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Wild Heaven debuts 'Let There Be Light' beer

ATLANTA -- Wild Heaven Craft Beers will soon compete in the local light beer arena with its fourth beer hitting certain Taco Macs this week.

The Decatur, Ga.-based craft brewer's take on light beer is called "Let There Be Light," and has 4.7 percent alcohol by volume. Wild Heaven said its new beer has a complexity most light beers don't have thanks to two rare hops -- Nelson Sauvin and Sorachi Ace -- plus orange peel.

Let There Be Light debuts as the featured February "Beer of The Month" at several Georgia Taco Mac locations: Atlanta Metropolis (Peachtree Street), Virginia-Highland, Suwanee, Alpharetta, Cumming, Perimeter, Buford, Kennesaw, Newnan, Roswell (Crabapple) and Marietta (Dallas Highway).

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Powerball jackpot swells to $170 million

Powerball jackpot swells to $170 million

ATLANTA - Georgia residents have another chance to win a big lottery prize on Wednesday night. The Powerball jackpot is estimated at $170 million to a single winner. 

And it only takes $2 for a chance to win. 

The Georgia Lottery Powerball offers two payment options: the jackpot prize can be paid over 29 years in 30 graduated payments or the cash option which, after taxes, is approximately $106 million. So, choose your numbers wisely. 

All proceeds from Powerball benefit education in the state of Georgia. 

Poster contest to help combat human trafficking

Poster contest to help combat human trafficking

ATLANTA -- All Georgia high school students are invited to participate in a poster contest to promote a national hotline for reporting and preventing human sex trafficking.

The contest, sponsored by the Georgia Department of Education, is open to students in grades nine through 12.

The posters' primary focus should be the national hotline (1-888-373-7888), presented in a creative way to grab people's attention. Judges will pick two winners -- one for an English poster and one for a Spanish poster -- from each of the state's 16 Regional Education Service Agencies.

Regional winners will receive cash prizes -- $100 for first place, $50 for second place and $25 for third place. The winning posters will also be displayed in schools across the region.

Two state winners -- one in English and one in Spanish -- will each receive $250.

WEST SIDE | A doughnut shop's journey ... to Thailand

ATLANTA -- One of Atlanta's most renowned doughnut shops is opening a new location, but not where you might expect.

Four years ago, Sublime Doughnuts opened in midtown Atlanta and instantly rose to the top of almost every "Best Doughnut" list in the city. This past Sunday, owner Kamal Grant Tweeted a picture, saying, "The next chapter of Sublime Doughnuts is about to begin in Bangkok."

He wasn't kidding.

We reached out to Grant in Bangkok, and he told us how it happened. Grant says he was contacted about a year ago by a Thai entrepreneur looking to open a doughnut shop and base it off the best doughnut in America. The businessman made a short list of renowned U-S doughnut makers; Sublime was on it.

When the businessman tried the doughnut, he made up his mind: Sublime was what he wanted.

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MIDTOWN | Kallon signs with Ga. Tech after playing 1 year

ATLANTA (AP) - Francis Kallon says Georgia Tech was the 12th school to offer him a scholarship.

Even so, the offer came before Kallon even played in a game.

Kallon showed great potential as a pass-rushing defensive end in his only season of football at Central Gwinnett after moving from England. He showed so much potential in his first spring practice he says he received 12 offers, including the one from Georgia Tech, before even playing a game.

Kallon says Georgia Tech "took a risk" since he had no experience. But after his big senior season, he was perhaps Georgia Tech's most illustrious signee on Wednesday. He had 18 tackles for losses, including eight sacks, as a senior.

Georgia Tech also signed another four-star recruit, receiver Justin Thomas of Prattville, Ala.

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Eat out to support family of fallen Atlanta police officer

ATLANTA -- Four restaurants are stepping up to help raise money for the daughter of fallen Atlanta Police Officer Gail Thomas.

Fox Bros. Bar-B-Q and Smith's Olde Bar will donate 20 percent of sales from lunch and dinner on Wednesday.

Avellino's Pizza and Big Tex in Decatur will donate 10 percent of sales.  

Officer Thomas was killed one week ago after stopping on the side of the interstate to help a fellow officer.

Police said she was struck by a drunk driver, Chasity Jones, 22, who remains behind bars.

Thomas had a daughter, who's a junior in college.

MIDTOWN | 9/11 memorial architect to speak at Ga. Tech

MIDTOWN | 9/11 memorial architect to speak at Ga. Tech

ATLANTA -- The architect of the National September 11 Memorial in New York City will speak at Georgia Tech.

Michael Arad, a Tech alum, will lecture Wednesday at 6 p.m. in the Reinsch-Pierce Family Auditorium. The event is free and open to the public.

Arad's design includes two 30-feet deep reflecting pools in the footprints of the World Trade Center towers. The names of the victims in the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are etched in bronze panels around the pools.

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The memorial was dedicated on the 10th anniversary of the attacks. A museum and pavilion are expected to open in September.

Arad's design was selected in 2004 out of more than 5,200 entries from 63 nations.