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Strangers Connect Through Holiday Food Donation

MARIETTA -- Kelonyee Sloan and her daughter Kayla went on a shopping spree on Saturday to fill a box full of food for a family they didn't know.

"I thought it was just an awesome opportunity to give," Sloan said. "It's about giving."

In another exhibit hall at Jim Miller Park, Yshana Gambrell was waiting. The mother of three boys has had a tough year.

"I'm struggling to find a job," she said. "I have good qualifications, and it's still hard for me. With my kids, it's hard to make ends meet."

Her family is one of 1,500 Cobb County families that will benefit from "Thanks for Giving 2010," a food distribution organized by The Center for Family Resources.

"This year the need is double what it's been in previous years," said Jeri Barr, the CEO of CFR. "With this economy, we're seeing folks who have never needed help before."

Body of Keith Burns Found in Lost Mountain Park

POWDER SPRINGS, GA -- The body of a Cobb County man who has been missing since Tuesday, Nov. 9 has been found.

Keith Burns, 45, went missing after he failed to show up to perform an independent construction job in Hiram. Security cameras captured images of his red 1998 Ford Ranger driving into a parking lot at Lost Mountain Park in Powder Springs. Police subsequently found the truck at the park, but there was no sign of Keith.

Keith's body was found around 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 in Lost Mountain Park. There was no sign of foul play.

The body has been turned over to the state medical examiner to determine a cause of death.

KSU Students Vote Yes For Football

KENNESAW, GA -- Football at Kennesaw State University moved one step closer to a reality Tuesday. With about 33 percent of the student body voting, 55 percent voted for starting a football program at the school.

"I think it's a good thing," said student David Fisher who was playing catch with a football with two other students. Fisher and students were asked to approve paying a $100 dollar fee to have football. "I mean it's just a hundred dollars," he said. "We already pay $70 for parking so it's not even that bad."

While Fisher and his friends dreamed of scoring the winning touchdown while playing catch, watching the KSU Owls on Saturday afternoons became more of a reality. If all goes according to plan the Owls could be playing football by the fall of 2014, according to University President Dr. Daniel Papp.

KSU Students Vote to Approve Football

KENNESAW, GA -- Kennesaw State University's student body has voted to increase student fees to bring intercollegiate football to the school.

About 55 percent of KSU's students voted to approve the increase, the university announced Tuesday. Student fees would go up by $100 per semester to help fund the football program and an expansion of women's sports programs at the school.

The final vote will come from the school's board of trustees, but if the decision goes forward to begin intercollegiate football, the KSU Owls will begin play at the FCS level in either 2013 or 2014 with home games at the KSU Soccer Stadium.

KSU Student at Heart of Immigration Debate Sentenced

MARIETTA, GA -- A Kennesaw State University student and illegal immigrant whose case sparked a larger debate over illegal immigration has been sentenced to three days in jail for driving without a license. 

Jessica Colotl was also sentenced to a year probation for the misdemeanor charge.

The Cobb County solicitor had asked for 10 days in jail after Colotl was convicted Thursday. The 22-year-old was acquitted of a charge of impeding the flow of traffic.

Colotl will get credit for 45.5 hours she spent in Cobb County jail after her arrest and has 26.5 hours remaining.

She was not taken into custody Monday because her lawyer indicated he will appeal her conviction.

Immigration authorities in the spring delayed action on her case for a year, allowing her to finish her studies.

The Search for Keith Burns Continues

Update: The body of Keith Burns was discovered around 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 18 in Lost Mountain Park. Investigators saw no signs of foul play. The medical examiner will examine the body to determine the cause of death.

POWDER SPRINGS, GA -- The search continues for a Cobb County man who has been missing since Tuesday, Nov. 9.

Keith Burns, 45, was scheduled to perform an independent construction job in Hiram on the morning he went missing. It is unclear whether he arrived at the site, although a witness claims to have seen his car nearby.

Security cameras captured images of Keith's red 1998 Ford Ranger driving into a parking lot at Lost Mountain Park in Powder Springs. Police subsequently found the vehicle at the park, but there was no sign of Keith.

Friends and family spent the weekend searching Lost Mountain Park on three- and four-wheelers.

Kennesaw Mountain High School Band Advances To Finals in National Competition

UPDATE Sat., Nov. 13, 2010, 11:58pm -- Saturday night, judges scored The Kennesaw Mountain High School Marching Band sixth in the nation, out of the twelve finalists and out of 90 competitors, in all, from across the country who made it to nationals.

UPDATE Sat., Nov. 13, 2010 -- The Kennesaw Mountain High School Marching Band made it into the finals, Saturday, one of only twelve bands in the nation to advance to the top.  The band has kept its streak intact:  the band has finished among the top twelve all six times it has competed in the nationals.  The final competition among the top twelve is Saturday night.