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Local author to sign books at 5K

Local author to sign books at 5K

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Runners who attend the upcoming Promise Place 5K in Peachtree City also have a chance to meet local author Morgan Summerfield.

Summerfield will sell some of her paintings and sign copies of her latest book, Blood and Magnolias, at the event, which raises money to end domestic violence.

The Promise Place 5K will begin at 6 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 28 at Peachtree City's City Hall. Learn more about the race.

Meet Georgia's Paralympians

Meet Georgia's Paralympians

ATLANTA -- The 2012 London Paralympics begin Wednesday, and several Georgians are hoping to bring home the gold at the Games.

Learn who to root for here:

Richard Browne, 21, Athletics
Browne is a native of Jackson, Miss., and now attends Morehouse College in Atlanta. He suffered a below-the-knee amputation after an accident in 2009, but quickly bounced back to become a Paralympian. Browne will compete in the 100m, 4x100m and high jump. He won silver in the high jump and bronze in the 100m at the 2012 Paralympic Trials.

Walk to support Piedmont Fayette Hospital

Walk to support Piedmont Fayette Hospital

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The second annual Cancer Wellness Walk for Piedmont Fayette Hospital will be held next month in Peachtree City.

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Proceeds from the walk will benefit the Fayetteville hospital's Cancer Wellness Center.

The event will begin at 9 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 8 at Drake Field.

Register online or by mail. The cost is $20 for adults or $30 for one adult and one child.

Visit the Cancer Wellness Walk website for all the details.

Young judoko sets his sights on Rio Olympics

Young judoko sets his sights on Rio Olympics

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Although the 2012 Olympics are over, the spirit of the Games still burns bright for a young judo star from Peachtree City.

Joshua Briggs hopes to represent the U.S. at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics -- and if this past July is any indication, he is well on his way to doing just that.

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Briggs, 14, placed first in the 2012 Junior Olympic International Judo Competition on July 22 in Dallas, Texas. A week later, he won the top prize in the juvenile 48 kg division at the Junior U.S. Open Judo Championship in Fort Lauderdale, Fla.

Briggs is ranked No. 1 in the country in his weight division. At the Junior U.S. Open, he beat his opponent in less than 25 seconds; the other judoko was ranked No. 1 in Europe while living in his native Ukraine.

Fourth of July fireworks in Peachtree City

Fourth of July fireworks in Peachtree City

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Peachtree City's annual fireworks display and Independence Day celebration is back for another year.

The annual parade will begin at 9 a.m. on Peachtree Parkway, near the Braelinn Golf Club. It will end on McIntosh Trail near Huddleston Elementary School.

The famous Peachtree City Water Battle will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Drake Field. Stick around for food, safety demonstrations and more until fireworks begin over Lake Peachtree at 9:30 p.m.