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Massey Matchups Predicts Week 7 Football Games

LITHIA SPRINGS, GA -- Tucker at Mays. Newton at Stephenson. Mount Zion-Jonesboro at Lovejoy. Those are just some of the great matchups in store for tonight and those do not even include our Game of the Week nominees. Find out who Massey Matchups predicts will win each game.

11Alive and Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week is Douglas County at Lithia Springs. Massey Matchups expects a 21-11 Douglas County victory.

The computer predictor tool expects Dutchtown to stay undefeated. The Bulldogs play at Union Grove tonight. The exact prediction for the game is Dutchtown 17, Union Grove 9.

Week Seven Game of the Week Nominees

LITHIA SPRINGS, GA -- Douglas County at Lithia Springs netted 65.2 percent of the vote for 11Alive and Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week.

It is the Tigers versus the Lions. Douglas County, 3-3, travels to Lithia Springs in a Region 5-4A South battle. Lithia Springs has a 4-1 record, but overall records do not mean much when it comes to the postseason; in the playoff race, region records are what count. Douglas County is 2-1 in the region and Lithia Springs is 1-1.

Lithia Springs is coming off of their first loss of the season; South Paulding beat the Lions 35-0. Douglas County is trying to win back-to-back games for the first time this year.

With 33.6 percent of the Game of the Week vote, Dutchtown at Union Grove is another big region matchup. Griffin, Dutchtown, and Union Grove are all undefeated in Region 3-4A Division A. This game should help bust things open.

Top Deals: 50% off Artbarn Passes, 51% off Monkey Joes

ATLANTA --  Half off on two passes to the Artbarn in Canton, half off tickets to the Atlanta History Center and 51 percent off Monkey Joes in Roswell and Cumming are some of the new deals being offered in the Metro Atlanta area Thursday.

Quiznos is offering up two freebies -- a free cookie, no purchase required, and a free kidz meal, purchase required.

You can save half off Disney on Ice tickets, 65 percent off Dreamgirls tickets and 45 percent off the Thrashers opening night at Philips Arena on Friday.

Developer Liquidation Sale in Cumming

An emplty Walmart store in Cumming has been transformed into a huge liquidation sale to sell off home furnishings that were once destined for model homes.

Atlanta Antique and Estate Liquidations President Judy Friedman said a developer, who's name is not being released, is selling the items to cut costs.

"This is the equivalent of about 40 model homes of furnture," said Friedman. Friedman said the real estate bust has developers selling homes at rock bottom prices, so they are often foregoing decorating model homes.

Most of the furniture, art and rugs is new and deeply discounted. "Anywhere from 50 to 80 percent or more," said Friedman. Some of the best deals are on silk flower arrangements,   plants and art.

Investigation of Alpharetta Crash Completed

ALPHARETTA, GA -- The Alpharetta Department of Public Safety's Traffic Enforcement Unit announces the completion of a fatality crash investigation.

On Monday, Oct. 4, Alpharetta 911 received emergency calls stating that a vehicle had left the roadway on Georgia 400 southbound. The investigation revealed a black Pontiac G6 passenger car left the right shoulder as it traveled GA 400 southbound south of the Mansell exit.

The vehicle left the roadway between the Mansell Road exit ramp and the overpass bridge above Mansell Road; it struck a small beam, causing it to go airborne over the sloping embankment before the overpass. The vehicle continued airborne and landed in the median of Mansell Road, then traveled across the eastbound lanes of Mansell Road and came to a stop.

Larry G. Pack, 53, of Newnan, was pronounced dead at the scene.

N.C. Wreck Claims 4 Members of a Gwinnett Family

Washington County, N.C. - - The North Carolina Highway Patrol confirms four members of a family from Gwinnett County, including two young children, died after an SUV lost control in a weather-related accident Thursday afternoon.

The wreck, on U.S. 64, west of Creswell, happened around 12:20 p.m.

The dead are identified as 27-year-old Daniel Alvarez, who was the driver, 29-year-old Natalie Owens, one-year-old Ariela Alvarez and three-year-old Zacharia Alvarez. Ezeikel Alvarez, Zacharia's twin, survived and is being treated at a hospital.

Witnesses told the Highway Patrol that the Jeep hydroplaned on the highway, and went off the right side of the road. The vehicle then ran down a small hill, hit an embankment and flipped over into a canal.

Troopers say those killed appeared to have drowned.

Mega Parenting Event This Weekend

ATLANTA -- One of America's leading parenting experts is coming to Atlanta this weekend for three days of events aimed at helping parents raise principled, purposeful kids in today's complex world.

John Rosemond, whose nationally-syndicated column appears weekly in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, will join with Connect With Kids founder Stacey Dewitt for the program at South Forsyth High School on Saturday, October 2, Marist School on Sunday, October 3, and Mount Paran Christian School on Monday, October 4.

Rosemond has written 14 books on parenting.  DeWitt is an attorney, an award-winning journalist, and mom who regularly appears as a parenting expert on 11Alive News and on other news outlets nationwide.

The events at South Forsyth High and Marist School cost $20 per person or $35 per couple.  The Mount Paran event costs $12 per person.