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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.


LOCAL PROFILE | Jared Lee Pyles

ATLANTA -- Jared Lee Pyles is about as "genuine as a copper penny;" he's got his own, unique sense of style and a creative take on cuisine. 

As the Executive Chef at hot dog concept restaurant, HD1, Jared is fancied for his culinary output as much as he is for his fashion choices. 

Recently, Where U Live followed Jared to his favorite thrift store and he showed us a thing or two about "thrifting" and making old things, new again. 

Wishing Big Bert's Adventure and this year's kids a fabulous time at Walt Disney!!!

Wishing Big Bert's Adventure and this year's kids a fabulous time at Walt Disney!!!

College Park - Thursday morning (2/16) Big Bert's Adventure will celebrate its 10th year of sending "stars" to Walt Disney World.  This year 12 children and their families will have the opportunity of a lifetime to take part in a 4 day unforgettable trip.

During the special "send-off" party at the Sheraton, children will enjoy Nintendo Wii entertainment, outrageous hairstyling by Bedazzle-do, inflatable bouncie houses, Disney characters, face painting and more.  Parents will receive massages and other spa treatments beofre they are wisked away in style and taken to Walt Disney World.

Lottery sales soar to highest ever

Lottery sales soar to highest ever

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Lottery just experienced its best sales week ever.

Georgia Lottery sales for the week ending February 11 soared to over $101.2 million, more than $5 million ahead of the previous record set in 2007.

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Increased Georgia Lottery sales mean more dollars for the HOPE Scholarship and pre-K programs.

Sales were strong across the board, with Powerball and KENO! having their highest sales week in Georgia Lottery history. Cash 3, Cash 4 and instant games enjoyed their highest sales week of the fiscal year.

FLOWERY BRANCH | Falcons receiver blasts NFL Commissioner's salary

ATLANTA -- He's one of the most potent weapons in the Atlanta Falcons' offense and one of the team's highest-paid players.

But Falcons wide receiver Roddy White is making headlines this week not for his on-the-field performance, but for some off-the-field comments, blasting league commissioner Roger Goodell.

In a barrage of tweets, White questioned Goodell's $20 million salary, writing, "How in the hell can you pay a man this much money who can't run, tackle or catch?"

White then followed up with, "That's the stupidest thing I ever heard. The players make this league. Don't ever forget that."

And finally, when asked if he thought he might be fined for criticizing Goodell, White tweeted, "I hope not. I'm praying not. I need my money."