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Price Faces Possible House Ethics Investigation on Wall Street Vote

WASHINGTON -- House investigators recommended Tuesday that Rep. Tom Price, (R) GA 6th District, and two other lawmakers be further investigated to determine whether political contributions were improperly linked to votes on a huge financial overhaul bill.

The independent House Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE) recommended that the member-run House ethics committee pursue potential rules violations by Price and fellow Republican John Campbell of California, as well as Democrat Joseph Crowley of New York.

The ethics office recommended no further investigation of five other lawmakers in the same probe. They are Democratic Reps. Earl Pomeroy of North Dakota and Mel Watt of North Carolina; and Republicans Jeb Hensarling of Texas, Chris Lee of New York, and Frank Lucas of Oklahoma.

Ethics investigators are trying to find out if Price took money from Wall Street in Dec., 2009, to vote against the Wall Street reforms.

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

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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Online:
Roy Barnes for Governor: www.roy2010.com
Nathan Deal for Governor: www.nathandeal.org

No Rezoning Requests, But Cherokee County Economy Showing Signs of Recovery

CANTON, GA - Just a few years ago, many were complaining that development was out of hand in Cherokee County.

So out of hand, that several slow growth candidates took over the county commission.

Current Chairman Buzz Ahrens was one of them.

"We had some 25,000 to 30,000 homes already permitted and ready to be occupied basically, 3 & ½ years ago," Ahrens told 11 Alive News on Thursday.

Then the bubble burst and the booming economy wilted.

Many of those homes remain unbuilt or unsold.

Many new retail spaces remain empty or vacated.

Right now no one is even asking for any rezoning permits in Cherokee County and yet, there is a bright sign in the county's development department.

Building permits are on the rise again.

"I think that's really good news," says Commission Chairman Ahrens.

Woodstock Municipal Special Election - Ward 6

2010 MUNICIPAL SPECIAL ELECTION
Tuesday, September 21, 2010 – 7 am to 7 pm

MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS PRECINCT FOR WOODSTOCK IS THE WOODSTOCK PUBLIC LIBRARY LOCATED AT 7745 MAIN STREET, WOODSTOCK, GA.

Purpose: The City of Woodstock will be holding a Municipal Special Election on September 21st, from 7 am to 7 pm for the purpose of filling the unexpired term of Council Member Ward 6, Steve Faris. The term of office for this seat will expire on December 31, 2011.

Qualifying: Potential candidates may qualify in the office of the City Clerk located at the Woodstock Annex at 12453 Hwy 92 on the following dates/times.

Monday: 8/30 – 8:30 am to 5 pm
Tuesday: 8/31– 8:00 am to 5 pm
Wednesday: 9/1 – 8:00 am to 5 pm