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Road To Tara Museum Teams Up with Atlanta Braves & Margaret Mitchell House

Road To Tara Museum Teams Up with Atlanta Braves & Margaret Mitchell House

Jonesboro, Ga. - The Road to Tara Museum will team up with the Atlanta Braves, Margaret Mitchell House and Atlanta History Center on Saturday, July 2 to celebrate Gone With The Wind night at Turner Field.

Commemorating the 75th Anniversary of the world's best-selling novel, fans who attend the Braves vs. Baltimore Orioles game dressed as their favorite Gone With The Wind character will be given $10 off Upper Box or Outfield Pavilion tickets.  In addition, the first 1,000 fans through Turner Field's gates will receive a free admission voucher for the Road to Tara Museum in Jonesboro ($7 value).  Housed in an 1867 train depot, the Road to Tara Museum showcases original film props and costume pieces, reproduction costumes, foreign edition library, the Herb Bridges collection of Gone With The Wind Memorabilia and more.

ALPHARETTA: Riverdale's Stackhouse rules at Dickey Jr.

ALPHARETTA: Riverdale's Stackhouse rules at Dickey Jr.

ALPHARETTA, Ga. -- A month after earning an invitation to play in the 2011 U.S. Women's Open, Mariah Stackhouse captured the title at the 12th Annual Bill Dickey Junior Invitational.

Wednesday, the rising senior at North Clayton High School followed her opening round 66 with a second round 70 to win the Alpharetta tournament for a second time.  Stackhouse was pleased with the way she bounced back from a bogey on the 4th hole to card birdie on the 5th.

There is added pressure on Mariah these days, as she heads for the U.S Women's Open in Colorado Springs, Colo. in two weeks.  Already being called "The Next Tiger Woods" by some, Stackhouse does her best to tune it all out and keep focused on her game.

Local man wins $2.5 million lottery prize

Local man wins $2.5 million lottery prize

JONESBORO, Ga. -- A Jonesboro retiree has won a big Georgia Lottery prize.

Alonzo Davis, 66, won $2.5 million playing the instant game Millionaire Jumbo Bucks.

"I started crying over and over," he said.

Davis purchased his ticket from a BP on Highway 85 North in Fayetteville. He scratched it just outside the store.

"I had to double and triple check," he said. "I couldn't believe it."

Davis is retired from the U.S. Postal Service and moved to Georgia in 2007. He and his wife, Barbara, have three adult daughters.

When asked how he planned to spend his winnings, Davis said, "We're gonna invest, buy new vehicles, give the children money and travel."

BEST SPOTS: To Run in the City

BEST SPOTS: To Run in the City

ATLANTA -- For this week's edition of Best Spots, we have compiled a list of best places to run for beginners, intermediate and advanced runners.

Recently, running has risen in popularity due to people discovering the different benefits it offers. Running has been proven to lessen stress, aid in weight loss and can serve as a method of meditation. According to the Seattle Times, 26.5 million people in the US run 50 days out of the year.

  • Beginners Routes

The Silver Comet Trail is known as “the only truly flat place you can run in Atlanta”. The trail starts near Mavell Road in Smyrna and runs all the way to the Georgia/Alabama line, near Cedartown and Esom. The trail is a favorite among runners searching for a leisurely stroll and good scenery.

Celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend at Clayton County Beach

Celebrate the Memorial Day Weekend at Clayton County Beach

Save on gas and have a family "staycation" this Memorial Day Weekend by celebrating with the Clayton County Parks and Recreation Department at International Park "The Beach."  Join us Saturday for opening day at "The Beach" from 10:00am until 8:00pm for just $10 per person!  Admission includes musical entertainment by Brooke on Strings and Blues Espress, access to the waterpark, and a FIREWORKS display at night. 

"The Beach" will also be open on Sunday May, 29th and on Memorial Day, Monday, May 30th. 

For additional information or to obtain the operating schedule for "The Beach"  please visit our website at www.claytonparks.com. 

Don't forget to become a fan of the Parks and Recreation Department on Facebook!

Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

ATLANTA -- The weather is finally getting warmer, which means it's the perfect time to visit one of the many pools in Metro Atlanta.

The 11Alive Web Team has compiled a list of public pools located throughout North Georgia:

* Northeast Metro
Clarke, Forsyth, Gwinnett and Hall Counties

* South Metro
Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry and South Fulton Counties

* Intown and North Fulton
Also includes DeKalb County

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STONE MOUNTAIN: Exclusive 11Alive deal at Park

STONE MOUNTAIN: Exclusive 11Alive deal at Park

ATLANTA -- Summer is just around the corner, and 11Alive wants to help you save on fun activities around town with your family. 

All week long, the 11Alive morning team will broadcast live from different Metro Atlanta attractions with special discounts for 11Alive viewers.

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Watch 11Alive News Today between 5 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily to find out details.