A new report says, some Georgians now are living a decade shorter than others, depending on where they live. Researchers looked at longevity over a 20 year period. While people in Southwest Georgia's Calhoun County still live the state's shortest lives and people in Metro Atlanta's Fayette County still live the state's longest, the gap between them grew -- by a year for men and three years for women.
A new report finds, Georgia counties are just about as healthy as they are wealthy. It's from the annual County Health Rankings by the University of Wisconsin and the R-W Johnson Foundation. The study paints a map of Georgia that strongly links health factors like obsesity and smoking to lower-income areas where people are less educated and underemployed.
The Douglas County Lady Tigers were on a roll coming into the Class AAAA semifinals, winning 30 consecutive games including a big win against Miller Grove in the semifinals. However, Forest Park had too much experience and came away with a 56-47 victory.
In a night filled with exciting games, perhaps the most interesting ones were routs. Miller Grove dominated previously unbeaten Sequoyah, while Milton wiped out No. 2 Peachtree Ridge. See below for recaps of 18 of tonight’s playoff games.
In this week's list of the top 44 seniors in Georgia high school basketball, two changes reflect teams that are surging and others that are not. Derrick Henry of Newton enters the list, while Ryon Riggins of North Gwinnett was left out. On the girls portion of the 44, Briana Banks of Fayette Co was rewarded for her solid play while Tashayla Steede of Wheeler dropped out.
If local fans of girls prep basketball were hungry last week, surely they enjoyed a few sweet pieces of upside-down cake. In just one week, three local girls teams fell from the top spot in the AJC’s rankings.
In Class 5A, Norcross lost its first game of the season and was replaced by Hillgrove at the top. The Lady Blue Devils defeated defending Alabama 6A state champion Hoover in an interesting matchup of the two states' reigning stte champs. But Norcross fell on Tuesday to North Gwinnett, which caused their fall in the rankings this week.