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New faces appear in this week's Super 25 polls

ATLANTA -- Several teams are making their first apperances in the atlanta.highschoolsports.net Super 25 polls for this week.

The boys' teams from Osborne and Alexander join the Super 25 this week, while Carrollton appears in the girls' Super 25.

Milton continues to sit atop the boys' poll this week with Columbia, Douglas County, Shiloh and Westlake completing the top 5. McEachern still tops the girls' chart, with Wesleyan, Norcross, North Gwinnett and Parkview rounding out the top 5.

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Henry unemployment exceeds metro rate in Dec.

Henry unemployment exceeds metro rate in Dec.

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta's unadjusted unemployment rate rose to 9.4 percent in December 2011.

Henry County's unemployment rate was 9.9 percent.

Rates increased because of layoffs in construction, manufacturing, retail, administrative and support services, and accommodation and food services.

More Georgia labor market data is available at www.dol.state.ga.us.

Atlanta Weather | Severe Weather Update

Atlanta Weather | Severe Weather Update

Short Term

Cloudy and gray conditions prevail across all of N Georgia this afternoon, temps are slowly rising into the mid and upper 60's. There are reports of some fog and light drizzle around the area, and an occasional shower but for the most part we are just cloudy and very mild.

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Top Ga. judge calls for juvenile system reform

Top Ga. judge calls for juvenile system reform

ATLANTA -- Georgia's top judge says the state should overhaul its juvenile justice system, as lawmakers turn their focus to criminal courts for adult offenders.

Chief Justice Carol Hunstein of the Georgia Supreme Court told the General Assembly on Wednesday that putting nonviolent youth offenders into juvenile prisons does not predict the public and makes those children more likely to commit crimes as adults.

She said nearly two-thirds of the more than 10,000 young people behind bars have substance abuse problems. More than one-third have been diagnosed with mental health problems.

Hunstein said she supported proposals from Gov. Nathan Deal and state lawmakers to create alternative courts focused on treating adult addicts and military veterans. But she said similar changes must also be made to the juvenile justice system.

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Commissioners approve airport name change; Tara Field changes to Atlanta South Regional

Commissioners approve airport name change; Tara Field changes to Atlanta South Regional

 

The Henry County Board of Commissioners approved two resolutions authorizing the local identifier and city name change for the Atlanta South Regional Airport, formerly known as Tara Field.

Henry County acquired the airport several months ago and is currently establishing new operational standards and direction for all aviation activities. A resolution is required by both the FAA and the Georgia Department of Transportation for the Board of Commissioners to institute changes to the local identifier and associated city.

The local identifier is an easily recognizable alphanumeric code used to maintain consistency and clarity with the new name of the airport. The new location identifier for Atlanta South Regional Airport has been changed to ASR.

Buy Girl Scout Cookies in Clayton and Henry counties

Buy Girl Scout Cookies in Clayton and Henry counties

RIVERDALE, Ga. -- It's almost that time of year -- when Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs and their cookie counterparts will begin to appear in pantries across the country.

Girl Scout Cookie season is right around the corner, and we've compiled a list of some of the places in metro Atlanta where you can get your cookie fix.

Learn more at www.girlscoutcookies.org.        

 

Friday, February 17

*Walmart (1400 Hudson Bridge Road in Stockbridge) 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.

*BP-Gagan Food Mart (2290 Jonesboro Road in McDonough) noon to 6:00 p.m.

 

Saturday, February 18 

*Kroger (7125 Highway 85 in Riverdale) noon to 3:00 p.m.

* Kroger (5664 Jonesboro Road in Morrow) 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.