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Six Flags Salutes America's Armed Forces

AUSTELL, GA -- To honor the brave men and women serving our country, Six Flags Over Georgia (275 Riverside Parkway, Austell, 30168) will provide free admission to members of the U.S. Armed Forces on select days in September.

Activists and reservists simply need to present current military identification at the ticket booth on their branch's day in order to receive complimentary admission for themselves and up to two dependants.

The armed services days at Six Flags are:

* Sept. 18: Air Force
* Sept. 19: Navy and Coast Guard
* Sept. 25: Army
* Sept. 26: Marines

If additional passes are needed for friends and family of military personnel, they can be purchased for half off the main gate admission price.

Mendenhall's TD in OT leads Steelers over Falcons

Pittsburgh, PA (Sports Network) - Rashard Mendenhall broke off a 50-yard game-
winning touchdown run on the Steelers' first play of overtime as Pittsburgh
persevered for a 15-9 win over Atlanta in a defensive battle at Heinz Field.

After the Falcons faltered on the first possession of OT, Michael Koenen's
poor 36-yard punt from the 14-yard-line gave the Steelers prime field
position.

Mendenhall wasted little time in making it count, bursting through a hole off
right tackle sealed off by a textbook block from tight end David Johnson on
his way to the end zone.

Mendenhall ended with 120 yards on 22 carries while Hines Ward came up huge
for Dennis Dixon with six catches for 108 yards.

Weekend Lane Closures and Alternates

Weekend Lane Closures

September 10 - 13, 2010

TRAVEL ALERTS
DeKalb: Major Roadwork on I-20 EB This Weekend
9 pm Fri - 5 am Mon: Two left lanes closed on I-20 eastbound between 1 mile east of Wesley Chapel Rd. and 1 mile east of Panola Rd. Two travel lanes open at all times. Motorists should expect heavy delays during these hours and are strongly advised to use alternate routes.

I-20 Eastbound Alternate (North of I-20) : Exit onto Candler Road and go left. Follow Candler road to Glenwood Road. Go right onto Glenwood Road and follow to Covington Hwy. Go right onto Covington Hwy and follow to Evans Mill Road. Go right and follow back to I-20 Eastbound.

Join the Cobb Alcohol Taskforce Youth Council!

MARIETTA, GA -- Wanted: One hundred middle and high school students who are passionate about ending the destructive act of teenage binge drinking.

The Cobb Alcohol Taskforce Youth Council is a movement, a youth-led movement. Never before has an issue required the guts and spirit of youth to move it forward; to shake the cages of communities everywhere; to make changes, rattle adults out of complacency, and rub the sleep out of politicians' eyes so they wake up to the problem of underage binge drinking, which affects thousands of young people every day.

The Take It Back Movement is about youth power, influence and brains -- multiplied! It's about imagining a better future, telling the truth, refusing censorship, staying on the edge, creating action and generating results.

Austell Remembers the Floods

AUSTELL, GA -- On Tuesday, Sept. 21, churches from throughout Austell will hold a special service to mark the one-year anniversary of metro Atlanta's devastating floods.

The service will begin at 6:00 p.m. at the Collar Park Gazebo, located between City Hall/Police Headquarters and the Collar Community Center (2625 Washington Street). In the event of rain, the service will be moved to the Collar Community Center.

The following churches will participate in the event:

* Austell First United Methodist Church
* Austell Presbyterian Church
* First Baptist Church of Austell
* Good Shepherd Episcopal Church
* New Birth Community Church
* New Genesis Church
* Orange Hill Baptist Church
* Presbyterian Village

Cobb CVB Plans Family Reunion Workshop

COBB COUNTY, GA -- The Cobb County Convention & Visitors Bureau will host a free Family Reunion Workshop from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25 at the Doubletree Hotel Atlanta NW/Marietta (2055 South Park Place, Atlanta, 30339). The goal of the workshop is to show attendees how to plan a reunion from start to finish without breaking the bank.

The workshop includes a "How to Plan a Family Reunion" presentation by the CVB's family reunion service specialists, and a meet and greet with hospitality industry partners who specialize in family reunions. Participants will also receive a family reunion planning kit with tips and tricks for reserving hotels, selecting venues and planning itineraries.

Admission is free to anyone who is planning a family reunion in Cobb County, but seating is limited to two guests per reunion. A complimentary lunch will be served.

Cobb Restaurant Week Participants Announced

COBB COUNTY, GA -- Thirty-two restaurants are participating in Cobb County Restaurant Week, Sept.