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Locals Finish 1st in Publix Georgia Marathon & Half

Locals Finish 1st in Publix Georgia Marathon & Half

ATLANTA -- Despite the best running weather in the history of the race, there were no records set in the Publix Georgia Marathon and Half-Marathon on Sunday.

But runners had reason to celebrate.

"It's a personal accomplishment," said Catherine Hamilton of Athens. "You set your goals and work hard for them. It's an amazing feeling to be able to go home and say, 'I did it.'"

A total of 19,100 runners took part in the race to make it the largest in the five-year history of the race. It was the first year for Publix as the presenting sponsor.

Two runners from Metro Atlanta took first place.

For the second year in a row, Jynocel Basweti, 25, of Marietta was the first to finish the Publix Georgia Marathon on Sunday with a time of 2:29:44. Andrew Heath, 26, of Atlanta came in second with a time of 2:34:51.

Falcons to host cheerleader auditions

Falcons to host cheerleader auditions

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The NFL football season is still months away, but that doesn't mean teams aren't gearing up for the upcoming season.  The Atlanta Falcons will host cheerleader autions this weekend for the 2011 season.

The auditions will be held Sunday, March 20th at the Georgia World Congress Center.  Those auditions come only after weeks of preparation for Falcons cheerleader prospects hoping to make the final squad.  Applicants for the Faclons cheerleaders have been busy with audition prep classes leading up to this weekend's final audition.

$150 for One Week of Circus Summer Camp IN DUNWOODY (52% off, $310 value)

$150 for One Week of Circus Summer Camp IN DUNWOODY (52% off, $310 value)

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Circus Camp has graciously offered us a LIMITED NUMBER of spots for their Dunwoody location. CLICK HERE to treat your child to a MAGICAL summer with 52% off Atlanta’s one-of-kind “Funnest” Summer Day Camp! Ages 5 and up.

THIS DEAL ENDS THURSDAY, MAY 12TH AT MIDNIGHT OR WHEN IT SELLS OUT! LIMITED QUANTITY AVAILABLE!

Harlem Globetrotters Brought their B-Ball tricks to Philips Arena

Harlem Globetrotters Brought their B-Ball tricks to Philips Arena

This past Saturday afternoon my kids and I headed down to Phillips Arena to watch my favorite baskeball team, the Harlem Globetrotters!

They were up to their usual shenanigans and popular basketball player Special K was there again talking crap on the court, lol. They had fun games going on with fans, jokes played on the opposite team, it was something to see and we never miss it when they visit the Atlanta area.  CLICK HERE FOR ALL THE PICS AND THE COMPLETE STORY! www.TalkingWithTami.com

Route Announced for the 2011 Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay

Route Announced for the 2011 Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by the Atlanta Track Club)  The Atlanta Track Club (ATC), organizer of the AJC Peachtree Road Race and the Atlanta Half Marathon and Thanksgiving Day 5K, announced the course for the 2011 Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay which will take place on Sunday, October 30. 

The challenging 26.2 mile loop course starts and finishes at Atlantic Station near Midtown Atlanta and takes participants on a tour of the city past well-known Atlanta sites such as Georgia Tech, CNN Center, Philips Arena, Georgia Aquarium, the State Capitol Building, Turner Field and The King Center as well as through several Atlanta neighborhoods including Castleberry Hill, Grant Park, Inman Park, Old Fourth Ward, Virginia-Highland, Morningside and Buckhead.  The four-person Atlanta Marathon Relay will be run on the same course as the Atlanta Marathon with each of the four legs ranging in distance from 5.5 miles to 8.4 miles.   

King of Hoops Black History Awards Luncheon at The Salvation Army Atlanta

King of Hoops Black History Awards Luncheon at The Salvation Army Atlanta

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by Salvation Army)  

King of Hoops is hosting a special invitation only luncheon honoring two legends at The Salvation Army Ray & Joan Kroc Corps Community Center. NBA great Dale Ellis will be receiving the Lifetime Achievement Award and Carol Blackmon of MAJIC 107.5/97.5 will be receiving the Community Service Award.

Dale Ellis is a retired American professional basketball player in the National Basketball Association. He holds the NBA record for most minutes played in a single game, when he scored 53 points in 69 minutes for the SuperSonics in 1989. “I was always a decent shooter,” Ellis said. “I grew up on the playground shooting one handed hook shots.

Put Your Delta Skymiles to Use For Presitge Parking at Turner Field

Put Your Delta Skymiles to Use For Presitge Parking at Turner Field

Atlanta, GA--  (submitted by The Atlanta Braves) Delta Air Lines (NYSE: DAL) and the Atlanta Braves today announced the opening of the Delta SkyMiles Medallion Lot at Turner Field. The lot will be designated as a portion of the current Green Parking Lot at Turner Field, directly across from the main entrance gate of the ballpark (located at the corner of Hank Aaron Drive and Ralph D. Abernathy Drive).

Members of Delta’s SkyMiles Medallion program will be able to show their Medallion card to gain access into the lot. Customers will still be responsible for paying the normal rate for parking but this will grant them access to park in this area.