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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.

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.

Chairman Bell Wows Audience as Guest Ringmaster at UniverSoul Circus

Chairman Bell Wows Audience as Guest Ringmaster at UniverSoul Circus

RIVERDALE -- Clayton County Commissioner, Chairman Eldrin Bell, took on a different sort of leadership role Thursday night as the Guest Ringmaster for the world renowned UniverSoul Circus.  The show took place in the Green Parking Lot of Turner Field and will began at 7:30pm as Chairman Bell makes his grand entrance into the big top riding an African Elephant.

Bell explained that, “As a young man growing up in the segregated south I would never had envisioned such a world class production featuring performers that truly reflect the wonderful, universal society that we all exist in today. I am fulfilling a boyhood dream of mine.”

Although Bell is undergoing physical therapy; doctors checked into the process before he agreed to make his grand entrance as a guest ringmaster at the circus.