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Chipotle may get rid of guacamole

DENVER -- Chipotle Mexican Grill Inc. is cautioning that factors beyond the company's control -- the weather in particular -- may prompt the removal of guacamole from its menu.

Denver-based Chipotle uses 97,000 pounds of avocados daily to make its guacamole to serve at its locations, including 22 in metro Atlanta.

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The company noted higher prices of some ingredients could force the company to increase what it charges for its menu, or it could just do away with some portions of the menu.

"In the event of cost increases with respect to one or more of our raw ingredients, we may choose to temporarily suspend serving menu items, such as guacamole or one or more of our salsas, rather than paying the increased cost for the ingredients," the company says in its annual report.

High school basketball semi-finals for March 3

WXIA -- The state high school basketball semi finals took place Monday.

For the boys, Athens Academy and St. Francis played.  St. Francis advances to the finals winning 79-64.

For the girls it was St. Francis against Southwest Atlanta Christian.

This was a close game with Southwest Atlanta Christian winning by five, 66-61.

Weekend roadwork planned for I-85, Ga. 400, Connector

Weekend roadwork planned for I-85, Ga. 400, Connector

(WXIA) -- With a warm weekend on the horizon, the Georgia Department of Transportation plans to perform some much-needed roadwork throughout north Georgia.

Closures and delays can be expected on a number of major roads and highways.

"Plan ahead -- I can't say it enough," GDOT District Construction Engineer Shun Pringle said in a release. "If you plan ahead, you can avoid some potentially heavy delays."

Some notable roadwork includes:

Downtown Connector
Two right lanes of I-75/85 north near University Avenue will be closed for pavement work Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 6 p.m.

I-285
Three lanes will be closed in both directions between West Paces Ferry and Roswell roads for sign replacements. All work will take place overnight -- from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m.

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.