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Win a 1-year membership to a Canongate Golf club

Win a 1-year membership to a Canongate Golf club

ATLANTA -- On Monday, Canongate Golf rolled out an initiative to get Georgians to go outside and play -- preferably on the links -- this summer.

This "Play" platform encourages metro Atlanta residents to spend some time outdoors, now that summer break is in full swing. The movement centers around an Environmental Protection Agency statistic, which says that Americans spend about 90 percent of their time indoors.

"At Canongate, we believe that golf can truly have a positive impact on the quality of life and have seen its effects firsthand through our members," Canongate Golf president and CEO Joe Guerra said in a statement. "We have challenged ourselves to create an array of programs and packages that make the sport more accessible and enjoyable for the entire family."

To celebrate the Play program, Canongate is giving locals a chance to win a free one-year membership to any of its 23 clubs throughout the metro area.

Fayetteville Police to auction off autographed baseball

Fayetteville Police to auction off autographed baseball

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- The Fayetteville Police Department is hosting an auction to raise money for its Junior Police Academy.

The prize at stake is a baseball autographed by Atlanta Braves pitcher Randall Delgado.

Make a bid on the baseball.

The Junior Police Academy teaches young people to ins and outs of law enforcement, including discipline, team building, self-defense and crime scene investigation.

Canongate hosting league for budding golfers

Canongate hosting league for budding golfers

ATLANTA -- Canongate Golf has announced plans for a summertime PGA Junior Golf League for children under age 13.

The league is designed to give budding golfers a less stressful environment to learn the game, practice and compete.

Get more information about the PGA Junior Golf League.

The price for the five-week league session is $165 for Canongate members and $200 for non-members. Registration closes on Sunday, May 6.

Canongate owns 23 golf clubs throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia, most of which will participate in the junior league program.

Bentwater Golf Club (100 Golf Links Drive)

Windermere Golf Club (5000 Davis Love Drive)

Hamilton Mill (1995 Hamilton Mill Parkway)

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.

Race information, road closures for Fayette Charity Classic 10K

Race information, road closures for Fayette Charity Classic 10K

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- Racers will be off and running a brand new 10K next weekend, while drivers wil need to navigate around several road closures.

The first annual Fayette Charity Classic 10K Run will begin at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Mar. 17. The 6.2-mile race will utilize several major stretches of road in Fayetteville, including Highway 314 and North Jeff Davis Drive.

Electronic signs will be placed in the areas around the race to warn drivers of approaching delays. Police expect traffic to be controlled near the 10K to make sure all the runners are safe.

Runners are still welcome to register for the race. Get all the information you need at www.fayettecharityclassic.org.

Wrestle Maniacs (Win 2 Free Tickets)




Ever wanted to watch LIVE WRESTLING. It's the exhilirating, awesome, breath taking excitement, you thought others had the chance to see LIVE! This will be an event to remember.

To WIN 2 FREE TICKETS, click here and be the 10th Person to comment, "What do you LOVE about wrestling?" Winner to be announced ont he 23rd.



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.