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Furious Comeback Falls Short for Lady Dawgs

ATHENS, Ga.----The 19th-ranked Georgia Lady Bulldogs fell to the No. 5 Tennessee Lady Volunteers 85-70 Sunday afternoon in Stegeman Coliseum. The Lady Bulldogs fall to 12-3 on the season and 0-2 in the Southeastern Conference.

Krista Donald led Georgia in scoring with a season-high 18 points, while Donald and Merritt Hempe collected six rebounds each to lead the home team. Tiaria Griffin added 15 points, Hempe chipped in 13 and Shacobia Barbee added 12.

Tennessee's junior point guard Ariel Massengale led all scorers with 28 points, including going 10-of-10 from the free-throw line. The Lady Volunteers hit 30-of-33 shots from the free-throw line.

"They definitely took advantage of our mistakes in the second half," Georgia head coach Andy Landers said. "But I was really proud of them for most of the game because despite everything they never dragged their feet. They just fought the fight but struggled to make things happen at times."

The holidays are over -- and so is the roadwork hiatus

The holidays are over -- and so is the roadwork hiatus

(WXIA) -- Now that the holidays are winding down, the Georgia Department of Transportation is resuming the road projects it began last year.

Major work will be performed in the HOV lanes on Interstate 85 in both directions between the Clairmont and Lenox/Cheshire Bridge interchanges.

The HOV lanes and their adjacent lanes will be closed continuously from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

The inside shoulders of I-85 in the same area will also be closed continuously through Friday, Feb. 7.

Work will also continue on the bridge of the Buford-Spring Connector in Atlanta. One inside lane will be closed from 9 p.m. Friday to 5 a.m. Monday.

Drivers traveling into or out of Atlanta are asked to use extreme caution when moving through these areas.

See a complete list of road projects at dot.ga.gov.

Nebraska beats No. 23 Georgia 24-19 in Gator Bowl

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - Tommy Armstrong Jr. connected with Quincy Enunwa for two touchdowns, including a 99-yarder in the third quarter, and Nebraska held on to beat No. 23 Georgia 24-19 in the rain-soaked Gator Bowl on Wednesday.

Playing in their 50th bowl, the Cornhuskers (9-4) ended a four-game losing streak against teams from the Southeastern Conference. The streak included a 45-31 loss to Georgia in the Capital One Bowl last season.

The rematch was much different.

Nebraska did a solid job against running back Todd Gurley, who ran for 125 yards and a touchdown last year. Gurley finished with 86 yards on the ground.

Gurley was more effective in the passing game, catching seven passes for 97 yards and a score. His 25-yard score on the first play of the fourth quarter cut Nebraska's lead to 24-19.

But the Huskers stopped Georgia (8-5) twice on fourth down in the closing minutes.

POLL: Your top viewed stories from 2013

WXIA -- 2013 was filled with memorable stories.  Here's a look at the top 13 most viewed stories on 11Alive.com this year.

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Three bears decided to take a stroll through one Cumming neighborhood.  And one man caught it all on camera.

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Man dies after being hit by FedEx truck

Man dies after being hit by FedEx truck

ATHENS, Ga. -- A man has died after being hit by a FedEx 18-wheeler in Athens.

Roger Phillip Glass III was struck at around 10 p.m. Friday.

The 28-year-old victim was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead Saturday afternoon.

The accident is under investigation. Athens-Clarke County police said they have not filed any charges.

Highway patrol to crack down on drunk drivers this New Year's Eve

Highway patrol to crack down on drunk drivers this New Year's Eve

(WXIA) -- New Year's Eve is one of the deadliest drinking holidays of the year.

This year, the Governor's Office of Highway Safety is doing more to prevent alcohol-related crashes.

According to a release, law enforcement will distribute 50,000 drink coasters in some of the state's busiest bar districts. The coasters will contain a QR code to guide patrons to a directory of services that will help them get home safely if they've had too much to drink.

THe GOHS also offers a smartphone app that connects users to cab and tow companies. Check out the Drive Sober app.

Last year, the state saw 1,119 drunk driving crashes between Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve. Nearly 700 people were injured in those wrecks, while 20 died.

Athens police say woman not abducted

ATHENS, Ga. -- Athens-Clarke County police have canceled the search for a black Dodge minivan with silver "Dodge" lettering on the back of the vehicle. 

Investigators believed a woman was abducted at around 6:20 p.m. Thursday on Firewood Street near Whit Davis Road, however stopped the search Friday afternoon. 

The vehicle and both subjects have been located and identified. 

The female is safe and after an investigation, the incident was determined to be unfounded. 

No criminal charges will be pursued at this time.

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