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EMORY WINS BOTH D-III TENNIS SINGLES TITLES

CARY, NORTH CAROLINA--The Emory men's and women's tennis programs enjoyed banner performances on the final day of action at the NCAA Division III Championships with a pair of performers bringing home singles championships.

Dillon Pottish captured the men's title with a 6-2, 1-6, 6-2 victory over Nick Ballou (Bah-lew) of Cal Lutheran in the title match, closing out his season record at 34-3. Pottish, last year's national runner-up, becomes the second straight and third Emory player overall to capture the singles title, joining Michael Goodwin (2009) and Chris Goodwin (2011) in that exclusive company.

Gabby Clark toppled top-seeded Lok-Sze Leung (lock-see-lung) of Middlebury College in the women's title showdown, 6-2, 7-6, becoming the third Emory women's player in school annals to earn that coveted distinction. Clark, who ended the year with a 27-4, record, joins Mary Ellen Gordon (2003 and 2004) and Lorne McManigle as other Emory women's singles champions.

GEORGIA FORCE FALLS TO KANSAS CITY

 

Kansas City, MO -- The Georgia Force fell to the the Kansas City Command with a final game score of 39-27 in the Arena Football League's Week 12 contest held at the Spring Center in Kansas City, Missouri.

Three-day Ga. hurricane exercise ends

Three-day Ga. hurricane exercise ends

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia emergency planners have finished a three-day statewide hurricane exercise.

The HURREX 2012 exercise ended on Thursday. It involved more than 800 people from local, state, volunteer and federal agencies who responded to a simulated Category 3 hurricane that landed south of Savannah.

The simulated storm caused catastrophic damage to buildings along the coast and spawned a tornado in metro Atlanta.

Emergency planners divided the exercise into three different phases: Pre-landfall, post-landfall and recovery. The workers used data and information support sources in scenarios ranging from evacuation to sheltering to search and rescue situations.

City of Atlanta pools open Saturday

ATLANTA -- School is out for the summer and all of the City of Atlanta community pools will open at noon on Saturday.

"The City of Atlanta is helping kids beat the heat while being active and enjoying the great outdoors," said George Dusenbury, Commissioner of Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs. "Providing access to pools and spraygrounds is part of Mayor Reed's emphasis on providing positive activities and experiences for our youth."

Pools will be open on Sunday and Monday and will resume their normal hours on Tuesday. Admission to each pool is $4 for adults and $2 for children and seniors, daily. 

Children under 5 are admitted free of charge. 

Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed's morning habits

ATLANTA -- You may be surprised where Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed starts his day.

"They have a great Waffle House right near Georgia State," he said. "It's got great coffee. They know what I'm going to order before I get in."

11Alive's Karyn Greer got a behind the scenes look at the mayor's morning habits.

Watershed reopens in new location


BUCKHEAD, Ga. -- Watershed, the restaurant that had been a staple in Decatur for 13 years closed in August 2010, and opens to the public Friday, May 25 in Buckhead at 'The Brookwood' condominium complex.

Emily Saliers, part of the musical folk duo, Indigo Girls, remains a part-owner of the restaurant, along with Ross Jones and Chef Joe Truex.

The singer and restauranteur grew up in Decatur, and still calls the community home... but says the move was necessary for the restaurant's next chapter.

"I think people get attached to their place, like at Decatur Watershed, we had a lot of loyal clientele and people where it was their little spot, but it has time to grow, honestly," Emily Saliers said. "We're so excited about this space. We bring the same vibe."

Moore's Mill Road Now Open

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Watershed Management says repairs have been made to a 30-inch water main that has been leaking for weeks beneath Moore's Mill Road NW, a major thoroughfare for commuters in North Atlanta. 

Janet Ward with the Watershed Department says the road is now open.

Commuter Dude first found out about the issue two weeks ago, after residents complained about an unfinished road repair. Moore's Mill has been closed and crews have been working around the clock since the latest round of repairs began Saturday. 

Early Tuesday, workers were struggling to stop a leak between a newly manufactured coupling and the 60-year-old pipe. Engineers at the scene said they were having trouble sealing the water-tight connection because it's being placed between concrete and steel pipes.