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COBB: Pardons board to review death row inmate's case

ATLANTA -- The Georgia pardons board is set to review the case of a death row inmate convicted of the 1993 slayings of his parents and his 14-year-old sister in Northeast Cobb County.

The Georgia Board of Pardons and Paroles will meet Monday to review the case of Andrew Grant DeYoung, who is scheduled to die on Wednesday.

Prosecutors say DeYoung planned the killings so he could inherit his parents' estate and start a business. But DeYoung's 16-year-old brother escaped and went to a neighbor's house for help, and spotted DeYoung in the shadows.

He would be the second inmate executed in Georgia since the state changed execution drugs. The state was forced to switch after it surrendered its supply of sodium thiopental amid an investigation into how the drug was obtained.

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Chattahoochee Tech now on semester system

Chattahoochee Tech now on semester system

MARIETTA, Ga. -- Thousands of new and returning students at Chattahoochee Technical College are doing something they've never done before.

They are registering for classes under the semester system -- a first for technical college students in Georgia.

Twenty-five technical colleges statewide are preparing for the final transition from the quarter system to semesters. Their students will now take classes for two 15-week semesters and a summer term instead of four quarters.

This change will align the colleges' academic calendars with those of Georgia colleges and universities, K-12 schools and more than 80 percent of the school systems in the country.

"This is a change that will benefit students," said Trina Boteler, vice president of academic affairs at CTC.

Road work ahead: How to avoid it

Road work ahead: How to avoid it

ATLANTA -- All the road construction around Metro Atlanta this weekend may give you flashbacks to weekday rush hour traffic, particularly on the Perimeter near Spaghetti Junction.

Cherokee

I-575 NB at 1 mile South of Sixes Road (MP10)
7 a.m. Sat. - 5 p.m. Sun.
1 right lane - Traffic will be paced

Alternate: Exit onto Towne Lake Pkwy. (Exit 8) and turn right. Follow Towne Lake Pkwy. to S. Main St. and turn left. Follow S. Main St. across the Little River where it becomes Old Hwy. 5. Follow Old Hwy. 5 to to sixes Road and turn left. Follow Sixes Road back to I-575 Northbound.

Clayton

I-75 SB from Tara Blvd. (Exit 235) to Mt. Zion Blvd. (Exit 231)
9 p.m. Fri. - 5 a.m. Sat.
2 right lanes -- Traffic will be paced

UHY Advisors’ David Barton Frames Security, Legal Issues in Era of Cloud Computing ATL Tech Summit

UHY Advisors’ David Barton Frames Security, Legal Issues in Era of Cloud Computing ATL Tech Summit

UHY Advisors’ David Barton, with Amanda Witt of Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough, will deliver the keynote address, “Framing Legal and Security Issues in An Era of Cloud Computing,” at the July 22 Atlanta Technology Summit.  Designed for both business and technical leaders, the event provides guidance on best practice strategies to protect sensitive data. Leading CIOs, security experts and professional advisors will take on the challenges of data security in a world of cloud computing at the gathering, beginning at 8:30 a.m. the Atlanta Marriott Norcross Hotel (475 Technology Parkway, Norcross, 30092).

Cloud computing is gaining momentum as a cost-effective alternative to traditional IT infrastructure, with the market for cloud services forecast to grow to over $241 billion this year. However, a recent study by Accenture shows that IT departments are still reluctant to move to the cloud, due to privacy, lock-in, and security issues.

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Ga. license plate contest gets do-over

Ga. license plate contest gets do-over

ATLANTA -- Gov. Nathan Deal has delayed selecting a new Georgia license plate due to confusion over whether the motto "In God We Trust" would be on the winning design.

Deal had been set to take the wraps off the new Georgia plate at the State Capitol Friday.

More than 500 design entries were submitted by the public. A panel of Georgia college and university art professors narrowed the selection to eight. An online public vote chose the final three designs.

MARIETTA: Mattie's Call cancelled

ATLANTA -- Cobb County Police have cancelled a Mattie's Call for a missing disabled woman from Marietta. 

Annie L. Smith was last seen at about 8:15 p.m. Tuesday on Dickson Road near Canton Road.

The 57-year-old was found Thursday afternoon.

An earlier Mattie's Call for a 35-year-old Atlanta man has also been cancelled. Herman Berkley Buxton of East Point was found shortly before Smith.

Cooling assistance money already gone

Cooling assistance money already gone

ATLANTA -- Long lines are growing all over the United States as struggling families wait for utility assistance to help pay high power bills.

There are no such lines in Metro Atlanta. That's because the money is already gone.

You might remember long lines throughout the region this past winter for LIHEAP (Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program) money. Now that air conditioning bills are high, The Georgia Department of Human Services says they don't have any of that federal money left. DHS spokeswoman Ravae Graham tells 11Alive News there has not been HEAP money available for cooling assistance since 2007.