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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.    

Riverside Elementary students enjoy unique fitness experience

Riverside Elementary students enjoy unique fitness experience

Suwanee - Physical Education Teacher Mike Tontillo thinks it was pretty dull during his days as an elementary school student in gym class.

"When I was a kid, there was one rope hanging from the ceiling and a pull-up bar," said Tontillo, a staff member at Riverside Elementary School. "That was our only chance to gain upper body strength."  Click to Read more about the unique fitness class!

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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.

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.

ACP to hold Martial Arts Exhibition to promote peace

ACP to hold Martial Arts Exhibition to promote peace

DULUTH – On August 19, the Association of Chinese Professionals will serve as hosts to a Martial Arts troupe from Bejing who have won national or world titles in the past ten years.

The show will be performed by some of the best martial arts athletes in China. The athletes will be first-boxing, Taichi, sparring and other type of martial arts. Organizers say the event will “showcase traditional and modern martial arts which will reflect the spirit of harmony and health, and enable attendees to feel the charm of Wushu and to appreciate Chinese culture”.

This will be the troupe’s third show of their tour that is being held to “promote friendship and peace between China and the United States of America”. The troupe will also perform in Washington D.C. and the General Assembly Hall of the United Nations in New York City.

Tickets can be purchased at the Perimeter Church at 9500 Medlock Bridge Road in Duluth.

Gwinnett County and National Alliance for Youth Sports hold Youth Sports Expo on Sat.

Gwinnett County and National Alliance for Youth Sports hold Youth Sports Expo on Sat.

Lawrencville, GA --  (submitted by Gwinnett County )  Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation (GCPR) in partnership with National Alliance for Youth Sports (NAYS) will be holding the Youth Sports Expo on Saturday, Aug. 6 from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. at Rhodes Jordan Park. This all day event is the largest sports expo of its kind in the state of Georgia. Participants can earn 0.4 CEUs by attending the educational sessions covering youth sports management, field and facility management, marketing and advertising, volunteering, safety and background checks, sports injury and treatment, along with great financial management advice.

In addition to the educational sessions, participants are encouraged to take advantage of the expo hall featuring product demonstrations, vendor giveaways and a silent auction. All proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Gwinnett County Parks & Recreation Scholarship Fund for youth sports.