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Contest opens for new Georgia license plate

Contest opens for new Georgia license plate

ATLANTA -- The state wants a new look for license plates and is open to the public's ideas.

The Georgia Department of Revenue reported Monday a contest for the state's next new license plate in 2012. It began May 23 and ends June 17.

The contest is open to all Georgia residents or companies authorized to do business in the state.

The public will select three semifinalists in an online vote from June 24 to July 8. The three semifinalists will then be presented to Gov. Nathan Deal, who will announce the winning design on July 15.

Complete rules, guidelines, design template and an entry-waiver are available here.

Contest submissions may be sent by e-mail to: Georgia.License.Plate.Design.Contest@DOR.GA.GOV

LAWRENCEVILLE: Man barricaded in apartment

LAWRENCEVILLE: Man barricaded in apartment

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Gwinnett County Police have surrounded an apartment complex on Sweetwater Road near Old Norcross Road in Lawrenceville.

Police spokesman Cpl. Edwin Ritter said a domestic dispute sparked the standoff shortly before 9:30 a.m. Monday.

"Officers on scene learned that the boyfriend shot off a few rounds into the air from a gun as the girlfriend ran out of the apartment to seek help," Ritter said in a statement. "Officers on scene attempted to negotiate with the boyfriend who refuses to come out."

The SWAT team was standing by Monday afternoon.

No further details were immediately available.

Lime Taqueria at the Center of the Latino Arts scene

Lime Taqueria at the Center of the Latino Arts scene

During the month of may,  Atlanta will be featuring the best Latino cuisine by former Ritz Carlton Chef, Mr. Oscar Mendivil who is the Chef of Lime Taqueria, a place that this week will be the main Center of the Latino Arts scene.

El Club de Comerciantes, the top Hispanic Retail media organization will host a private VIP reception to recognize the contributions of Hispanics in the Arts and culture and this year will recognize Emmy Award Winning Mexican Composer Mr. Juan R.Ramirez-Hernandez, founder of The Atlanta Virtuosi and main violinist at the Atlanta Symphonic Orchestra.

This event attracts the top Hispanic business leaders and this year will include live music by San Juan Jam and the art work from Mexican Visual Artist J.Guillermo Jimenez, a young photographer that will be feature in the US for the first time.

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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LAWRENCEVILLE: Square shines on 11Alive

LAWRENCEVILLE: Square shines on 11Alive

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Lawrenceville showed 11Alive's morning team some southern hospitality Friday as 11Alive News Today broadcasted live from the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse square, the final stop in this month's Where U Live tour.

Free WIZ Iphone Weather Radio App today only!

Free WIZ Iphone Weather Radio App today only!

You can now have a weather radio on your iphone or ipad to alert you of severe weather in your area.  It will even follow your phone and alert you to severe weather when you are traveling. 11Alive Weather Information Zone is now available in your pocket at all times with this FREE iMap Weather Radio! 

They are offering it FREE today only.  After today, it will be $9.99.  You can search "iMap Weather Radio" at the app store, or go to  http://weatherradioday.com/ . After downloading, click 11Alive as your media provider. 

By clicking 11Alive as your media provider, every time you receive a warning, the 11Alive WIZ logo will appear with the weather information.