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Not picked for the Peachtree? No problem ...

Not picked for the Peachtree? No problem ...

ATLANTA -- The winners of the 2013 AJC Peachtree Road Race lottery were chosen Monday morning.

If you weren't picked, don't despair. There are still plenty of local 10Ks, half marathons and other ways to challenge yourself between now and Independence Day.

Here are a few of the upcoming races in metro Atlanta. All of them have options that are longer than a 5K (or 3.1 miles); all start times and costs listed are for the longer races.

Check active.com and Run Georgia year-round for all the events in the area.

Coke partners with Firehouse Subs for national contest

Coke partners with Firehouse Subs for national contest

ATLANTA -- Coca-Cola and Firehouse Subs are partnering for a national sweepstakes centered on stock car racing.

Coca-Cola is sponsoring the Coca-Cola Photo Finish sweepstakes at Firehouse Subs locations through Apr. 21.

During the contest, life-size cutouts of participating Coca-Cola Racing Family members will be placed in FIrehouse Subs locations. Firehouse Subs guests can snap a photo with the cutout and submit it to win. Guests can submit photos via text to cocacolaphotofinish.com, or entries can be mailed.

Participating drivers include Joey Logano, representing the Georgia and Gulf region; Greg Biffle, representing the West and Central region; Danica Patrick, representing the Florida region; Denny Hamlin, representing the South region; and Tony Stewart, representing the Mid-Atlantic region.

State of the County to be delivered in March

State of the County to be delivered in March

DALLAS, Ga. -- Paulding County Commission Chairman David Austin will deliver the State of the County address at the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce's annual luncheon.

The luncheon will be held Thursday, Mar. 7 at 11 a.m. at the Paulding County Senior Community Center.

The cost for chamber members is $20 in advance and $25 at the door. For non-members, it's $25 in advance and $30 at the door.

Learn more and reserve a seat at pauldingchamber.org. The Paulding County Senior Community Center is located at 54 Industrial Way in Dallas.

Local author to hold signing at Acworth Bookstore

Local author to hold signing at Acworth Bookstore

ACWORTH, Ga. -- Paulding County-based author Bryan M. Powell will hold a signing for his latest book in Acworth this weekend.

The novel, Stranger in the White House, is the newest addition to Powell's Stranger Series.

He will sign copies of the book Saturday, Feb. 23 from 10 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. at Acworth Bookstore.

Tate Publishing provided this summary of Stranger in the White House:

Still reeling from his impressive investigative work in Beaumont, Colo., Chase is now in Washington, D.C., working for the New York Times when he gets a phone call.

The Order just struck again -- however, the double assassination of the president and vice president was only partially successful. The phone call is from the real vice president claiming that the one who was just sworn in as president is an imposter. Chase finds himself -- and his wife -- caught in the crossfire again.

Love in the Country to support Family Alliance

Love in the Country to support Family Alliance

ROCKMART, Ga. -- The Family Alliance of Paulding, Inc. will hold its annual dinner and dance this weekend.

The event, Love in the Country, has a Valentine's Day theme; attendees are invited to dress in blue jeans, cowboy boots and hats.

The fun includes dinner, dancing and romance for the sweethearts in attendance.

Love in the Country will be held at Hills Creek at Thousand Acre Farm in Rockmart.

Tickets are $50 each. Learn more and reserve a spot at familyallianceofpaulding.org.

Hills Creek at Thousand Acre Farm is located at 1291 Braswell Road.

KSU athletic director to speak at chamber luncheon

KSU athletic director to speak at chamber luncheon

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. -- Vaughn Williams, the athletic director at Kennesaw State University, will speak at the Paulding County Chamber of Commerce's Georgia Power Luncheon.

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Williams is the second athletic director in KSU history. The school currently has 14 NCAA Division I sports and hopes to add more programs, including football, in the near future.

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

Chick-fil-A Daddy-Daughter Date Night returns in 2013

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's wildly popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February.

More than 100 Atlanta- and Athens-area Chick-fil-A restaurants will host the event on Saturday, Feb. 2 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.

Every couple in attendance will receive an activity sheet with conversation topics and a booklet called "Continuing the Conversation," which gives the dads and daughters suggestions for getting to know each other better.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we serve," Chick-fil-A area marketing director Robin Lomax said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."