts rain or shine, with appearances by country and contemporary Christian artists. Headlining the free concert series this year are: Colt Ford, Friday, Sept. 23; Josh Kelley, Saturday, Sept. 24; Chris Young, Wednesday, Sept. 28; The Band Perry, Thursday, Sept. 29; Christian artist Big Daddy Weave, Friday, Sept. 30 and Mark Wills, Saturday, Oct. 1. Concerts begin at 8 p.m. and are free with park admission.

As the largest fair in metro Atlanta, it attracts almost 300,000 people every year from north Georgia and surrounding states.

Free Style Art for kids! $10 = 2 Hr DROP IN Art Session at The Little House of Art ($20 Value)

Free Style Art for kids! $10 = 2 Hr DROP IN Art Session at The Little House of Art ($20 Value)

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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.

Upcoming tennis tournament will benefit youth football team

Cobb County --  The Lost Mountain Community Tennis Association will host the Jefferson Bradford Memorial tennis tournament at Lost Mountain Tennis Center Aug. 27-28. The tournament will include men's and women's singles, doubles and mixed. All proceeds will benefit Hillgrove High School Grid Iron football team.

For registration information, call the tennis center at 770-528-8525.<?xml:namespace prefix = o />