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Athens Symphony to hold free Spring Concert

ATHENS, Ga. -- Make your way to the Classic Center, this spring, and enjoy the Athens Symphony Spring Concert, on the house. 

The concert will feature violin soloist Roy Martin and musical selection from composers Nicolai, Dvorak, Mendelssohn and Chabrier. 

Tickets to the event will be distributed at the Classic Center beginning Monday, March 26 at 10 a.m. And are limited to four per person. 

Regular box office hours are 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. Visit The Athens Symphony online for more information. 

St. Patrick's Day events around Atlanta

ATLANTA -- You don't have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick's Day. There are plenty of places to do so around Atlanta.

130th Annual Atlanta St. Patrick's Day Parade
Peachtree Street, Downtown
Starts at noon
Free

Atlanta St. Patrick's Festival
200 Peachtree Street, Downtown
1:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Free

Smyrna St. Patrick's Day Festival
2840 Atlanta Road
2-11 p.m. 
$10

Outdoor festival at Fado + Super Saturday 6 nations rugby
273 Buckhead Avenue, Buckhead
Starts at noon
$10 in advance, $15 at the door

Bill would revoke bonuses for teachers caught cheating

Bill would revoke bonuses for teachers caught cheating

ATLANTA -- A Senate committee has passed a bill that would revoke bonuses for Georgia teachers who cheat on standardized tests.

The Democratic-backed legislation was approved unanimously by the Senate education committee Monday. It now goes to the full Senate for a vote before heading to the governor's desk.

Under current policy, teachers can receive bonuses or incentive pay based on the standardized test scores of their students.

The bill stems from last year's cheating scandal in Atlanta Public Schools.

A state investigation in July revealed widespread cheating by educators in nearly half of the Atlanta's 100 schools dating to 2001. In all, nearly 180 teachers and principals were accused of giving answers to students or changing responses once the tests had been completed.

Crazy Blue Line, What is it??

Crazy Blue Line, What is it??

First and foremost we have strong storms across N Georgia tonight. As of 1am nothing is severe, but don't be surprised if another warning pops up tonight..... That last storm in Forsyth and Hall was on its way down when the NWS issued the warning, I doubt there will be any reports of damage from it. We can expect storms to continue to propagate towards the south tonight, but the main source of energy is now gone.... Which is what this blog is all about.

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Atlanta Weather | 5pm Radar Update

Atlanta Weather | 5pm Radar Update

Strong storms continue across parts of N Georgia. Right now the strongest storms are located in Paulding and Douglas counties. There is also a strong storm that just popped up in N Fulton county by Dunwoody and Sandy Springs. The only reports we have been getting have been from some small hail and heavy rain. Other than that the only  other threat from these storms will be lightning. Motion is towards the SE at around 25 mph and shold start to wind down once the sun starts to go down.

 

We will continue to monitor the storms this afternoon and let you know through the blog what is going on. For more updates follow me on facebook and twitter:

Atlanta Weather | Strong T-Storms this Afternoon

Atlanta Weather | Strong T-Storms this Afternoon

We had a few counties under a severe t-storm warning earlier this afternoon, since then it has expired. We will continue to see strong t-storms developing in the north sections of the state and move towards the SE at around 25mph. One strong cell is moving towards Gwinnett county that cold contain some small hail and gusty winds. Other areas of strong t-storms include west Cobb county, movement on that one is towards the SE at around 25mph. Any storms that pop up this afternoon could be severe, but the main threat will be only hail and wind.

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AJC Peachtree Road Race online registration opens

ATLANTA -- Online registration for the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race opens at 7 a.m. Thursday.

Participants can register for an online lottery at ajc.com/peachtree.

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Those who want to participate in the July 4 race must go through the lottery registration process, which runs through Thursday, March 22 at 11:59 p.m. Entrants will receive an email by Monday, March 26, informing whether or not they were selected for the 2012 race.

Additional information can be found online at peachtreeroadrace.org.