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Falcons to take over Eggs & Enterprise

Falcons to take over Eggs & Enterprise

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The Atlanta Falcons will "rise up!" and take over the North Fulton Chamber of Commerce's next Eggs & Enterprise breakfast event.

Jim Smith, the Falcon's chief marketing officer and SVP, will attend the Aug. 28 meeting to talk about the team's upcoming season and many community engagements.

Smith will take the place of Chick-fil-A president Dan Cathy, who had a conflict come up, according to a statement from chamber president Brandon Beach.

Eggs & Enterprise will be held at the Windward Marriott in Alpharetta. To register, visit gnfcc.com. The registration deadline is Friday, Aug. 24.

Falcons prepare for Minicamp

Falcons prepare for Minicamp

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga -- The OTAs are winding down at the Atlanta Falcons' headquarters in Flowery Branch.  The voluntary off season workouts have been well attended and the participation looks to be paying off.

With new Offensive and Defensive Coordinators, the team has spent the past few weeks digesting changes that are being put in place for the 2012 season.  Wide receiver Harry Douglas is glad the changes are taking place this year rather than last summer, when the NFL teams were locked out.  Douglas has spent time working special teams as a punt returner during OTAs and says "I did it some during my roookie season and fell in love with it."  It will be something to watch for during training camp.

Meanwhile, Head Coach Mike Smith was pleased with the level of participation and what the team has accomplished during the OTAs and says the upcoming Minicamp will be a continuation of what has been taking place the past few weeks.

AHS lacrosse team raises funds for local nonprofit

AHS lacrosse team raises funds for local nonprofit

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- The region champion Alpharetta High School lacrosse team has celebrated its successful season by doing good for others.

Earlier this year, the AHS Raiders decided to raise money for a local company for their senior legacy philanthrophy project. Together, the young men collected $4,690.40 for Hal's Drive Thru.

Run by Hal Vernier and his wife Nancye, Hal's Drive Thru is an Alpharetta-based 501(c)(3) organization that serves hot food to local residents in need. Learn more about this worthwhile cause at halsdrivethru.org.

Lacrosse players raised the money by soliciting pledges for every goal scored during the season. They presented the Verniers with an oversize check during Friday's game.

Top military jets, aerobatic stunts to soar at Robins, AFB

Top military jets, aerobatic stunts to soar at Robins, AFB

ROBINS, AFB, Ga. -- The U.S. Navy Blue Angels and F-22 Raptor are just two of the names set to headline one of the largest air shows in Georgia in two weeks.

The U.S. military's newest high performance jets will demonstrate their power over Warner Robins, AFB near Macon over the April 27 - 28 weekend during a air show free to the public.

"I'm in amazement... this is the war power we have for the U.S.," Robins chief spokesperson Chrissy Miner said today.

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.

BUCKHEAD | Ga. 400 tolls paid by Hawks Tuesday

BUCKHEAD | Ga. 400 tolls paid by Hawks Tuesday

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Hawks spread holiday cheer to Ga. 400 commuters on Tuesday.

The team paid all drivers' tolls, both northbound and southbound, from 7 a.m. to 9 a.m.

In addition, Hawks forward Dominique Wilkins, mascot Harry the Hawk and the Hawks cheerleaders were on-hand to give away team swag, include $50 holiday cards that can be used to purchase tickets to home games.

"The entire Hawks organization wants to say 'thank you' to the city and our fans for their support by paying their toll, giving them some Hawks goodies and setting the tone for a great day," Philips Arena president Bob Williams said in a statement.

Woodstock Athlete Races to the Top

Woodstock Athlete Races to the Top

Jack Everest, a local Woodstock youth athlete, has had a wildly successful month.  Everest, age 8, placed first in the USA Track & Field Regional Junior Olympic Cross Country Championships which took place in Myrtle Beach, SC this past weekend, on November 19, 2011.  The week before, Jack also earned the #1 spot in the State Championships which was in Peachtree City on November 12, 2001.  The Regional Championship included Georgia, South Carolina, North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland, & Washington DC.  Everest won in the 2000 Meter Run CC Sub-Bantam Boys event which encompasses runners born no earlier than 2003.

Jack is not only an accomplished runner–this busy 8 year old does several youth triathlons a year, including the IronKids Alpharetta Triathlon which is the largest youth triathlon in the United States.