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Celebrate Safe Neighborhoods at the 1st Annual Public Safety Festival and Softball Tournament

Atlanta, GA-- The Gwinnett County Police Department and the Gwinnett County Department of Fire and Emergency Services are pleased to announce the first annual Public Safety Fall Festival (formerly the C.O.P.S. Festival) to  be held on October 2, 2010. This year the festival will take place between 10 a.m. and 4 p.m. at Cool Ray Field (Gwinnett Braves Stadium) in Buford.

“The Fall Festival really celebrates the partnership between GCPD, GCFES, and the community as a whole. We encourage all Gwinnett County residents to join us for this fun, free event,” said Officer Jeffery Richter. The event will include a best two out of three friendly game of softball and will feature firefighters competing against police officers. 

This year’s festival has a lot to offer the community, various units from police and fire and Emergency Services will set up displays and give demonstrations.

The City of Atlanta Wins $50,000 Community Tennis Grant for "2010 Best Tennis Town" Finalist

Atlanta, GA-- Mayor Kasim Reed was at the 2010 U.S.

2nd Friday's Art Stroll on Castleberry Hill Sept. 10th 7pm-10pm

Atlanta, GA-- Atlanta is quickly becoming the next great place for art and no area is more alive with the arts than Castleberry Hill, Atlanta’s historic arts district.

Come stroll through Castleberry Hill during the next installment of the 2nd Friday ArtStroll, the Best Art Stroll in Atlanta! Visit fascinating and diverse galleries and get a taste of what Atlanta has to offer. Neighborhood businesses and restaurants will be open and welcoming you to our little corner of Atlanta! Come have some dinner, buy some art and find your new loft or condo!

Visit the Castleberry Hill Neighborhood Association website to find out more about the neighborhood, local businesses,events, and event sponsorship!

Suwanee North Gwinnett High Football Team Knock Off LA's Crenshaw High on National TV

Suwanee, GA--  Before the game all the talk was about Los Angeles' star running back DeAnthony Thomas who had also committed to USC already.  They battled a tough North Gwinnett team Live on ESPN this past weekend, and were given all that they could handle.The North Gwinnett Bulldogs who are now 3-0 found themselves down early in the game but had the fight to take the lead in the 2nd half.

The star running back from Crenshaw received an injury in the 1st half and was not able to play the 2nd half of the game. This gave Suwanee team a definite edge and they pulled out a 17-12 upset.  Though the talk is still about LA's star running back, Suwanee North Gwinnett High his happily celebrating their upset seen across the nation on ESPN.

Want to Run in Atlanta's Half Marathon this Thanksgiving? Train with a Coach Now

Atlanta, GA-- For those runners who will be running in the Atlanta Half Marathon on Thanksgiving morning, Coach Will Dillard, along with Fleet Feet Sports Atlanta, will have a training program designed specifically for intermediate and veteran runners.

An informational meeting and sign up will be at Fleet Feet Sports Atlanta on Sunday, September 12th at 3:00 p.m., and group runs begin Saturday, September 18th.

The cost of the program is $99.00 and will include the following: Ten Saturday group runs from various locations with optional Wednesday training runs beginning October 6th, a detailed written schedule, seminars on injury prevention and nutrition, access to Coach Will at the runs and by email for training questions, weekly email training tips, a long sleeve technical tee for race day, and socks and other goodies from program sponsors.

Along with coaching numerous runners over the past twenty years, Coach Will has trained many of his runners

The RGA Creates RoyBama

ATLANTA -- The Republican Governors Association has inserted itself again in the Georgia governor's race, launching a television ad statewide that hits hard at Democrat Roy Barnes.

The 30-second commercial aims to tie Barnes to President Obama.

The RGA has also launched a website entitled "Roybama." It takes aim on the policies of the president and former Georgia Governor Barnes.

The RGA is led by 27-year-old Georgia native Nick Ayers who helped lead Sonny Perdue to victory over Roy Barnes.

Speaking from his Washington D.C. office, Ayers was asked why the Democratic Governors Association has not countered with ads in Georgia.

Friday Night's Prep Football Scores

Friday's Scores

By The Associated Press

PREP FOOTBALL

Abbeville, S.C. 24, Lincoln County 21

Allatoona 24, Kennesaw Mountain 22

Alpharetta 42, North Cobb 19

Americus Sumter 28, Liberty County 7

Apalachee 35, Habersham Central 7

Appling County 18, Dodge County 17

Aquinas 35, Landmark Christian 17

Armuchee 28, Trion 16

Athens Academy 34, Southwest Atlanta Christian 14

Bainbridge 14, Early County 7

Baldwin 14, Burke County 8

Banks County 40, Social Circle 14

Bethesda Day 41, Bible Baptist 8

Bleckley County 27, Lamar County 19

Blessed Trinity 44, Benedictine Military 0

Bremen 27, Howard 0

Brookstone 42, Macon County 9

Buford 40, Gainesville 19

Butler 42, Westside-Augusta 0

Calhoun 27, Dalton 14