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News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press

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  • Educational leaders visit MCLB

    Educational leaders visit MCLB

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:54 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:54:12 GMT
    Dougherty County educational leaders got a first hand look at the operations at the Marine Corps Logisitics Base Friday. This tour is believed to be the start in building a strong relationship to improveMore >>
    Dougherty County educational leaders got a first hand look at the operations at the Marine Corps Logisitics Base Friday. This tour is believed to be the start in building a strong relationship to improve education in Albany.More >>
  • Community supports teen with muscular dystrophy, throws party

    Community supports teen with muscular dystrophy, throws party

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:50 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:50:17 GMT
    A community is coming together to host a party for a Worth County teen who is fighting for his life.More >>
    A community is coming together to host a party for a Worth County teen who is fighting for his life.More >>
  • Moultrie Spring Fling forges ahead

    Moultrie Spring Fling forges ahead

    Friday, April 18 2014 5:48 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:48:26 GMT
    The rain isn't putting a damper on Moultrie's Spring Fling and Backyard Barbeque festival.   This year the festival will be bigger, and features new activities.   The Colquitt County arts center has partneredMore >>
    The rain isn't putting a damper on Moultrie's Spring Fling and Backyard Barbeque festival.   This year the festival will be bigger, and features new activities.More >>

ATLANTA (AP) - Gov. Deal is expected to sign legislation next week expanding gun rights in Georgia. The bill allows those with a license to carry to bring a gun into a bar and into some government buildings. It also allows religious leaders to decide whether it's OK for a person with a carry license to bring a gun into their place of worship.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Savannah woman has pleaded guilty in the death of her newborn son. The child's body was found in the back of a garbage truck in 2011. Anitra Hicks has been ordered to serve 15 years in prison and 15 years on probation.

HOOVER, Ala. (AP) - A man wanted in a suburban Atlanta shooting has been arrested in Alabama. Police in Hoover say 39-year-old Marcus Lamont Payne is being held pending extradition to Georgia. Police say Payne faces murder charges in connection with a Union City shooting Wednesday that left 39-year-old Evan Campbell dead and injured a woman.

SAC CITY, Iowa (AP) - A Georgia man has pleaded not guilty to first-degree murder in the death of his former roommate in Iowa. Police say 54-year-old John Green of Blairsville is accused of killing 58-year-old Mark Koster, of Sac City, Iowa.

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