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Massey Matchups Predicts Week Four's Scores

JOHNS CREEK, GA -- The Game of the Week voting came down to the wire this week as Collins Hill-North Gwinnett and Creekview-Chattahoochee jockeyed for position as the poll closed. When all was said and done, Creekview at Chattahoochee edged out the Region 7-5A  battle to win by five-tenths of a percentage point.

Will any of this week's game's be that close? Massey Matchups lets us know.

In the Game of the Week, Chattahoochee is projected to win 30-21. Though Creekview's defense has looked good in their earlier games, the predictor tool thinks Chattahoochee's offense will be too much for the Grizzlies to slow down. The Cougars are 2-0 and host the 2-1 Creekview team at The Hooch.

Georgia's Top One-Win High School Football Teams

 

Not every elite team finishes the season undefeated. The vast majority of teams lose at least one game and with so many teams playing tough non-region games early in the season, many teams take their lumps early.

A perfect example is Camden County's 2009 team. The Wildcats lost to a nationally-ranked Grayson team in Week One, beat a Florida team in Week Two, and lost to perennial powerhouse Hoover (AL) in Week Three. After a 1-2 start, many people wrote off Kingsland team. Three months and twelve consecutive wins later and the Camden County Wildcats were the 5A champs.

Camden County's 2009 path was atypical, but could easily be repeated.

How to Avoid Weekend Roadwork

ATLANTA -- Road crews are revving their engines ahead of weekend work around Metro Atlanta, weather permitting. Here is how to avoid getting caught in the congestion.

Clayton/DeKalb/Henry: I-675 Northbound

8 p.m. Friday - 5 a.m. Monday: One rolling left lane closure between I-75 and I-285.

Take I-75 as an alternate.

DeKalb: I-20 Eastbound

9 p.m. Friday - 5 am Monday: Two left lanes closed between Exit 74 / Evans Mill Rd. and 1 mile east of Turner Hill Road.

I-20 Eastbound Alternate (North of I-20): Exit onto Panola Road and go left. Follow Panola Road to Covington Hwy. and turn right. Follow Covington Hwy. to either Turner Hill Road or Sigman Road. Turn right on either one and follow back to I-20 Eastbound.

Georgia Gwinnett College's Annual Convocation

Yesterday, Georgia Gwinnett College officially welcomed more than 2,300 first-time students into its academic community through a convocation ceremony.  

Convocation traditions are centuries old, their significance and purpose have not changed. GGC’s convocation ceremony is based on its commitment to student engagement and success.

A grand processional of students passed through the Arch of Knowledge into the ceremony area. They then took their seats on the quad, the first students to be honored in the college’s new ceremonial venue.  The program featured keynote speaker Dr. Jeffrey Rosensweig, director of the Global Perspectives Program at Emory University. Rosensweig encouraged the students to take full advantage of the opportunities, college presented them.

GGC’s convocation ceremony was attended by the college’s faculty, and hundreds of friends, family members and other guests.

Register Now for the GIRLS Leadership Development Program Starting Sept. 25th

Atlanta, GA--  The GIRLS Leadership Development Program is still registering girls for its camp which lasts from September 2010 to April 2011.

The program offers: Life Skills Workshops, Mentoring, Community Service, Fitness, and Cultural Arts! Even College Scholarships to high school seniors!

The program is open to young ladies ages 6-18 who live in Gwinnett and surrounding counties.

To learn more visit www.iambeautiful.org

 

Gwinnett Tech Interiors Building Grand Re-Opening

After a two-year renovation, the faculty and students of Gwinnett Technical College’s Interiors program will celebrate the completion of their campus building and honor their industry partners with an open house ceremony.  This ceremony will be broken into two sessions, 11 a.m. and 5 p.m., take place on Sept.

Local Suwanee Company Awarded Large Contract to Upgrade Marta's Fire Protection System

Atlanta, GA--  M.C. Dean, Inc., a design-build firm, has been selected by MARTA to upgrade MARTA's fire protection system.

Representatives from the company said that MARTA will fund the project using $32 million in grants from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA).  The money will be used to finance the upgrading and enhancing of MARTA's fire alarm, sprinkler and clean agent suppresion systems throughout more than 100 MARTA facilities including all 38 rail stations.

Mark Tibbetts, GM from M.C.Dean's Suwanee office says, "MARTA made a great choice when they selected our company. The M.C. Dean fire protection designers and project management team designated to run this project have extensive experience on similar projects.  Also because we are using local resources operating out of our Suwanee office to engineer, construct, integrate and commission the sytem, the ARRA grant money is going to be spent locally."