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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.

Krispy Kreme coffee now available in K-Cups

Krispy Kreme coffee now available in K-Cups

(WXIA) -- Krispy Kreme coffee isn't just for the doughnut shop anymore.

The company announced Monday it is now selling its signature Smooth and Decaf blends in K-Cup packs for Keurig coffee brewers.

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"We are delighted to partner with Keurig to deliver the great taste of Krispy Kreme coffee to our fans in fresh and convenient K-Cup packs," Krispy Kreme Chief Marketing and Innovation Officer Dwayne Chambers said in a statement.

The 12- and 24-count K-cup packs can be bought at Krispy Kreme locations, participating grocery stores and keurig.com.

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.

UGA football star Malcolm Mitchell joins book club

UGA football star Malcolm Mitchell joins book club

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia wide receiver Malcolm Mitchell is a star on the field. But he's a star with a secret passion -- for books.

Mitchell says he didn't read that much growing up, because he was always outside playing football. One day, on an outing to Barnes & Noble, he saw Kathy Rackley. She was holding a stack of books, and he thought she looked like she knew a lot about them. So he asked her for a book recommendation.

The two struck up a conversation and when Rackley mentioned she had just joined a book club, Mitchell asked her if he could join too. Mind you, this book club is all women, and they're all older than Mitchell's own mother.

Considering there were no other men in the group, Mitchell said he thought, "I don't have a chance." He was wrong.

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Martina McBride to perform at Classic Center

Martina McBride to perform at Classic Center

ATHENS, Ga. -- Tickets are now on sale for Martina McBride's upcoming concert in Athens.

The country music superstar will perform Friday, Oct. 24 at 8 p.m. at the Classic Center.

She is on tour to promote her latest album, Everlasting, where she covers a series of enduring songs, breathing new life into familiar melodies like "If You Don't Know Me By Now," "Wild Night" and "Come See About Me." The record also features duets with Kelly Clarkson and Gavin DeGraw.

Tickets for the Oct. 24 range in price from $42 to $72.50. Call 706-357-4444 or visit classiccenter.com to reserve your seat.

The Classic Center is located at 300 North Thomas Street in downtown Athens.

Major roadwork resumes this weekend

Major roadwork resumes this weekend

(WXIA) -- Last weekend, drivers got a bit of a reprieve when several major road projects were postponed. But all that work will resume this weekend.

Some of the problem areas include Interstate 20 in Rockdale and Newton counties, and I-285 in Cobb County.

As always, all roadwork is weather permitting. Rain could halt or postpone projects.

Weekend drivers should use caution and look for crews in these areas:

Bartow County
* One right southbound lane of I-75 will be closed four miles before Cass White Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab removal and bridge raising.
* One left northbound lane of I-75 will be closed four miles after Cass White Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday for concrete slab removal and bridge raising.

Krispy Kreme makes the happiest doughnuts

Krispy Kreme makes the happiest doughnuts

(WXIA) -- Next week is National Smile Week. Doughnuts make people happy. Why not put those two points together?

From Aug. 11-17, Krispy Kreme will offer Fun Face Doughnuts at its U.S. locations.

The doughnuts are filled with the chain's signature Kreme, topped with bright yellow icing and decorated with cute expressions.

Visit krispykreme.com to find your nearest location.