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Launch Benefit Dinner for The Edge Connection on September 15, 2011

Launch Benefit Dinner for The Edge Connection on September 15, 2011

Gov. to unveil winning license plate design

Gov. to unveil winning license plate design

ATLANTA -- The wait is nearly over for Georgia's new license plate design.

Gov. Nathan Deal, Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and Revenue Commissioner Doug MacGinnitie are expected to announce the winning design on Monday at the state Capitol. The contest ran up against a bit of controversy earlier this summer after confusion arose over whether the motto "In God We Trust" would be on the new car tag.

The public was invited to re-vote on the top eight designs, which were narrowed down from 500 entries submitted from across the state. State officials chose the winner from the top three vote-getters.

Georgia drivers can get the new plates next year. People have the option of adding the religious motto to the tag for an additional dollar.

Airport security line wait averages 10 minutes

Airport security line wait averages 10 minutes

ATLANTA -- For being the world's busiest airport, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport's security line wait time is about average compared with its major peers.

The average security line wait time in Atlanta is 10 minutes, according to a FareCompare list.

FareCompare used a variety of sources to compile the list, including the U.S.

City officals given the go-ahead to sell city jail to Fulton County

City officals given the go-ahead to sell city jail to Fulton County

ATLANTA (AP) - A federal judge has ordered Fulton County and Atlanta officials to move ahead with the sale of the city jail to the county.

U.S. District Judge Marvin Shoob met on Thursday with officials and attorneys from both sides of a 2004 federal lawsuit involving overcrowding at the Fulton County jail.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Shoob warned city and county representatives that he would lock up any elected official who blocks efforts to transfer the jail.

County Attorney David Ware told Shoob that money is the problem. Shoob said the county must find the money.     

If the sale goes through, Atlanta would lease 200 beds at the jail from the county.

WEEKEND EVENTS: NOPHEST, Ribs and Rolling BBQ and Arts Festivals

WEEKEND EVENTS: NOPHEST, Ribs and Rolling BBQ and Arts Festivals

ATLANTA – There are tons of fun events going on this weekend, in your area. We’ve listed a few of them for you to check out with your family and friends.

SPACE ATLANTA will host the West End BeltLine Open Air Market on Friday from 4:00 until 8:00 p.m. The Green Market in Southwest Atlanta is located in the historic West End area; it features local vendors, farmers and gardeners. The market will be held in the parking lot of SPACE Atlanta Restaurant. SPACE Atlanta is located at 1310 White Street in Atlanta.

The Ribs and Rolling BQQ Event will be held at the Kiwanis Fairground in Griffin on August 20 from 9:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. The cook-off and car show will host between thirty to fifty professional cook teams. The Jonesmen, The Songsmen, By Grace, The Carters and other acts will be performing at the fairground. The Kiwanis Fairground is located at 1025 S.

DOWNTOWN: State lawmakers approve new district lines

DOWNTOWN: State lawmakers approve new district lines

ATLANTA -- The Republican-controlled General Assembly adopted legislative maps Thursday for the Georgia House of Representatives and Senate over objections that the new districts would violate federal law to build larger GOP majorities.

The House passed its map 108-64 virtually along party lines. Two hours later, the Senate approved its new district boundaries 35-18 in a completely party-line vote.

PROPOSED MAPS: House districts, Senate districts

Transcript: 11Alive special devoted to finding jobs

Transcript: 11Alive special devoted to finding jobs

ATLANTA -- Georgia's unemployment numbers are out, and we are doing worse than other Southern states and continuing to get worse.

Newly released unemployment numbers show that Georgia's unemployment rate is climbing with no end in sight.

Thousands of jobseekers showed up for a job fair on Atlanta's south side, which was so crowded that traffic was backed up for miles around.

11Alive's news team devoted Thursday's entire 6 p.m. newscast to this important issue, with the goal of helping you find jobs and information.