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Deadly storms blow across Metro Atlanta

Deadly storms blow across Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA - Three people were killed in a round of severe thunderstorms that rumbled across Georgia Thursday bringing down trees and utility lines.

A 19-year-old Mableton man was killed by a falling tree. Authorities tell 11Alive Alonzo Terry Daniel was clearing debris from his grandfather's driveway on Stroud Drive when a large oak tree hit him. He later died at Wellstar Cobb Hospital.

Terry graduated from Washington High School last year. He was working full time at Grady Memorial Hospital in the housekeeping department. He had plans to join the United States Army.

Terry's family told 11Alive News that they don't have any money to mourn the loss of their son.

Marion Irwin, 61, and Geraldine Grady, 64, were killed on Paces Ferry Road in Northwest Atlanta when a tree fell on their Mazda Miata.

Irwin and Grady, both residents of Decatur were driving along the narrow, wooded Paces Ferry Road when the tree crashed down on their convertible.

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GHSA Baseball Championship matchups, this weekend

LILBURN--- The stage is set for Georgia's state baseball champions to be crowned during the holiday weekend. Gwinnett County is the home to 4 teams involved in State Championship matchups this year.

In class AAAAA, Parkview will welcome Hillgrove to Lilburn. The 27-9 Panthers will be going for their first state title since 2002, while 28-7 Hillgrove will be in the championship series for the first time in school history. Game time is 4 p.m. Saturday and 5:30 p.m. Monday, if needed.

The class AAAA final will see Marist go for back to back state titles against Whitewater. The 31-4 War Eagles will host the 25-8 Wildcats. Game time is 3 p.m. Saturday and 2 p.m. on Monday, if needed.

The class AA title matchup will see Pike County travel to Buford. The Wolves will be going for their first state title since 1977 and will bring a record of 29-3 , while the Pirates have a mark of 30-6. Game time is 4 p.m. Saturday and 4 p.m. on Monday, if needed.

Summit to make case for transit to northern suburbs

Summit to make case for transit to northern suburbs

ATLANTA -- Three locals chambers of commerce have planned a summit to make a business case for transit into the suburbs.

The Metro Atlanta Northern Crescent Transit Summit will be from 7 a.m. to noon Wednesday, June 8 at the Cobb Galleria Centre (2 Galleria Parkway, Atlanta, 30339).

The event, presented by Jacobs and Siemens, features national elected and technical experts from North Carolina and New Mexico, as well as representatives from the Chambers of Commerce of Cobb, Gwinnett and North Fulton.

Attendees will learn about potential game-changing, high-capacity transit lines that will significantly reduce traffic congestion while strengthening economic development assets in the northern suburbs.

For more information about the summit, call 770-859-2322 or visit www.cobbchamber.org/transit.

Board to hold meet & greets with Hinojosa

Board to hold meet & greets with Hinojosa

COBB CO., Ga. -- Cobb County residents have two new opportunities to meet Dr. Michael Hinojosa, finalist for superintendent of schools.

RELATED: Hinojosa named finalist for Cobb superintendent

The first meet and greet will be from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 1 at Sprayberry High School (2525 Sandy Plains Road, Marietta, 30066).

The second opportunity will be on the same day from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. at McEachern High School (2400 New MacLand Road, Powder Springs, 30127).

 

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Prevent the dreaded Memorial Day hangover

Prevent the dreaded Memorial Day hangover

ATLANTA - When a Memorial Day weekend's forecast includes sunny skies and highs in the upper 80s - 9s on the WIZometer - there's a good bet people will be spending a lot of time outside. 

And when people spend a lot of time out by the pool or on the lake, there's probably alcohol around.

Drinking excessive amounts of alcohol can have devastating consequences. So, it's always a good policy to drink responsibly, assign a designated driver and keep things safe when you're drinking. 

But, as anybody who's had a little too much to drink will tell you, the dreaded hangover is the most common consequence of over-drinking.

Gallery: 30 Free Things to Do This Summer

Gallery: 30 Free Things to Do This Summer

ATLANTA -- This weekend's Atlanta Jazz Festival tops the list of 30 free things to do in Metro Atlanta this summer.

From the Decatur Beach Party to the Helen Balloon Race, this summer brings plenty of opportunities to enjoy the great outdoors for free.

Vicente is Joining Us – Will You?

In September 2010, the Corporate Executive Board hosted its inaugural Finance and Strategy Summit in Washington, DC, welcoming hundreds of senior executives to discuss the challenges facing them as the economy moved from recession to slow growth.

Due to the success of the first meeting, we are expanding the series and hosting an event especially tailored for UK and European executives.  Please join us on 5-6 October in London for our 2011 Finance and Strategy Summit, and contact me for more detail.