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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:

Former Atlanta Mayor Ambassaor Andrew Young celebrates 80

Former Atlanta Mayor Ambassaor Andrew Young celebrates 80

Living a life of many hats, many jokes, and many roles; civil rights crusader, and political leader Andrew Young born March 12, 1932, celebrated 80 years Tuesday with family and friends.

Receiving an early birthday gift a week before in Atlanta, also known as “the city which he built;” Young’s birthday and achievements were recognized during a surprise reception at Atlanta City Hall, chaired by Councilman Michael Julian Bond.

“I’ll be damned, they put one over on me,” Young said, joined by his daughter Andrea and co-conspirator wife Carolyn Young.

Mrs. Young revealed that her plot to surprise "Andy" was inspired after speaking with Bond during a Trumpet Awards Civil Rights Walk of Fame induction January; and from her to desire to do something for a man always doing for someone else.

Fulton County Youth to Promote Healthy Lifestyles during Healthy Habits Fair

Fulton County Youth to Promote Healthy Lifestyles during Healthy Habits Fair

Event to feature fitness demonstrations, healthy cooking demonstrations and promotion of Urban Gardening

The Fulton County Youth Leadership Academy for Boys (YLAB) will host a Healthy Habits Fair on Saturday, March 17, 2012.  The event will be held from noon until 3:00 p.m. at the South Fulton Service Center located at 5600 Stonewall Tell Road; College Park, GA 30349. 

The goals of the Healthy Habits Fair are:
• Increase health awareness of Fulton County residents by providing health screenings, education materials and demonstrations.
• Introduce the Healthy Habits DVD created by the Fulton County YLAB “Leadership Fellows,” which helps youth understand the benefits of healthy habits and the connection between individual behavior and environmental influences on health and wellness.
• Motivate Fulton County residents to make positive behavior changes related to maintaining good health.

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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Entertainment Gossip | Atlanta's Bobbi Kristina, Real Housewives and more

Entertainment Gossip | Atlanta's Bobbi Kristina, Real Housewives and more

ATLANTA --  Karyn Greer spoke with Michelle Brown the creator of the celebrity website, StraightFromTheA.com in our 11Alive studios.  Michelle shared with us exclusive pictures showing that Whitney Houston's daughter Bobbi Kristina is dating "brother", Nick.  Nick is not a blood relative, but Whitney did adopt him as a son years ago.

Straight From the A is a locally maintained website that always seems to have the latest undiscovered news about Atlanta celebrities and Reality TV shows.  Michelle, who once worked for the GA Lottery, says that she recieves roughly 200k visits a day now!

DOWNTOWN | Fire at restaurant near Fulton Co. Government Center

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- A fire at a restaurant across from the Fulton County Government Center complex Thursday tied up traffic in parts of downtown.

PHOTOS | Michon's Smokehouse fire

The fire started at around 9 a.m., and according to Atlanta Fire Department, was contained to Michon's Smokehouse located across the street from the government center complex on Mitchell Street.

Three employees said they were in the kitchen when they saw smoke and flames coming from the ceiling. They were able to get out of the building and call 911, according to Atlanta Fire Rescue.

The fire was contained to the restaurant building itself. No injuries were reported.

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.

RELATED | Vote for this year's race T-shirt design

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.