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North Georgia Fair
kicks off this weekend

The largest fair in metro Atlanta kicks off this weekend at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. The event features live music, free attractions and shows, farm animals, flower shows, blue ribbon competitions, local square dancers, fair foods, games and rides.

Biden meets with flood
victims, tours damaged areas

After touring the devastation that washed out roads and highways, the vice president visited residents who have been staying at a Red Cross shelter in Cobb County.

Area won't complain about
bailout funds, this time

Obama's declaration means federal bailout funding is available to affected residents of Carroll, Chattooga, Cherokee, Cobb, Paulding, Douglas and Stephens counties.

New poll: 65% now
support public option plan

A CBS poll found that 65% of respondents want a public health care option, while only 26% opposed such a plan.

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Georgia football set
for Arizona State

The 17th-ranked Georgia Bulldogs made final preparations for the upcoming showdown with the Arizona State Sun Devils by working out for 90 minutes in helmets and shorts at the Woodruff Practice Fields on Thursday.
>> Georgia Tech aims to recover against North Carolina

Another Georgia bank fails

Regulators on Friday shut down Atlanta-based Georgian Bank, the 95th U.S. bank to fail this year as loan defaults rise in the worst financial climate in decades.

Family cemetery visit led
to hanged census worker

BIG CREEK, Ky. -- A family's visit to a rural Kentucky cemetery led to the shocking discovery of a part-time census worker's naked body hanging from a tree with the word "fed" written on his chest.

AMA scolds use of scare
tactics on health reform

Organizations representing physicians, nurses and seniors laid out their principles for health system reform during a national conference call that sought to ease the fears of physicians and patients as Congress tries to close in on a final comprehensive bill.

Conan O'Brien hits head
during 'Tonight' stunt

Conan O'Brien hit his head during a stunt for the "Tonight Show," an accident that halted production and brought back memories of a rare absence by his predecessor in the job.

Gay couples as fit to adopt as heterosexuals: study

Gay or straight, the sexual orientation of adoptive parents does not have an impact on the emotional development of their children, according to a new study.

Chrysler trying to refit
Fiats so they sell in US

Chrysler thinks its future may be in a new lineup of smaller cars based on models from Italian partner Fiat. The question is how to make them for Americans put off by stiff suspensions, firm seats and -- perish the thought -- not enough cupholders.

Army to allow Iraq war
objector to resign

The Army is allowing the first commissioned officer to be court-martialed for refusing to go to Iraq to resign from the service, his attorney said late Friday.

Kestings indicted on
theft of truck

MARIETTA - A Cobb grand jury returned indictments Thursday against former Southwest Cobb Commissioner Annette Kesting and her husband, Christian, on felony charges of theft by taking. A date for their arraignments has not been set.

Creek's winding path
a factor in flooding

AUSTELL - Sweetwater Creek meanders, up and down and around through Austell, and it's that winding path that causes the creek to regularly overflow, experts say.

Animal shelter becomes
haven, 'hotel' for pets

MARIETTA - Kai, a two year old all white Beagle, was stranded on the top floor of his owner's home in the Five Oaks subdivision in Powder Springs.

Flooded restaurant Canoe
assessing damages

When the floodwaters roared through Canoe restaurant in Vinings on Monday evening, they wrenched a standing ice machine from the wall.

More than 2,000 in Austell
could be homeless

The aftermath of destructive waters has left thousands homeless in the south Cobb County city of Austell this week.

Shirley Franklin: Put flood
damage at $1 billion

Two days ago, state Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine put the cost of damage caused by the flooding of metro Atlanta at $250 million.

Where to turn for help

Heavy rains have caused major flooding and damage across metro Atlanta. We want to help you cope with the storm's aftermath.

Jonesboro Day Care
Worker Arrested

A Jonesboro daycare worker accused of injuring a 2-year-old was arrested Thursday. Jonesboro police Lt. Wayne Woods said Ashley Beck, who is in her early 20s, was charged with cruelty to children and making false statements to police.

Ga. Army Brigade Preps
For Afghanistan

A Georgia-based Army brigade that sent some of the first tanks into Baghdad in 2003 is training for a likely deployment to Afghanistan after being stripped of its armored assault vehicles.

Metro Companies Hired
To Remove Bats

Madison County commissioners, trying to rid two historic buildings of bats, hired two companies to do the job.

Report: Sugar Company Ignored
Dangers Before Blast

Imperial Sugar Co. and managers of its Georgia refinery ignored known dangers of explosive dust for decades before a chain of dust-fueled fireballs erupted at the plant last year and killed 14 people, federal investigators said in a report Thursday.

Questions to answer about
College Hall of Fame

Many outstanding issues remain for Atlanta to land the College Football Hall of Fame, though officials said Thursday they are confident they can pull it off.

Forbes: Georgia 6th
best for business

Forbes magazine says Georgia is the No. 6 state for doing business. The magazine ranks all 50 states based on costs, labor supply, regulatory environment, current economic climate, growth prospects and quality of life.

Hartsfield eyes Nov. for
$800M in bond financing

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport officials expect to go to the bond market in mid-November for financing to finish its international terminal.

Toy story: Antiques
seen fetching millions

More than a thousand antique automotive toys will go on the block this week as Donald Kaufman, whose family founded KB Toys, auctions off his private collection.

Workers apt to tip off
peers, not bosses: survey

Workers are most likely to inform peers of uncomfortable situations such as undone zippers or bad breath and least likely to tip off their superiors, according to research released on Thursday.

Recession gave US women
pause about motherhood

Worries about the economy have led many American women to think twice about having a baby, a survey released on Wednesday found, with nearly half of those surveyed saying they want to delay pregnancy or limit the number of children they have.

Google apologizes for
yet another Gmail outage

Google apologized Thursday for a Gmail outage which left some users of the free Web-based email service cut off for the second time in a month.

Citigroup US retail bank
focusing on 6 cities

The bank plans to extend branch hours, refurbish branches and boost marketing efforts in: New York, Washington, Miami, Chicago, San Francisco, and Los Angeles.

Doctors: Eating KFC grilled
chicken 'dangerous'

After losing its first battle against fast-food restaurants, a doctors group went back to court Wednesday and accused the KFC chain of selling grilled chicken with dangerous levels of a cancer-causing chemical.

Republicans have tried to weaken Medicare for decades

Senate Democrats continue pounding home the line that because Republicans have spent decades working to weaken Medicare, they can't be trusted now when they say they want to
help seniors.

Senate gives OK to frightened men to carry guns on Amtrak

The Senate voted Wednesday to permit passengers on the Amtrak passenger railroad to transport handguns in their checked baggage.

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