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Drop-off mom's son coming home?
Fulton ordered to refund taxes
Thousands of Fulton County taxpayers are due refunds now that a judge has overturned the county's efforts to bill taxpayers to correct a series of errors the county made during the past three years.

Lawmaker fined $1,000 for reckless driving
Judge orders state Rep. Ben Harbin (R-Evans), who chairs the powerful House budget committee, to pay a $1,000 fine and provide 100 hours of community service to a nonprofit organization of his choice.

Nichols defense rests
Brian Nichols' mother testified for two days about what she described as signs that her son had become deranged leading up to the deadly March 2005 shooting rampage at the Fulton County Courthouse where he was on trial for rape. His lawyers rested their insanity defense Monday without putting Nichols on the witness stand.
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Clayton schools mull $800,000 for new hires
Despite millions of dollars in state and federal budget cuts, Clayton County schools are looking to add several new administrators. Some of the positions are revamped old ones, but at least three are new.

Painful admission from 'safe haven' mom
Tysheema Brown, who dropped her son off in Nebraska under a safe haven law because "he needs help," says the 12-year-old is coming back home. "I ran out of fight. I ran out of hope," for saving her troubled son," Brown said. "I never ran out of love for my child."
Blog: 'Safe haven' drop-off reaction | Video

Feds break up skinheads' Obama plot
 Authorities say two neo-Nazi skinheads planned to assassinate Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama and shoot or decapitate 102 black people.
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Dead deer in kitchen closes restaurant
After a health inspector finds employees butchering a deer inside a suburban Buffalo, N.Y., restaurant, local authorities promptly shut the business down.
 
Body found in SUV is Hudson's nephew
Oscar winner Jennifer Hudson's 7-year-old nephew was found dead in the back of an SUV on Monday, ending a frantic search that began after the shooting deaths of her mother and brother three days earlier.
Her career on hold | Photos

Falcons' Grady Jackson faces NFL suspension
The starting defensive tackle is not denying a report that he tested positive for a water pill that violated the NFL's drug policy and faces a four-game suspension.
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