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Milton and McEachern are tops as State Playoffs start

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- The latest edition of the HighSchoolSports.Net Super 25 polls are here just in time for the State Tournament. The Milton boys and McEachern girls continue lead the way and have to be considered pre-tournament favorites.

   Columbia, North Cobb Christian, Miller Grove and Shiloh complete the boys top 5. Wesleyan is up to number 2 this week, followed by North Gwinnett, Norcross, and unbeaten Parkview rounding out the girls top 5..

  The Super 25 poll for Metro Atlanta teams is computer generated and produced each week by USA Today for Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.Net.

Storms Moving SE/Temps Dropping

Storms Moving SE/Temps Dropping

After wall to wall coverage with tornado warnings this morning, we aren't really getting too much in the form of damage reports.  Only a few trees and tree limbs down mainly south and east of Atlanta. 

The storms continue moving to the south and east and will push away during the afternoon.  The tornado watch remains in effect until 4pm, however, I expect many counties in the metro area to be removed from the watch at any time.

FLOWERY BRANCH | Community to celebrate 'Arts Fest 2012'

FLOWERY BRANCH, Ga. -- Flowery Branch's largest community, Sterling on the Lake, will host their first fine arts festival on April 28.

The festival will be a day-long celebration of art, music, food and other art at it's Village Center Park.  

"Arts Fest 2012" will feature a "juried artist competition, art exhibits and demonstrations, a model home gallery, tours, live jazz, a blues performance and wine tasting."

The art festival will be held at 6946 Golden Bud Lane in Flowery Branch. Admission to the festival is $5 per car. 

Protecting our kids from stranger danger

ATLANTA -- We've had several stories in the headlines lately about adults preying on children.

In Dunwoody this week, police issued a warning after a suspicious man in a van was driving around and spotted talking to a little girl in a neighborhood off of Roberts Road.

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Then Wednesday, two young children were abducted in DeKalb County by a stranger who stopped on the highway, seemingly to help the kids' mom with her broken down car.

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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