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High School teams take viewers on Road Trips

ATLANTA -- Each week on HighSchoolSports.Net viewers were treated to a feature that allowed them to travel along with our area teams.  It's called "Road Trip."

With the metro Atlanta area becoming a big target for college recruiters, the profile of high school basketball teams has grown.  Many of the area's top teams are invited to play in some of the top national high school tournaments and showcases.

These trips allow the players to compete against some of the nation's top talent, but also allows them to bond as a team while visiting parts of the country they might not get to visit otherwise.

We asked some of the teams to take pictures while on these special trips and bring them back for our weekly "Road Trip" segment.  This is what they brought back.

Tornado Threat Increasing Across the Western Sections of the State

Tornado Threat Increasing Across the Western Sections of the State

The dynamics in the atmosphere are starting to get a bit more organized in the western sections of the state where the potential for tornadoes is beginning to increase. The timing on the storms will be 8-9pm in the western sections of the state, and around 11-1 in the metro Atlanta area. The main threat for metro Atlanta will be damaging winds, possibly an isolated tornado as well.

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Atlanta Severe Weather | Severe Weather Likely Tonight

Atlanta Severe Weather | Severe Weather Likely Tonight

The Situation

It has been a rough morning for parts of Alabama with reports of a long tracked tornado hitting parts of Huntsville hard.... This was all along a retreating warm front that we talked about yesterday. This afternoon that warm front will have moved through all of N GA and will set the stage for later tonight. Storms are currently forming along a cold front in IL, KY, TN, and MO... This is the front that is heading towards our state. All of N GA is under a moderate risk as you can see below. All of the metro area is under a 10% chance of a tornado happening within a 25 mile point, with most of it under a 15% chance. Those are high probabilities folks..... The atmosphere will be condusive for tornadoes across parts of N Georgia later tonight into tomorrow morning. Strong Damaging winds are also possible as well as large hail. Again this is a serious situation for N Georgia later tonight.

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Lottery serves up $108M Mega Millions jackpot

Lottery serves up $108M Mega Millions jackpot

ATLANTA -- Mega Millions has swelled with the jackpot for tonight's drawing at an estimated $108 million to a single annuity winner.

It only takes $1 to play Mega Millions for a chance to win big. Players can multiply prizes with the Megaplier option for an additonal $1 per play.

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Mega Millions offers two jackpot payment options: a single payment cash option worth approximately $79 million, or $4.1 million a year for 26 years with the annuity option.

As with all other Georgia Lottery games, proceeds from Mega Millions will benefit education in the state.

Carmel Elementary 4th Graders Collect Snacks for Troops

Carmel Elementary 4th Graders Collect Snacks for Troops

 

As part of Carmel Elementary School’s Learn & Serve project, 4th grade students collected snacks for the troops overseas.  The snacks were picked up and taken to Dobbins Air Reserve Base, where Project Sandbox will  ship them out to the troops.  Assistant Principal Lynda Carter said, “Our 4th graders were so enthusiastic and we are very proud of their accomplishments.  We know the troops will be so excited to receive all these yummy snacks. Great job, everyone!”