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Weekend roadwork planned for I-85, Ga. 400, Connector

Weekend roadwork planned for I-85, Ga. 400, Connector

(WXIA) -- With a warm weekend on the horizon, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to perform some much-needed roadwork throughout north Georgia.

Closures and delays can be expected on a number of major roads and highways.

"Plan ahead -- I can't say it enough," GDOT District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle said in a release. "If you plan ahead, you can avoid some potentially heavy delays."

Some notable roadwork includes:

Downtown Connector
Two right lanes of I-75/85 north near University Avenue will be closed for pavement work Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

I-285
Three lanes will be closed in both directions between West Paces Ferry and Roswell roads for sign replacements. All work will take place overnight -- from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

ATLANTA -- As the GHSA state basketball tournament heads for the semifinal round, there is a new edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Basketball Poll. The GACS boys continue to lead the way. 

The Greater Atlanta Christian Boys are marching toward Macon and holding down the top spot, followed by Wheeler, Allatoona, North Gwinnett and Miller Grove.

Berkmar is 6, with Walton, Columbia, Pebblebrook, Stephenson, and Alexander completing the top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 Poll is computer generated and produced exclusively for 11Alive News and 11Alive.Com by USA Today High School Sports

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll

ATLANTA -- The latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Poll is ready for inspection. The McEachern girls hang on to the top spot as the GHSA state tournament heads for semifinal weekend.

McEachern and Southwest DeKalb are 1 and 2 again this week with Redan, Parkview, and Archer in the top 5.

North Forsyth, Tucker, Hillgrove,Wesleyan and Norcross round out the top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 poll is computer generated and produced exclusively for 11Alive News and 11Alive.Com by USA Today High School Sports

Elana Meyers honored in Douglasville

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. -- The city of Douglasville honored its own Olympian medalist Elana Meyers on Tuesday.

Meyers took home a silver medal in bobsledding from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Douglasville - Meyer's hometown - celebrated her efforts on Tuesday. Meyers was given a key to the city.

Meyers said she is looking ahead to her next challenge in the 2018 Winter Olympics, but in the meantime is enjoying being home - and eating!

Elana Meyers talks Olympics, wedding with 11Alive

ATLANTA -- Elana Meyers is back home from Sochi and finally relaxing after a whirlwind Winter Olympics that saw her win the silver medal in women's bobsled.

The pride of Douglasville stopped by the 11Alive studio Monday morning to talk about her Olympic adventure.

WATCH | Elana Meyers' interview with 11Alive
PHOTOS | Elana Meyers visits 11Alive

She and teammate Lauryn Williams missed the gold medal by only .10 seconds -- a defeat that has inspired Meyers to train harder for the 2018 PyeongChang Olympics.

"I was so close to gold in 2014," she said. "I think I was a little bit disappointed, but whenever you come out with a medal for your country, you can't be too disappointed."

Police looking for person of interest in murder case

Police looking for person of interest in murder case

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. -- DeKalb County police are trying to track down a person of interest in a July 2013 murder case.

Detectives want to talk to 25-year-old Diandre Morris about the death of Alexander Campbell.

Morris is black, 6 feet 2 inches tall and 180 pounds. He was last known to wear his hair in shoulder-length braids.

Police said Morris frequents the Memorial Drive/South Indian Creek area of Stone Mountain and also has ties to Douglas County.

Anyone who can lead investigators to Diandre Morris is asked to call DeKalb County police at 770-724-7850.

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Elana Meyers races to silver in bobsled

RUSSIA -- Douglasville native Elana Meyers raced to a silver medal in bobsled competition in Sochi Wednesday.

She and teammate Lauryn Williams in the United States 1 sled finished second and won the silver.  Canada 1 won gold, United States 2 won the bronze.

GALLERY | See Elana and Team USA during their bobsled runs in Sochi

Here are the final results after 4 runs: