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Berry College Mountain Day is coming

Berry College Mountain Day is coming

ROME, Ga. -- Nearly 8,000 alumni, students, parents, faculty members, staff and friends will visit Berry College this weekend for the annual Mountain Day celebration.

The fun begins Friday night with several sports activities, including the Mountain Day Golf Scramble that benefits Berry's golf team, and the student-run Mountain Day Olympics.

Then, on Saturday morning, there will be a 5K Run and 2-Mile Health Walk, followed by a Convocation Service in Berry's Frost Chapel. This year's featured speaker is Laura Sutton, a Berry alumna who works as a human capital analyst for Deloitte Consulting in Atlanta.

Convocation will be followed by Berry's traditional picnic at 11:30 a.m. and the Grand March at 1 p.m. The Grand March is a time-honored Berry tradition featuring live music, inflatables, games, snow cones and other family-friendly activities.

Current students will show off their dramatic talents in a production of "Moonlight and Magnolias" at 8 p.m.

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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.

Local student wins full scholarship to tennis camp

Local student wins full scholarship to tennis camp

ROME, Ga. -- A student at Armuchee High School in Rome has won a full scholarship to attend John Isner Tennis Camp.

RELATED: Local tennis pro to host camp in Rome

Ebony Short, 15, has been playing tennis for seven years. During the summer, she practices for up to five hours a day.

John Isner Tennis Camp begins this Sunday. It is co-hosted by Isner and Will Glenn, host of the University of Georgia men's tennis team.

The camp includes a day trip to Atlanta to watch Isner play in the Atlanta ATP Tournament.

Shorter moves one step closer to joining NCAA Division II

Shorter moves one step closer to joining NCAA Division II

ROME, Ga. -- Shorter University's application for admission into the National College Athletic Association Division II membership process has been accepted, the NCAA announced this week.

Dr. Donald Dowless, president of Shorter University, and athletic director Bill Peterson learned of the approval in a conference call, ending a process that began in February with a feasibility study concerning potential Division II membership.

"We are excited that Shorter University will be moving along in the membership process at the NCAA Division II level," said Dowless, who became the school's 19th president June 1.

AJC Peachtree Road Race highlights

AJC Peachtree Road Race highlights

ATLANTA -- Tens of thousands of people from across the region and the world marked Independence Day with an Atlanta tradition, the AJC Peachtree Road Race.