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Severe Weather Forecast for Tonight and Monday!

Severe Weather Forecast for Tonight and Monday!

Our pleasant weekend weather pattern is about to change.  A trough in the jetstream to our north will direct a series of disturbances through the area tonight and tomorrow.  The Storm Prediction Center out of Norman, Oklahoma has forecast a slight risk of severe thunderstorms for Monday.  We will likely see two rounds of Thunderstorms which could turn severe.  The first one will hit overnight and into tomorrow morning the second round will move in later in the day.  Expect damaging winds up to 60 mph and large hair if these Thunderstorms turn severe.

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SEC-Big East hoops games set, minus new members

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) - The Southeastern Conference and Big East will match up in 12 basketball games over three days next season.

The annual SEC-Big East Challenge will be held from Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 with each league hosting six games.

The matchups include Kentucky visiting Notre Dame on Nov. 29 and Syracuse playing at Arkansas on Nov. 30.

None of the two leagues' new members are playing.

The other Nov. 29 games include: South Carolina at St. John's, Seton Hall at LSU and Marquette at Florida.

The rest of the Nov. 30 games: Georgia at South Florida, DePaul at Auburn and Tennessee at Georgetown.

The final day's matchups are Mississippi State at Providence, Rutgers at Mississippi, Alabama at Cincinnati and Villanova at Vanderbilt.

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid distribution sites

Smart Lunch, Smart Kid distribution sites

ATLANTA -- Do you want to help Action Ministries' Smart Lunch, Smart Kid summertime lunch program?

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The program is always in need of several items, including:

* Sandwich bread
* Individual bags of chips, pretzels, cracker, trail mix, etc.
* Individual fresh fruit or bags of fruit snacks
* Water bottles and juice boxes
* Sliced cheese, ham and bologna
* Ziploc sandwich bags
* Brown paper lunch bags

Georgia Golfers Finish 17th At NCAA Championships

PACIFIC PALISADES, Calif. --- The Georgia men's golf team saved its best for last on Thursday at the NCAA Championships.

The Bulldogs carded a 4-over-par 288 at The Riviera Club, seven shots better than their first round and 10 strokes better than their second round. Thursday's loop gave Georgia a three-day total of 29-over 881.

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Hines Ward to work as analyst for NBC

NEW YORK (AP) - Former Pittsburgh Steelers star Hines Ward has been hired by NBC Sports to work as an analyst for its NFL and college football coverage.

Ward retired in March after 14 seasons with the Steelers.

NBC announced Thursday that it has come to a multiyear agreement with Ward. The four-time Pro Bowl receiver will be a regular contributor to the NBC's Football Night In America on Sundays and will be part of NBC Sports Network's college football studio show on Saturdays.

Ward also won ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" in 2011.

Isner loses in marathon match at French Open

PARIS (AP) - Playing in another marathon match at a Grand Slam tournament, John Isner lost to Paul-Henri Mathieu 6-7 (2), 6-4, 6-4, 3-6, 18-16 in the second round of the French Open.

The match lasted 5 hours, 41 minutes. The last set alone took 2:28. 

Isner won the longest match in tennis history two years ago, beating Nicolas Mahut 70-68 in the fifth set at Wimbledon.

Thursday's match was the second-longest by time in French Open history. The record is 6:33.


Admitted Athens cop-killer asks for new judge, change of venue

Admitted Athens cop-killer asks for new judge, change of venue

Admitted Athens cop-killer Jamie Hood has asked for a new judge and also for his case to be moved to another county. Hood made those requests in a letter filed Wednesday in Clarke County Superior Court.

Hood, 33, confessed on live TV to shooting Athens-Clarke senior police officers Elmer “Buddy” Christian III and Tony Howard on March 22, 2011, killing Christian and seriously wounding the other officer.

He faces the death penalty for the 2011 shootings and also for the alleged murder of Kenneth Omari Wray in December 2010, outside Wray’s home on Athens’ Westside.

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