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ADOPT A PET: Meet Bailey

ADOPT A PET: Meet Bailey

 

ATLANTA - If you dream of coming home to a wet nose, wagging tail and tons of kisses (in addition to, perhaps, a half-chewed shoe or an overturned trashcan) adopt a puppy from your local Humane Society. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a companion for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Register for Appliance Pick-up Week

Register for Appliance Pick-up Week

 

Hall County residents will have a chance to get rid of large household appliances during the annual Appliance Pick-up Week. Residents must register Feb. 20 - March 2 and will be assigned a date for curbside pick-up. 

Appliances accepted include stoves/ranges, refrigerators/freezers, washers/dryers, water heaters, dish washers. There is a limit of three items per household. 

Call Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 20 - March 2 to register:

* Unincorporated Hall County residents: 770-531-1102

* Gainesville city limits residents: 770-532-0493

* Oakwood city limits residents: 770-534-2365

* Flowery Branch city limits residents: 770-967-6371

What's on sale President's Day

What's on sale President's Day

 

There are Presidents' Day sales as well as Valentine's Day clearance all over metro Atlanta this holiday weekend.

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Newt Gingrich campaigning in Georgia Saturday


ATLANTA--Forsyth and Gwinnett counties will welcome former congressman Newt Gingrich Saturday as he does some early stumping to gain votes.

Today, Herman Cain will appear with Gingrich while he attends two precinct meetings, one this morning in Cumming, then another around noon in Gwinnett County...

They will finish the day with a big rally in Cobb County this afternoon.

Gingrich himself has said that a strong showing in Georgia on Super Tuesday is crucial for his campaign.

On Friday, Gingrich spoke about his chances here in his former home state. " I would hope to win here." he said. "I think, given both the years I represented this state, and the years I spent growing the Republican party here, I have a reasonably good likelihood of winning here."

Gingrich's wife, Calista, will be addressing a group of Atlanta Young Republicans at Peachtree Presbyterian Church later Saturday afternoon.

WEEKEND EVENTS | Competitions, Shows, Job Fairs and fun

WEEKEND EVENTS | Competitions, Shows, Job Fairs and fun

ATLANTA --There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We've listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

The 30th Annual Storytelling Festival is wrapping up in Downtown Decatur on Saturday afternoon. Children's stories will be read at 701 West Howard Street in Decatur and there will also be workshops for those who want to get into storytelling. Admission to the events range between $9 and $18.

Underground Atlanta will host their Black in Film series on Saturday afternoon. They'll be featuring the documentary, "A Century of Black Cinema". The program starts at 2:00 p.m.

The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater has returned to Atlanta. The dance troupe is under the direction of a new artistic director but will be performing some of their classics. The show is running at the FOX Theater from Thursday to Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or at Ticketmaster outlets.

Rainy Weekend

Rainy Weekend

Patchy fog during the morning will burn off yielding good amounts of sunshine. Temperatures will heat up into the low 60s. It will be good day if you have outdoor plans. Clouds will increase during the overnight. We will be focused on a system that will be moving through the southern Gulf States. The same system will bring us rain, heavy at times, after 1pm Saturday. Thunderstorms are possible, and some of the thunderstorms could be strong to severe, especially south of the city.

Long Term:

The Chance for rain will be in the area through Sunday afternoon, then skies will gradually clear. We will get a break from the rain Monday and Tuesday with high temps around 60.

Next chance for shower s will be late Tuesday and Wednesday.

Super 25 polls show changes at tournament time

ATLANTA -- As area high school teams play their region tournaments, the latest edition of the Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.Net Super 25 polls for Metro Atlanta have been released.

 The computer generated polls are prepared each week by USA-Today, and can only be found at 11Alive.com and Atlanta.HighSchoolSoports.Net.

 The Milton boys and the McEachern girls continue to lead the way, but there are changes from top to bottom in both polls this week, with the State Tournament a week away.