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Georgia Splits Sunday Road Contests

COLUMBIA, S.C. -- The Georgia soccer team continued its 2012 spring season Sunday, splitting a doubleheader in Columbia, S.C., by defeating UNC Charlotte 1-0 and falling 2-0 to SEC rival South Carolina at Eugene E. Stone Stadium. 

The Bulldogs suffered the 2-0 loss to the Gamecocks in their first game of the day before bouncing back to take the 1-0 victory over the 49ers in the second. The games were each 60 minutes, with two 30-minute halves. Georgia got the winning goal vs. Charlotte from Chika Ibiam off an assist from Nikki Hill, who was playing on the attack up from her normal spot on the back line.

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No. 7 Georgia edges No. 25 Vanderbilt

Nashville, Tenn. -- Seventh-ranked Georgia edged the 25th-ranked Vanderbilt Sunday afternoon 4-3.

The Bulldogs (17-2, 7-1 SEC) lost the doubles point but rallied back in singles with wins on courts 1, 2, 4, and 6.

Wildcats take series in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. -- The 10th-ranked Kentucky Wildcats used a 16-hit attack to defeat No. 25 Georgia 11-2 Sunday to take an SEC series.

Kentucky (27-2, 7-2 SEC) had a four-run inning in the second off an RBI single by Michael Williams and a three-run, bases clearing double by Thomas McCarthy. Kentucky built an 8-1 advantage by the fifth. Georgia (18-11, 4-5 SEC) got a run in the first inning as Conor Welton and Kyle Farmer reached on singles and Brett DeLoach drove in the run with a fielder's choice. Freshman Hunter Cole knocked a double to right in the fourth, increasing his hitting streak to 12 games. Cole also hit a solo homerun in the eighth, his team leading sixth on the year. The freshman went 5-12 with two homeruns this weekend against the Wildcats.

WEEKEND EVENTS | BaconFest, Open House and the Mother Clucker Fried Chicken Fest

WEEKEND EVENTS | BaconFest, Open House and the Mother Clucker Fried Chicken Fest

ATLANTA - It's spring break and most of the city has run from the beach or the mountains. The weekend forecast calls for bright skies and everyone left in the city will be soaking up the sun. Check out some of the events being held around the city.

Come out to Dad's Garage for live music, games and BACON! The 12th Annual BaconFest will be held on Saturday, March 31 from 1 p.m. until 6 p.m. at the Inman Park theatre. BaconFest! is a celebration chock-ful-of bacon, PBR and Ale Yeah! beer; the event, also, features a silent auction, a wheelchair obstacle course and performances by Darling Norman. Tickets to BaconFest start out at $25 and are on sale to all Atlantans who are 21 and older. BaconFest will be held outside in the parking lots of Dad's Garage Theatre in Inman Park at 280 Elizabeth Street, Suite C- 101. Attendees are encouraged to take MARTA. 

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ATHENS | UGA applications break record

ATHENS, Ga. -- More high school seniors than ever before applied to attend the University of Georgia this year, reports the Athens Banner-Herald.

Between 19,000 and 20,000 students sought one of about 5,000 slots in the university's fall 2012 freshman class, setting a new record, according to UGA President Michael Adams.

Applicants who have not received early admission notification will learn their fate Friday afternoon when the Office of Admissions releases final admissions decisions for first-year students applying to start UGA this fall, the Athens paper reported.

Atlanta breaks another pollen count record

ATLANTA -- Friday marks the 15th consecutive day Atlanta's pollen count has topped 1000, a new record. Friday's figure is 1275, high for mulberry, oak, pine and sycamore trees.

UGA professor gets $900K toxicology grant

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A University of Georgia professor has received a $900,000 grant to study the effects of pyrethroid insecticides in infants and children.

James Bruckner, a toxicology professor, will forward his findings to the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to help develop insecticide exposure guidelines for agriculture and in homes. Researchers know little about how children's bodies handle pyrethroids, an organic compound found in most household insecticides.

Studies have looked at the effects of high doses of the substance, but researchers have not looked at levels low doses similar to those found in most households effect children. Pyrethroids became common after the EPA banned DDT and organophosphates in insecticides but didn't develop scientific guidelines for safe use.