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Shepherd's Men to run from NYC to Atlanta for veterans


ATLANTA -- "It's a brotherhood."

The Shepherd's Men have been to war and all have come back changed, some damaged.

Staff Sergeant Jarrad Turner was a combat medic who was seriously injured in a rocket propelled grenade attack. He was thrown from a guard tower and suffered not only bodily injury, but a traumatic brain injury.

"I started noticing that my memory wasn't so good. I had issues with light sensitivity, had a lot of headaches," he said.

It was at the Shepherd Center, in the Share Military Initiative program, that Turner says he was healed, more than healed.

"Shepherd Share Military Initiative has saved my life," he said.

Turner's physical injuries, his brain injury, his post traumatic stress disorder were all treated at Share at Shepherd. It's among a handful of programs across the country.

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Creative experts wanted to serve on LEGOLAND Creative Crew

Creative experts wanted to serve on LEGOLAND Creative Crew

ATLANTA -- LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta is seeking new children to serve on its Creative Crew for 2015!

Aries Viera, LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta’s Master Model Builder, is looking for fellow creative minds to join his specialized team of junior model builders. Creative Crew members will have access to special events, provide insight on future activities at the attraction and be part of a group of opinion-leaders who will lead LEGOLAND Discovery Center Atlanta into the future.

“This year’s submission theme is 'Miniland Goes Wild,' so we can’t wait to see what animal-themed builds the contestants create,” Viera said. “Our team is always so impressed with the amount of talent and artistic ability our Creative Crew brings to the table, and we can’t wait to meet the newest members to work alongside of in 2015!”

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.

Indulge in a free sugar cookie on Tax Day

Indulge in a free sugar cookie on Tax Day

(WXIA) -- There's nothing sweet about completing your taxes -- but Great American Cookies wants to change that.

On Wednesday, Apr. 15, all Atlanta-area Great American Cookies locations will offer each customer a free sugar cookie. It will be the third time the cookie chain has offered a little sweet relief on Tax Day.

"Only in the world of Great American Cookies is Tax Day this enjoyable," Great American Cookies Brand VP David Kaiser said in a release. "After all those tax forms and number crunching, we think everyone deserves a treat to savor."

No purchase or proof of completed taxes is necessary to take advantage of the free cookie promotion.

Participating locations in metro Atlanta include:

Atlanta
* Atlantic Station
* Centennial Olympic Park
* Greenbriar Mall
* Lenox Square
* Peachtree Center

Clarke County
* Georgia Square Mall

Clayton County
* Southlake Mall

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Fulton County seeks future leaders

Fulton County seeks future leaders

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Fulton County’s Department of Aging and Youth Services Department, Office of Children and Youth is recruiting high school students with interest and/or future aspirations in the areas of community development, law, public policy, political office, debate and much more.

Selected students will be involved in planning the economic, legislative, and social future of youth. Program participants will work directly with local elected officials and state legislators to identify potential solutions for issues that affect the quality of life in Fulton County. 

Another weekend of minimal road construction

Another weekend of minimal road construction

(WXIA) -- You'll see less construction than usual on Atlanta's interstates and highways this weekend -- and you have the Braves to thank for it.

Due to Friday's home opener at Turner Field, as well as spring break, the Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended its typical weekend roadwork.

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No lane closures will take place on the surface streets around Turner Field. However, emergency-related closures are always a possibility.

Liveable Buckhead executive celebrates Phipps Plaza milestone

Liveable Buckhead executive celebrates Phipps Plaza milestone

ATLANTA -- Phipps Plaza shined brightly Thursday, Mar. 26 as it officially unveiled its new, updated chandelier in Court of the South. Phipps Plaza welcomed the new, updated chandelier as part of the overall enhancements that are taking place during the mall’s renovation project.

These updates include an extensive interior makeover, upgraded energy-efficient LED lighting, new interior color schemes with warm wood accents and updated railings, upgraded columns with carrera marble, comfortable lounging areas with Wi-Fi connectivity and device chargers, upgraded restrooms, and the installation of a hotel-like concierge customer service center. A striking new entrance and distinctive luxury façade on Peachtree Road are also planned, as well as the addition of a residential project, Domain at Phipps Plaza, and the acclaimed AC Hotel by Marriott.