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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.

T. Graham Brown to perform in Athens

T. Graham Brown to perform in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens native T. Graham Brown will return to his hometown for a special concert in August.

Brown is an award-winning country singer with 10 Top 10 hits to his name. He burst onto the scene in 1985 with "I Tell It Like It Used To Be," which reached No. 7 on the country music charts.

He was nominated for Country Music Association Awards three times before he finally won Vocal Event of the Year in 1992 for "I Don't Need Your Rocking Chair."

Brown's Athens show will be Friday, Aug. 15 at 8 p.m. at the Classic Center, as part of the Classic City BBQ Festival.

Tickets go on sale Monday, June 30 at 10 a.m. They range in price from $20 to $25.

Visit classiccenter.com for more information. The Classic Center is located at 300 North Thomas Street.

Tellus to host lecture on new refrigeration techniques

Tellus to host lecture on new refrigeration techniques

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- A University of Georgia professor and a group of engineering students are working to solve a pressing problem -- keeping life-sustaining foods like milk chilled in developing countries.

Dr. William Kisaalita will lecture on his refrigeration work in Uganda this week at Tellus Science Museum. He will be joined by student Ryan Brush, who is helping him with his research and experiments.

Their talk will be Friday, May 16 at 7 p.m. It is free for Tellus members and included in admission price for non-members.

Attendees will learn how Kisaalita, Brush and others spent three weeks in Kampala, Uganda, working on a prototype cooler that does not need electricity to function. The cooler will give Ugandans access to milk, which will limit disease and make for a healthier population.

Tellus Science Museum is located at 100 Tellus Driver just off Interstate 75 in Cartersville.

Eat at Chili's to help Tenn. tornado victims

Eat at Chili's to help Tenn. tornado victims

(WXIA) -- Several Southern states were slammed by severe weather earlier this week, including Lincoln County, Tenn., which experienced a devastating tornado.

Those who want to contribute to the community's rebuilding fund can now do so, simply by eating at Chili's.

On Sunday, May 4, more than 60 Chili's restaurants in Georgia and Tennessee will contribute 10 percent of the day's earnings to the Lincoln County Disaster Relief Fund.

Chili's diners can also make monetary donations by adding extra money to their check totals.

Visit chilis.com to find your nearest Chili's.

Memorial service to be held for deceased UGA faculty, students

Memorial service to be held for deceased UGA faculty, students

ATHENS, Ga. -- The University of Georgia has planned a candlelight memorial service for the 24 students, faculty and staff who have passed away since last April.

"Georgia Remembers ... a Candlelight Memorial" will be held Tuesday, Apr. 29 at 7 p.m. on the steps of UGA's chapel.

The names of each of the 13 students and 11 faculty and staff members will be read aloud. The chapel bell will toll and a candle will be lit after each name is said. UGA's Air Force ROTC will present the colors and ring the bell. Music will be provided by the Southern Wind Quintet from the Hugh Hodgson School of Music.

Everyone is invited to attend the ceremony.

UGA students who have died in the past year include:

College baseball at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville Tuesday night

College baseball at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville Tuesday night

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Tuesday night, college baseball returns to Coolray Field!

The Georgia Bulldogs will be taking on the Kennesaw State Owls at 7pm; tickets for adults are $10 and kids and students are $5!

Come out and cheer on your team!

Shane's Rib Shack to celebrate summer with free ribs

Shane's Rib Shack to celebrate summer with free ribs

(WXIA) -- Few foods say "summer" like baby back ribs, and Shane's Rib Shack wants to celebrate the change in seasons with free summertime food.

On Saturday, May 17, participating Shane's Rib Shack locations will give away a free half-rack of baby back ribs and a 20-ounce drink to the first 100 customers. The lucky diners will also receive rib giveaway T-shirts.

"Our fifth annual rib giveaway provides us the opportunity to say thank you to all of our loyal customers and fans who have made Shane's Rib Shack what it is today," chain founder and president Shane Thompson said in a release.

Shane's Rib Shack opened its first location 12 years ago in McDonough and now has 70 restaurants in 12 states.

Visit shanesribshack.com for more information.