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USA TODAY lists Atlanta's top haunted houses

USA TODAY lists Atlanta's top haunted houses

ATLANTA -- Are you in the mood for a scare this Halloween season?

11Alive partner USA TODAY features a list of Atlanta's best haunted attractions.

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The newspaper chose 10 of the top-ranked haunts to ensure local residents know where to go to become thoroughly spooked.

7 year old forced to smoke pot

7 year old forced to smoke pot

SANTA ROSA BEACH, Fla. -- Sheriff's deputies say a McDonough man is accused of hitting his wife and forcing a 7-year-old boy to smoke pot at gunpoint.

The Northwest Daily News reports 26-year-old Justin Blake Mitchell is being held at the Walton County Jail without bond since the July 12 incident.

According to arrest reports, Mitchell pointed a gun at the child and threatened to shoot him if he didn't smoke marijuana. Authorities say he pointed the gun at his wife's head and threatened to kill her. He's also accused of robbing his wife of cash and personal property.

In addition, deputies say Mitchell is accused of stealing a man's debit card and robbing another woman of personal property.

He faces multiple charges. No attorney was listed on jail records.

Haunted Depot in Hampton... Come enjoy some classic fun and have a great time too!!

Haunted Depot in Hampton... Come enjoy some classic fun and have a great time too!!

This Saturday Oct. 29th  you can experience some old fashion fun and excitement when the Hampton "Haunted" Depot comes to life.   Doors open at 7pm if you are brave enough to experience the ghouls and frightening scenes in downtown Hampton.  It is a very inexpensive evening of fun and fright. 

Sometimes Old School can still be better

Sometimes Old School can still be better

McDONOUGH, GA - Folks were quick on the draw with their cell phones at a McDonough gas station on Highway 155 on Friday.

They wanted to capture a rare sight...an urban cowboy.

That's how most people react when Charles Edwards and his quarter horse, Honey, saunter into town.

"You know I have heard somebody say, 'Mom, look at the black cowboy,' you know; it's just a trip, man," said Edwards.

He began riding for social fun with the South Metro Riders Club about four years ago.

But these days his passion has turned into a practical way for Edwards to save money and educate people about history.

He even claims he can cover more ground on horseback.

"With the traffic growing in Henry County, I can get here faster than I can in a car," he said.

As they ponied up nearly four bucks a gallon to fill their horseless carriages, some drivers were thinking twice.

See Atlanta's Crummiest Christmas Photos

See Atlanta's Crummiest Christmas Photos

Atlanta, GA--  MomsLikeMe.com has some of the funniest Christmas photos submitted by our readers like you.  Click the link to see the winners of the contest!

Also send your photos in to me and I will put them up on 11Alive for all your friends to see.

Just attach your photos with "Xmas photos" in the subject line. Send to MRichardson@wxia.gannett.com