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Bear sighted in Smyrna on Wednesday

Bear sighted in Smyrna on Wednesday

SMYRNA, Ga. -- People see bears in the 'burbs of Metro Atlanta from time to time; now it's Smyrna's turn.

There were several sightings Wednesday morning.

Some say it's a small bear, some say it's large.

So, maybe there's more than one.

But one bear would be one too many for the bear spotters of Smyrna, who had a difficult time believing what they saw with their own eyes.

"I know I sound crazy," said one of the 911 callers, Tonya Fuller, who was thinking that maybe no one else would believe her.

"I'm pretty sure I just saw a black bear."
"A black bear?" asked the 911 operator.
"Yes."

Wednesday evening, Fuller pointed at the spot where she'd seen the bear that morning. She'd been walking her dog, Baxter; It was 7:00 a.m.

"And I just looked over here by this black Jeep and I saw a black bear," around the corner from her home in Smyrna.

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

Kids encouraged to 'Plug into Nature'

(WXIA) -- The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has brought back its Give Wildlife a Chance Poster Contest for 2014.

This year's theme is Plug into Nature, emphasizing the importance of experiencing wildlife and plants firsthand.

All Georgia students in grades kindergarten through 5 are invited to enter the contest. The top 12 winners' posters will be displayed on the DNR's Flickr site and at the Go Fish Education Center in Perry during the first two weeks in May.

Contest entries are due Apr. 16. Three winners will be picked in four categories (kindergarten, grades 1-2, grades 3-4, grade 5).

Visit georgiawildlife.com for more information about the contest.

Budweiser Clydesdale to visit Smyrna RaceTrac

Budweiser Clydesdale to visit Smyrna RaceTrac

SMYRNA, Ga. -- The Budweiser Clydesdales are some of the most popular advertising icons in commercial history.

Now, one of those world-famous horses will visit metro Atlanta.

A Budweiser Clydesdale will be at the new RaceTrac in Smyrna on Friday, Oct. 11 from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Residents are invited to stop by and take pictures with the Clydesdale. Budweiser will also provide free samples for guests who are at least 21 years old.

The Smyrna RaceTrac is located at 2550 Spring Road.

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: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

WEEKEND EVENTS: Hawks Basketball and Urban Gardening

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.

Wind down at Fernbank’s Martinis and IMAX event on Friday, April 22. This weekly event usually draws a healthy sized crowd. Most cocktails are about $8 each and tickets to each actual IMAX movie are about $12. Come join Atlanta’s cosmopolitan crowd at this event.

Swim with the Georgia Aquarium’s resident whale shark on Friday, April 22 at 4:30 p.m. Guests will be able to swim at the surface, with an air supply. The aquarium will provide a mask, air, booties and a wetsuit. All of this comes with a $224.95 price tag, talk about a nice Earth Day gift.

Arguably the best center in the NBA, the Orlando Magic’s Dwight Howard journeys home to Atlanta for game three of the NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals.