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Be careful looking for someone to fix your hail damage

MORELAND, GA -- Tennis ball-sized hail pounded Coweta County homes over the weekend, devasting roofs and siding.  

No sooner had the rains stopped, that roofers appeared, posting signs along the roads and knocking on every door where they saw damage.

Coweta homeowners have been left with lots of options.  

In Georgia, roofers do not need licenses to do business -- which brings them in from all over the country.

"A lot of these guys are from out of state -- Oklahoma, Kansas and from states where they have large hailstorms.  So they come east to track these storms down," said Charles Phillips of North Coweta Roofing.

Phillips suggests caution for homeowners considering hiring somebody "off the road."

Overnight storm pounds Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A second round of severe weather rolled into Metro Atlanta early Sunday morning bringing lightning-related fires, flash flooding and power outages. An earlier storm system on Saturday brought large hail and heavy rain to Coweta, Fayette and Henry counties.

Metro Atlanta has received over 3 inches of rain since the recent system moved in and more is expected early Monday morning. Flash flooding caused large ponding on Interstate 20 and Interstate 75 Saturday night and into Sunday morning that led to a number of accidents and stranded vehicles.

According to Gwinett Fire spokesman Tommy Rutledge, lightning struck homes in Lilburn and Grayson, causing minor fires. Another home in Lilburn was damaged when a tree fell on a house on Johns Street. There were no injuries in any of the incidents.

Atlanta Man Crowned Beer King

Atlanta--Most adults at some point in their lives develop a hobby.

However, most of us don't get very good at our hobby.

One Atlanta man is the exception.

Because of his unique ability, in his hobby, he is five thousand dollars richer and his picture is on posters and on beer bottles everywhere in America .

Richard Roper is a genial guy who lives near Howell Mill Road with his wife.

He is the kind of guy you want to drink a beer with.

And he is the kind of guy you want to brew your beer.

Richard Roper was one of the two grand champion winners of the 2010 Samuel Adams American Homebrew contest.

11Alive's Jeff Hullinger stood in Roper's kitchen amidst beer making equipment and asked, "How thrilling is it to see your face on bottles of Samuel Adams?

2010 Census: Coweta Co. following suburban growth trends

ATLANTA -- Following similar suburban growth trends across Metro Atlanta, Coweta County saw population growth over the past ten years, according to newly-released Census data.

Coweta's overall population rose from 89,215 in the 2000 Census, to 127,317.

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  • Woman gives six-year-olds fake $50 bill for girl scout cookies

    NEWNAN, Ga. -- In the annals of crime, this one ranks right down there with stealing candy from a baby.

    And that's pretty much what we have here -- involving Daisies trying to sell their girl scout cookies.

    So you have to wonder -- who would steal girl scout cookies from six-year-old Daisies?

    "We got a fake $50 bill," said Julia Howell, 6, who, along with all her friends in Daisy Troop 11206 in Newnan, now knows the meaning of the word "counterfeit."

    "Someone gave [us] a fake $50 bill," said another troop member, Emma Barron, who said they received it while they were selling girl scout cookies.

    They had set up their stand outside the Food Lion supermarket, on Highway 29 at the Newnan Bypass, in Newnan on Saturday, March 5.

    City of Newnan Lauches Mobile App to All Citizens

    City of Newnan Lauches Mobile App to All Citizens

    NEWNAN – (submitted by the City of Newnan) The City of Newnan, Georgia has partnered with SeeClickFix to improve communication between the citizens and their government and also to provide citizens the opportunity to report issues in their neighborhoods quickly and efficiently. Issues or concerns can be reported through any Android, Blackberry or iPhone or citizens can visit the City of Newnan?s website: http://ci.newnan.ga.us/component/option,com_wrapper/Itemid,159/.

    SeeClickFix also provides a widget to be embedded in local news sites for citizens to have an additional outlet where they can report issues or concerns. We have already partnered with nearly 700 online local news sites to help make the process of reporting local issues such as potholes, graffiti or traffic safety simple and prompt.