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Near record heat this week

Near record heat this week

ATLANTA -- Atlanta is flirting with record heat this week. Temperatures are running about 10 degrees above average Tuesday. Wednesday will be even hotter.

Tuesday's high will top off at 93 degrees.  The average high for May 30 is 83 degrees, so we will be about 10 degrees above average.

The record for Tuesday's date is 95 degrees, set in 1953. The record for Athens is 100. We'll stay just below those records with a high in Atlanta of 93.  Athens will move up to 95.

It will be even hotter on Wednesday. Atlanta's high will be 95. The record for Atlanta on Wednesday is 97. Once again, we will be about 2 degrees lower than the record for the date.

There will be record heat stretching from the South to the North in the eastern part of the country.

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Memorial Day comes as troops fight in Afghanistan

Memorial Day comes as troops fight in Afghanistan

ATLANTA -- Americans from Washington to California are marking Memorial Day with parades, barbecues and special tributes tied to the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks.

An annual holiday honoring the nation's war dead was infused with new meaning this year, coming just months before the 10-year anniversary.

Memorial Day celebrants began filing into Marietta National Cemetery early this morning. As the noon commemoration approached, members of the Patriot Guard Riders lined the driveway, welcoming everyone to the event.

Governor Nathan Deal made an appearance, giving thanks to the brave men and women who have fought in every major U.S. conflict, from the American Revolution to the War in Iraq.

Local historian identifies unknown soldiers

Local historian identifies unknown soldiers

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Every Memorial Day, hundreds of people pack into Marietta National Cemetery to show their respect for the American heroes who paid the ultimate price.

Unfortunately, out of the 18,000 gravestones, about 3,000 are marked with numbers or simply say "Unknown."

But one man has made it his mission to give names to Marietta's unknown soldiers.

Brad Quinlin, a research historian, spends his spare time identifying the men who don't have names on their tombstones. He says he does it out of a passion for history and understanding of sacrifice.

"These men not only gave their lives as a gift to us, but they've remained in unknown graves," he said. "And shouldn't we at least, having the freedom, be able to have the opportunity to identify as many as possible?"

Quinlin identified two Civil War soldiers this weekend, just in time for Memorial Day.

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ADOPT A PET: Meet Serena

ADOPT A PET: Meet Serena

 

MARIETTA, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a cool purr or a comforting meow adopt a kitten from your local pet shelter. 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.

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DULUTH, Ga. -- Feeling caged in with a boring landscape?

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Deal honors Georgia's fallen service members

Deal honors Georgia's fallen service members

ATLANTA -- Governor Nathan Deal has honored Georgia's members of the armed forces who gave their lives in service to the United States.

Last week, he paid special tribute to 22 service members who lost their lives fighting for Operation Enduring Freedom in Afghanistan and Operation Iraqi Freedom.

All members were killed in action since last year's ceremony.

"Today, we commemorate these fallen heroes for their courage and sense of honor, for their service and for their love of this nation and our most cherished principles," Deal said. "They have given their lives in defense of freedom, and we owe them our deepest respect and gratitude. But even more, we owe them our allegiance to the principles that they gave so much for -- freedom, justice and equality. This ceremony is a time to recommit ourselves to those high ideals."

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