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Computer Predictions Fare Well in Quarterfinals

ATLANTA -- Massey Matchups correctly predicted 15 winners of 20 quarterfinal playoff games.

Of the five classes, the computer predictor tool undoubtedly did the worst in Single-A. Massey Matchups picked the right winner in only one of the four Single-A games.

Here are how all 20 playoff games turned out. The computer's prediction is on the left; the actual final score appears on the right.

Mill Creek 40, Colquitt County 34; Colquitt County won 27-14

Grayson 26, Valdosta 20; Grayson won 22-0

Collins Hill 21, Lowndes 20; Collins Hill won 31-28

Brookwood 35, Hillgrove 14; Brookwood won 45-35

Georgia HS Playoffs: Rd. 3 Previews and Predictions

ATLANTA -- 11Alive takes a look at Georgia's high school playoff games and their predicted outcomes with Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net and Massey Matchups.

Class 5A

Last Day for United Way's Online Auction with special VIP Gifts

Last Day for United Way's Online Auction with special VIP Gifts

Atlanta, GA--  Just in time for Black Friday and Cyber Monday, the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta is sponsoring “Gift Back: An Online Auction” for the first time.  Dozens of items and packages will be available for bids from Nov. 26 through Dec. 6, 2010, by logging on to unitedwayatlanta.org.

Anyone wishing to nab one or more of the wonderful items, donated by local and national organizations, should bid and bid often to increase their chances of winning. Once bidding ends Dec. 6 at midnight, those with winning bids will be contacted by a United Way representative.

This is a public auction.  Funds will go toward reaching the United Way 2010 fundraising goal of $80.2 million. Some of the items available for bids include a trip to Super Bowl, tickets to the Tony Awards, Emmy Awards, Cancun getaway, a night with the Atlanta Braves, artwork, collectibles, airline tickets, Olympics paraphernalia and much, much more.

Tucker's Main Street Facelift Gets Underway

Atlanta, GA--  Tucker Residents will begin to see major improvements to the look and feel of Downtown Tucker in the coming weeks.  Main Street Tucker Alliance set out a vision for the area way back in the year 2000, which will finally begin to take form in the immediate future.  Residents can expect wider sidewalks, new decorative fixtures, improved intersections, and a pedestrian friendly environment with vibrant businesses. 

There will be a groundbreaking ceremony held on Main Street on Wednesday, December 1st at 10:30am which is free to the public.

Lighthouse Retreats Aid Cancer Families

Atlanta- - It is a remarkable idea that helped more than 700 families families deal with childhood cancer.

The Lighthouse Family Retreat founded in 1999 serves children with cancer and their families at Seaside and other beaches along 30-A.

Lighthouse has a simple directive helping kids and their parents to laugh, restore family relationships and find hope in spirituality.

The 2010 Patron's of Hope Dinner was held inside the Doubletree Buckhead-Atlanta Hotel.

Entertainer Jeff Foxworthy was among those in attendance.

The event also recognized the efforts of Atlanta businessman Charles Renfroe who has been a driving force behind the organization.

Each retreat is comprised of approximately 12 retreat families and 30 volunteers who serve the families by cooking, cleaning and taking care of daily responsibilities so that the retreat families can focus on having fun together. 

Game of the Week Nominees: Playoffs Round Two

DRUID HILLS, GA -- The online voting came down to the wire, but Hiram at Tucker won the right to be 11Alive and Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week, beating out Flowery Branch-Kell by a 1.1 percent margin.

Class 4A was well-represented in this week's voting. Three of the four nominated games were 4A contests. Hiram at Tucker received 50 percent of the vote and 11Alive will broadcast live from Adams Stadium for Friday's 6 p.m. news.

Hiram is coming off of a 35-10 win over Lambert in Round One. The Hornets are 9-2, having lost to 11-0 Kell and 9-2 East Paulding. They play an undefeated Tucker team that has been dominating opponents since their 31-24 double-overtime win over Marist on September 3rd. The Tigers most recently beat Loganville 50-6 in Round One.

Both teams lost in the second round of last year's playoffs.

Early/Advance Voting for the General Runoff Election in Dekalb County Ends 11/24

Atlanta, GA-- Early Voting has just begun in Dekalb County for the General Runoff Election.  Early Voting will last from 11/17 to 11/24 at 4380 Memorial Dr. in Decatur, only. 

The hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, with no Saturday voting.

Further, there will be no satellite Advance Voting locations.

The Runoff Election is set for Tuesday, Nov. 30.