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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

Sheriff Offers Xbox For Info On Vandals

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA -- What would it take for you to turn in a friend who broke the law? The Sheriff of Cherokee County is thinking outside the box to try to catch some vandals. That would be the Xbox.

Early Saturday morning vandals tipped over one of the sheriff office's mobile sign trailers. They had placed one in the Bridgemill Community because of speeding complaints. The sign trailers post your speed as you drive by them. "It's a $14,000 dollar trailer," said Lt. Jay Baker. "It shows speed, it gives out community notices and other types of public safety warnings to the community."

The trailer is a total loss according to Lt. Baker. He said it appears that several teenagers tipped the trailer over causing the damage.

Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison wants to know who did it and he has come up with an idea to elicit tips. He's offering anyone who gives him information that leads to arrests a brand new Xbox 360.

Cherokee HS Pays Tribute to Fallen Football Player

Canton, Ga.-- On a night when showers and lightning smothered North Georgia, a Cherokee County high school started its football season and paid tribute to a fallen player in the process.

"This is a still a small community," said PA announcer Ed Ragsdale, "and people come together at times of need."

Ronnie Palcer liked rain and loved football. He starred for the Cherokee HS football team, and he had charisma and kindness to match his on-field talents.

"He was into the football team," recalled his father, Ron Palcer, "always making the best of the team."

"He made us very proud."

Just three days after graduation, Palcer was working out at the gym when he collapsed. Shortly after, he was pronounced dead at the age of 17.