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Lithonia man wins $1 million lottery prize

Lithonia man wins $1 million lottery prize

LITHONIA, Ga. -- Winning is a blast for a Lithonia man.

Donald Colbert, 46, won $1 million playing the Georgia Lottery instant game $100 Million Cash Blast.

"It hasn't set in," Colbert said.

Chevron Party Store on Highway 155 in Stockbridge sold the winning ticket.

After scratching his ticket in the store, Colbert hurried home to share the news with Janis, his wife.

"I couldn't sleep and my heart has been racing," Janis said. "It's still shocking."

Colbert, an HVAC contractor, plans to invest the money -- after he takes a vacation with his wife and children.

"We're going to do a family cruise immediately," he said. "I feel pretty lucky."

Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

Metro Atlanta celebrates warm weather, water safety

ATLANTA -- The weather is finally getting warmer, which means it's the perfect time to visit one of the many pools in Metro Atlanta.

The 11Alive Web Team has compiled a list of public pools located throughout North Georgia:

* Northeast Metro
Clarke, Forsyth, Gwinnett and Hall Counties

* South Metro
Clayton, Coweta, Fayette, Henry and South Fulton Counties

* Intown and North Fulton
Also includes DeKalb County

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STONE MOUNTAIN: Exclusive 11Alive deal at Park

STONE MOUNTAIN: Exclusive 11Alive deal at Park

ATLANTA -- Summer is just around the corner, and 11Alive wants to help you save on fun activities around town with your family. 

All week long, the 11Alive morning team will broadcast live from different Metro Atlanta attractions with special discounts for 11Alive viewers.

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Watch 11Alive News Today between 5 a.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily to find out details. 

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

BEST SPOTS: Community Swimming Pools

ATLANTA, Ga. -- For this week’s installment of Best Spots, we've compiled a list of public pools in the area for you, your family and friends to take a dip and cool off in the heat of the summer sun.

With an economy like ours, it’s imperative that people look for a bargain wherever they can and public pools offer fun with that’s easy on the pockets. Check out these local pools and enjoy a classic, cost-effective, exciting summertime experience.

Clayton County

Public pools in Clayton County open on June 1. All pools charge a usage fee of $3 for Clayton County residents or $20 for a monthly pass.

WEEKEND EVENTS: Midnight Basketball, Spring Cleanup and Coin Collectors

WEEKEND EVENTS: Midnight Basketball, Spring Cleanup and Coin Collectors

PEACHTREE CITY, 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.

Come out to the Aberdeen Village Center on Saturday, May 7, for Opening Day of the Peachtree City Farmers Market. The market which was formally known as, Fresh South Market will open at 9:00 a.m. and will close at 2:00 p.m. Aberdeen Village is located at 202 Northlake Drive in Peachtree City.

The city of Peachtree City will host their Annual PTC Spring Cleanup at the Peachtree City Recycling Center. According to the Peachtree City Updates newsletter, “PTC residents can drop off unwanted appliances (Freon removed), furniture, and other junk at the Recycling Center on Rockaway Road. The Recycling Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. both days.

Henry County Police versus Sheriff in Exhibition Basketball Game Today at 4pm

Henry County Police versus Sheriff in Exhibition Basketball Game Today at 4pm

McDonough, GA --  Henry County Law Enforcement will be out in full gear, full basketball gear that is, for the 8th annual Blue vs. Brown Basketball Exhibition Game, to be held on Saturday, May 7 at 4 p.m. at Dutchtown High School. The game will feature the Henry County Police Department against the Henry County Sheriff’s Department.

The exhibition is a way for law enforcement officers in Henry County to recognize and remember their fallen brethren. The game is played in honor and remembrance of officers around the country, as well as fallen soldiers, who paid the ultimate price.

Henry County Police Officer, M.

The 5th annual Geranium Festival Wheelchair Tennis Tournament starts today in McDonough

The 5th annual Geranium Festival Wheelchair Tennis Tournament starts today in McDonough

McDonough, GA --  The 5th annual Geranium Festival Wheelchair Tennis Tournament is scheduled to take place at Richard Craig Park in McDonough, beginning Friday, May 6 and running through Sunday, May 8. Last year’s tournament was such an impressive event that it was named the 2010 USTA Southern Wheelchair Tournament of the Year by the United States Tennis Association (USTA) Southern Section.

The annual wheelchair tennis tournament attracts players from around the country who compete in several divisions, including Men’s Open A, B and C singles and doubles, Women’s Open, A singles and doubles and Quad Open A singles and doubles. Matches begin at noon on Friday, and continue all day Saturday and Sunday starting at 9 a.m.

Henry County’s own Henry Havoc Wheelchair Tennis Team will once again be “Servin’ it up Southern Style,” with members Harlon Matthews, Don Carnrike, Jim Dominick, Jerry Vaughan, Donna Chapman, Skip Chapman and Harold Young.