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Berry business students organize charity golf tournament

Berry business students organize charity golf tournament

ROME, Ga. -- Two students at Berry College in Rome are spearheading a golf tournament designed to raise money for a local boy.

The two management majors -- Cameron Rich of Peachtree City and Thomas Johnson of Adairsville -- hope to use the funds raised by the Viking Charity Classic to pay for hospital costs and a car wheelchair system for Ben Masters.

Masters, a student at Coosa High School, suffered a spinal cord injury in a car accident earlier this year. He was an athlete, as are Rich and Johnson, both of whom play for Berry's baseball team.

"[Ben] has a huge heart and had his whole life ahead of him," Rich said. "An injury like this really puts the important things in life into perspective, and I want to do all I can for him and his family."

Are you ready for the Classic?

Are you ready for the Classic?

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- The Peachtree City Classic 15K/5K, one of the state's largest and most popular races, will be off and running this weekend.

Race packets will be available for pick-up from 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 14 at the Frederick Brown Jr. Amphitheatre, which is also where the race will begin and end Saturday morning.

The men's 5K will begin at 8:30 a.m., followed by the women's 5K at 8:40 a.m. The open 15K will be at 8:50 a.m.

Men's 5K map
Women's 5K map
Open 15K map

Great Georgia Airshow takes to the Peachtree City sky

Great Georgia Airshow takes to the Peachtree City sky

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- Buckle up and hold on tight, because the Great Georgia Airshow returns to Metro Atlanta this weekend.

This annual family-friendly event features a stellar line-up of aerial performers, not to mention plenty of entertainment on the ground: World War II-era reenactors, vendors, flight simulators and even a Civil War-inspired cannon firing. It's one of the best places in Georgia to see history come to life.

In light of the recent air race crashes in Nevada and West Virginia, organizers of the Great Georgia Airshow have taken every precaution to ensure the safety of attendees and perfomers alike.

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.

5K to benefit victims of human trafficking

5K to benefit victims of human trafficking

PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. -- On a typical night in Georgia, approximately 100 girls under age 18 are victims of human trafficking.

Now, you can run to help them receive the support, educational opportunities and therapy they need and deserve.

Wellspring Living, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that aims to rehabilitate and restore women and children who have suffered childhood sexual abuse and exploitation, will host a special 5K to raise awareness and funds for this worthy cause.

The Stop Injustice Run will be held at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Sept. 17 at the Bridge Community Center in Peachtree City.

Every year, more than 250 runners participate in this important event.

BEST SPOTS: The Atlanta Braves #BravesBash

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves held their first #BravesBash social media event on Sunday evening after a matchup against the Chicago Cubs.

Although Dan Uggla broke his 33-game streak an hour before, he and all of his teammates put their smiles on and were perfectly poised to chat with fans from across the United States.

The Braves steamed a behind-the-scenes look at their first effort on their website. The event had multiple stations for fan interaction: they hosted a Conference Call, Skype with Fans, they moderated a Twitter conversation, streamed Peter Moylan’s talkshow which was named by his Twitter followers and hosted simultaneous online chats.

As a result of the effort, the team gained about 3,000 Twitter followers and acquired 16,500 Facebook likes.