Our network

Mellow Mushroom hosting Sports Authority shopping spree contest

Mellow Mushroom hosting Sports Authority shopping spree contest

(WXIA) -- In honor of its role as sponsor of the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race, Mellow Mushroom is hosting a contest for the runners, athletes and weekend warriors in metro Atlanta.

The Atlanta-based pizza chain has debuted its Mellow Sports Sweep contest. Based on the old game show "Supermarket Sweep," the contest will give two lucky winners the opportunity to go on a 90-second shopping spree at Sports Authority.

To enter, create a 15-second Instagram video using #MellowSportsSweep explaining why you should win the contest.

The grand prize includes two race entries into the 2014 AJC Peachtree Road Race, one night at the W Atlanta - Buckhead, dinner for two at Mellow Mushroom and, of course, the Sports Authority sweep.

DeKalb government goes on the road

DeKalb government goes on the road

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- The DeKalb County government was a big hit at this year's Tucker Day festival. Now, the county is bringing its Show on the Road tour to DeKalb Peachtree Airport.

Interim CEO Lee May organized Show on the Road, where government departments create exhibits to give citizens an idea of the programs and services they provide.

Participating government agencies include DeKalb Fire Rescue, the DeKalb Police Department, the DeKalb County Library, DeKalb County Superior Court, DeKalb County Juvenile Court and Keep DeKalb Beautiful.

Show on the Road will be at PDK's Good Neighbor Day Open House Airshow on Saturday, May 17 from 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. The airport is located at 2000 Airport Road in the Chamblee area.

Emory commencement may lead to traffic problems

Emory commencement may lead to traffic problems

ATLANTA -- Emory University will hold its commencement ceremony Monday at 8 a.m., which may lead to headaches for commuters who usually use the roads around the school.

The university recommends drivers avoid Briarcliff, Clifton, Houston Mill and North Decatur roads Monday between 6:15 a.m. and 9 a.m.

Decatur City Schools may also be affected by the heavy traffic.

Roughly 15,000 people are expected to attend the commencement. Rep. John Lewis is the keynote speaker.

I-20 construction continues through the weekend

I-20 construction continues through the weekend

(WXIA) -- The Interstate 20 delays that plagued metro Atlanta commuters last weekend will return.

Georgia Department of Transportation district construction engineer Shun Pringle said backups are expected in Douglas, Newton and Rockdale counties as crews work to complete some major road projects.

"Please do what you can to avoid these project areas. Plan ahead, look for alternate routes or call 511," Pringle said in a release. "We want everyone to enjoy the weekend, and I'm sure that doesn't include sitting in traffic backups."

Several events may also cause delays on Atlanta's roads. From 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, State Route 9 near Lenox Square and Phipps Plaza will be closed for the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure. Pringle said traffic in the area will be detoured.

16 DeKalb students named Gates Millennium Scholars

16 DeKalb students named Gates Millennium Scholars

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- Sixteen seniors in nine DeKalb County high schools have been named 2014 Gates Millennium Scholars.

The nationwide honor is given annually to exceptional minority students. The program includes a full scholarship to the undergraduate institution of the recipient's choice, as well as funding for graduate work.

"These worthy students were chosen because of their strong leadership skills, commitment to community service and overall academic achievement," DeKalb County Schools Interim Superintendent Michael Thurmond said in a release. "These awards are both recognition of achievement and an investment in the futures of our children."

DeKalb County's latest group of Gates Millennium Scholars includes:

Yusra Ahmedin
Chamblee Charter HS

Muhozi Aimable
Clarkston HS

Kim An Ta
Clarkston HS

Njeri Bennett
Arabia Mountain HS

This morning we're teaming up with Bert Weiss of Q100 for a Random Act of Kindness.


ATLANTA -- This morning we're teaming up with Bert Weiss of The Bert Show on Q100 All The Hits for a special Random Act of Kindness at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.

Bert joined Karyn Greer and DeMarco Morgan at the anchor desk Wednesday morning as part of 11Alive's Radio Week. He holds Children's Healthcare hospitals close to his heart, as part of his Bert's Big Adventure nonprofit that provides children with chronic and terminal illnesses with a five-day, all-expenses-paid journey to Walt Disney World.

15 Gwinnett students named Gates Millennium Scholars

15 Gwinnett students named Gates Millennium Scholars

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. -- A record 15 Gwinnett County high school seniors have been named 2014 Gates Millennium Scholars.

The honor is given annually to some of the top minority students in the U.S. It includes a full scholarship to the college of the student's choice and additional funding for graduate work.

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation established the Gates Millennium Scholars program in 1999.

Gwinnett County's recipients include:

Oluwatomisin Adelusi
Brookwood HS
Will attend the Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Micheline Amisi
Archer HS
Will attend the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Brian Chung
Peachtree Ridge HS
Will attend Dartmouth College

Jonathan Conde-Peraza
Meadowcreek HS
Will attend Emory University

Paula Deroseney
Dacula HS
Will attend Emory University