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UGA's Chris Conley pays tribute to 'Star Wars'

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia football star Chris Conley is a self-proclaimed "Star Wars" geek. He's so into the sci-fi series that he's making a tribute movie on-campus to profess his love.

Click the video and photo gallery to get a behind-the-scenes look and preview of the movie!

Study: Twitter is predictable

ATHENS -- Posts like a link to a viral video of dancing babies, followed by a breaking news alert, followed by a photo of someone's lunch make Twitter seem random.

But a University of Georgia researcher says the social network is completely predictable. 

Itai Himelboim worked with the Pew Research Center and Social Media Foundation to track Twitter conversations. She broke down conversations into six predictable ways:

1. Polarized vs. Tight Crowd
"Polarized crowds are typically triggered by controversial political issues. Users interact with like-minded users, receive information from sources they agree with," Himelboim said. "It reminds me of high school politics- we don't talk with you, we don't listen to you, but we definitely talk about you."  

The opposite is a tight crowd, where like-minded communities form around professional topics or hobby groups and exchange specific information. 

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

ATLANTA -- As the GHSA state basketball tournament heads for the semifinal round, there is a new edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Basketball Poll. The GACS boys continue to lead the way. 

The Greater Atlanta Christian Boys are marching toward Macon and holding down the top spot, followed by Wheeler, Allatoona, North Gwinnett and Miller Grove.

Berkmar is 6, with Walton, Columbia, Pebblebrook, Stephenson, and Alexander completing the top 10.

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

Missing 7 year-old boy in Athens found safe

ATHENS, Ga. -- A missing boy police and fire crews in Athens were searching for was found safe and sound late Monday night.

Athens-Clarke County Police said the boy, whose name is Levy, has been reported missing in the East Carver Drive area, off of Cone Drive and North Peter Street in eastern Athens-Clarke County.

Additional information was not immediately available.

Teen cyclist hit and killed by car in Athens

ATHENS, Ga. -- A teenager was killed after being hit by a car while riding his bicycle in Athens Saturday evening.

Tobias Antwon Smith, 19, was struck by a Mazda 3 at around 7:20 p.m. on Winterville Road near Hancock Road.

Athens-Clarke County Police Sgt. Kenneth Watkins said in a release that Smith had no reflectors or lights on his bike. The driver who hit him did not see him right away and tried to swerve, but could not avoid colliding with Smith's bike.

Smith was taken to Athens Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Watkins said the investigation into the accident is ongoing.

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Querrey, Monfils Confirmed for 2014 BB&T Atlanta Open

ATLANTA--In its fifth year, BB&T Atlanta Open has secured two new, exciting players with Top 20 credentials: Sam Querrey and Gael Monfils. This will be the first time either player has competed in the BB&T Atlanta Open, which runs July 19-27.

Braves Medlen Shaves Head For Childhood Cancer Research

ORLANDO -- Braves Starting Pitcher Kris Medlen  has gone bald and he is inviting Braves fans to join him. Medlen had his head shaved today at Spring Training to lead the Rally vs Cancer challenge and draw more awareness to Childhood Cancer.

Medlen and his wife Nicki are the new Braves Spokespersons for the Rally Foundation for Childhood Cancer Research. Through the Rally vs Cancer challenge, Medlen will encourage fans to join in the fight against No. 1 disease killer of children in America.

 Individuals and teams can raise pledges and host head shaving events in support of the cause. Medlen has already donated 10, 000 dollars, and will donate another 1,000 dollars to the first 10 Rally vs Cancer challenge participants who raise 1,000 dollars.