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50-year-old man killed in motorcycle wreck

ATLANTA -- The Fulton County Medical Examiner's office has identified a man killed early Sunday in a motorcycle wreck where speed may have been a factor.

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The incident happened around 1:46 a.m. Sunday on Interstate 85 southbound near Cleveland Avenue.

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Grady Hospital closes 3 WIC offices

ATLANTA -- Grady Memorial Hospital is closing three Women, Infants and Children (WIC) program offices.

The federally-funded WIC program provides breastfeeding support and health food benefits for low-income women and children.

Grady planned to close offices on the hospital's 12th floor, and its Lindbergh and Ponce de Leon WIC centers.

The Grady Lindbergh WIC center is located at 2695 Buford Highway, Suite 200. The Ponce de Leon center is at 341 Ponce de Leon Avenue.

The hospital said it is working with the Georgia Department of Public Health to make the transition.

Housing Authority of Fulton County and the Resident Advisory Board Collecting Formalwear

Housing Authority of Fulton County and the Resident Advisory Board Collecting Formalwear

Residents with formalwear collecting dust in the closet urged to donate

The Housing Authority of Fulton County (HAFC) and the Resident Advisory Board (RAB) are sponsoring the 3rd Annual Prom Closet Program.  HAFC is seeking donations of gently used and clean prom/formal dresses and tuxedoes of all sizes for high school seniors graduating in May 2012.  The donated formal wear will allow young men and women without the financial resources to purchase a tuxedo or dress to choose a free outfit with accessories. Priority will be given to Housing Authority of Fulton County residents.

Items needed for the Prom Closet include:

DeRozan leads balanced attack as Raptors top Hawks

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - DeMar DeRozan scored a team-high 23 points as six Raptors finished in double figures and Toronto defeated the Atlanta Hawks 102-86 at Philips Arena on Sunday.

Alan Anderson chipped in 16 points, James Johnson added 15, and Ed Davis, Ben Uzoh and Justin Dentmon tallied 10 points apiece for the Raptors, who have won two straight since halting a four-game skid.

Josh Smith led all scorers with 26 points and Ivan Johnson and Willie Green netted 14 points apiece as the Hawks fell for the second time in three games. Atlanta could have clinched a playoff spot with a victory but now must wait until Monday when these two teams meet again in Toronto for the second game of a home-and-home.

The loss, coupled with an Orlando Magic victory over the Cavaliers on Sunday, drops the Hawks into a tie with the Magic for the fifth spot in the Eastern Conference.

 

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Tight Series Ends with 6-5 GSU Loss

ATLANTA -- Seniors Brandon Williams and Joey Wood homered as the Georgia State baseball team took a 5-3 lead into the eighth inning but three William & Mary runs over the final two frames handed GSU a 6-5 loss in the Colonial Athletic Association series finale Sunday at the GSU Baseball Complex.

All three games in the series were decided by one run as Tadd Bower's RBI double in the ninth inning Sunday proved to be the difference.

Braves complete sweep of Brewers

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Chipper Jones hit a three-run homer in his return to the lineup, Brandon Beachy went seven solid innings and the Braves completed a three-game sweep of the Brewers with a 7-4 win on Sunday.

The Braves, winners of five straight, were without Jones for the previous two games due to swelling in his surgically repaired left knee.

Beachy (1-1) allowed an unearned run on three hits and two walks while striking out six. Jason Heyward hit a solo home run, Eric Hinske had a two-run single and Brian McCann added an RBI.

Chris Narveson (1-1) gave up five runs on four hits over four innings in the loss. Jonathan Lucroy had an RBI single in the second and a two-run homer in the ninth. Corey Hart added an RBI double in the ninth for the Brewers, who have dropped four in a row overall and eight straight at Turner Field.

 

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

Chick-fil-A to host mother-son 'Date Knight'

ATLANTA -- All of the Chick-fil-A restaurants in metro Atlanta will host a special mother-son Date Knight on Saturday, Apr. 28.

The Date Knight format will be similar to that of the franchise's massively popular Daddy-Daughter Date Nights. It will give mothers and sons a special chance to enjoy some quality time together.

The event will have a medieval theme, hence the "Knight" part of its title.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of mother-son relationships and want to encourage local moms to come to Chick-fil-A, enjoy their sons' company over a meal and have fun."