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Rash of fires hits DeKalb County
DeKalb County firefighters were kept busy Sunday night fighting nearly a dozen suspicious fires around Memorial Drive. The fires hit several businesses, the former home of a preschool and one church.

Early voting continues in Senate runoff
Registered voters can cast their ballot this week before the Thanksgiving holiday. See a complete list of locations, times and voting requirements.

Gore: Time for Chambliss to go
Former Vice President Al Gore, the Nobel Peace Prize winner, took direct aim incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss in a Sunday campaign stop for challenger Jim Martin. "It's time for him to go," Gore said of the GOP senator from Moultrie.

Casino gamblers hopeful
Supporters say the financial crisis facing the state makes the time right to approve casino gambling. A recent study shows that a casino in Atlanta could create nearly 11,000 jobs and raise about $135 million annually in taxes.

Coweta deputies kill Peachtree City man
Coweta County Sheriff's deputies shot and killed a Peachtree City man after he allegedly threatened them with a gun. John Drage, 47, appeared to be sleeping in his car when officers encountered him late Saturday night. Police said Drage raised his gun in a threatening manner, and the deputies shot and killed him.

Mother's lover guns down boy, 14
Anthony Olbert, 14, was shot to death outside his uncle's home in Newnan Sunday afternoon by his mother's lover, who then shot and killed himself.

Shippers want blockade against pirates
An international shipping organization is calling for a naval blockade on the coast of Somalia to deter or capture the roving bands of pirates who have plagued the area in recent months.

Daredevil to fly over canyon
A Colorado man intends to fly over the deadly Royal Gorge Monday using a jet pack powered by hydrogen peroxide.

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Brown, West tops at music awards
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SPORTS
Falcons roll over division leader Carolina
Photos | Is Matt Ryan best rookie QB ever?
The Philadelphia Eagles benched QB Donovan McNabb after a dismal first half Sunday.
The Tennessee Titans dropped their first game of the season, losing to the New York Jets.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL:
Streaks define the Tech-UGA rivalry
Georgia Tech is hoping a "drought-breaker" will step up against Georgia on Saturday, when the Bulldogs will be going for their eighth consecutive victory over the Yellow Jackets.
Texas moved up to No. 2 in the BCS standings while unbeaten Alabama continues its stranglehold on the top spot.



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