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LOCAL PROFILE: Bryant Gantt continues to make mark on UGA Athletics

LOCAL PROFILE: Bryant Gantt continues to make mark on UGA Athletics

NORTHEAST METRO – The University of Georgia’s football office is home to prominent figures, great history and much heart. Along with all of those things and a number of tireless staff members, it’s also home to former UGA football standout Bryant Gantt and his, almost innate, dedication to the community of UGA football and Athens.  

Gantt, now a program coordinator and recruiting assistant at the school is one of the instrumental forces behind the team’s new mentorship program. Early last year, along with Gantt, Coach Van Halenger, Director of Athletics Greg McGarity and the Associate Athletic Director Carla Williams came together to create a program that paired current UGA football players with leaders in the Athens community for a “different type” of mentorship program. They aimed to connect the players with the Athens community.

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

NORTHEAST METRO – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we’re compiling a list of Inexpensive Date Spots for you to take your special someone.

In today’s economy, it’s important to find companionship which, in our opinion, is the cheapest form of entertainment. However, it’s the springtime, and people like to get out every now and then. So, check out these suggestions for fun under $15.

If your date is a romantic, Athens-Clarke County Greenways and Riverside Parks are hosting a Full Moon Hike. This guided hike will be lighted by the full moon, which occurs on April 26. The hike begins at 8:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m. Athens residents will be admitted for a $2 fee, all non-residents will be charged $5.

Norcross Hosts a Day of Road Races, Music Festival & Lots of Sandy Fun

Norcross Hosts a Day of Road Races, Music Festival & Lots of Sandy Fun

Norcross, GA --  (sent by City of Norcross) This Saturday, April 16th, runners and beach bums alike will find plenty to do in the city, from 8am into the night. It’s the annual Corners to Crossing 10K, followed by Spring Break in Norcross, where “Life’s a Beach”!

That morning the City of Norcross and the Robert D. Fowler YMCA host the annual Corners to Crossing 10K - there’s also a 5K, 1-miler and a Tot Trot. The 10K is a qualifying race for the Peachtree Road Race, but it’s also just great way to have fun and enjoy a good run through a pretty setting. Proceeds benefit local charities. Sign up now to run or volunteer - for details, go to www.cornerstocrossing.com.

That afternoon it’s all playful relaxation, beach style! Several imported tons of sand will transform Lillian Webb Park into a sandy oasis with beach concerts and activities beginning at 1:30p.m.

$100 for One Week of Adventure Club Camp at Mighty Jumps Indoor Party and Play Center ($200 value)

$100 for One Week of Adventure Club Camp at Mighty Jumps Indoor Party and Play Center ($200 value)

Check out a new summer camp option with Today's Scoop: 50% off Mighty Jumps’ – Adventure Club – the Summer Camp for Little Explorers. ($200 value) Fun activities, lots of jumping on the famous Mighty Jump inflatables, plus intro to rock climbing at Atlanta Rocks & demonstrations by professionals & high energy fitness classes at Bangkok Boxing.

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GET IN SHAPE! $99 for Four Personal Training Sessions with Atlanta Custom Fitness ($200 value)

GET IN SHAPE! $99 for Four Personal Training Sessions with Atlanta Custom Fitness ($200 value)

It is bathing suit time! Get 51% off one-on-one personal training and lose weight, regain strength, or simply feel good again with Atlanta Custom Fitness.

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Get rid of mosquitoes! $48.50 for 1 month spray with eco-friendly Tuxedo Mosquito Control (52% off)

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With the wet winter and warm spring, the mosquito populations have gotten an early start. Protect your family from annoying pests and itchy bites the safe way with 52% off a One Month Non-Toxic Mosquito Spray Service from Tuxedo Mosquito Control.

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Georgia Force Staff volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Georgia Force Staff volunteer with Habitat for Humanity

Gwinnett County, Ga.-  (submitted by Matt Wilson)

Cheerleaders and staff were out in “Force” once again last Saturday, working with Habitat for Humanity.

It was a beautiful sunny day in Atlanta as Force members volunteered their time to a great cause. Several cheerleaders put their balance to the test by working in the rafters, ensuring the structural safety of the house. Others worked to make the home beautiful and keep it dry for years to come by installing siding around the house. They were not alone, however. The Force group worked with dozens of volunteers from all over Atlanta who gave their time to make a difference in their community.

The build ran from early morning to about 3 pm when Habitat leaders were extremely pleased with the progress made by the volunteer groups.