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WEEKEND EVENTS | Competitions, Shows, Job Fairs and fun

WEEKEND EVENTS | Competitions, Shows, Job Fairs and fun

ATLANTA --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 30th Annual Storytelling Festival is wrapping up in Downtown Decatur on Saturday afternoon. Children's stories will be read at 701 West Howard Street in Decatur and there will also be workshops for those who want to get into storytelling. Admission to the events range between $9 and $18.

Underground Atlanta will host their Black in Film series on Saturday afternoon. They'll be featuring the documentary, "A Century of Black Cinema". The program starts at 2:00 p.m.

The Alvin Ailey Dance Theater has returned to Atlanta. The dance troupe is under the direction of a new artistic director but will be performing some of their classics. The show is running at the FOX Theater from Thursday to Sunday. Tickets can be purchased at the box office or at Ticketmaster outlets.

CANTON | Hwy. 20 blocked after head-on collision

CANTON, Ga. - Traffic was blocked on Highway 20 near Union Hill Road in Canton Friday morning after a head-on collision between a car and a pickup truck.

PHOTOS | Hwy. 20 blocked after head-on collision

The truck was overturned and a car had been spun around with significant damage, images take from 11Alive SkyCam showed.

The drivers of both the car and the pickup truck were taken to area hospitals to be treated for injuries including broken bones. Their names were not immediately released.  They were the only two people involved in the crash.  Their injuries were not considered to be life threatening, a Cherokee County Police Department spokesperson said.

Rainy Weekend

Rainy Weekend

Patchy fog during the morning will burn off yielding good amounts of sunshine. Temperatures will heat up into the low 60s. It will be good day if you have outdoor plans. Clouds will increase during the overnight. We will be focused on a system that will be moving through the southern Gulf States. The same system will bring us rain, heavy at times, after 1pm Saturday. Thunderstorms are possible, and some of the thunderstorms could be strong to severe, especially south of the city.

Long Term:

The Chance for rain will be in the area through Sunday afternoon, then skies will gradually clear. We will get a break from the rain Monday and Tuesday with high temps around 60.

Next chance for shower s will be late Tuesday and Wednesday.

Super 25 polls show changes at tournament time

ATLANTA -- As area high school teams play their region tournaments, the latest edition of the Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.Net Super 25 polls for Metro Atlanta have been released.

 The computer generated polls are prepared each week by USA-Today, and can only be found at 11Alive.com and Atlanta.HighSchoolSoports.Net.

 The Milton boys and the McEachern girls continue to lead the way, but there are changes from top to bottom in both polls this week, with the State Tournament a week away.

 

LOCAL PROFILE | Jared Lee Pyles

ATLANTA -- Jared Lee Pyles is about as "genuine as a copper penny;" he's got his own, unique sense of style and a creative take on cuisine. 

As the Executive Chef at hot dog concept restaurant, HD1, Jared is fancied for his culinary output as much as he is for his fashion choices. 

Recently, Where U Live followed Jared to his favorite thrift store and he showed us a thing or two about "thrifting" and making old things, new again. 

GEORGIA PRIMARY | In-person advance voting begins Monday

GEORGIA PRIMARY | In-person advance voting begins Monday

ATLANTA -- Georgia voters can now cast an in-person advance
ballot for the presidential primary.

Voting by mail for the March 6 contest began in late January,
but Monday is the first day when residents can turn out to advance
voting sites to cast their ballots in person.

Mitt Romney, Rick Santorum, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul are
competing for a share of Georgia's 76 delegates in the GOP primary.
That's the most delegates of any of the 10 states holding elections
on Super Tuesday.

The Georgia Secretary of State's office is encouraging residents
to go to its website for more details.