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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.

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Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market begins 2012 season June 13 with 2 mobile units

Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market begins 2012 season June 13 with 2 mobile units

ATLANTA -- On Wednesday, June 13, 2012, Fulton County Cooperative Extension kicked off its second season and rolled out two mobile units to expand the service areas of the Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market program.

The Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market 2012 Season will run from June 13 until September 12.

The addition of a second mobile unit allows Cooperative Extension to assist more residents with making healthier choices to live healthier lives.  The Fulton Fresh Mobile Farmer’s Market program is provided at no cost to residents.  The program provides fresh produce and nutrition education to residents living in communities identified as “food deserts,” which are large geographic areas where mainstream grocery stores are scarce or missing. 

Relationship Expert, Radio Show Host and Bestselling Author Kenny Pugh Featured at Central Library

Relationship Expert, Radio Show Host and Bestselling Author Kenny Pugh Featured at Central Library

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System invites you to the featured booksigning of Bestselling Author, Relationship Expert and Radio Show Host, Kenny Pugh on Saturday, June 16th from 2pm - 5pm at The Central Library at One Margaret Mitchell Square in Atlanta. 

Kenny Pugh is the Founder of Kenny Pugh, L.L.C., the platform on which Kenny exercises a versatile professional life as a speaker, an author, and a coach. Kenny Pugh, L.L.C. is the sponsoring company for Chat Kafe, where Kenny offers relationship advice, writes inspirational blogs, and hosts his weekly radio program, The Chat Kafe Show with Kenny Pugh.

Atlanta Chef/Restaurateur Ford Fry Hosts Fourth Annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Fest

Atlanta Chef/Restaurateur Ford Fry Hosts Fourth Annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Fest

ATLANTA -- On Sunday, July 22 from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m., JCT. Kitchen & Bar is hosting an event to celebrate some of  the South’s best chefs, farmers and mixologists, who will join forces to benefit Georgia Organics in the fourth annual JCT. Kitchen Attack of the Killer Tomato Festival.

Tickets are now on sale and cost $60 per person ($50 for Georgia Organics members). Beginning June 15, tickets will cost $70 per person. Tickets can be purchased online through Xorbia. A total of 1,400 tickets will be available for attendees. Last year’s festival raised close to $40,000 for Georgia Organics.

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A-Rod hits slam, Yankees beat Braves 6-4

A-Rod hits slam, Yankees beat Braves 6-4

ATLANTA -- Alex Rodriguez hit his 23rd career grand slam, matching Hall of Famer Lou Gehrig's record, and the New York Yankees scored six runs in the eighth inning to rally for a 6-4 win over the Atlanta Braves on Tuesday night.

Nick Swisher hit a tiebreaking two-run homer off Cory Gearrin two batters after Rodriguez connected against Jonny Venters.

CC Sabathia (8-3) left trailing 4-0 after seven innings but was the beneficiary of the rally. The big lefty gave up four runs on a season-high 10 hits with two walks and six strikeouts.

The Yankees, who began the night tied with Tampa Bay for the AL East lead, matched their season high with their fifth straight win. They have won 10 of 12.

The Braves, who wasted a strong start by Mike Minor, have lost three straight.

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CAPTURED | Reginald White

UPDATE (June 12, 2012) -- Reginald White, 11Alive's Fugitive of the Week for May 2, turned himself in to authorities Tuesday afternoon. 

The 36 year old surrendered after his mother told him she was getting a lot of calls about her son being profiled on television.

White was wanted by federal marshals for violating the terms of his supervised release from federal prison where he had served six years for racketeering charges.

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Former Falcon Chuck Smith teaches football safety

ATLANTA -- Former Falcons defensive end Chuck Smith offered tips for parents who have children participating in football activities.

"One of the first things you want to look at is the equipment when you go out and buy for your kids," said Smith. "You want to get a helmet that doesn't shift around."

Smith said parents should also get the proper protection for their child's shoulders.

"One of the biggest things I see now is that kids have shoulder pads that are way too big," Smith said. "It's not protecting the inside of their shoulders - their collar bones."

The former football star also said parents should make sure their child is properly fitted for the right pair of shoes.

"A lot of times kids have on shoes and they slide around on their feet and they're running and cutting," Smith said.