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Supporters hold vigil for Kelly Gissendaner

Supporters hold vigil for Kelly Gissendaner

DECATUR, Ga. – Supporters held a vigil for the only woman on Georgia's death row the night before her scheduled execution.

Kelly Gissendaner was sentenced to death for masterminding a plot to have her then-boyfriend kill her husband, Doug Gissendaner, in February 1997.

A group of clergy, family, friends and supporters gathered Sunday at the William Cannon Chapel at Emory University to pray for Gissendaner. Gissendaner's three adult children sat in the front row.

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

Weekend roadwork: More sign and bridge work

(WXIA) -- Once again, drivers in the Atlanta area are asked to avoid non-essential travel on Interstate 285 this weekend.

Georgia Department of Transportation road crews will work on several stretches of roads and highways throughout the area Friday night through Monday morning. Many of the projects will require lane closures, which could result in delays.

As always, all work is weather permitting. See this weekend's forecast.

Scheduled projects include:

Coweta County
1 southbound lane of I-85 will be closed at Sharpsburg-McCullum Road from 9 p.m. Friday to 12 p.m. Monday for barrier wall installation.

DeKalb County
2 northbound lanes of I-285 will be closed between Covington Highway and I-20 from 7:30 p.m. Saturday to 7:30 a.m. Sunday for sign structure work.

Pike Nurseries hiring for spring

Pike Nurseries hiring for spring

(WXIA) -- Pike Nurseries plans to hire about 300 employees for the upcoming spring planting season.

The nursery chain will hold a career fair Wednesday, Mar. 4 from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. at all its Georgia locations.

Open positions include manager trainees, department heads, sales associates, operations personnel and cashiers. Planting enthusiasts of all skill levels are encouraged to apply.

Visit pikenursery.com for more information.

Bobbi Kristina suffers seizures

Bobbi Kristina suffers seizures

Bobbi Kristina Brown's perilous medical condition changed briefly but not for the better: She suffered seizures when doctors attempted to wean her off drugs that had put her in a medically induced coma.

She's still in a coma in an Atlanta hospital, still fighting for her life following the seizures, a source close to the situation but unauthorized to speak publicly told USA TODAY.

Last week, doctors removed her breathing tube, a standard procedure performed after time to prevent infections, protect the vocal cords and keep the lungs clear of fluid.

Jordan S. Josephson, an ENT specialist at Lenox Hill Hospital, told USA TODAY the tracheostomy procedure is typically done when people are expected to be on a ventilator for more than a couple of days.

There have been no official comments from her family or their lawyers.

Bobbi Kristina's boyfriend sounds off on Twitter


Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend, Nick Gordon, has taken to Twitter to lash out at her family.

Bobbi Kristina Brown, the daughter of Bobby Brown and Whitney Houston, has been in a medically induced coma since being found unresponsive in a tub on Jan. 31.

Over the weekend, Gordon's attorney said in a series of statements that Gordon had been prohibited from visiting Bobbi Kristina Brown in the hospital -- a claim Bobby Brown's attorney denied.

Georgia Lottery launches new Georgia-only lotto game

Georgia Lottery launches new Georgia-only lotto game

ATLANTA – The Georgia Lottery is introducing an exciting new game that will be available only in Georgia. Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match combines a classic lotto draw game with an instant-win component.

The game concept is the first of its kind in Georgia.

Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match offers jackpots starting at $1 million. The jackpot will continue to grow until there is a jackpot winner.

Additionally, players can select Ca$h Match for a chance to win up to $500 instantly.

Jumbo Bucks Lotto with Ca$h Match went on sale at Georgia Lottery retailers statewide Sunday.

Drawings will be held at 11 p.m. on Mondays and Thursdays. The first drawing will be conducted Feb. 23.

Tickets are $1 per play. The Ca$h Match option costs an additional $1 per play.

Players must pick six numbers from one to 47. Win the jackpot prize by matching the six numbers drawn. The game offers three additional lotto prizes from $5 to $500.

Lawyer: Bobbi Kristina Brown's boyfriend prohibited from hospital visits


Bobby Brown's attorney once again denied Nick Gordon's assertion that he was prevented from visiting Bobbi Kristina Brown in the hospital.

Bobbi Kristina Brown is the 21-year-old daughter of Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown. She has been in a medically-induced coma since being found unresponsive face-down in a tub on Jan. 31. She is being treated at Emory University Hospital.

On Sunday, Gordon's attorney, Randall Kessler, released a statement saying:

Bobby Brown has consistently prohibited Nick, who Bobbi Kristina would want by her side, from being there. Per his own words, Mr. Brown has only "offered an opportunity to potentially meet with Bobbi Kristina" if Nick were to meet certain conditions, conditions that we, his attorneys, have advised him not to meet, particularly in light of Mr. Brown's inability to guarantee access.