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AJC Peachtree Road Race online registration opens

ATLANTA -- Online registration for the 2012 AJC Peachtree Road Race opens at 7 a.m. Thursday.

Participants can register for an online lottery at ajc.com/peachtree.

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Those who want to participate in the July 4 race must go through the lottery registration process, which runs through Thursday, March 22 at 11:59 p.m. Entrants will receive an email by Monday, March 26, informing whether or not they were selected for the 2012 race.

Additional information can be found online at peachtreeroadrace.org.

 

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Metro jobless rate exceeds Cherokee rate in January

Metro jobless rate exceeds Cherokee rate in January

ATLANTA -- State labor officials say the preliminary unemployment rate in metro Atlanta rose to 9.2 percent in January, up three-tenths of a percentage point from a revised 8.9 percent in December.

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

Statistics released Thursday by the Georgia Department of Labor also show that metro Athens had the lowest rate among local areas in the state at 7.1 percent.

Metro Dalton had the highest local rate at 12.7 percent.

Milton and McEachern are tops in the final Super 25

ATLANTA-- With class AAAAA state titles in hand, the Milton boys and McEachern girls top the charts in the final Super25 high school basketball polls for metro Atlanta.

The Milton Eagles claimed their second state AAAAA championship in the past 3 seasons, with a win over Savannah.Columbia,Miller Grove, Whitefield Academy, and Westlake make up the top 5 in the final boys poll.

The McEachern girls beat two-time defending champion Norcross to finish the season a perfect 33-0 and claim the class AAAAA crown. Wesleyan won the girls class A championship fpr the 5 straight year and finished second in the final poll with Norcross, North Gwinnett, and Hillgrove completing the top 5.

The Super 25 polls for metro Atlanta teams are computer generated and produced by USA Today exclusively for Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.Net and 11 Alive.com.

 

 

Atlanta Weather | 6:45 Radar Update

Atlanta Weather | 6:45 Radar Update

The storms that fired up just north of the metro area earlier that dropped some small hail in Buckhead and Decatur is moving SE at around 25mph... There are still some pockets of small hail in this storm as it heads towards Rockdale county. Nothing is severe.

 

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Atlanta Weather | Here Come the 80's!!

Atlanta Weather | Here Come the 80's!!

Well, we thought it was warm this winter just wait for this week as we are going to be heading into the 80's big time!! Seriously, we are going to be a good 15 degrees above the normal all week long!

Short Term

The gorgeous weather we have had in place all day will remain tonight as well. There will be a stray shower or two mainly south of the metro area through the evening hours, then skies will go to mostly cloudy. Temps this evening will remain in the lower 70's through around 8pm then slowly fall off into the upper 50's overnight. Tomorrow morning will start mostly cloudy with temps in the upper 50's with a light breeze from the SW. 

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Publix recalls beef stew mix

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- According to the Food & Drug Administration, Publix is recalling packets of Publix Beef Stew Mix because it may contain milk not listed on the label.

People who are allergic to dairy products may run the risk of an allergic reaction to this product.

The 1.45 ounce containers have a UPC code of 41415-03608, and a date code of BEST BY DEC 09 13 H. The product was distributed in Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Tennessee and South Carolina.

The product can be returned to their local Publix store for a full refund.

Any questions can be directed to the Publix consumer relations department at 1-800-242-1227.

CANTON | Driver in fatal accident had BAC of .218

CANTON, Ga. -- A driver involved in a February car accident that killed a Texas couple had a blood alcohol content of .218, the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office announced Monday.

Rick Dean Headen, 48, was driving a Ford Focus on Knox Bridge Highway near Canton on Feb. 5 when he crossed the center line and hit a Dodge pickup truck.

Headen and his passenger, 40-year-old Charlotte Ann Sedtal, were killed. The couple's two-month-old baby survived with a broken leg and brain injuries; the child is expected to make a full recovery, according to Cherokee Sheriff's spokesman Howard Baker. The family lived in Sour Lake, Texas.

The two women in the pickup truck survived as well and received treatment for their injuries.

A BAC of .218 is slightly less than three times the legal limit in Georgia, Baker said.