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Deadly storms spare Metro Atlanta

Deadly storms spare Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- Thousands of Metro Atlantans spent part of the weekend without power after severe thunderstorms pounded portions of North Georgia Friday. This same system has claimed at least 44 lives moving across the Southeast.

The storms weakened as they crossed into the Peach State and did less damage than the storms that slammed Metro Atlanta two weeks ago, but they still knocked down trees and power lines across the region.

About 1,800 Georgia Power customers were still without power Sunday morning in the Rome and Cedartown areas, which were hardest hit by the storms. Georgia Power said restorations were expected by 1 p.m. Georgia EMC reported no outages.

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Top 10 Farmers Markets in Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- It's springtime in the South, which means flowers are in bloom, pollen counts are high, and fruits and veggies are fresh.

Along with Waffle Houses and Chick-fil-As, Atlantans can find farmers market just around the corner. Here are the Top 10 Farmers Markets in the metro area.

1. Sweet Auburn Curb Market
This farmers market is a staple in one of Atlanta's oldest neighborhoods, the Old Fourth Ward. Open Monday - Saturday from 8 a.m. until 6 p.m., this market offers everything from gluten-free pastries to fresh fish. The market is also home to a host of restaurants including Grindhouse Burgers and Miss D's New Orleans Pralines. Variety isn't something this market is lacking. Parking is free with a validated ticket. The market is located at 209 Edgewood Avenue Southeast.

$29 billion Metro Atlanta wish list goes to GDOT

ATLANTA -- The Atlanta Regional Commission Friday submitted a wish list of $29 billion in transportation improvement projects to be funded from about $8 billion to be raised in the metro region by a proposed sales tax.

The Georgia Department of Transportation and a roundtable of local elected officials will pare down the list to highway and transit projects that fit the revenue that would become available if Atlanta-area voters approve a referendum in August of next year levying a 1-cent sales tax dedicated to transportation.

The public will get a chance for input into the process this summer, with the list due to be finalized by mid-October under a timetable established in legislation passed by the General Assembly last year.

The wish list contains a variety of transportation improvements scattered across the region, including:

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Gov. Deal intends to sign immigration, APS bills

Gov. Deal intends to sign immigration, APS bills

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal tells 11Alive News that he intends to sign the illegal immigration bill now on his desk. The bill, which has been compared to Arizona-style immigration reform, passed with just hours left in the final day of the General Assembly's legislative session.

Deal supported tough immigration measures in Congress and campaigned on the issue in the governor's race, but refrained from commenting on the legislation while it was still pending.

Deal said he hopes Georgia and other states that are enacting similar legislation will help spur Congress to take action nationally.

He said he and his staff have studied the legislation as it progressed, and they said they feel it will pass legal muster.

Marietta man found after Mattie's Call issued

MARIETTA, GA - Cobb County police said a 66-year-old Marietta man was found Thursday afternoon after a Mattie's Call had been issued.

Police said Russell Clifford Moore was found safe and sound Thursday afternoon.

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