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Circo Comedia Coming to UWG

Circo Comedia Coming to UWG

CARROLLTON, GA -- The University of West Georgia's Townsend Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with the annual Toys for Tots toy drive, proudly presents Montreal's Circo Comedia on Friday, Dec. 10 at 7:30 p.m.

Unpredictable thrills, side-splitting comedy and daredevil stunts are the signature style of Circo Comedia, which stars Jean Saucier and Patrick Côté. Experience an evening of humor, acrobatic tricks, heroic feats and magical jesters that are great entertainment for the entire family.

Attendees are invited to bring a new, unwrapped toy for the Toys for Tots drive.

Tickets for Circo Comedia are $15 for adults, $12 for seniors and military, and $8 for children.

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What are the Odds of Your Team Winning it All?

ATLANTA -- There are 20 teams that still have a shot at a state championship, but some teams are more likely to come away with a title than others. Ever wonder what the odds of your team winning it all would be? Thanks to the Massey Ratings, you don't have to wonder anymore.

According to the computer's calculations, Carrollton has a better shot at winning a championship than any other team, followed by Clinch County and Buford. Carrollton's opponent, Burke County, is considered the longest shot of any team in any classification.

Statistically, 5A is the most competitive class; all four teams have better than a 1 in 17 chance of winning a title.

Authorities Still Searching for Source of Loud Boom

DOUGLASVILLE, GA -- Authorities in three Georgia counties are still baffled over the source of a loud boom that prompted a flood of calls to Douglas County's 911 Center.

"It sounded like a cannon went off behind my house," reported one caller.

"Almost like a sonic boom hit the house," said another.

The calls started rolling in at 9:37 Friday night, dozens of them to the noise so loud it rattled the walls and windows at Tony Dennis' home. He walked outside fully expecting to be a witness to disaster.

"I expected one or two of my neighbors houses to be on fire," said Dennis. "I thought, that sounds like a large exploding propane tank."

911 dispatchers spent close to two hours fielding calls and sending deputies to investigate, but there was no evidence of any type of catastrophe.

Computer Predictions Fare Well in Quarterfinals

ATLANTA -- Massey Matchups correctly predicted 15 winners of 20 quarterfinal playoff games.

Of the five classes, the computer predictor tool undoubtedly did the worst in Single-A. Massey Matchups picked the right winner in only one of the four Single-A games.

Here are how all 20 playoff games turned out. The computer's prediction is on the left; the actual final score appears on the right.

Mill Creek 40, Colquitt County 34; Colquitt County won 27-14

Grayson 26, Valdosta 20; Grayson won 22-0

Collins Hill 21, Lowndes 20; Collins Hill won 31-28

Brookwood 35, Hillgrove 14; Brookwood won 45-35

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Georgia HS Playoffs: Rd. 3 Previews and Predictions

ATLANTA -- 11Alive takes a look at Georgia's high school playoff games and their predicted outcomes with Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net and Massey Matchups.

Class 5A

Lighthouse Retreats Aid Cancer Families

Atlanta- - It is a remarkable idea that helped more than 700 families families deal with childhood cancer.

The Lighthouse Family Retreat founded in 1999 serves children with cancer and their families at Seaside and other beaches along 30-A.

Lighthouse has a simple directive helping kids and their parents to laugh, restore family relationships and find hope in spirituality.

The 2010 Patron's of Hope Dinner was held inside the Doubletree Buckhead-Atlanta Hotel.

Entertainer Jeff Foxworthy was among those in attendance.

The event also recognized the efforts of Atlanta businessman Charles Renfroe who has been a driving force behind the organization.

Each retreat is comprised of approximately 12 retreat families and 30 volunteers who serve the families by cooking, cleaning and taking care of daily responsibilities so that the retreat families can focus on having fun together. 

Holiday Wishes Christmas Parade Coming to Carrollton

CARROLLTON, GA -- With lights, Christmas trees and even snow, there isn't a time more magical in December than at Carrollton's Holiday Wishes Christmas Parade.

This year's parade will be on Thursday, Dec. 2 at 5:30 p.m. It will begin at Dairy Queen (300 South Park Street, Carrollton, 30117) and head up Maple Street toward The Square before continuing down Newnan Street to South White Street. Line up for participants will begin at 4:00 p.m.

Last year, there were over 50 parade participants, ranging from civic organizations and churches to high school marching bands and fire trucks. This parade of lights and all things festive is a fun treat for the entire family.

The best place to view the parade is from historic downtown Carrollton, so be sure to get there early!

Carrollton Main Street