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Eat at Chili's to help Tenn. tornado victims

Eat at Chili's to help Tenn. tornado victims

(WXIA) -- Several Southern states were slammed by severe weather earlier this week, including Lincoln County, Tenn., which experienced a devastating tornado.

Those who want to contribute to the community's rebuilding fund can now do so, simply by eating at Chili's.

On Sunday, May 4, more than 60 Chili's restaurants in Georgia and Tennessee will contribute 10 percent of the day's earnings to the Lincoln County Disaster Relief Fund.

Chili's diners can also make monetary donations by adding extra money to their check totals.

Visit chilis.com to find your nearest Chili's.

Race this weekend: Scamper Against Cancer

Race this weekend: Scamper Against Cancer

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Two deserving Gwinnett County families will benefit from this year's Scamper Against Cancer 5K.

The event will be held Saturday, May 3 at Coolray Field, where the Gwinnett Braves play. Registration opens at 6:45 a.m. and the race will begin at 8 a.m. A 1-mile fun run is scheduled to start as soon as the 5K ends.

The 5K costs $28 in advance and $30 on race day, while the fun run is only $15. Families of four or more can register for only $79.99. All pre-registered runners will receive T-shirts.

Money raised by the race will go to 6-year-old Brayden Martin, 7-year-old Ollie Tetloff and their families. Both children are battling cancer.

Learn more and sign up at fundracers.org.

Coolray Field is located at 2500 Buford Drive in Lawrenceville.

Memorial service to be held for deceased UGA faculty, students

Memorial service to be held for deceased UGA faculty, students

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia has planned a candlelight memorial service for the 24 students, faculty and staff who have passed away since last April.

"Georgia Remembers ... a Candlelight Memorial" will be held Tuesday, Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. on the steps of UGA's chapel.

The names of each of the 13 students and 11 faculty and staff members will be read aloud. The chapel bell will toll and a candle will be lit after each name is said. UGA's Air Force ROTC will present the colors and ring the bell. Music will be provided by the Southern Wind Quintet from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

Everyone is invited to attend the ceremony.

UGA students who have died in the past year include:

College baseball at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville Tuesday night

College baseball at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville Tuesday night

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Tuesday night, college baseball returns to Coolray Field!

The Georgia Bulldogs will be taking on the Kennesaw State Owls at 7pm; tickets for adults are $10 and kids and students are $5!

Come out and cheer on your team!

Shane's Rib Shack to celebrate summer with free ribs

Shane's Rib Shack to celebrate summer with free ribs

(WXIA) -- Few foods say "summer" like baby back ribs, and Shane's Rib Shack wants to celebrate the change in seasons with free summertime food.

On Saturday, May 17, participating Shane's Rib Shack locations will give away a free half-rack of baby back ribs and a 20-ounce drink to the first 100 customers. The lucky diners will also receive rib giveaway T-shirts.

"Our fifth annual rib giveaway provides us the opportunity to say thank you to all of our loyal customers and fans who have made Shane's Rib Shack what it is today," chain founder and president Shane Thompson said in a release.

Shane's Rib Shack opened its first location 12 years ago in McDonough and now has 70 restaurants in 12 states.

Visit shanesribshack.com for more information.

Tiger Rock Martial Arts hosts national tournament at Collins Hill HS

Tiger Rock Martial Arts hosts national tournament at Collins Hill HS

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Cliff Mostlier and his team of 60 students have set out to win the Tiger Rock Martial Arts National Tournament this weekend.

Mostlier, a former attorney from Mercer Law School, joined Tiger Rock Martial Arts in Macon in 1997. Five years later, he opened his first martial arts school in the Lawrenceville/Suwanee area. He never expected to be hosting a national tournament 12 years later.

"Tiger Rock Martial Arts is an upgraded martial arts community, combining the traditional martial arts genre, the cutting edge discoveries of biomechanics, and the updated forms of teaching and reaching a community to create the ultimate athletes, and most confident students," Mostlier said.

Ga. Connections Academy accepting students for 2014-15 school year

Ga. Connections Academy accepting students for 2014-15 school year

(WXIA) -- A few seats are still available at Georgia Connections Academy for the 2014-15 school year.

Georgia Connections Academy is a virtual K-12 public school that allows students to learn at their own pace. It is fully accredited and open to all school-age Georgia children.

"We are enrolling 1,000 additional students across all grade levels for the coming academic year," lead principal Heather Robinson said in a release. "We have a waiting list as we open enrollment, so we encourage parents to get their applications in now."

Georgia Connections Academy will hold a number of information sessions across the state for parents who want to know more. Additional enrollment information is available at connectionsacademy.com/georgia-virtual-school.

Upcoming information sessions in the Atlanta area include: