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Upcoming races, from 5Ks to triathlons

Upcoming races, from 5Ks to triathlons

ATLANTA -- The winners of the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race participant lottery were announced Monday.

If you weren't chosen, you still have plenty of other opportunities to run, jog, walk and enjoy a race day in the next few months.

Scott Rigsby: The UnThinkable

Scott Rigsby's life flashed before his eyes when he became a double amputee. His first thought was, "Will my life ever be the same again?" Years later, Scott became the first double amputee to compete in the Ironman World Games. This is his story.

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Special Olympics Winter Games

Watch as we head to the Special Olympics, Georgia, to meet some of the amazing athletes. These competitors are incredible and their stories are truly inspirational! What were the highlights of this year's Winter Games? Watch and find out!

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Rep. Smith named Environmental Leader of the Year

Rep. Smith named Environmental Leader of the Year

NEWNAN, Ga. -- A state representative from Coweta County has received the Environmental Leader of the Year in Golf award from the Georgia Golf Environmental Association.

Rep. Lynn Smith (R-Newnan) earned the honor for her efforts in resolving Georgia's critical water issues in recent years. She received her award from PGA professional Stewart Cink.

"As chair of the House Natural Resources & Environment Committee, I've worked hard to balance the needs of good environmental stewardship and a sound economy," Smith said. "It is an honor to be recognized as a recipient of Georgia's first Environmental Leader of the Year in Golf award."

"Golf is an important industry in Georgia, where we proudly pioneer new grasses and techniques that benefit all," she added. "We can't do enough bragging about that!"

Georgia's Rock Ranch autumn festival features NASA corn maze

Georgia's Rock Ranch autumn festival features NASA corn maze

MACON, Ga. -- America's space program has landed in the heart of Georgia, in a corn field located on a cattle ranch.

Autumn across Georgia brings with it a season for pumpkins, harvests and a huge NASA-styled corn maze located in the midst's of the Peach State.

The Rock Ranch, located northwest of Macon, is a member of the nationwide program Space Farm 7, and the home to a NASA sponsored corn maze depicting a huge astronaut and the NASA logo in honor of fifty years of space exploration.

Space Farm 7 are seven ranches selected by the space agency across America to help promote the science of agriculture for children.

Traffic impacted this Sunday due to Atlanta Marathon

Traffic impacted this Sunday due to Atlanta Marathon

 

Expect road closures on Sunday as runners discover Atlanta one mile at a time at the Atlanta Marathon and Marathon Relay on Sunday, October 30, 2011. The 26.2 mile urban course starts and finishes at Atlantic Station taking participants on a tour of Atlanta past well-known Atlanta sites and neighborhoods such as Georgia Tech, Centennial Olympic Park, Georgia Aquarium, Turner Field, Grant Park, Oakland Cemetery, Martin Luther King Center, Piedmont Park, Buckhead and the famous Peachtree Road.

Below are some important resources for spectators and residents / businesses located along the course.

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.