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Look out for runners on Ga. 400

Look out for runners on Ga. 400

ATLANTA -- Don't be alarmed if you see a whole bunch of people running down Georgia 400 this weekend.

The Pay the Last Toll road race will be held Sunday, Nov. 17 at 8:30 a.m., and gives athletes one last opportunity to see the infamous toll booths before they are demolished.

Runners will begin at the Glenridge Connector in Sandy Springs and run south to Phipps Plaza. When they reach the toll booths, they will throw in their final 50 cents. All proceeds will go to charity.

Northbound lanes of Ga. 400 will be closed for the race from 5 a.m. to 11 a.m. Sunday.

Get more information about the race at georgiagames.org.

Georgia Department of Transportation crews will also spend part of the weekend tearing down a MARTA pedestrian bridge on southbound Ga. 400.

Chattahoochee Tech to hold employer seminar

Chattahoochee Tech to hold employer seminar

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Chattahoochee Technical College will host "Risks and Opportunities of Being an Employer," a seminar for business owners and managers, later this month at its North Metro campus.

The event will be Tuesday, Nov. 19 from 7:45 a.m. to 11 a.m. It costs $10 to attend.

"Employers will have an opportunity to receive concentrated learning on key topics they need to understand for successful business management," Raushanah Butler, CTC's economic development coordinator, said of the seminar. "Participants will be able to get questions answered by an experienced panel in legal, HR, payroll and workers comp issues. The unique mix of panel members with specialized experience, combined with timely and key topics provides area business managers with a valuable opportunity to advance their business skills and effectiveness."

Topics to be discussed include employee satisfaction, payroll administration and effective safety programs.

Gun club to hold weapons safety class

Gun club to hold weapons safety class

POWDER SPRINGS, Ga. -- The Governors Gun Club in Powder Springs will hold a basic handgun safety and familiarization class this weekend.

The three-hour course costs $90 and is designed to help gun owners feel more comfortable with their weapons.

Attendees must bring a personal handgun, 25 rounds of ammunition, hearing and eye protection, and one target. All items are also available for rent or purchase at the club.

Learn more and reserve your spot at governorsgunclub.com.

The Governors Gun Club is located at 5740 C.H. James Parkway.

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

LittlePINKBook.com invites women to join conversation Nov. 12 with top female executives

ATLANTA -- LittlePINKBook.com, America’s No. 1 digital platform for career women, will host its 9th Annual Fall Empowerment Event on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Top-level female executives will share their experiences with rising through the corporate ranks to an audience of like-minded, successful women motivated to get there.  

Executives on the panel will be asked questions from the event’s moderator, Carol Costello, anchor at CNN Newsroom, Little PINK Book’s CEO and Founding Editor Cynthia Good as well as attendees. Panelists include:

Chattahoochee Tech job fair open to the public

Chattahoochee Tech job fair open to the public

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Chattahoochee Technical College will hold a large job fair for students and the community later this month.

The event will be held Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the school's North Metro Campus in Acworth.

More than 60 employers are scheduled to attend, according to CTC Career Services Coordinator Lucylle Shelton. Participating companies include Aaron's, Inc.; American Family Insurance; CarMax; CNN; Kaiser Permanente; and MARTA.

"Employers are looking for applicants with up-to-date skills who can talk about their skills and are confident about what they have to offer," said CTC Career Services Specialist Annette Davis. "There is a big demand for applicants with hands-on experience who are educated in their field. Those are the types of students we have at Chattahoochee Technical College."

Job fair attendees are asked to dress professionally and bring plenty of copies of their résumés.

Autumn 5K Pep Rally to support local schools

Autumn 5K Pep Rally to support local schools

HIRAM, Ga. -- The Paulding Education Foundation will hold its annual Autumn 5K on Saturday, Nov. 2.

The race will be held at the Hiram Trailhead of the popular Silver Comet Trail.

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It will begin at 8 a.m. and will be followed by a 1K fun run for young children.

Registration is $20 until Oct. 25 and $30 after. Paulding County students have their choice of running either race for only $5. Money raised by the event will benefit the foundation and its mission of promoting excellence within the school system.

VIsit pauldingeducationfoundation.com for more information or to register.

Race this weekend: Cornerstone Community Challenge 5K

Race this weekend: Cornerstone Community Challenge 5K

HIRAM, Ga. -- This year's Cornerstone Community Challenge 5K run and walk will be held Saturday, Oct. 5.

The fun begins at 8 a.m. at Cornerstone Chiropractic in Hiram.

Registration is $20, with proceeds benefiting Shepherd's Rest, a family crisis center in Paulding County.

A cash prize of $300 will be presented to the winner, while the male and female runners-up will each get $150.

Learn more and sign up at hiramchiropractic.com.

Cornerstone Chiropractic is located at 5886 Wendy Bagwell Parkway.