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Rob Hunter Out As Watershed Commissioner

ATLANTA -- Atlanta Watershed Management Commissioner Rob Hunter, the source of many angry e-mails to 11Alive News, will be leaving that position by the end of the week.

Hunter announced his resignation on Tuesday, but he will remain as a technical advisor on various issues, including a court-ordered overhaul of the city's water and sewer systems.

"I came to the city ... to implement the federally mandated consent decrees, manage the $4 billion capital program and organize the Department of Watershed Management," Hunter said in a prepared statement. "By the end of the year, I will have substantially accomplished those goals."

Hunter's time as commissioner has been marked by increasing anger on the part of many local residents, who have said that Hunter and the Department of Watershed Management have ignored significant billing problems and claims of overcharging on water bills.

Masked Bank Robber Can Run, But Can't Hide

ATLANTA -- For some criminals, it's all in the preparation.

The man who robbed a Buckhead bank Tuesday morning had a gun and a mask, but he didn't put the mask on until he got to the bank's lobby, and he didn't count on his face being captured by a camera hidden in a lobby ATM machine.

FBI Special Agent in Charge Brian D. Lamkin is hoping someone will recognize the man in the photo from the Chase Bank on Piedmont Avenue between Lenox and Peachtree Roads. That's in the same shopping center as the Kroger and Starbucks across from Tower Place.

The suspect is described as a black male in his late 30's to late 40's who is between 5 feet 8 inches and 5 feet 10 inches tall. He was wearing prescription eye glasses, a black wool cap, a white t-shirt, blue jeans and a porcelain doll-like mask during the robbery. He also had scruffy facial hair and a silver semi-automatic handgun.

Jobs Survey: Hiring to Slow in Metro Atlanta

ATLANTA, Ga.--A new jobs survey just out this morning shows employers are less confident about the economy than just a few months ago. Hiring for the end of 2010 will be slow.

Manpower Inc. is an employment agency that measures if and when employers plan on hiring. It's considered one indication of what will happen in the local economy over the next four months.

Atlanta Bread Among Top 5 Healthiest Fast Food Options

SMYRNA, GA -- In the recently released 2010 Zagat Fast Food Survey, which included 136 national restaurant chains, Atlanta Bread received top five distinctions in two key categories.

The survey's more than 6,500 participants voted Atlanta Bread among the top five large chains (places with less than 5,000 locations) in the Healthy Options and Facilities categories. This is the second straight year that Atlanta Bread placed among the top five chains in these two categories.

Home Invasion Rattles Brookhaven Neighborhood

ATLANTA, GA -- Residents of a Brookhaven condominium complex are being asked to take extra security measures after a home invasion robbery this week.

According to an incident report by Atlanta Police Officer Armando Silva, the suspect broke in through a locked window in the back of a home in the Walden on Lenox community while the residents were sleeping.

One of them said she heard something and was checking it out when she ran into the robber.

She says when he noticed the phone in her hand, he said: "Calm down. Put the cell phone down. I have a gun!"

The woman says she started screaming, grabbed her son who was in the room with her and ran out of the house. Her mom, who also lives with her, also got out safely. A neighbor heard the screams and called police.

The suspect got away before officers arrived, taking the resident's 15-inch Toshiba laptop with him.

Top Deals: Free Movie Popcorn, Free Appetizer & Dining Discounts

ATLANTA -- A printable coupon will get you a free large popcorn at AMC theatres, you can join the Chili's email club for free chips & queso and get a subscription to Family Circle magazine for just $3.50 a year.

Other top deals listed on Atlanta.Momslikeme.com include a 40 percent savings at Hobby Lobby, 50 percent off popsicles from The King of Pops, 58 percent off designer apparel at Fab'rik, half off pottery at Art & Soul, half off a swedish massage or facial at Blue MedSpa and 60 percent off food and drink at the Tin Roof Cantina.

Friday Night's Prep Football Scores

Friday's Scores

By The Associated Press


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