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Republican Candidate for Governor Backtracks on "Open Mind" on Casinos

Atlanta, GA (AP)-- Republican gubernatorial hopeful Nathan Deal is backpedaling on casinos after at least one prominent Christian
conservative activist called to voice concerns.
Deal created a stir when he said earlier this month that he was
willing to keep an "open mind" about the possibility of casinos
in Georgia. This week, Deal spokesman Brian Robinson said the
former congressman from Gainesville "personally opposes casino
gambling" and doesn't believe they're the best way to spur the
state's economy. Robinson wouldn't say whether Deal would sign a
veto a casino bill if one landed on his desk.
The campaign of Deal's opponent, Democrat Roy Barnes, said
Deal's waffling shows he "is too unsteady for the job" of
governor.
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Cobb Commute Eased By New Traffic Center

COBB COUNTY, GA -- If you're driving in Cobb County, someone is watching over you. And that someone may be making your commute a little bit easier.

Cobb County Transportation officials are hoping a new Regional Transportation Management Center will help you navigate through traffic during rush hour.

A woman who said her name was "Honey" said she drives through one of the county's busiest intersections every day. "Up in this area, it's pretty tough," she said about the Windy Hill Road and Highway 41 corridor. "It's always kind of congested."

Marco Rizk was more critical. "Honestly I hate it, and I avoid it at all costs," he said.

Kell Coach Plans to Stop by 11Alive's HighSchoolSports.Net Show

ATLANTA -- Tune into myATLtv (Channel 36) this Friday night at 10:30 p.m. to get the best high school football coverage Georgia has to offer.

Kell head coach Derek Cook will be stopping by 11Alive's HighSchoolSports.Net to talk football and you have the chance to ask him the questions you want answered.

The third-year Longhorn coach is coming off of his team's 13-10 victory over 5A Grayson at last Saturday's Corky Kell Classic. Now on an open week, Cook is preparing for his team's September 3rd game against yet another 5A opponent, Etowah.

Kell's win over the Rams certainly gets the recently reclassified Longhorns going in the right direction this season. Cook's team moved down to 4A after spending 2009 in Class 5A.

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Missing Person Found

1)                  ***Update***Missing Person (08/17/10 – Headquarters) The Cobb County Police Department’s Crimes Against Persons Unit is currently investigating a missing person case involving 46 year old Randal Race of Orlando, Florida. He was last seen at 200 Interstate North Parkway in Atlanta, Georgia on the evening of August 17th, 2010.    

 

Marietta Woman Wins New Car

Judy Lunsford beat out a quarter of a million contest entrants to take home a brand new hybrid. Click on the video panel to see how she did it.

Cobb Courthouse Project Has Illegals All Right...But They're All Americans So Far

MARIETTA, GA -- Sometimes you start out looking for one thing, but then end up finding something slightly different.

That's what's happened to a program of background checks for construction workers at the new Cobb County courthouse.

It all started last February when a brick layers union complained that some of the workers might be illegal aliens, possibly taking jobs from Americans.

One bricklaying boss and 10 undocumented workers lost their jobs.

Then Cobb County Sheriff Neil Warren announced he would begin background checks for all workers on the $63-million project.

The Sheriff expected to finish those background checks by Friday, August 20th, but after processing 870 forms, the investigation will now continue until the courthouse is finished.

Two reasons: security and pay dirt.