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GAINESVILLE: 2 bears killed in 10 days on Ga. roads

GAINESVILLE: 2 bears killed in 10 days on Ga. roads

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- Authorities said a truck pulling a camper struck and killed a young black bear in northwest Hall County over the weekend. It was the second such incident in 10 days on Georgia roads.

Georgia State Patrol said the bear died before troopers arrived Sunday afternoon. No one else was hurt.

On June 9, a driver hit a bear on Georgia 219 in Harris County, north of Columbus. Authorities said that bear was so badly hurt that it had to be put down.

BEST SPOTS: Atlanta Skyline Views

BEST SPOTS: Atlanta Skyline Views

ATLANTA, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of the best lookout points in the metro-area to view the Atlanta skyline.

The prominent Atlanta Skyline is marked with midrise and high-rise buildings similar to those one would find in a larger city like New York City or Los Angeles. The Bank of America Plaza formally known as the NationsBank Building is one of the most prominent buildings in the Atlanta skyline and is the 42nd tallest building in the world, is the largest building in the Western Hemisphere outside of Chicago and New York and is Georgia’s tallest building.

Other buildings included in the Atlanta Skyline are the SunTrust Plaza, One Atlantic Center, 191 Peachtree Tower, the Georgia-Pacific Tower, Westin Peachtree Plaza, Two Peachtree Building and the Promenade II.

WEEKEND EVENTS: 5K's, Car Shows and Garden Tours

WEEKEND EVENTS: 5K's, Car Shows and Garden Tours

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga.  – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

The Gwinnett Braves will host a 5K Family Fun run at Coolray Field in Lawrenceville. The run will begin at 8:00 a.m. and is followed by a one mile family fun run that starts ten minutes later. This run will benefit the American Cancer Society and will cost $30. Participants will, also, get a free ticket to the Saturday matchup against the Toledo Mud Hens.

Norcross Police are inviting you to take part in a 5k run that begins at 8:00 a.m. The run will be called "Cops Helping Unique Kids" or CHUK. The $20 registration fee will go to the United Cerebral Palsy Foundation. There is also a free run and walk that will happen at 10:00 a.m. and a family festival at Thrashers Park.

WEEKEND EVENTS: National Public Gardens Day, kiln opening and Spring Fling

WEEKEND EVENTS: National Public Gardens Day, kiln opening and Spring Fling

ATHENS, Ga. – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

To commemorate National Public Gardens Day, sponsored by the Rain Bird and American Public Gardens Association, nationwide gardens are offering free admission with a coupon printout, which can be found here. The State Botanical Garden of Georgia, located in Athens, is accepting these coupons. The Garden is located about three miles south of the University. The address is 2450 South Milledge Avenue in Athens.

Visit Vines Garden in Loganville on Sunday May 7 from 10:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. for National Train Day at Vines Garden. This event is being presented by Gwinnett County Parks and Recreation. Engineers will be on hand holding information sessions on trains at the largest railroad in the Southeast.

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

BEST SPOTS: Inexpensive Dates

NORTHEAST METRO – For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we’re compiling a list of Inexpensive Date Spots for you to take your special someone.

In today’s economy, it’s important to find companionship which, in our opinion, is the cheapest form of entertainment. However, it’s the springtime, and people like to get out every now and then. So, check out these suggestions for fun under $15.

If your date is a romantic, Athens-Clarke County Greenways and Riverside Parks are hosting a Full Moon Hike. This guided hike will be lighted by the full moon, which occurs on April 26. The hike begins at 8:00 p.m. and ends at 10:00 p.m. Athens residents will be admitted for a $2 fee, all non-residents will be charged $5.

Positive rabies alert in Hall County

Positive rabies alert in Hall County

CLERMONT, Ga. -- Officials have confirmed that a rabid raccoon made contact with two dogs in the Elmer Truelove Road area of North Hall County on Monday, Apr. 11.

The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Laboratory in Decatur. On Wednesday, Apr. 13, Hall County Animal Services confirmed that the raccoon was positive for rabies.

This is Georgia's sixth confirmed rabies case in 2011.

Positive alert signs will be posted in the area where the raccoon was located. Residents are advised to contact Hall County Animal Services at 770-531-6830 if they see animals acting abnormally near or around Elmer Truelove Road.

Pet owners are encouraged to protect their pets against rabies.

Hall County Burn Ban Lifted in 4 Days. Just in Time for you Fall Leaves

Atlanta, GA-- On Oct. 1, 2010, residents of Hall County will again be allowed to burn natural plant growth…that is, with the proper permits.

Hall County Fire Services offers two types of permits: residential burn permits and land-clearing burn permits.

  • A residential burn permit is for someone who wants to burn leaves and small tree limbs (no bigger than 3 inches in diameter). To obtain a residential burn permit, call 770-536-2442. This is an automated line and residents should follow the instructions.