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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.

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

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

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.

<a href=http://atlanta.momslikeme.com/members/JournalActions.aspx?g=246696&m=14052969&source=stream_rail target=new>Top Deals: 50% Off Trader Joes, 30% Off Gap & More</a>

ATLANTA -- You can turn Two Buck Chuck into One Buck Chuck when you cash in on a half-off offer for Trader Joes.  Plus, save 80 percent on restaurant gift certificates, 60 percent on Baby Tommy's pizza, and 60 percent at The Steamhouse Lounge as part of the Top Deals of the Day on Atlanta.Momslikeme.com.

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.