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Giving blood is scary at Six Flags Fright Fest

Giving blood is scary at Six Flags Fright Fest

AUSTELL, Ga. -- What's even more terrifying than Six Flags Over Georgia's Fright Fest? A blood shortage -- something that Metro Atlanta is facing.

Now, the Southeast's largest regional theme park has teamed up with LifeSouth Community Blood Centers and will offer free admission to anyone who gives blood during a drive on Thursday, Oct. 13.

To receive a free Six Flags ticket, make a reservation on LifeSouth's website, linked above.

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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.    

Six Flags Fright Fest is back and spookier than ever

Six Flags Fright Fest is back and spookier than ever

AUSTELL, Ga. -- Metro Atlanta's largest Halloween event is back with even more terrifying thrills for the whole family.

Presented by Snickers, Six Flags Over Georgia's Fright Fest includes the return of the Terror Train, the award-winning show "Dr. Fright's CarnEVIL" and plenty of brand new attractions.

The park runs under a "thrills by day, frights by night" rule, which means that everything is perfectly safe and non-scary for guests under age 13 before sundown.

Six Flags to introduce new shows in 2012

Six Flags to introduce new shows in 2012

AUSTELL, Ga. -- To celebrate its 45th anniversary, Six Flags Over Georgia will introduce six new shows during the 2012 season, the park announced Wednesday.

Two productions will debut inside the Crystal Pistol Music Hall, including an illuminated dance show with stunning visual effects.

Other shows include the return of "We Got the Beat" in the Bugs Bunny World Theater, a new 60's-inspired dance show in the U.S.A. section of the park and the return of a fan favorite during Fright Fest 2012.

"We are excited to celebrate our park's 45th season with even more live entertainment for our guests," said park president Melinda Ashcraft.

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.

BEST SPOTS: The Atlanta Braves #BravesBash

ATLANTA – The Atlanta Braves held their first #BravesBash social media event on Sunday evening after a matchup against the Chicago Cubs.

Although Dan Uggla broke his 33-game streak an hour before, he and all of his teammates put their smiles on and were perfectly poised to chat with fans from across the United States.

The Braves steamed a behind-the-scenes look at their first effort on their website. The event had multiple stations for fan interaction: they hosted a Conference Call, Skype with Fans, they moderated a Twitter conversation, streamed Peter Moylan’s talkshow which was named by his Twitter followers and hosted simultaneous online chats.

As a result of the effort, the team gained about 3,000 Twitter followers and acquired 16,500 Facebook likes.