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Cobb County water main break closes neighborhood street

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Crews in Cobb County worked to repair a water main break in a Marietta neighborhood.  

Cobb County police arrived to the intersection of Octavia Lane and Roberts Lane around 5:00, when they heard about the break. 

The neighborhood is just off Roswell Road. 

Police gave no word on when the repair may be completed. 

High School Classics in the Preseason

ATLANTA -- Diehard fans of high school football in the Peach State have marked their calendars each season for those matchups between longtime rivals.  Conference realignment and classification changes have moved some of your favorites to the preseason and some of them are coming up this weekend.

Friday will find a number of matchups that would be regular season or post season classics.  Gainesville will host Grayson, while Lovejoy travels to Peachtree Ridge and Stephenson plays at North Gwinnett.

In a truly rare event, Berkmar will play at Buford.  This is rare because Gwinnett County teams never play Buford.  Who wants to look bad against a team from a lower classification?  Plus, after getting a look at Buford's complex parents will come home and start packing to move into the Buford school district.  I'm just keeping it real.

Former principal arrested for child molestation

COBB COUNTY, Ga. -- A former grade school principal has been arrested by Cobb County Police for child molestation.

Jack Duane Hibbs, 57, of Marietta was arrested by detectives and charged with four counts of aggravated child molestation.

Hibbs, who was the principal at the private Faith Lutheran School in Marietta, is being held without bond at the Cobb County Adult Detention Center. The school has not released a statement on the matter.  

As of Thursday night, Hibbs was still listed on the church's website as the principal of the school. 

According to detectives, the male victim, who was 15 years old at the time of the alleged crimes, reported the molestation to police.  They do not have physical evidence of any crime yet, but police were told the crimes happened at the victim's house four times.  

All lanes cleared from accident on Interstate 75 south

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Police have cleared the scene of an accident that involved three vehicles on Interstate 75 in Cobb County. 

The accident was in the southbound lanes, just before Canton Road. The middle two lanes were blocked during part of the morning commute . 

There are delays at this time, as backup started upon rush hour. Congestion extends to Chastain Road for drivers on I-75, and to Highway 92 for those on I-575 southbound.

The wreck had the middle lanes of I-75 south blocked for around 40 minutes. 

No injuries were reported. 

11 Things You Need to Know for Thursday, August 15

(WXIA) -- There is plenty of news to talk about this week, so use this list to make it easy. These are the top 11 news stories making local and national headlines on Thursday, August 15. 

1. Victor Hill verdict

A verdict is likely to be reached in the Victor Hill corruption trial Thursday. 

2. Eat avocados, docs say

A new study found three reasons why the avocado is the perfect food.

3. Former principal faces child molestation charges 

USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 Preseason Poll

ATLANTA- The USA Today Metro Atlanta Super 25 High School Football Preseason Poll is here. A very familiar face leads the pack as we get set for the season to begin next week.

 The Norcross Blue Devils will begin defense of their AAAAAA state title as the top ranked team in the Super 25. Grayson is second, followed by North Gwinnett and AAAA state champion Sandy Creek  and AAAAAA runner-up Lovejoy completing the top 5.

AAA champ Buford is 6, AAAAA champion Gainesville is 7 with Mill Creek, Lassiter, and North Cobb rounding out the top 10.

The Metro Atlanta Super 25 poll is computer generated and produced each week by USA Today High School Sports exclusively for 11Alive News and 11Alive.com.


11 Things You Need to Know for Wednesday, August 14

(WXIA) -- Start your day knowing the headlines most talked about in news. These are the top 11 things you need to know, locally and nationally for Wednesday, August 14. 

1. Infant abducted from Bartow County

William Kaidyn Stover was reported abducted early Wednesday morning from a home on Commanche Trail in Cartersville.

2. Andrea Sneiderman to testify? 

Full coverage and blogs from the trial 

3. How did the Conyers man fall at Turner Field? 

The autopsy report says there's nothing to indicate Homer died of anything but the injuries sustained in the fall.