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Mellow Mushroom to celebrate 40th anniversary with 1974 prices

Mellow Mushroom to celebrate 40th anniversary with 1974 prices

ATLANTA -- Mellow Mushroom is celebrating its 40th birthday Wednesday by offering some items on its menu at 1974 prices.

The restaurant, which was founded in Atlanta by Georgia Tech students, says on its Facebook page that it is celebrating with a Way Out Wednesday Party.

As part of the celebration, one customer will win a trip to Amsterdam.

Special pricing is offered on these items:

  • Small cheese pizza: $2.50
  • Bud Light: 75 cents
  • Michelob: 75 cents
  • PBR: 75 cents
  • Coca-Cola products: 30 cents

The restaurant chain says prices are for one day only. The small cheese pizza offer has a limit of one per guest, dine-in only, with additional ingredients at current menu price.

Teens steal pit bull puppy right off leash

KENNESAW, Ga. -- Taryn Ford has just one thing to say to the teenagers who stole her 13-week-old puppy.

"Just bring her back. She's a family member to us," said Ford.

Ford and her boyfriend Jonas Speight bought the purebred baby pit bull off of Craigslist and named her Heather. The dog has quickly won them over and was a constant companion for Ford's 8-year-old daughter until Sunday.


Kennesaw bans tobacco, e-cigs at city parks

KENNESAW, Ga. – The Kennesaw City Council voted on Monday to ban tobacco use in all city parks.

The measure passed 3-2.

E-cigarettes are also banned.

Police say they will give out warnings, for the first few weeks before ticketing anyone.

'For those I love, I will sacrifice'

MARIETTA, Ga. (WXIA) -- For most of us, it's been nearly four months. But for Chris Sparkman, it's been 109 individual days, each one its own challenge, as he continues to recover from that terrifying morning.


Day one: April 29.

A gunman entered the FedEx building in Kennesaw and opened fire.

Missing Cobb woman found

Missing Cobb woman found

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A missing Cobb County has been found.

Cobb County Police said 65-year-old Janice Kay Whitted left her home in the 3200 block of Pete Shaw Road in Marietta on Thursday.

Family members said they believed Whitted was on her way to Town Center Mall in nearby Kennesaw. However, her credit card was physically used as a gas station in Monticello, Ky., at 4 p.m. She then called some loved ones from Crossville, Tenn., east of Knoxville, shortly before 9 p.m.

A Mattie's Call for Whitted was issued Thursday night. It was canceled Friday but details about her reappearance, including how she ended up in Tennessee, were not immediately available.

GDOT: Avoid I-285 this weekend

GDOT: Avoid I-285 this weekend

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Transportation has a strong word of warning for Atlanta-area drivers this weekend: avoid the Perimeter.

Crews will work on several I-285 projects, causing lane closures and heavy delays. Motorists are encouraged to take alternate routes where possible.

Some of the scheduled Perimeter work includes:

* 2 northbound right lanes will be closed between South Atlanta and Paces Ferry roads from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab replacement and interchange construction

* 2 southbound outside lanes will be closed between Washington Road and Old National Highway from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 p.m. Saturday for bridge joint repairs

* 3 southbound left lanes near Flat Shoals Road will be closed Saturday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. for paving

Work will continue in other parts of metro Atlanta as well.

Cobb Chamber mentoring program accepting applications

Cobb Chamber mentoring program accepting applications

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- The Cobb County Chamber of Commerce is now accepting applications for its Next Generation Mentoring Program.

The program is designed to build relationships between current and future business leaders in the county. Mentors will provide professionals in their 20's and 30's with the skills they need to grow their careers and achieve their business goals.

Applications must be submitted no later than Tuesday, Sept. 2.

More information, including an application link and a list of participating mentors, can be found at cobbchamber.org.