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Atkins Park Smyrna Hosts Oyster Mardi Gras Festival Feb. 17 - 21

Get ready for a five day Oyster Mardi Gras Festival celebration with raw and cooked offerings of the vaunted bivalves. Live music daily plus oyster menu offerings and a special brunch Saturday and Sunday.  Admission for Saturday and Sunday festival area, get $5 off for ordering in advance.  Read On for details...

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A Note About Football Tickets

Since the Bama beatdown we have had several emails and contacts with board members about whether LSU Atlanta will be able to make SEC Championship tickets available.

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Former LSU Teammates Wow Crowd at Kickoff Event

LSU Atlanta and the TAF Georgia chapter hosted a very entertaining kickoff party at Buckhead Saloon on August 27.  No less than FIVE former Tigers who were teammates during the Jerry Stovall and early Bill Arnparger coaching years spent nearly an hour swapping stories and talking about LSU football.  In the process, we raised over $1,400 for Great Cats of Indiana and also auctioned off autographed photos of Miles, Chavis and Kragthrope and will donate over $200 to the Michael J. Fox Parkinson's Research Foundation. A BIG thanks to everyone who showed up, and those of you who didn't missed a GREAT show.

Auction Items For 8/27 Kickoff Party

Don't miss the big Kickoff Party at Buckhead Saloon this Saturday 8/27 starting at 3 pm. Besides former players and details found in our main story on the front page, there will also be a Tiger Prize Patrol raffle and a special Silent Auction.  Here is the current list of items to be auctioned off:

LSU Atlanta Offers FIVE Football ViewIn Locations

This is the season to get up out of your isolation and join a group of LSU fans to enjoy Tiger football.  Here are the five 2011 Official View In locations spread around metro Atlanta.  Just by patronizing these places for games you will be helping build our scholarship endowment fund.  And the Tiger Prize Patrol will visit each location at least once during the season. Watch the weekly newsletters during the season for updates! Subscribe here if you are not on the list.  Read on for locations and details...


What an exciting class of Freshmen we have for LSU from Greater Atlanta!!

At our Sweet Send Off party held July 31st we had 35 students and 53 parents, siblings, friends and a group of 12 Atlanta LSU Alumni who experienced a great time of meeting, sharing, and seeing that LSU TIGER spirit.  A big thanks to LSU Atlanta board member Phil Adra for being Master of Ceremonies. 
We introduced 2 of the 3 scholarship recipients for this year:  Emerson Ashford from Harrison High School and Joe Zerkus from Whitewater High School.  The other recipient, Cate Brooks from Lassiter could not attend.  All attending students were introduced. Among those present ten announced Mass Communication as their major, and others included Finance, Accounting, Petroleum Eng, Architecture, History, and  Chemical Engineering.

Former LSU Players, Sports Writer Featured at 2011 Kickoff Party Sat. 8/27
Get ready for a special afternoon of Tiger football talk and other activities at our 2011 Kickoff Party to be held at Buckhead Saloon (3227 Roswell Rd.) starting at 3 pm Saturday, August 27th.  The gathering, a joint effort of LSU Atlanta and TAF Georgia Chapter, will include informal football talk/Q & A with former LSU football players and sports media representatives, video features, Tiger Prize Patrol raffle and a Silent Auction with some great LSU collectibles and merchandise.  Admission is FREE!

Scheduled to participate to date are:

Liffort Hobley was a celebrated defensive back for LSU in the early ‘80s and was part of that vaunted Bayou Bengal defense that humbled Alabama in 1982, holding them to no first downs in the first half on the way to a 20 - 10 win.  Hobley, who now resides in Ft. Worth Texas, was selected all-SEC 1983-84 and went on to play eight years in the NFL for the St. Louis Cardinals and the Miami Dolphins.  We are fortunate that we found out Liffort would be in town and he is excited to come share his memories and thoughts with us.

Curt Gore and Jeff Fordham both played for LSU as offensive guards from 1982-85 and earned letters while blocking for Dalton Hilliard and Garry James a/k/a "The Dalton James Gang."  Gore  lettered all four years and was selected All-SEC in his senior year.   Both men live and work in metro Atlanta now and are eager to talk about LSU football.

Watch some highlights of that 1982 Bama beatdown here, one of the great games in LSU history. Bear Bryant proclaimed that it was the worst physical beating any of his teams had sustained and shortly later announced his retirement. 

Melvin Richey played on the defensive line from 1999 - 2002 and is a Decatur, Georgia native who played at SW DeKalb High School.  After his playing days he returned to this area and currently is a co-defensive coordinator and D line coach as well as a teacher in Newton County.  We'll ask Melvin about the transition from Gerry Dinardo to Nick Saban at LSU.  

Kirston Pittman holds the distinction of being the only LSU player to have National Championship rings for both 2003 and 2007.  In 2003 the defensive end earned Freshmen All-SEC honors from the Sporting News and was named honorable mention Freshmen All-American by College Football News.  Pittman redshirted after missing the entire 2005 season with a foot injury and then missed all of 2006 after tearing an Achilles tendon during an offseason workout. He got a sixth year of eligibility and  in 2007 he started all 14 games and had 68 total tackles (29 solo) with 12.5 going for losses and 7.5 sacks. He also intercepted a pass. Yet another injury cut his NFL run short after one season with the St. Louis Rams, but Pittman persevered and played this spring for the New Orleans Voodoo in arena football.   Read on...