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Milton and McEachern top the Metro Atlanta Super 25

ATLANTA--The latest edition of the USA Today Super 25 high school basketball polls for metro Atlanta has the Milton Boys and the McEachern Girls on top.Miller Grove, Columbia, Douglas County, and Shiloh complete the boys top 5. Wesleyan, Norcross,Parkview, and Stephenson complete the Girls top 5.

EMORY | CDC: Many teens moms didn't think it could happen

EMORY | CDC: Many teens moms didn't think it could happen

ATLANTA (AP) - A new government study suggests a lot of teenage girls are clueless about their chances of getting pregnant.

In a survey of thousands of teenage mothers who had unintended pregnancies, about a third said they didn't use birth control because they didn't believe they could pregnant.

Other studies have asked teens about their contraception use and beliefs about pregnancy. But the new report is the first to focus on teens who didn't intend to get pregnant but did.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released the study on Thursday.

BEST SPOTS: Live Music Venues

BEST SPOTS: Live Music Venues

 

ATLANTA – Atlanta is known for being the home of southern rap and a number of rap megastars, however, one of Atlanta’s thriving undercurrents is that of “live music”. Check out these spots recommended by our Facebook friends and explore one of Atlanta’s most underrated subcultures.

HAPEVILLE | Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

HAPEVILLE | Chick-fil-A to host Daddy-Daughter Date Night

ATLANTA -- Chick-fil-A's popular Daddy-Daughter Date Night will return in February, the Hapeville-based fast food chain announced Tuesday.

This special event encourages fathers and daughters to spend time together at Chick-fil-A, enjoying food, activities and each other.

All attendees will receive activity sheets with questions and conversation topics, as well as booklets called "Continuing the Conversation" that they can take home and use for future father-daughter outings.

"One of Chick-fil-A's goals is to promote community connections and enrich the lives of everyone we come in contact with," Robin Lomax, Chick-fil-A area marketing director, said in a statement. "We understand the importance of father-daughter relationships and want to encourage local dads to take a break from busy schedules, enjoy their daughters' company over a meal and have fun."

Bigger, better, more: The new Powerball

Bigger, better, more: The new Powerball

ATLANTA -- The new Powerball makes its deut this week with bigger starting jackpots, better overall odds and more millionaires.

The enhanced game's first drawing will be Wednesday.

Powerball starting jackpots will double to $40 million and will grow faster. The game's second prize will increase from $250,000 to $1 million, and to $2 million with the Power Play option. Additionally, overall odds and odds to win a jackpot prize have improved.

The game's ticket price also will change from $1 to $2 per play.

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Players can still multiply with the Power Play option for an additional $1 per play.

EMORY | Notable doctor to speak at graduation

EMORY | Notable doctor to speak at graduation

ATLANTA -- A neurosurgeon famous for his work separating conjoined twins will speak at Emory University's graduation this spring.

Dr. Benjamin Carson, a professor at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, will address the graduating class at Emory's commencement on May 14.

Carson won the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the highest civilian honor in the U.S., in 2008. He has directed the pediatric neurosurgery at the Johns Hopkins Children's Center for more than 25 years and is a professor of neurosurgery, oncology, plastic surgery and pediatrics.

In 1987, Carson performed the first and only separation of twins joined at the back of the head.

Emory expects to have about 3,700 graduates in May.