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Metro Atlanta Super 25 Poll by USA Today

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the Metro Atlanta Super 25 High School Football Poll by USA Today is here.  With two weeks of post season play in the books, we are headed into the quarterfinal round of the state playoffs.  This week's poll has plenty of movement throughout, but still no change at the top spot.

The Norcross Blue Devils beat South Gwinnett for the second time this season and remain the top team in the Super 25.  North Gwinnett is second after beating defending champion Grayson in the second round.  Sandy Creek, Grayson and Lovejoy complete the top 5.

South Gwinnett is 6th, with North Cobb, then Mill Creek.  Calhoun climbs from 13th to 9th, with M.L. King 10th.

Stephenson is back at 18th after an impressive road playoff win at East Paulding.  Stockbridge returns at 23rd, and Allatoona at 24th this week.

Carrollton, Archer and Kell fall out of the Super 25 this week. 

Metro Atlanta jobless rate drops to 8.2 percent

Metro Atlanta jobless rate drops to 8.2 percent

ATLANTA -- Metro Atlanta's preliminary unemployment rate dropped to 8.2 percent in October, down from 8.3 percent in September and 9.4 percent in October 2011.

In Fulton County, the unemployment rate was 9.0 percent in October.

The new numbers were announced Thanksgiving Day by the Georgia Department of Labor.

State officials say the rate declined because of an increase of 19,500 new jobs in metro Atlanta.

Among other metro areas, the Athens area continued to have the lowest jobless rate at 6.2 percent, while metro Dalton had the highest at 11.3 percent.

What's in store for Metro Atlanta's weather this winter?

11Alive's Weather Information Zone team put together a detailed look and forecast of what this winter's weather will look like for Metro Atlanta.

You can see what's in store for us at http://on.11alive.com/Qbn2RV.

American Family Insurance All-Metro Atlanta Top 5 Performances

ATLANTA -- Each week American Family Insurance presents the All-Metro Atlanta Top 5 Performances.  Here is our weekly countdown of the top 5 plays from Friday Night Alive for Friday, November 16th.

Number 5 comes from Dalton vs Carver, Atlanta.  Tevish Clark skies to make the catch for the two point conversion for the Panthers, but the Catamounts win the game 17-14.

Number 4 comes from Gilmer at Marist.  Big Stephen Wallace powers his was in for a score, as the War Eagles soar 56-0.

Number 3 is from the Chattahoochee and Norcross game.  Joseph Wilbur connects with Alvin Kamara for a touchdown as the Blue Devils stay perfect with a 34-7 win.

Number 2 comes from Dawson County vs St. Pius.  David Spratte starts left then cuts back across the field for a long touchdown run, as the Golden Lions Roar 72-28.

Fulton partners with DeKalb to 'Get to Zero'

Fulton partners with DeKalb to 'Get to Zero'

ATLANTA -- Fulton County comprises 10 percent of Georgia’s population and accounts for 54 percent of the state’s AIDS cases.

In recognition of World AIDS Day on December 1, 2012, starting November 27, both health agencies will sponsor events to encourage residents to take control and get tested in a world-wide effort to reach “ZERO New Infections, ZERO Discrimination and ZERO AIDS Related Deaths.  The County has partnered with DeKalb County to provide similar services in order to have the greatest impact on reducing new HIV infections.

Planned events include:

Wednesday, November 28- 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., free HIV testing will be available at the DeKalb Addiction Clinic, 455 Winn Way, Decatur, GA 30030

Wednesday, November 28 - 6:00 p.m., at Morehouse College Sale Hall, 830 Westview Dr., Atlanta, GA 30314,  

Local student becomes Rhodes Scholar

ATLANTA -- One Atlanta native has been chosen for the world's most prestigious scholarship.

Elizabeth Allan of Westminster and The University of Georgia will attend England's Oxford University as a Rhodes Scholar.

The 22 year old is one of 32 recipients in the United States. Elizabeth will pursue a master's in Middle Eastern studies.

So how do you raise a kid like this? DNA helps. And encouragement the Allans tell me.

Stimulate their brains with knowledge and love.

Dreams are good too.

" My dream job would be in the State Department directing Middle Eastern policy, " Elizabeth Allan said.

Her parents are proud.

Father John, UGA, a Midtown tax attorney

Mother Juliet, UVA, high school Dean of Instructional Technology at Westminster.

Jeff Hullinger: "At what point did you know Elizabeth was gifted?"

Fulton students to talk about bullying, teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases

Fulton students to talk about bullying, teen pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases

FULTON COUNTY, Ga. -- Conference to focus on the theme, “Empowering Youth, You Do Matter!

The Fulton County Housing and Human Services Department Office of Children and Youth wants to empower young people to identify and implement strategies for reducing bullying, teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections in their schools and communities.  Students are planning the conference with the assistance of the Office of Children and Youth and the South Fulton Human Services Coalition.

The mini-conference is free and will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 15, at the Hapeville Charter Career Academy at 6045 Buffington Road in Union City.  Registration begins at 9:00 a.m. with breakfast and lunch provided.