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Falcons re-sign backup running back Snelling

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. (AP) - The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed backup running back Jason Snelling.

The team announced the deal Thursday. Terms were not disclosed.

Snelling had 44 carries for 151 yards and 26 catches for 179 yards and one touchdown in 2011, when his versatility proved valuable. After opening the season as the backup to running back Michael Turner, Snelling also was used at fullback following Ovie Mughelli's season-ending right knee injury in October.

Snelling has 1,192 yards rushing with seven touchdowns in five seasons with the Falcons.

The former Virginia standout spent his first four seasons with Baltimore.

Birds Bring Back Biermann

Flowery Branch, GA -- The Atlanta Falcons today announced that they have re-signed defensive end Kroy Biermann. The terms of the contract were not disclosed.

Biermann, 6-3, 255 pounds, was originally selected by the Falcons in the fifth round (154th overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. In four seasons in Atlanta, Biermann has played in 64 games with 17 starts and has posted 132 tackles (97 solo), 12.5 sacks, one forced fumble, and one fumble recovery. He has also returned two interceptions for touchdowns.

Gingrich wins Ga., Romney takes 6, Santorum lands 3

ATLANTA -- With a big win in his home state of Georgia, former U.S. House Speaker Newt Gingrich picks up at least 23 delegates. The remainder of Georgia's 76 delegates will be divided up under state party rules.

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Shortly after the announcement, Gingrich tweeted, "Thank you Georgia! It is gratifying to win my home state so decisively to launch our March Momentum. #MarchMo #250gas #SuperTuesday"

Top teams remain as the Final Four begins

ATLANTA -- The Milton boys and the McEachern girls remain the top teams in the latest Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.Net Super 25 poll for metro Atlanta, as the state basketball tournament heads for the Final Four.

Defending state champions Columbia and Miller Grove are 2 and 3 this week, with Westlake and Shiloh completing the boys top 5.

In the girls poll, defending state champions Wesleyan and Norcross are 2 and 3, with North Gwinnett and Hillgrove rounding out the top 5.

The Super25 polls for metro Atlanta are computer generated and produced by USA Today exclusively for Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.Net and 11Alive.com.

Hall County Fire Services says "Thanks to boot drive donors!"

Hall County Fire Services says "Thanks to boot drive donors!"

Hall County Fire Services thanks residents who contributed to the 2011 Georgia Firefighters Burn Foundation Boot Drive. The department collected $54,807 during the October drive, which was the third largest amount in the state! The money supports burn survivors and burn units throughout the state, with 10% going back to the local fire deparmtent for fire prevention and safety education. Don't forget to change your smoke alarm battery when you change your clocks on March 11!

Clean Commute Week continues today with "GA Walk to School Day"

Clean Commute Week continues today with "GA Walk to School Day"

Atlanta - This week (March 5-9) is officially Clean Commute Week, where the Clean Air Campaign challenges K-12 schools across the state to raise "awareness of clean commute options and to explore ways to reduce the number of idling cars in school zones."  
Monday - Ride the Bus
Tuesday- Bike or ride a scooter
Wednesday- Georgia Walk to School Day
Thursday- Carpool
Friday- Commute using any clean mode

 

The week is designed to provide Georgia schools with a platform to share the benefits of commute alternatives with their school communities and highlight clean transportation, including bus riding, biking, walking, carpooling and no idling.  These options help reduce smog-forming emissions that come from vehicle tailpipes. Schools can choose one or more green travel methods to promote throughout the week.

Flowery Branch Goes to Run Off for City Council Post 3

Flowery Branch voters will get to go back to the polls on April 1 for a runoff.