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Suspicious Men Trolling Neighorhoods In Norcross

NORCROSS, GA -- Norcross Police are warning residents to be aware of two suspicious individuals who may be casing neighborhoods for criminal opportunities. The two men may be posing as security company employees and are asking questions that raise concerns for some residents.

Witnesses said the two men were wearing t-shirts with a security company label on them. One of the men is described as a slim white male. The other is described as a husky black male.

The suspicious individuals came to light Thursday when a resident of a subdivision off Langford Road told police the men approached his 12-year old daughter at home. He and his wife were at work. "They asked the daughter what time the parents would get there, where they worked, what their phone numbers were, just a lot of questions that kind of made the father suspicious of their questions," said Norcross Police Chief Dallas Stidd.

The RGA Creates RoyBama

ATLANTA -- The Republican Governors Association has inserted itself again in the Georgia governor's race, launching a television ad statewide that hits hard at Democrat Roy Barnes.

The 30-second commercial aims to tie Barnes to President Obama.

The RGA has also launched a website entitled "Roybama." It takes aim on the policies of the president and former Georgia Governor Barnes.

The RGA is led by 27-year-old Georgia native Nick Ayers who helped lead Sonny Perdue to victory over Roy Barnes.

Speaking from his Washington D.C. office, Ayers was asked why the Democratic Governors Association has not countered with ads in Georgia.

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

Church on the Move Gets Visit from Past

Norcross, GA -- Twenty former members of St. Gerard Roman Catholic Church in Buffalo traveled 900 miles to Norcross to see the future home of their old church.

Mary Our Queen Catholic Church in Norcross is in the process of moving St. Gerard stone by stone.

"Everybody has been so wonderful and hospitable," said Dorothy Eckl, a member at St. Gerard for 71 years. "They've truly welcomed us here."

Eckl brought a Crucifix from the old church, while other members presented candles and chalices during a special Communion.

Their former pastor presented the key.

"Your task is to care of our church," said Father Francis "Butch" Mazur. "God bless you."

Father Mazur gave Mary Our Queen the same small key used to lock up St. Gerard when it closed two years ago due to a drastic decline in membership.