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Join 11Alive for Make A Difference Day Oct. 26

ATLANTA -- 11Alive strives to make a difference in our community every day.  But on October 26 you can join the effort by volunteering around your community and making it a better place to live.

Saturday Oct. 26 is Make A Difference Day.  We want you to sign up and volunteer for an event in your community.

Find an event with Hands on Atlanta to volunteer on Saturday October 26.

11Alive will be helping a local school with a program to fight childhood hunger. We'll be inviting you to get involved later too. (More details coming soon.)

Share your efforts to make a difference on Oct. 26:
- Tweet using #MDDay13
- Send us pictures of your community project.  Send them to photos@11alive.com

Video captures heart-pounding moments of Great Bull Run

CONYERS - New video shows the heart-pounding moments as dozens of people ran with the bulls Saturday in Conyers. Brett Bramble shot the video during one of the waves of the Great Bull Run. In it, you can see a man get trampled by the bulls. Bramble says he saw the man eventually get up and walk away.

PHOTOS | Conyers Great Bull Run

We showed the video to event organizers, who confirmed it was taken at the Conyers event. The organizers went on to say that several people were hit by the bulls, but no one was seriously hurt.

For most the participants, the event seemed like a rollercoaster ride. 11Alive's Donna Lowry spoke to several excited runners who paid $75 to run in the heats. Afterward, they had mixed feelings about whether the price was worth a few thrilling seconds.

One Tank Trip: Serenbe

PALMETTO, Ga. -- Just 30 minutes from the world's busiest airport is a 1,000 acre community that could be a national model for the future.

The focus is living life to the fullest by using and enjoying all nature has to offer.

TAKE A LOOK | Pictures of Serenbe
RIDE ALONG | Go with us on a 1-tank trip to Serenbe

It's called Serenbe, and it was the first community in the heart of Chattahoochee Hills. Its founders, Steve and Marie Nygren and Rawson Haverty, created plans for a utopia of sorts, where everyone can walk, live, work, shop, farm and enjoy life. They combined the words "serenity" and "be" to create the name.

Vote for the local HS football Game of the Week for Oct. 18

Which local high school football game should be featured as 11Alive's Friday Night Alive Game of the Week during the 11p.m. news on Oct. 18th?

Click here to cast your vote.

You have until 6 p.m. on Wednesday to vote.

Expect weekend road delays, especially around I-75 in Marietta

ATLANTA -- In addition to the full closure of the North Marietta Loop exit ramps and bridge at Interstate 75 all weekend, additional construction will lead to backups in a number of areas around Metro Atlanta this weekend.

Follow traffic information on 11Alive's Traffic Page.

Starting Friday night and continuing for the next five weekends, the Georgia Department of Transportation says they will be closing the North Marietta Loop from Cobb Parkway (US 41) to the Gresham Road/Wallace Road intersection to make concrete repairs to the bridge at I-75.

RELATED | Pride Fest, air show, other events this weekend
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Beautiful weekend weather means roadwork in Atlanta

Beautiful weekend weather means roadwork in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- This weekend is going to be beautiful, weather-wise, and there will be plenty of activities to enjoy.

WEEKEND GUIDE | What to do in Atlanta

But pretty days (and nights) come with a snag for drivers: weekend roadwork.

A major project begins Friday night in Cobb County. North Marietta Parkway will be closed between Cobb Parkway and Wallace Road for five consecutive weekends.

DETAILS | North Marietta Parkway closed

The road will be open during the week, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.

Georgia delegation responds to funding bill stalemate.

ATLANTA -- With the government shutdown moving into its fifth day, we reached out to members of the Georgia Congressional Delegation to see what they would like to see done to end the stalemate, and whether they would be willing to vote in favor of a funding bill that does not include any changes to the Affordable Care Act. 

Republicans Lynn Westmoreland, Rob Woodall, and Austin Scott did not respond to our emails, nor did Democrats John Lewis, Sanford Bishop, and John Barrow. 

The picture from the rest, however, paints a clear picture that the gridlock will continue.

Tom Price- 6th District (Republican):