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Comedies Return Tonight on 11Alive

Will Pam and Jim be happy with Michael's latest hire?  The team at Dunder Mifflin gets back to work tonight at 9 pm on "The Office" on 11Alive.  Steve Carell confirmed this seventh season will be his last, so get your fix starting tonight.

Week Five Game of the Week Nominees

HIRAM, GA -- The high school football season is wearing on and most teams are finally into region play. As far as the playoffs go, region play is all that matters, and Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net's Game of the Week nominations are all down that alley.

Kell and Hiram are both 4-0 and battling it out for a playoff spot in the competitive Region 5-4A North. And making the postseason in a sub-region with seven teams is no easy task.

Kell has handed Grayson, Etowah, Woodstock, and East Paulding, all 3-1 teams, their only losses of the season. The wins would not be described as blowouts, though. The Longhorns have won their four four games by a combined 27 points.

Hiram is in the opposite position. The Hornets have been blowing through opposing teams, but their schedule has not been that tough. Hiram's four wins have come against teams with a combined 4-11 record.

Atlanta's Cutest Dog Contest

Does your furry friend make everyone go "gaga" during it's daily walk? If so, enter he or she into Metromix's "Cutest Dog Contest" .

Applicants will be accepted until September 26th.  

BOE Wins Award for Financial Reporting

Even in the midst of the Atlanta Public Schools drama, Fayette County manages to brag on their Board of Education.

For the fourth consecutive year, the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada has given Fayette County Board of Education the Award of Financial Reporting Achievement for its comprehensive annual financial report (CAFR).

The award is given annually to reports that demonstrate a constructive spirit of full disclosure that clearly communicate the organization’s financial story, and motivate potential users and user groups to read the CAFR. It is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting, and its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management.

Fayetteville Police Need Your Help

According to the Fayetteville Police Department:

On Friday, September 17, 2010, at approximately 12:40 am, a black male wearing a blue shirt and blue hat armed with a handgun approached a couple walking in the parking lot of Wal-Mart, 125 Pavilion Parkway. The suspect demanded the victims’ wallet and purse.

Nine Semifinalists Named in Scholarship Program

Students from McIntosh, Sandy Creek and Starr’s Mill high schools are among the 400 statewide selected as semifinalists in the 2011 National Merit Scholarship Program.

Nationally, there are about 16,000 semifinalists who are competing in the 56th annual scholarship program. The 2011 semifinalists are (McIntosh High) Erika Burgess, Mary Cook, Matthew Dawson, Kathleen Newman, Robert Worley, Shiyi Zhang; (Sandy Creek) Poonim Daya; (Starr’s Mill High) Graham Bloomsmith, Justin Buchanan.

These high school seniors, who have all achieved at a high scholastic level, will have the opportunity to continue in the competition for some 8,400 Merit Scholarship awards worth more than $36 million and will be offered next spring. To be considered for a Merit Scholarship award, semifinalists must fulfill several requirements and advance to the finalist level of the competition.

Many Kids Need 2 Doses of Flu Vaccine

ATLANTA -- While most people will need only one flu shot or spray to guard against H1N1 and the seasonal flu, this year, many children will need two, according to the CDC.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends two doses of 2010-11 flu vaccine for children 6 months through 8 years of age unless they received at least one dose of 2009 H1N1 vaccine last flu season and at least one dose of seasonal vaccine prior to the 2009-2010 flu season or two doses of seasonal flu vaccine last flu season.

The first dose "primes" the immune system, while the second dose provides immune protection, according to the CDC. The second dose should be given 28 or more days after the first dose.

North Atlanta Pediatrics explains it this way on its website: