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Take a romantic weekend trip for Valentine's Day

Take a romantic weekend trip for Valentine's Day

ATLANTA -- Be spontaneous this Valentine's Day -- take a spur-of-the-moment trip to beautiful High Point, N.C., and spend less while doing so!

This weekend's DealChicken Atlanta deal is a two-night stay at the historic J.H. Adams Inn, former home to John Hampton "Hamp" Adams and his family. Pay just $194.99 for this incredible offer, which includes a full continental breakfast, a $100 food voucher to Hampton's and a $50 spa voucher -- normally a $389.98 value.

Learn more about the J.H. Adams Inn at www.jhadamsinn.com. It is located at 1108 North Main Street in High Point, roughly 5-and-a-half hours northeast of Atlanta.

This deal expires on August 10, 2012.

Walmart kidnapping suspect served time for killing of uncle

ATLANTA -- Thomas Woods had only been out of jail a few months when he allegedly snapped up a young girl in a Georgia Walmart. But a review of the 25-year-old's criminal background reveals a violent past.

Court documents show in 2004 Woods confessed to police he shot his uncle James Price to death and buried him in a compost pile. Last October, Woods was released, having finished a seven-year sentence for manslaughter.

WEEKEND EVENTS | Valentine's Day and 5K's

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.

On Friday night, the FOX Theater will bursting at the seams with screaming 'tween girls and their generous parents. The SCREAM Tour is making at stop in Atlanta. This year, the annual concert features: Diggy Simmons, Jacob Lattimore, Jawan Harris, OMG Girls, TK and Cash. Tickets are available through Ticketmaster of the FOX Theater box office. 

The Atlanta Ballet is staging a World Premiere of Twyla Tharp's "The Princess and the Goblin" as a Sunday matinee. The performance begins at 2 p.m. at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Center. Tickets range between $20 to $120. 

B.o.B | Hip-Hop superstar and Decatur native in 1 on 1 interview

Atlanta - Just days away from the 53rd annual Grammy Award show, Decatur native and hip-hop star, B.o.B, stopped into our 11Alive studios to once again share his thoughts and music with his hometown city.  B.o.B was a guest on 11Alive nearly 4 years ago before his 1st album sold thousands of copies and before everyone knew his name.

On this visit he is on the brink of releasing his sophomore album, Strange Clouds, and is excited about the possibilities.  Two singles have already been released/leaked, including 'Strange Clouds' featuring Lil' Wayne and 'Play your Guitar' featuring Andre 3000.  The third single, is what B.o.B told us feels like his "real single".  The new song is called 'So Good' and releases on February 14th.


DECATUR | Flash mob for Kyle Maynard

DECATUR, Ga. -- A Gwinnett County native got a big surprise when he spoke at a conference in Decatur Wednesday night.

Kyle Maynard, a congenital amputee who recently returned to Georgia after climbing Mt. Kilimanjaro, was delighted when the conference attendees and even some members of the wait staff got up and began dancing to "Ain't No Mountain High Enough."

Maynard, who was quick to join in the flash mob, described the surprise as "contagious." He said that he and his fellow Mission Kilimanjaro members danced every day on their way to the summit.

MILTON | New Super 25 polls revealed as tournaments loom

MILTON | New Super 25 polls revealed as tournaments loom

ATLANTA -- There are no changes at the top of this week's HighSchoolSports.Net Super 25 high school basketball polls for metro Atlanta.

The Milton boys and the McEachern girls lead the way with region tournaments right around the corner.

Columbia, Douglas County, Westlake, and Shiloh complete the boys top 5, with Marist checking in at 21 and Pope at 24 this week.

Wesleyan, Norcross, North Gwinnett, and Parkview round out the girls top 5, with Westlake at 21 and Decatur at 25 this week.

The metro Atlanta Super 25 polls are computer-generated and produced by USA Today for Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.Net each week.

Don't forget to join us for High School Sports.Net Friday night at 10:30 p.m. on MYATL-TV36 and on 11Alive at 11:20 p.m.


Ga. to have statewide tornado drill

Ga. to have statewide tornado drill

ATLANTA -- Counties and cities across Georgia will participate in a statewide tornado drill.

The drill is scheduled for Wednesday about 9 a.m. by the National Weather Service. A special test message will be issued on NOAA weather radio and some counties and cities will sound their tornado sirens as part of the drill.

The event is part of "Severe Weather Awareness Week" in Georgia where state officials are encouraging families to develop emergency plans and buy a NOAA weather radio to receive alerts.

In the event of bad weather Wednesday, the drill will be moved to Friday.