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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

Great Burrito and Kebabs found in the Morningside Area

Atlanta, GA--  Though it is not news that Atlanta has a plethora of local restaurants vying for the title of the Best Atlanta Burrito or maybe the Biggest Atlanta Burrito or better still the Cheapest Atlanta Burrito, but what is new and fresh is to find a Persian and Southwestern Fusion of the gut filling classic.

Sheik Burritos n Kabobs at 1877 Piedmont Road, near Cheshire Bridge claims to deliver, "cutting edge Persian/Southwestern fusion."  And after a quick lunchtime stop, I can concur that they have delivered on fusing the 2 otherwise distant flavors together.

Those who like the spiciness of a burrito or those that enjoy the distinct flavors of a traditional kabob may be a little underwhelmed as the fusion of the 2 does not pack the full punch of their traditional counterparts. The location has 2 outdoor benches for nice Atlanta days, serves beer and wine, and has a reasonable price.

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

Atlanta Homeowners Get City Hall Action on Water Bills

ATLANTA -- Looking for answers on why Atlanta water bills have doubled and tripled, angry and frustrated homeowners from 10 Buckhead communities took their issues to City Hall and the Mayor's Office.

The homeowners met for more than two hours Monday night with Atlanta Watershed Commissioner Rob Hunter, and many say they just got round-about and indirect answers.

After an hour long meeting Thursday at City Hall, Atlanta's Chief Operating Officer Peter Aman says the Mayors Office is now taking a direct role is what's happening to homeowner water bills and meter readings.

"I am personally leading this initiative to develop a new plan for Watershed. I will be personally supervising and involved," Aman said.

"We clearly are not delivering the level of service to our citizens that they deserve and there is no question that the City is going to make an aggressive attempt to figure out what is going on," he added.

Hollywood in Atlanta for T.I.'s New Movie Premiere

ATLANTA -- The roar in the crowd went up almost as soon as his pearl white luxury car rolled down the street.

There is no question that rapper T.I. is a superstar in music, but now with his new film "Takers", he's trying to move into the world of film as well, not just to expand his brand but to expand his craft as an actor and as a businessman.

"We enjoyed ourselves," said T.I. Harris. "Will Packer and Rainforest were gracious enough to embrace us and basically show us the ropes about what it takes to be film producers."

Several of the movie's other marquee actors showed up at the Atlantic Station Regal Cinema for the Atlanta premier, bringing with them the kind of stargazing hysteria usually reserved for Hollywood.

With more and more films being shot in Georgia, Atlanta is now on the map for film-makers.

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Once there, you'll find a 30 percent off coupon for Gap, Old Navy, and Banana Republic that can be used between August 26 and August 29.  Plus, click the link to save 40 percent off purchases at Michael's Arts & Crafts stores through Saturday, 8/28.

Reed: State Should Slim Down Workforce

ATLANTA (AP) - Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed says that the state should eliminate another 10 to 15 percent of its workforce over the next 36 months.

Reed on Wednesday told a panel weighing an overhaul to the Georgia's tax code that the recesssion-wracked state must continue to reduce the number of state jobs in "a drastic and politically painful fashion."

The Democrat made the remarks in front of Republican Gov. Sonny Perdue who noted that Georgia's workforce has shrunk to roughly the same size as it was in 1999.

Reed said the city of Atlanta has shed 25 percent of its workforce since 2008 and more cuts could be needed.

Reed urged the tax panel to consider eliminating may special interest tax exemptions, some of which he voted for as a state senator.