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USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

ATLANTA -- The first USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Basketball Poll for 2013-14 season is here. A number of defending state champions are listed , and one of them tops the charts.

The Spartans of Greater Atlanta Christian won the Class AA Championship last season and started this season on an 18 game winning streak. The Spartans are still unbeaten and they are in the top spot.

Allatoona, Columbia, Wheeler, and North Gwinnett complete the top 5.

 Tucker, Norcross, Miller Grove, Fayette County, and Walton complete the top ten.

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

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USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Baskteball Poll

ATLANTA -- The first edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Girls Basketball Poll is here. The Panthers from Lilburn are riding high this week, but the winds of change are blowing.

The Parkview Panthers were leaders of the pack before falling to region rival Archer this week. McEachern, Southwest DeKalb, Tucker, and Norcross make up the top 5.

Archer is next with Hillgrove, North Forsyth, Wesleyan, and Buford completing the top 10.

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

Suspect now tied to seven armed robberies in past month

Suspect now tied to seven armed robberies in past month

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga -- A serial robber isn't making it hard for police to tie all of his robberies together. So far police believe the suspect has robbed seven gas stations or drug stores since December 10, 2013.

Five different police agencies have tied the cases together from surveillance video and descriptions from victims and witnesses in the seven robberies.

He walks into the stores and demands money from the clerk and then walks out with only a handful of cash. Police said he is rarely violent. In one robbery he knocked over a display case when the clerk didn't comply with his demands.

Scholarships available to high school and college students

Scholarships available to high school and college students

(WXIA) -- The Constitutional Officers Association of Georgia is offering three scholarships to Georgia's college students and high school seniors.

To qualify for the COAG Scholarship, a student must be a high school senior or GED candidate and a Georgia citizen, and should be scheduled to graduate in the spring of 2014.

Current students at accredited Georgia colleges and universities are also welcome to apply. The scholarship is available to students majoring in government or law enforcement; political science; accounting or finance; business; or pre-law.

COAG is offering scholarships in three amounts -- $500, $1,000 and $1,500. Applicants must write a 1,000-word essay that answers the question "Who are the locally elected constitutional officers and what differentiates them from other county offices?"

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Many find themselves without heat in dangerously low temps

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- Tuesday morning hundreds of people woke up without heat.  For some, it was a blown fuse or transformer.  For those in Lawrenceville, it was a gas line that had lost pressure.

MORE | Cold weather causes natural gas problems in Lawrenceville 

"It felt like to me it was colder in my home than it was outside.  That's why I had to bundle up and just leave, it was really intolerable for me to stay here," said homeowner Lowande Dott.

She realized at 5 am her natural gas wasn't working. But she thought the problem was isolated to her home. She was wrong. A few miles away, Jacqui Henderson sat bundled up in her coat, with the same problem.

Cold weather brings problems

ATLANTA -- Frigid temperatures caused problems all across metro Atlanta Tuesday morning.  Temperatures were in the single digits and wind chills below zero for many areas.

A water main broke and froze on the road in Buckhead.

In Lawrenceville, an entire wing of an elderly care home had to be evacuated.  A sprinkler line froze, then leaked and poured icy water into a room in one of 130 beds here.

In Gwinnett County power crews trying to fix a pole after hit was hit by a truck ran into trouble.  Jackson EMC's bucket truck froze up in the cold.

It's not expected to get above freezing until Wednesday afternoon.

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Lawrenceville natural gas problems due to high demand

LAWRENCEVILLE, Ga. -- People in Lawrencville are having natural gas problems due to the cold weather.

On the city's website they posted this:

The City of Lawrenceville has experienced some pressure problems in our gas system due to unusually high demand. The City is working to restore pressure in the system as soon as possible and we anticipate the issues should be resolved within a couple of hours. City employees will then proceed to go door to door to re-light those who lost pressure and need assistance. If you have already called please do not call again. We will get to you as soon as we can. If you have not called or know someone who is out of gas and has not called, they can call 770-963-3332 to be scheduled.