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Summitt receives Wooden Cup in Atlanta

ATLANTA -- One week after being forced to resign due to early onset dementia, Tennessee coaching legend Pat Summitt came to Atlanta to receive the Coach Wooden Citizenship Cup.

Summitt, who led the Lady Vols to 8 national championships during her 38 seasons in Knoxville, was delighted to receive an award that is named for the man who coached the UCLA Bruins to 10 national crowns.  Summitt is also proud of his son, Tyler, becoming an assistant coach with the Marquette women's program next season.  When asked, would it be ok for Tyler to call for advice she smiled and said "Sure, as often as he likes."

Pat Summitt will stay busy with The Pat Summitt Foundation, that will support the fight against Alzheimer's Disease.  She will also be at practice and at the games in her new role as head coach emeritus.  Summitt feels she owes it to freshman class that will come to Knoxville in the fall saying, "not a whole lot is going to change."

Wind Advisory for metro Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A wind advisory is in effect for metro Atlanta until 8 p.m.

Gusts could reach up to 35 miles per hour.

The northernmost portions of the state had been under a severe thunderstorm watch as well, but that expired at 1 p.m.

For the full forecast and live radar maps, visit 11Alive.com/weather.

Metro unemployment exceeds Cobb rate in March

Metro unemployment exceeds Cobb rate in March

ATLANTA -- The preliminary unemployment rate in metro Atlanta dropped to 8.7 percent in March.

The new jobless rate, which was announced early Thursday morning, is down from a year ago, when it was 9.6 percent.

Cobb County's unemployment rate was 8.1 percent in March. Metro Athens had the lowest area rate at 6.7 percent, while metro Dalton had the highest at 11.6 percent.

Labor officials say the overall rate decreased because there were fewer layoffs in construction, manufacturing, trade, and administrative and support services.

Cobb County soldier killed in Afghanistan

Cobb County soldier killed in Afghanistan

ATLANTA -- An Army paratrooper who grew up in Acworth has been killed in Afghanistan.

According to the Defense Department, 1st Lt. Jonathan Walsh and a fellow soldier from Florida died in the Paktia province on Sunday after their unit was attacked with an improvised explosive device.

Walsh leaves behind a wife and six-month-old son.

RELATED | Express your condolences to Lt. Walsh's loved ones here

This spring will mark a decade since Walsh left North Cobb High School for college.  After 10 years, you could forgive a teacher for not remembering a former student.  But that wasn't a problem Wednesday.  Many said Walsh was one of those you just didn't forget. 

Top employers hiring at Cobb career expo

Top employers hiring at Cobb career expo

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Job seekers can attend a career expo in Cobb County that will feature employers including AFLAC, Home Depot, Waffle House and Panera Bread.

The Georgia Department of Labor, Cobb-Cherokee Career Center and Johnson Ferry Baptist Church will co-sponsor the expo on May 3 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

More than 40 employers, educational institutions and resource agencies are expected to attend. Some employers will be hiring and others will discuss possible future employment.

Applicants are encouraged to bring resumes and fill out applications for part-time, full-time, entry-level, supervisory and management positions.

For more information about the expo, contact the Cobb-Cherokee Career Center at 770-528-6100.

Cobb teachers 'frustrated' with district spending

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Cobb County teachers are frustrated that the district is spending almost $500,000 on a conference that only a handful of teachers will get to attend. 

Many teachers believe that the money should go toward the district's $62 million budget deficit, especially at a time when the district is considering cutting 350 positions and implementing five mandatory furlough days. 

The conference will highlight success stories from the district and will share them with school systems from all over the country. 

"Teachers would rather have jobs than staff development," said a representative from Cobb County Public Schools. "Frustration is the right word. There isn't much trust left between the rank-and-file teacher and the Central Office."

The representative said the spending would further erode that relationship. 

Canongate hosting league for budding golfers

Canongate hosting league for budding golfers

ATLANTA -- Canongate Golf has announced plans for a summertime PGA Junior Golf League for children under age 13.

The league is designed to give budding golfers a less stressful environment to learn the game, practice and compete.

Get more information about the PGA Junior Golf League.

The price for the five-week league session is $165 for Canongate members and $200 for non-members. Registration closes on Sunday, May 6.

Canongate owns 23 golf clubs throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia, most of which will participate in the junior league program.

Bentwater Golf Club (100 Golf Links Drive)

Windermere Golf Club (5000 Davis Love Drive)

Hamilton Mill (1995 Hamilton Mill Parkway)