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Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards Announces 2010 Ceremony

ATLANTA, GA -- Nearly 300 local theater leaders, supporters and fans from all throughout the Atlanta area will be on hand to recognize this year's nominees and winners at the Annual Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards Ceremony on Sunday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center in Roswell.

The ceremony will once again be headed up by one of Atlanta's most loved and acclaimed actors, Jeff McKerley, and punctuated with musical performances from this year's nominees for Best Overall Musical.

Since 2004, the Metropolitan Atlanta Theater (MAT) Awards has celebrated the talents of Atlanta's community theaters and small professional theater companies. The 2010 season brought 24 productions for consideration of awards, resulting in 108 nominees in 29 categories.

For more information about the 2010 MAT Awards Ceremony, please visit http://www.matawards.com/AwardCeremony.html.

Under Armour Athlete of the Week Candidates

Remember to vote on the Under Armour Athlete of the Week right here on Atlanta.HighSchoolSports.net. (CLICK HERE>This week, each candidate is deserving of the award in his own way, but only one player can take home the prize.

North Clayton linebacker Amarlo Herrera is the only defensive player on the list, but the University of Georgia commit stated a strong case for himself in the Eagles' 28-0 win over Riverdale. In North Clayton's season opener, Herrera racked up 17 tackles, helping his team to a shutout victory over Region 4-4A rival.

Victim's Family Says "Black Widow" Got Easy Way Out

COBB COUNTY, GA -- She was called the "Black Widow" after being convicted of poisoning two of her love interests. Monday morning she was found dead in a prison cell where she was spending the rest of her life behind bars.

Julia Lynn Turner became one of Atlanta's most celebrated killers when she was convicted of murdering her husband and a boyfriend.

The family of one of her victims, former Cobb County police officer Glenn Turner, said they have forgiven Lynn for what she did to Glenn. But they don't feel like justice has been served by her losing her life. "No I don't," said Glenn Turner's mother Kathy Turner. "But I'm happy I don't have to see her anymore in the news or in court or anywhere."

Asked if her death was some form of justice, James Turner said no, it wasn't. "Justice was her being there (in prison), living with this," said James Turner.

Convicted Anti-Freeze Killer Lynn Turner Dies in Prison

ATLANTA -- Lynn Turner, who was convicted in 2007 of killing her husband and boyfriend with antifreeze, has died in prison.

Officials said Turner, 42, died in Metro State Prison in Atlanta on Monday.

A release from corrections officials said Turner was found in her cell at 6:55 a.m. Monday and that prison medical staff and EMS crews were unable to revive her.

The cause of death is under investigation by the GBI Medical Examiner's office.

The trial found that Turner murdered her husband, Cobb County police officer Maurice Turner in 1995, and in 2001, killed her boyfriend, Forsyth County firefighter Randy Thompson -- both by poisoning with antifreeze.

She was serving a life sentence for Thompson's murder.

New Elections Manager Starts Job in Cobb County

MARIETTA, GA (AP) -- Cobb County has a new elections manager.

Janine Eveler replaces retiring director Sharon Dunn, who has overseen elections since 1981.

Eveler, who took over on Sunday, has been with the county since 2004. Dunn retires on Tuesday, but could stay on as a contractor for the elections division at a rate of $800 per day up to $25,000 through the end of the year per a request by the elections board.

The board has not decided whether to withdraw or modify its request, but commissioners are scheduled to discuss the contract request during a meeting Sept. 14.

Associated Press

New Elections Manager Starts Job in Cobb County

MARIETTA, GA (AP) -- Cobb County has a new elections manager.

Janine Eveler replaces retiring director Sharon Dunn, who has overseen elections since 1981.

Eveler, who took over on Sunday, has been with the county since 2004. Dunn retires on Tuesday, but could stay on as a contractor for the elections division at a rate of $800 per day up to $25,000 through the end of the year per a request by the elections board.

The board has not decided whether to withdraw or modify its request, but commissioners are scheduled to discuss the contract request during a meeting Sept. 14.

Associated Press

Friday Night's Prep Football Scores

Friday's Scores

By The Associated Press

PREP FOOTBALL

Abbeville, S.C. 24, Lincoln County 21

Allatoona 24, Kennesaw Mountain 22

Alpharetta 42, North Cobb 19

Americus Sumter 28, Liberty County 7

Apalachee 35, Habersham Central 7

Appling County 18, Dodge County 17

Aquinas 35, Landmark Christian 17

Armuchee 28, Trion 16

Athens Academy 34, Southwest Atlanta Christian 14

Bainbridge 14, Early County 7

Baldwin 14, Burke County 8

Banks County 40, Social Circle 14

Bethesda Day 41, Bible Baptist 8

Bleckley County 27, Lamar County 19

Blessed Trinity 44, Benedictine Military 0

Bremen 27, Howard 0

Brookstone 42, Macon County 9

Buford 40, Gainesville 19

Butler 42, Westside-Augusta 0

Calhoun 27, Dalton 14