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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.

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Poll

ATLANTA-- With the state tournament set to begin this weekend, time to take a look at the latest edition of the USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Boys Basketball Poll. The Spartans are still undefeated and still on top.

The Greater Atlanta Christian boys head into the state tournament a perfect 27-0. The Spartans are followed by Wheeler, Allatoona, North Gwinnett and Norcross make up the top 5.

Miller Grove, Berkmar, Tucker, Walton, and Stephenson completes the top 10.

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

UGA study: Racial discrimination takes physical toll

ATHENS, Ga. -- A new University of Georgia study says racial discrimination takes a toll on young African-Americans' health, reports the Athens Banner-Herald.

Experiencing racial prejudice is stressful, and the link between stress and bad health is well-established, said Gene Brody, director of UGA's Center for Family Research and lead author of the study.

Brody noted that African-Americans have shorter life expectancies than white Americans, and seemingly a greater vulnerability to a wide array of diseases, including cancers, hypertension, heart disease and diabetes, among many others.

He said a factor could be that many African-Americans live a more stressful life because of racism.

"We start with the idea that these disease don't just show up during middle age, and that the origins of these diseases and their symptoms probably begin in childhood and adolescence," Brody said.

UGA football DB Josh Harvey-Clemons dismissed from team

ATHENS, Ga. -- University of Georgia junior defensive back Josh Harvey-Clemons has been dismissed from the team for violation of team rules.

This came according to an announcement Tuesday from UGA head coach Mark Richt.

Harvey-Clemons was suspended for the first 3 games of the upcoming season, a hold-over from a 4 game suspension at the end of last season.

Harvey-Clemons played in 25 games during his career including 11 starts.

No further information was available.