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USA TODAY lists Atlanta's top haunted houses

USA TODAY lists Atlanta's top haunted houses

ATLANTA -- Are you in the mood for a scare this Halloween season?

11Alive partner USA TODAY features a list of Atlanta's best haunted attractions.

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The newspaper chose 10 of the top-ranked haunts to ensure local residents know where to go to become thoroughly spooked.

Holy Innocents’ Stacey Davis named Male Sport Coach of the Year

Holy Innocents’ Stacey Davis named Male Sport Coach of the Year

SANDY SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Greater North Fulton Chamber of Commerce and the sports management and marketing service XL212 have named Holy Innocents' Episcopal School Varsity Wrestling Coach Stacey Davis as the Male Sport Coach of the year for 2012-2013.

 The award, presented Tuesday, Aug. 27, at the Atlanta Athletic Club, was given in recognition of Davis’ outstanding academic, athletic and civic accomplishments.

“Stacey is an all-around great coach, and we are very proud to have him as a part of our coaching staff,” said Ruth Donahoo, Holy Innocents' athletics director. “His knowledge, love of the sport and work ethic are what makes him so successful. What an outstanding role model for our students.”

Aug. 30 named College Colors Day at KSU

Aug. 30 named College Colors Day at KSU

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Friday, Aug. 30 will be designated College Colors Day at Kennesaw State University, the school announced Monday.

This is the seventh year in a row the university has hosted a College Colors Day in Kennesaw and surrounding cities.

KSU President Dan Papp and Athletic Director Vaughn Williams plan to meet on Monday, Aug. 26 to sign the College Colors Day proclamation. They will be joined by the mayors of several nearby towns, including Acworth Mayor Tommy Allegood, Dallas Mayor Boyd Austin, Kennesaw Mayor Mark Mathews and Powder Springs Mayor Patricia Vaughn.

College Colors Day kicks off the university's fall athletic season and gives Owls fans a chance to proudly show off their black and gold.

Six Flags collecting school supplies

Six Flags collecting school supplies

AUSTELL, Ga. -- All week long, Six Flags Over Georgia will hold a school supply drive for needy families in the area.

Visitors who donate at least six supplies through Friday, Aug. 9 will receive half-price admission to the theme park.

Suggested donations include pens and pencils, erasers, notebook paper, paints and backpacks. The supplies will be given to Kids In Need Foundation.

Visit sixflags.com for more information.

SkyScreamer to debut at Six Flags

SkyScreamer to debut at Six Flags

AUSTELL, Ga. -- Goliath ruled Six Flags Over Georgia for seven years.

But its ranking as the tallest ride just got bumped by the SkyScreamer.

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The newest attraction is described by park officials as "an extreme swing ride." It is 24-stories high, and the 98-foot-wide circle swings around at 40 miles per hour.

The ride will open to the public Memorial Day weekend. Our 11Alive morning team got a sneak peek. Who screams like a little girl? How many rides did it take to call it quits? And who refused to get on at all? 

11Alive is giving away two FREE four-packs of tickets to Six Flags Over Georgia. Learn more about the contest.

Six Flags customer service exceeds expectations

Six Flags customer service exceeds expectations

AUSTELL, Ga. -- Six Flags Over Georgia received its most positive guest feedback ever in 2012, the theme park announced Monday.

The park gathered guest data, including compliments and complaints, through both paper and online surveys.

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"While we have always been known for our safe and thrilling environment, we were excited about guests' reaction to our heightened focus on providing a unique and fun-filled day at the park," Six Flags Over Georgia president Dale Kaetzel said in a statement. "We will continue taking our offerings up another notch in 2013 and expect guests will be pleasantly surprised."

Six Flags Spring Break to last 2 weeks

Six Flags Spring Break to last 2 weeks

AUSTELL, Ga. -- For the first time in its history, Six Flags Over Georgia will host its annual Spring Break event for a full two weeks.

Spring Break, which begins Friday, involves extended park hours and a brand new Christian music festival.

The fun lasts until Sunday, Apr. 14. Hours are 10:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday; 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday; and 10:30 a.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday.

Learn more at sixflags.com.