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'Secure Communities' Rolls Out in Cobb, Fulton Counties

MARIETTA, GA -- A new federal program is going into effect in Cobb and Fulton Counties.  The program screens the fingerprints of people who are arrested against a national database, in an effort to verify their immigration status.  It's drawing praise and criticism.

Fingerprints are one of the few distinguishing features almost all of us have.  Being fingerprinted is an activity widely associated with being arrested for committing a crime.

Now, a new program, called Secure Communities, will run the fingerprints of those arrested, against a national database to check an inmate's immigration status.

Roswell Offers Art Classes at Adult Rec Center

ROSWELL, GA -- The Roswell Adult Recreation Center will host classes by artist and instructor Stuart Fleishman during the Fall/Winter season. The classes, "Charcoal and Pastel with Stuart," will focus on drawing from real objects. Students will start with simple techniques using charcoal and will learn to discern and draw values, light and shadows, texture, shape, form, volume and mass.

Classes will be offered at the following dates/times:

* Wednesdays 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (September 8 - October 27)
* Fridays 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (September 10 - October 29)
* Wednesdays 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. (December 1 - February 2)
* Fridays 1 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (December 3 - February 4)

The cost is $76 per program for Roswell residents and $114 for non-residents.

Classes will be held at the Roswell Adult Recreational Center located at 830 Grimes Bridge Road. The classes are for age 50 and older.

Roswell Publishes First Guide to Services for Residents

ROSWELL, GA -- The City of Roswell has recently published the first-ever City of Roswell Guide to Services, an A-Z listing of services, phone numbers and other "who-to-call-for-what" type of information.

Produced by the Community Relations Division, the Guide was created in collaboration with each city department. Most of the content is based on the types of call and questions department staff receive each day.

The Guide also includes a grid of Recreation and Park facilities and their amenities and a map of the City of Roswell.

"We wanted to put together a listing of frequently requested phone numbers and information that residents could keep by their telephone or computer. We wanted them to have the information they need right at their fingertips," explains Julie Brechbill, Community Relations Manager. "The Guide will be produced twice a year as our information and services change."

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.

Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards Announces 2010 Ceremony

ATLANTA, GA -- Nearly 300 local theater leaders, supporters and fans from all throughout the Atlanta area will be on hand to recognize this year's nominees and winners at the Annual Metropolitan Atlanta Theater Awards Ceremony on Sunday, September 26 at 5:30 p.m. at the Roswell Cultural Arts Center in Roswell.

The ceremony will once again be headed up by one of Atlanta's most loved and acclaimed actors, Jeff McKerley, and punctuated with musical performances from this year's nominees for Best Overall Musical.

Since 2004, the Metropolitan Atlanta Theater (MAT) Awards has celebrated the talents of Atlanta's community theaters and small professional theater companies. The 2010 season brought 24 productions for consideration of awards, resulting in 108 nominees in 29 categories.

For more information about the 2010 MAT Awards Ceremony, please visit http://www.matawards.com/AwardCeremony.html.

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.

Victim's Family Says "Black Widow" Got Easy Way Out

COBB COUNTY, GA -- She was called the "Black Widow" after being convicted of poisoning two of her love interests. Monday morning she was found dead in a prison cell where she was spending the rest of her life behind bars.

Julia Lynn Turner became one of Atlanta's most celebrated killers when she was convicted of murdering her husband and a boyfriend.

The family of one of her victims, former Cobb County police officer Glenn Turner, said they have forgiven Lynn for what she did to Glenn. But they don't feel like justice has been served by her losing her life. "No I don't," said Glenn Turner's mother Kathy Turner. "But I'm happy I don't have to see her anymore in the news or in court or anywhere."

Asked if her death was some form of justice, James Turner said no, it wasn't. "Justice was her being there (in prison), living with this," said James Turner.