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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.

NEWNAN | Local airman's funeral to be streamed online

NEWNAN, Ga. -- A 29-year-old airman from Newnan has died supporting Operation Enduring Freedom in Africa.

Capt. Nicholas S. Whitlock and three other airmen were killed February 18th in an accident involving their U-28 aircraft, according to the Department of Defense. It happened Saturday near Camp Lemonnier in Djibouti. According to the Associated Press, they were on their way back from a reconaissance mission flown in support of the war in Afghanistan. 

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The cause of the accident is still under investigation, but the AP also reported the crash did not appear to have resulted from enemy fire. 

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.

RELATED | Mysterious van may be 'stalking' Dunwoody kids
ALSO | Missing children found safe, kidnapper at large

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.

Where can I give blood in Coweta County?

Where can I give blood in Coweta County?

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta residents have plenty of opportunities to give blood to the American Red Cross between now and the summer.

An up-to-date list of donation times and locations can always be obtained by entering a zip code at redcrossblood.org. Several blood drives have already been scheduled in Coweta County:

Monday, Feb. 27
Piedmont Heart Institute, Sharpsburg
11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Thursday, Mar. 1
Asa M. Powell Expo Center, Newnan
12 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Friday, Mar. 2
Piedmont Newnan Hospital
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Thursday, Apr. 5
Asa M. Powell Expo Center, Newnan
8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

ADOPT A PET: Meet Lacey

ADOPT A PET: Meet Lacey

 

NEWNAN, Ga. – 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 by adopting a "companion" for yourself or for your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

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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