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Atlanta Severe Weather | Risk for NW Georgia Upgraded

Atlanta Severe Weather | Risk for NW Georgia Upgraded

 

The midwest have been taking it on the chin last night, look at the storm reports map and you will see that 14 tornadoes have touched down in the last 24 hours!!

Short Term

Today will be about the same as yesterday with a lot of clouds around N Georgia, but with the southerly winds and breaks in the clouds we will make it up into the 70's. There is a chance of a scattered shower or two around the area but for the most part we will just stay gray and warm throughout the day.

Severe Threat Upgraded

The SPC has gone ahead and upgraded a lot of N Georgia to a moderate risk. Notice it is in the area we talked about yesterday for having the highest chance of seeing severe weather this evening / night. Lets go over each map I have below so you can have a better understanding of what the SPC is talking about.

Metro Atlanta's transportation future is in your hands

ATLANTA (WXIA) - The Transportation Special Local Option Sales Tax, or TSPLOST, is a measure that Georgians will get to vote on in a special election in July.

The measure, put forth in each of the state's 12 regional commission districts, will put forth a one-percent sales tax on top of existing sales taxes, which will go to funding an extensive laundry list of transportation taxes in each area around the state.

If approved by voters, up to $19 billion will be collected statewide over the next decade and help fund transportation improvements across the state.

DeKalb TV begins production of "DeKalb Salutes You"

 

DeKalb County's Cable Television Station, DCTV Channel 23, will begin production again for the show DeKalb Salutes You. This program gives the County an opportunity to highlight people who are making a positive difference in DeKalb.  If you know someone who has worked tirelessly for this community and deserves a DeKalb County tribute, please submit a nomination form by clicking below.

DeKalb Salutes You Nomination Form

DryerBuzz.com BizCamp Atlanta

DryerBuzz.com BizCamp Atlanta

DryerBuzz.com News Podcast and NetTV, in celebration of Women’s History Month (March), will host DryerBuzz.com BizCamp to impact the State of Woman as an entrepreneur.

Prosecution rests in Neuman trial

DECATUR, Ga -- The Prosecution rested its case against Hemy Neuman and the Defense will begin its case on Wednesday. Although it has been a week since Andrea Sneiderman testified and days since she was kicked out of the court room, she is still the focus of testimony in Neuman's trial.

FBI Special Agent Chad Fitzgerald analyzed cell phone records of the defendant, the victim Rusty Sneiderman and Sneiderman's wife Andrea. Fitzgerald said in the six months before the murder, Andrea made substantially more calls to her boss Neuman. "Andrea Sneiderman's phone had 1,426 contacts with the Hemy Neuman phone and only 882 contacts with the Rusty Sneiderman phone," he told the jury.

Another FBI Special Agent who did a forensic analysis on Neuman's iPhone and iPad found numerous searches using the terms "divorce", "gun," "range," "costume," and the phrase "can police trace cell phones?"

Braves, Publix to award 6 scholarships to Ga. seniors

Braves, Publix to award 6 scholarships to Ga. seniors

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Braves and Publix have teamed up for the 13th year in a row to offer scholarship money to high school seniors throughout Georgia.

Six $2,000 scholarships will be awarded to students who have maintained good grades and strong community involvement throughout their four years of high school.

In order to qualify, a student must be a graduating senior with a minimum 3.2 GPA, and must have plans to attend an accredited college or university in the fall of 2012.

For more information or to apply, visit braves.com/scholarships. The deadline to apply is April 21. All applicants will receive a free Braves promotional item while supplies last.

Georgia Senate OK's plan to pay off unemployment debt

Georgia Senate OK's plan to pay off unemployment debt

ATLANTA (AP) -- After nearly two hours of debate, the Georgia Senate has voted to approve a proposal that would reduce the number of weeks people could collect unemployment.

The measure was passed by a 34-13 vote split along partisan lines. The plan also reduces the amount employers would have to pay to tackle a $736 million debt the state owes on federal funds used to pay unemployment benefits in recent years.

The proposal would repay that debt by 2014 and replenish the state's unemployment trust fund by 2016 to $1.1 billion. Supporters argued the plan was painful but necessary, and shared the burden among businesses, the unemployed and the state.

While Democrats agreed action was necessary to repay the debt, several blasted the plan as potentially unconstitutional and harmful to the unemployed.