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Lane Closure on I-75 N to Assist Race Traffic

After the race on Sunday, September 4 until 3 a.m. on Monday, a lane will be closed on I-75 North to help alleviate Atlanta Motor Speedway traffic.

This lane closure occurs between mile markers 218 and 219.

 

The closure will assist exiting race traffic as it merges onto I-75 northbound from SR 20 eastbound.  

I-75 Lane Closures Expected in Houston, Dooly

A lane is set to be closed on I-75 north and southbound between mile markers 117 and 127.

That's set for Tuesday through Friday: August 30 through September 2.

 

First Annual STEP Forward 5k Race, Benefits Rainbow House

Zaltana hosts its First Annual STEP Forward 5K Race!

All proceeds will benefit S.T.E.P. (Supporting Teens in Education & Parenting), an organization affiliated with the Rainbow House Children's Resource Center.

STEP Forward 5K Race Day Information: Check-in and Registration will be held in front of Perry's old court house at 6:30-7:45a.m. Entry Fee: $20.00 pre-registration (postmarked by 9/30/11 &gaurantees Tee) $25.00 race day registration. Overall male and female finishers -$100 cash prize!!!

Awards to top two male and female finishers in the following age groups: (0-19, 20-29, 30-39, 40-49, 50-59, 60+) How to Register: Print and complete registration form from www.macontracks.org or www.robinspacers.org -

Perry Chamber Hosts its First Night at the Races

Perry Chamber Hosts its First Night at the Races

The Member Services Committee of the Perry Chamber hosts its first Night at The Races event. This event will be open to the public and will be Friday, July 29th at the Ramada Conference Center in Perry.

The fun starts at 5:30 p.m.

Tickets are $25/Person or $40/Couple in advance and $30/Person or $50/Couple at the door.  

A fun-filled evening of 8 races and 10 chances to try your luck.

Your entry will include one free Mint Julep or Derby Grog Margarita, hors d’oeuvres from the Green Derby Restaurant, and 10 chances to try your luck.

There will also be prizes to purchase with your winnings which include, but are not limited to: Georgia National Fair Packages with Concert Tickets, a local airplane ride, and a Robins Air Force Base Insiders Tour!

Museum Hosts STEM Day: Engineers & Scientists Work with Youth

 

The Museum of Aviation is planning a Science, Technology Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Day for kids in Grades 1-5 on Saturday, August 13. Students will have the opportunity to work with real scientists and engineers from the Middle Georgia Community to make a solar powered robot, build a bridge or skyscraper and just have fun with “Cool Challenges.” 

That's according to a Museum of Aviation news release.

The Georgia Kids’ STEM Day will be held in the Museum’s Century of Flight Hangar from 8:30 AM to 3:00 PM and includes lunch and activity supplies. The cost to attend is $35.

License Plate Revote Opens Monday

 

ATLANTA (AP) -- The public is again invited to weigh in on Georgia's new license plate design. 

Online voting will reopen at 3 p.m. Monday.

Gov. Nathan Deal had planned to announce the winner of an earlier design contest last Friday, but the state scrapped its plans over public confusion on whether the motto "In God We Trust" would be on the plate.

"Dungeon Dan" Appears at Museum's Pirate Camp

 

“Dungeon Dan”, otherwise known as Dan Hart, the volunteer coordinator at the Museum of Aviation, will appear in full pirate garb this Friday, July 15, for pre-schoolers attending the Museum’s Pirate Camp.  

That's according to a aMuseum of Aviation news release.

A member of several pirate “crews,” he and his wife Kathy Hart (Kruel Kathy) are true pirate lovers and participate in parades and festivals in the Tampa Bay Florida area where Dan is from and in Valdosta and Atlanta as well. 

Dan has been interested in pirates ever since his dad took him to the pirate parades in Tampa as a kid.  His costume is genuine “theater grade” according to Dan “that you can’t buy at Wal-Mart.”  The former Chief of Police of Warner Robins from 1993 to 2003, Dan has been taking care of approximately 100 volunteers at the Museum of Aviation since 2004.  Kathy is the director of HODAC in Warner Robins.