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USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Baseball Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 High School Baseball Poll is ready for inspection. This week's list has teams from throughout the metro area with a new name at the top.

 The East Coweta Indians are the new number one team, with Loganville, East Paulding, Lambert and Eagle's Landing Christian making up the top 5.

Lovett is next with Gainesville, Walton, Dunwoody, and McIntosh completing the top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 Baseball Poll is computer generated and produced by USA Today exclusively for 11Alive News and 11Alive.com

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Lacrosse Poll

ATLANTA -- The new USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Lacrosse Poll is here. Look for changes in the top 10, but no change at the top this week.

The Milton Eagles continue to soar above the rest. Lassiter, Centennial, Northview, Westminster in the top 5.

Decatur, Lambert, Chattahoochee, Roswell and Walton complete this week's 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.

 

 

Metro jobless rate drops to 8.3 percent

Metro jobless rate drops to 8.3 percent

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta's unemployment rate declined to 8.3 percent in Februray.

That's down from 8.7 percent in January and well under the jobless rate of 9.3 percent from February a year ago.

Fayette County's unemployment rate was 7.3 percent in February.

The new numbers were released early Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor.

Officials say the rate declined because the number of jobs increased and there were fewer new layoffs.

The number of jobs in metro Atlanta increased by 6,400, climbing to 2.37 million from 2.36 million in January.

Most of the growth was in professional and business services, and education and health care. Some seasonal jobs were lost in trade, transportation and warehousing.

The metro Atlanta unemployment data is not seasonally adjusted.

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

Jasmine Guy takes her campaign against child sex trafficking to Georgia Perimeter College

On the heels of a successful campaign launch for "I Am Not Yours!"- a campaign committed to taking a stand against child sexual exploitation, Jasmine Guy has been making her case in national media with the likes of 

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Lacrosse Poll

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Lacrosse Poll

ATLANTA-- Game On! The USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Lacrosse Poll is here. A state champion from 2012 is leading the way.

Milton is on top of this week's list with Lassiter, Walton, Roswell, and Centennial rounding out the top five.

Westminster, Chattahoochee, Alpharetta, Mill Creek and Kell complete this week's top 10.

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

Metro jobless rate rises to 8.7 percent

Metro jobless rate rises to 8.7 percent

ATLANTA -- State labor officials say metro Atlanta's jobless rate rose to 8.7 percent in January, up from 8.4 percent the month before.

That compares to 9.4 percent in January 2012.

In Fayette County, the unemployment rate was 7.6 percent in January.

The Georgia Department of Labor released the new numbers early Thursday.

State officials said the rate in January rose because of two main factors -- a loss of seasonal jobs and an increase in new layoffs.

Elsewhere in Georgia, metro Athens had the lowest area jobless rate at 6.6 percent.

Metro Dalton and the Heart of Georgia-Altamaha region tied for the highest rate at 11.9 percent.

Humane Society plans for growth

Humane Society plans for growth

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. -- The Fayette County Humane Society has launched a campaign to help bring a new building to its campus.

Every spring, the FCHS receives more litters of puppies and kittens than it can comfortably house. Many times, the organization cannot find enough foster families to care for the animals, which means the dogs and cats run the risk of being abandoned or left in dangerous situations.

Money donated to the FCHS building fund will be kept in an interest-bearing account until the organization has received enough to build a facility or refurbish an existing building.

Learn more and donate at fayettehumane.org. Be sure to specify that the money is for the building fund.