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Young poll workers cut vote times
Clayton schools must ditch junk food or forfeit $14M
The school district has until Friday to rid its campuses of junk food during school hours. That means sports teams and band boosters will no longer sell Chick-fil-A sandwiches or pizza during school hours. No candy fund-raisers between classes. And teachers cannot hand out Halloween candy during classes.

Fulton, Clayton seek extended voting hours
The Fulton County Board of Registration and Elections will meet today to talk about possibly extending voting hours on Tuesday. Clayton County also is considering extending voting at the county's 58 precincts until 9 p.m. Tuesday.

First-time voter is 103
In all his years, Ernest Smith of Lithonia says, he never drank, smoked or voted. Though he's yet to sample tobacco or alcohol, on Thursday, Smith cast his first ballot - for Democratic nominee Barack Obama. 'I wish I'd done it before,' he says.
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Record exec dead in Marietta
Shakir Stewart, the 34-year-old executive vice president of Def Jam Recordings, the best-known hip-hop label in the country, was found over the weekend in the bathroom of his house in Marietta. Police said Stewart shot himself with a handgun.

Atlanta West church choir seeks national title
Two months ago, Atlanta West Pentecostal Church choir members were raising the rafters in their church in Lithia Springs. On Saturday, they'll try to do the same in front of thousands at Philips Arena.

2 dead in Roswell head-on collision
Roswell police are investigating an early Sunday morning head-on collision that left two people dead and three others injured. Police said there was a "strong odor of an alcoholic beverage" coming from one of the vehicles.

Molestation shatters family
Cecil Henderson Jr., 74, of Woodstock, is in jail and waiting to be sentenced on charges that he molested two of his grandchildren, one from the age 3 to 5 and the other from age 7 to 9.

Study: TV sways teen pregnancy rates
Groundbreaking research suggests pregnancy rates are much higher among teens who watch a lot of TV with sexual dialogue and behavior compared with those who have tamer viewing tastes.

Falcons shut out the Raiders
Going after ex-Falcon DeAngelo Hall right from the start, Atlanta gets a quick 37-yard touchdown pass and some early momentum on the way to a 24-0 rout over the Raiders at Oakland-Alameda County Coliseum.
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