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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. 

FTO Program helps to prepare Henry County police officers

FTO Program helps to prepare Henry County police officers

 

In order to ensure that new police officers are ready to hit the ground running, the Henry County Police Department utilizes a Field Training Officer (FTO) Program to help acclimate new officers to the department. The purpose of the FTO Program is to better prepare officers to act decisively and effectively in a variety of situations, and to promote productivity, effectiveness and unity among officers. Those who make the cut to become FTOs are presented with a special patch to wear on the sleeve of their uniforms. This new program helps to signify those officers who have been specially selected to train new officers in the County.

The FTO Program consists of ten weeks of training for officers who recently graduated from the academy or who have been certified but have no experience. There is also a five week program for officers who have experience in another jurisdiction or other area of law enforcement.

Police seek Stockbridge stalking suspect

Police seek Stockbridge stalking suspect

STOCKBRIDGE, Ga. -- Police in Henry County are working to identify a man who may be stalking a Stockbridge resident.

The bearded suspect has stalked the area around Turning Point in Stockbridge at least eight times, at all hours of the day and night, according to investigators.

Police said the man stole two butchers knives from a home in the area and left notes for his victim.

Anyone who can identify the suspect is asked to call 911 or Henry County police at 770-288-8265.

Lottery sales soar to highest ever

Lottery sales soar to highest ever

ATLANTA -- The Georgia Lottery just experienced its best sales week ever.

Georgia Lottery sales for the week ending February 11 soared to over $101.2 million, more than $5 million ahead of the previous record set in 2007.

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Increased Georgia Lottery sales mean more dollars for the HOPE Scholarship and pre-K programs.

Sales were strong across the board, with Powerball and KENO! having their highest sales week in Georgia Lottery history. Cash 3, Cash 4 and instant games enjoyed their highest sales week of the fiscal year.

Furlough Day Scheduled for February 20

Furlough Day Scheduled for February 20

 

Henry County Government offices and the Henry County Recycling Center will be closed on Monday, February 20, 2012 for a planned furlough day. It is one of four furlough days for County employees, scheduled for the 2011/2012 fiscal year. County government offices will reopen on Tuesday, February 21.

FOREST PARK | Ga. man dies in Ala. after bar fight

FOREST PARK | Ga. man dies in Ala. after bar fight

DOTHAN, Ala. -- Authorities in Alabama say a 43-year-old Georgia man who was handcuffed following a bar fight has died.

Houston County Coroner Robert Byrd declared Johnnie Kamahi Warren dead at 3:16 a.m. Monday at Flowers Hospital in Dothan. Byrd says Warren lived in Forest Park, Ga., and was in Dothan on business.

Dothan police say they got a call at 1:48 a.m. from a bar where employees struggled with a man. Police say Warren was combative when a sheriff's deputy tried to subdue him, and the deputy used a stun gun on him twice. Dothan police officers arrived and handcuffed him.

Shortly after he was handcuffed, Warren began to lose consciousness. Medical personnel were unable to revive him.

The Alabama Bureau of Investigation is investigating.