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Look out for runners on Ga. 400

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

ATLANTA -- Don't be alarmed if you see a whole bunch of people running down Georgia 400 this weekend.

The Pay the Last Toll road race will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m., and gives athletes one last opportunity to see the infamous toll booths before they are demolished.

Runners will begin at the Glenridge Connector in Sandy Springs and run south to Phipps Plaza. When they reach the toll booths, they will throw in their final 50 cents. All proceeds will go to charity.

Northbound lanes of Ga. 400 will be closed for the race from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Get more information about the race at georgiagames.org.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will also spend part of the weekend tearing down a MARTA pedestrian bridge on southbound Ga. 400.

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

ATLANTA -- LittlePINKBook.com, America’s No. 1 digital platform for career women, will host its 9th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Top-level female executives will share their experiences with rising through the corporate ranks to an audience of like-minded, successful women motivated to get there.  

Executives on the panel will be asked questions from the event’s moderator, Carol Costello, anchor at CNN Newsroom, Little PINK Book’s CEO and Founding Editor Cynthia Good as well as attendees. Panelists include:

Drive Time Band to perform in Douglasville

Drive Time Band to perform in Douglasville

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Buckle up. You're in for a ride!

Drive Time Brand brings high-energy entertainment to downtown Douglasville, and you're invited to attend this special, FREE concert!

The City of Douglasville is hosting the 2013 GCCMA Fall Conference, and as a part of the event will feature a special concert that is free and open to the public to attend.

Mack McKibben and his eleven-piece band will perform a dynamic range of popular music from the 1950's to present-day hits, at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 23, on
O'Neal Plaza. Guests are encouraged to bring their own seating.

Family Day to feature marketplace, movie

Family Day to feature marketplace, movie

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- This year's Douglasville Family Day will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 in downtown Douglasville.

The fun will include a community marketplace, a petting zoo, a food court, games, pet adoptions from the Douglas County Animal Shelter and $20 flu shots, courtesy of Cobb and Douglas Public Health.

The festival opens at 11:45 a.m. and runs until 6 p.m. At 8 p.m., there will be a free screening of The Croods.

Learn more about the event at celebratedouglascounty.com. Admission and parking are free.

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

PetSmart to host National Adoption Weekend

(WXIA) -- PetSmart Charities is planning a major adoption event at stores nationwide.

National Adoption Weekend will be Sept. 13-15. Thousands of dogs and cats will be available for PetSmart customers to take home.

Adoption representatives will also be on hand to answer questions about caring for a new pet.

PetSmart Charities will give $35 to grants to participating local adoption partners for every pet that finds a new home during National Adoption Weekend.

"We are proud to partner with PetSmart Charities to find lifelong loving homes for thousands of pets this National Adoption Weekend," PetSmart CEO David Lenhardt said.

Learn more and find your closest PetSmart store at petsmart.com.

PROBE College Fair coming to Arbor Place

PROBE College Fair coming to Arbor Place

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- The national PROBE College Fair will stop by Arbor Place Mall next month.

About 70 colleges and technical schools will be represented at the fair, which will be Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Students will get the opportunity to discuss subjects like financial aid, housing, admission requirements and scholarships with college representatives.

Registration is not required, but students who wish to pre-register can do so at gotocollegefairs.com.

Arbor Place Mall is located at 6700 Douglas Boulevard in Douglasville.

Chamber Golf & Tennis Classic returns in 2013

Chamber Golf & Tennis Classic returns in 2013

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- Early bird registration for the 2013 Douglas County Chamber Golf & Tennis Classic ends this Friday, Aug. 2.

This year's classic will be held Wednesday, Sept. 25 at Mirror Lake Golf & Country Club.

Several fantastic prizes are at stake for participating golfers, including $500 for the winner of the putting contest and $100 for whoever has the longest drive. Attendees can also buy raffle tickets for $10 each; the lucky raffle winner will take home $1,000 worth of gift cards for chamber-member restaurants.

Visit douglascountygeorgia.com for more information about the classic.

Mirror Lake Golf & Country Club is located at 1000 Canongate Parkway in Villa Rica.