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Smelly water in Fayette County resolved

FAYETTE COUNTY, Ga. -- We have new information on that smelly water problem in Fayette County

Officials say the issue is nearly resolved.  They say a buildup of sludge in two lagoons that store county water was the culprit. 

Crews have been dredging the lagoons for the last few days.  County officials say the odor is just about gone.  They maintain the water was still safe for drinking, despite the bad smell.

Help Desk: Memorial Day Weekend Events

Memorial Day is approaching and the Help Desk has weekend events for you and the family to celebrate this honorary holiday!

EVENT CALENDAR | Complete weekend events listings

Stone Mountain Park is honoring troops and their families with the three-day event, "Salute the Troops." The park will feature free concerts, a laser show, a special fireworks finale, and more patriotic activities paying tribute to the brave men and women who protect our country. Active and retired military personnel can get a free Adventure Pass with a valid ID while taking advantage of discounts for the family.

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Lacrosse Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Lacrosse Poll is here. The state finals are all done and a familiar face tops our charts.

The Milton girls successfully defended their class AAAAAA championship and led our list - Lassiter, Walton, Centennial and Westminster made up the top 5.

Mill Creek, McIntosh, Alpharetta, Chattahoochee and Kell rounded out the top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 polls are computer generated and produced by USA Today High School Sports exclusively for 11Alive News and 11Alive.com

Weekend storms result in flooding, mudslide

ATLANTA -- Heavy rain throughout much of metro Atlanta resulted in flooding Sunday morning.

11Alive meteorologist Allison Chinchar said certain areas in northeastern Georgia got between 4 and 6 inches of rain, including Forsyth, Hall and north Fulton counties.

PHOTOS | Rain and storm damage -- add your own

The Hall County Sheriff's Office said the Atlanta Road area of Flowery Branch should be avoided, as more than 6 inches of rain shut down the street between Spout Springs and Wade Orr roads. The city of Flowery Branch declared a state of emergency Sunday evening.

Fayette County calls in outside help over foul water problem

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- After enduring foul smelling and foul tasting tap water for two weeks, Fayette County residents learned Thursday they'll have to live with it for at least another week.

RELATED | Fayette County tap water still stinks

Meanwhile, county officials have called in extra help from the Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Atlanta's water system and an outside consultant.

"We'll be bringing in an independent engineering water operator professional to evaluate our system, to look at the personnel, to evaluate our procedures and make sure everything is good," County Commission Chairman Steve Brown told 11Alive on Thursday.

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Lacrosse Poll

ATLANTA -- As we head for Championship Weekend, take a look at the latest USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Lacrosse Poll. The birds from North Fulton still lead the way.

The Milton girls are still atop the Super 25 this week, with Walton, Lassiter, Centennial, and Mill Creek in the top 5.

Westminster, McIntosh, Alpharetta, Chattahoochee, and Kell round out the top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 polls are computer generated and produced exclusively by USA Today High School Sports for 11Alive News and 11Alive.Com

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Baseball Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Baseball Poll is here, just in time for Championship Week.

Loganville, and Gainesville lead this week's list. Milton, Blessed Trinity, and Walton complete the Top 5.

East Coweta, Parkview, Starr's Mill, East Paulding and McEachern round out this week's Top 10.

The Super 25 polls are computer generated and produced exclusively by USA Today High School Sports for 11Alive and 11Alive.com