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Falcons honor high school coaches at weekend luncheon

Falcons honor high school coaches at weekend luncheon

 

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- The Falcons hosted their Fourth Annual Salute to High School Football Luncheon on Saturday, December 10. Local coaches like Jess Simpson from Buford High School, Gary Varner from Allatoona High School, and Michael Carson from MLK Jr. High School were honored according to their classification.

The luncheon, held at the Georgia World Congress Center, was sponsored by the AirTran Airways, hhgreggm and Russell Athletic, among others. Former Falcon, Alge Crumpler served as keynote speaker for the event.  

Also, honored at the event was Dave Hunter, a legendary coach at Brookwood High School; Hunter was awarded the Lifetime Achievement Award. Also honored at the ceremony was Cameron Sutton of Jonesboro High School,  he was awarded with the Warrick Dunn Captain in the Community of the Year Award.

The Falcons will host a football clinic for high school coaches, next spring. 

Wolves football head coach selected as finalist for national award

Wolves football head coach selected as finalist for national award

BUFORD, Ga. – Coach Jess Simpson of Buford High School has been selected as one of the five finalists for the 2012 Russell Athletic National Coach of the Year Awards. Coach Simpson was named as a finalist among coaches from Kentucky, Maryland and New Jersey.

The Russell Athletic National Coach of the Year will be announced during the U.S. Army all-American Awards Dinner in January. The award honors exceptional coaches who show a great deal of leadership and exceptional coaching abilities on and off the field.

Georgia Gwinnett College hires women's soccer coach

Georgia Gwinnett College hires women's soccer coach

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- A veteran soccer coach has been chosen to lead the new women's soccer program at Georgia Gwinnett College.

Domenic Martelli comes to Gwinnett with 18 years of Division I coaching experience. He spent the last 12 seasons at Georgia State University, where he quickly became the winningest coach in school history.

"It's thrilling to be a part of what is beginning to take place at GGC," Martelli said. "This is a golden opportunity -- a college growing academically, technologically and, of course, athletically."

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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.

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.    

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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.