And in local news…

Best wishes to Fort Oglethorpe Mayor Ronnie Cobb who suffered a heart attack earlier this week and is now recuperating.

Elsewhere, the town of Braselton has been named at the top of a list denoting the nine most notable high-growth areas in the U.S. for 2009.

Finally, the Georgia Supreme Court will not weigh in on a service dispute between local cities and Gwinnett County.