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Wolf Creek Amphitheater presents One Love reggae concert

Wolf Creek Amphitheater presents One Love reggae concert

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Treat dad to a special event on Father’s Day at the Wolf Creek Amphitheater’s One Love reggae concert.

Enjoy the food, music and culture of Jamaica with Sanchez, Everton Blender, Admiral Bailey, Frankie Paul and Leroy ‘Heptone’ Sibble. The gates open at 3 p.m., with show time at 5 p.m. Lawn seats are $25 for adults, and children ages 12 and under are free in general admission.

Other ticket costs include:

• “VIP table tickets - $75.00
• Reserved seats rows A-F - $50.00
• Reserved Seats rows G-L - $40.00

Come out and experience some of the best reggae music ever. Online and phone sales close at 3 p.m. on the day of the show, and the Amphitheater box office opens two hours prior to show time. For additional venue information, citizens can visit www.wolfcreekamphitheater.com.

Every Body Walk! coming to Greenbriar Mall

Every Body Walk! coming to Greenbriar Mall

ATLANTA -- Kaiser Permanente will bring its Every Body Walk! program to Greenbriar Mall this week.

The initiative is desigend to encourage participants to walk for at least 30 minutes a day, five days a week.

Beginning Thursday, June 12, Kaiser Permanente will lead weekly walks through the mall. The first walk will begin at 11 a.m. in front of Burlington Coat Factory. Walkers will have a chance to win door prizes and other small gifts.

Kerry W. Kohnen, president of Kasier Permanente of Georgia, said he is excited to bring Every Body Walk! to southwest Atlanta.

"Creating healthier communities is central to our mission," Kohnen said in a release. "We believe that exercise is medicine. These weekly walks allow us to connect with the southwest Atlanta community outside of the exam room."

Kroger raises $232K for Children's Miracle Network

Kroger raises $232K for Children's Miracle Network

(WXIA) -- Kroger customers in metro Atlanta recently showed that they are a charitable bunch.

During the final two weeks in May, shoppers raised $232,000 for the Children's Miracle Network through the Miracle Balloons promotion.

For only $1, a customer could purchase a paper balloon to hang in a local Kroger. All proceeds from the fundraiser went directly to Children's Miracle Network hospitals and health networks, such as Children's Hospital of Georgia in Augusta and Children's Healthcare of Atlanta.

"Kroger customers consistently show their care for our communities by constantly going above and beyond with their charitable donations," Glynn Jenkins, spokesperson for Kroger's Atlanta division, said in a release. "Through their support of the Miracle Balloons program, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of children."

Several lanes to close for weekend roadwork

Several lanes to close for weekend roadwork

(WXIA) -- Portions of Interstates 20 and 285 will become proverbial parking lots this weekend as crews perform much-needed roadwork.

Some projects may be postponed by predicted thunderstorms, but drivers are still asked to plan ahead and find alternate routes where possible.

The I-20 roadwork that has plagued metro Atlanta for weeks will continue in these areas:

* Two lanes will close in both directions between Martin Luther King Jr. Drive and Langhorn Street from 9 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday for emergency bridge repairs on Westview Drive
* Three eastbound lanes will be closed between Boulevard and Gresham Road from 8 p.m. Friday to 6 a.m. Saturday, and 8 p.m. Saturday to 6 a.m. Sunday for restriping

Douglas County
Two eastbound lanes will be closed between Bill Arp and Liberty roads from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m. nightly for work

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Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center to open June 19

Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center to open June 19

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County Commissioner Emma I. Darnell, District 5, the Fulton County Board of Commissioners and Fulton County Arts and Culture, will celebrate the Grand Opening of the Fulton County Aviation Community Cultural Center (ACCC) on Thursday, June 19 at 10 a.m.

The grand opening celebration will kick off three days of activities organized to introduce the new facility to the community and increase awareness of the center, its programming and activities. 

The center is located at 3900 Aviation Circle, Atlanta on the grounds of Fulton County Airport – Brown Field.  It is designed as a community gathering place and will focus on the following types of programming:

2014 Master of the Grill

2014 Master of the Grill

COLLEGE PARK, Ga. --  The International Free and Accepted Modern Mason and Order of Eastern Stars Eldrin Bell Lodge #155 held its 2014 Master of the Grill BBQ Cook Off Competition and Tasting Event, hosted by Eldrin Bell, former Atlanta Police Chief and Clayton County Commission Chairman.

The Master of the Grill took place at Creel Park in College Park, where vendors and competing teams did very well in sales and thoroughly enjoyed this charitable event. Categories included: Best Pork, Best Beef and Best Poultry. A cash prize of $150 and a trophy were given for each category of each best. All proceeds helped to provide food for families in need. Notable attendees included Kalenna Harper, Tony Vick and Eldrin Bell.

Charity and relief are tasks that Masons are charged to undertake in the community. The Eldrin Bell Lodge coordinates fundraising events throughout the year to fund their charity efforts.

Ga. Connections Academy graduates Class of 2014

Ga. Connections Academy graduates Class of 2014

(WXIA) -- Georgia Connections Academy recently held a graduation ceremony for its Class of 2014.

Many classmates met for the very first time during the event at the Gwinnett Center.

"We are very proud of our graduates," GCA lead principal Heather Robinson said in a release. Altogether, the Class of 2014 secured $1.33 million in college scholarship offers.

Emily McClure of Columbus is GCA's valedictorian. She will attend Georgia College and State University on the Zell Miller Scholarship in the fall.

Learn more about Georgia Connections Academy, the state's free virtual charter school for students in grades K-12, at georgiaconnectionsacademy.com.

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