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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.

Former Grand Slam Tennis Champ Mats Wilander to host Tennis Clinics at MJCCA

Former Grand Slam Tennis Champ Mats Wilander to host Tennis Clinics at MJCCA

ATLANTA – (submitted by the Marcus Jewish Community Center) Former Grand Slam tennis champion Mats Wilander (US, French, and Australian Open) and his partner, Cameron Lickle, will host three one-and-a-half hour tennis clinics at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCCA – 5342 Tilly Mill Road, Dunwoody 30338) on Sunday, November 6, 2011, from 9:00 am to 3:15 pm.  

Dan Reeves to talk football, faith at DUMC

Dan Reeves to talk football, faith at DUMC

DUNWOODY, Ga. -- A former Atlanta Falcons coach is scheduled to speak at Dunwoody United Methodist Church next week.

Dan Reeves' appearance is part of the church's Men's Group Christian Leaders Speaker Series. He will visit DUMC on Thursday, Oct. 20.

The day will begin with a breakfast at 6:30 a.m., followed by Reeves' talk at 7 a.m. Admission is $5.

After playing for the Dallas Cowboys, Reeves spent 23 years as an NFL coach. He was named NFL Coach of the Year in 1998, the same year he led the Falcons to Super Bowl XXXIII, where they ultimately lost to the Denver Broncos -- a team Reeves used to coach. In fact, Reeves has played or coached in a record nine Super Bowl games.

A native of Rome, Reeves now lives in the Atlanta area. He and Pam, his wife of 46 years, have three children and six grandchildren.

Dunwoody United Methodist Church is located at 1548 Mt.

11Alive's morning team is ready for some football

11Alive's morning team is ready for some football

ATLANTA -- In honor of high school football in Metro Atlanta, the 11Alive Today team headed down to St. Pius X Catholic High School in Brookhaven to play a game of their own.

Although they can't pass and punt as well as the Golden Lions, Karyn Greer, Ted Hall, Chesley McNeil and John "Commuter Dude" Gerard still had a great time playing football in the beautiful fall weather.

Check out 11Alive News at 11 p.m. every Friday for the latest scores, highlights and more from your favorite high school teams.

Giving blood is scary at Six Flags Fright Fest

Giving blood is scary at Six Flags Fright Fest

AUSTELL, Ga. -- What's even more terrifying than Six Flags Over Georgia's Fright Fest? A blood shortage -- something that Metro Atlanta is facing.

Now, the Southeast's largest regional theme park has teamed up with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers and will offer free admission to anyone who gives blood during a drive on Thursday, Oct. 13.

To receive a free Six Flags ticket, make a reservation on LifeSouth's website, linked above.

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.    

Subway celebrates 500th Metro Atlanta store

Subway celebrates 500th Metro Atlanta store

ATLANTA -- With the arrival of several new stores this month, Subway celebrates the opening of more than 500 stores in Metro Atlanta since its first location in 1977.

This milestone is a testament to the Subway brand and the franchisees who have made it so successful in the Atlanta area -- not to mention the world, as Subway is the planet's largest restaurant chain with over 34,000 locations.

"We continue to offer a dining experience that meets the changing tastes and needs of our loyal patrons, so it is no surprise to see this important achievement," said Christi Estis, director of operations for Subway Development of Atlanta. "We could not have reached this milestone without the dedication of our model franchisees and employees.