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Pat Summitt steps aside as Tennessee Women's Head Coach

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WBIR) -- For the first time in almost four decades, the Lady Vols will have a new head basketball coach.

The UT Athletic Department announced in a press release Wednesday that Pat Summitt has been named Head Coach Emeritus. Her long-time assistant and Associate Head Coach Holly Warlick has been named Head Women's Basketball Coach.

Summitt, the winningest coach in NCAA basketball, announced in August that she had been diagnosed with early onset dementia, Alzheimer's Type. In her 38 seasons time at Tennessee, she amassed an amazing record of 1098 wins and only 208 losses.

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Georgia college tuition rates raised

ATLANTA -- Parents are going to have dig a little deeper in their pocketbooks to pay for college next school year.

The University System of Georgia's Board of Regents voted Tuesday to raise tution by upwards of 2.5 percent, starting this fall.

For students at most state schools, that translates to an extra $31 to $91 in tuition per semester, depending on the college or university.

The regents note it's the lowest increase in a decade.

"The board and I are very sensitive to the present economic realities facing our students and parents," USG Chancellor Hank Huckaby said in a statement.

The board voted on higher tuition hikes at metro Atlanta's three big schools.

Georgia State University students will face a 3.5 percent tuition increase this fall.

University of Georgia students will see a 5 percent increase in tution.

Rain clogs morning commutes

ATLANTA -- The much-needed rain that soaked metro Atlanta Wednesday morning caused several problems on local roads.

11Alive meteorologist Chesley McNeil says the rain should continue through mid-morning.

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Bartow County

A tractor trailer ran off the road on northbound I-75 near the Main Street exit. The Georgia Department of Transportation reported a diesel fuel leak and damage to a guardrail in this accident. The highway has since reopened.

Cobb County

Cobb County officials report slow-moving water on southbound I-75 at the ramp to eastbound I-285.

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Ga. high school students take longer to earn diplomas

ATLANTA -- A new method of calculating graduation rates reveals that more high school students are dropping out than had been previously counted and some of them are taking five or even six years to earn a diploma.

According to reports the new formula was released last week. It shows that Georgia's 2011 graduation rate dropped 13 percentage points using the calculation, to 67.4 percent.

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Athens man gets hole in one, wins truck

ATHENS, Ga. -- A 172-yard hole-in-one shot won Athens businessman Jay Boswell a free two-year lease on a Ford F-150 pickup truck during the 28th annual University of Georgia Chapter of the National Football Foundation Hall of Fame Golf Tournament.

"It went up to the top of the hill, and as it was coming down, you could tell it was going to be pretty close," Boswell told the Athens Banner-Herald.

Boswell said he's played the course at Athens Country Club since he was eight years old, but Monday was certainly his most productive day there yet.

Former officer remembers arrest of Jamie Hood

ATLANTA -- If you say the name Jamie Hood in Athens, people are likely to think of a singular image: Hood, shirtless, exiting a house hands over his head, before being frisked and pushed into a squad car. 

There, right behind him was Geoffrey Grimes, a senior police officer the night one of the most famous manhunts in the state came to an end.

"My involvement in that incident was sort of happenstance," Grimes said. "I had the vehicle that was closest to the incident at the time of transport. It was the right man at the time to do the job that needed to be done."

For nearly a week Jamie Hood had eluded police all over Athens. On Tuesday, March 22, he was wanted for a carjacking. By Friday he was surrendering live on the 11 p.m. news, a makeshift insurance policy after he shot two police officers, killing Officer Buddy Christian.

Bulldogs Beat Liberty 5-3

ATHENS, Ga. -- Georgia posted a 5-3 win over Liberty Monday at Foley Field to improve to 23-14 on the year.

Liberty (30-10) jumped ahead 2-0 in the first compliments off a sacrifice fly from Tyler Cox and then a pair of wild pitches from redshirt freshman Taylor Hicks allowed Bryan Aanderud to score after reaching with a base hit. The Bulldogs responded in the third inning, scoring three runs on four hits off of Jacob Kemmerer to take a 3-2 lead. Kyle Farmer, Colby May and Jared Walsh notched RBI in the frame.