News for Sunday, January 25, 2009

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DHR commissioner says settlement will cost money

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's social service chief told state legislators Friday that privatizing the state's troubled psychiatric hospitals is not a done deal.

Brits want to reshape the bulldog

ATHENS, Ga. - The British Kennel Club plans to change the look of the bulldog - the University of Georgia's iconic mascot - for a newer, sleeker and healthier breed.

Gambling industry beckons to cash-strapped states

ATLANTA (AP) - A telltale sign America's chips are down: States are increasingly turning to gambling to plug budget holes.

New life for Will-a-Way camp in Winder

WINDER, Ga. (AP) -It's been 38 years since the first excited youngsters arrived at Camp Will-a-Way in Fort Yargo State Park.

Ga. plant in salmonella probe lays off workers

BLAKELY, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia peanut butter plant at the center of a probe of a nationwide salmonella outbreak has laid off most of its roughly 50 workers.

Web site is new tool in battle against foreclosure

By Maria Jose Subirias

Basketball game raises $2,000 for local playwright

By Curt Yeomans