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Six Flags to Introduce New Coaster in 2011

AUSTELL, GA -- Six Flags Over Georgia announced Wednesday that they would be introducing a new rollercoaster for the 2011 season.

The new coaster, Dare Devil Dive, is the park's first "Eurofighter" style coaster, which features a 10-story vertical lift, and the first "beyond vertical" drop in the US. It marks the first new coaster at the Austell park since the opening of Goliath in 2006.

"We're excited to welcome Dare Devil Dive as our 11th roller coaster," said Melinda Ashcraft, Six Flags Park President. "This thrill ride features a vertical lift hill and beyond vertical first drop that our guests have never experienced before. It will be the perfect complement to an already stellar coaster lineup."

The coaster begins its journey with riders pulled nearly 100 feet up, before speeding down its first downhill at an angle that is actually beyond straight down at 52 mph.

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

Republican Candidate for Governor Backtracks on "Open Mind" on Casinos

Atlanta, GA (AP)-- Republican gubernatorial hopeful Nathan Deal is backpedaling on casinos after at least one prominent Christian
conservative activist called to voice concerns.
Deal created a stir when he said earlier this month that he was
willing to keep an "open mind" about the possibility of casinos
in Georgia. This week, Deal spokesman Brian Robinson said the
former congressman from Gainesville "personally opposes casino
gambling" and doesn't believe they're the best way to spur the
state's economy. Robinson wouldn't say whether Deal would sign a
veto a casino bill if one landed on his desk.
The campaign of Deal's opponent, Democrat Roy Barnes, said
Deal's waffling shows he "is too unsteady for the job" of
governor.
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Online:
Roy Barnes for Governor: www.roy2010.com
Nathan Deal for Governor: www.nathandeal.org

Mableton Farmer's Market, EXTENDED Through 10/14/10

Thursdays    9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
The market has recently been extended thru October 14, 2010

Mable House Arts Complex
5239 Floyd Rd, Mableton, GA 30126

Mingle with neighbors and friends right in the heart of Mableton while you purchase from a selection of fresh fruits
and vegetables grown in Georgia.

Many vendors accept Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vouchers.

For more information, contact the Market Coordinator at 404-463-3125 or cmayerik@atlantaregional.com

The Farmers Market is made possible through a partnership between Cobb County Parks, Recreation
and Cultural Affairs, Cobb Public Health’s We Can! In Cobb program, and Lifelong Mableton.

Powder Springs Farmers Market

The Powder Springs Farmers Market is operated through  a combined effort of the City of Powder Springs, the Historic Downtown Merchants Association of Powder Springs, and the Powder Springs Farmers Market Advisory Committee.


Mission:  To support and promote local farmers, home growers and purveyors of foods prepared with local products, by providing a community-based market where they can sell their goods directly to consumers, to encourage area residents to buy local, buy healthy and buy smart and to provide consumers with an alternative fresh produce shopping venue and an opportunity to connect with neighbors and the community in beautiful downtown Powder Springs.

Outdoor Burning Ban Now In Effect

The annual outdoor burning ban in now in effect for the City of Austell through September 30.  The Georgia Department of Natural Resources issues this ban each year.  Limiting open burning during the hot and sunny months of smog season helps decrease ozone and particle pollutants and improve the air quality and health in the City.  During the ban, no one may burn leaves, tree limbs or other yard waste, forest land, or use air curtain destructors for commercial burning.

Open Burning Ban Information