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MACON – U.S. Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia Charlie Peeler said three defendants guilty of distributing methamphetamine in the northeast Georgia region, arrested during the large-scale “Operation Wu Block” investigation, were sentenced to federal prison Tuesday.

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. — The U.S. government on Tuesday executed a former soldier who said an obsession with witchcraft led him to kill a Georgia nurse he believed had put a spell on him.

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SAVANNAH — A U.S. Coast Guard analysis found that a cargo ship overturned after departing a Georgia seaport because of unstable loading that left its center of gravity too high, making the vessel susceptible to rolling over, an expert told officials investigating the shipwreck Tuesday.

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HOUSTON — Immigration authorities have stopped sending detained women to a rural Georgia gynecologist accused of performing surgeries without consent, a government spokesman said Tuesday.

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ATLANTA — The Georgia Republican Party joined the Republican National Committee Tuesday in appealing a federal court decision requiring the counting of absentee ballots received up to three days after the Nov. 3 election.

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ATLANTA — Benjamin Jenkins has been sentenced to 40 years in prison after a jury found him guilty of producing and distributing child pornography that he coerced more than 100 young girls to create.

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DOUGLAS — On Saturday, Sept. 19,  the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested Oscar Manuel Camacho, 71, and charged him with one count of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault, and possession of firearm during the commission of certain crimes.

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ATLANTA  — The Georgia Board of Natural Resources signed off Tuesday on a plan to extend the popular Silver Comet Trail in Cobb County.

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ATHENS — With the fall migration underway for monarch butterflies through November, gardeners should soon start seeing the colorful creatures on their travels south. It’s also time to be on the lookout for pests of common milkweed (Ascelpias tuberosa), the most popular milkweed plant grown in Georgia butterfly gardens.

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ATHENS — The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences has been awarded a $5.4 million grant by the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Institute of Food and Agriculture to develop long-term, sustainable methods for controlling the spotted wing drosophila (SWD).

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ATHENS — A new scholarship program funded by University of Georgia alumni and benefitting qualified students from rural areas of Georgia who seek to earn degrees from UGA’s College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences is now recruiting students for its first cohort to begin in fall 2021.

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TIFTON — The University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and UGA-Tifton campus are providing high school and college students an online opportunity to explore majors and careers at the upcoming annual ShowCAES event.

CHICAGO — A former U.S. soldier who said an obsession with witchcraft led him to slay a Georgia nurse in a bid to lift a spell he believed she put on him is the first of two more inmates the federal government is preparing to put to death this week.

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ATLANTA — Georgians are one step closer to being able to order home deliveries of beer, wine and distilled spirits.

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ATLANTA — Twelve defendants have been charged in a mortgage fraud scheme allegedly spanning more than four years and resulting in the approval of more than 100 mortgages based on fabricated documents and false information.

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Hurricane Sally forced OneBlood, the local not-for-profit blood center serving Florida, North Carolina and much of the Southeastern United States, to suspend operations in parts of the Florida Panhandle.

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The special general election for Georgia’s 5th Congressional District is on September 29, 2020. A runoff election is scheduled for December 1. If no candidate wins a majority of the vote in September, the top-two vote recipients will advance to the runoff.

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ATLANTA (WGCL) -- State employees collected various types of luggage to help children in foster care. Georgia Department of Driver Services (DDS) Commissioner Spencer R. Moore and his team visited the Dekalb Access and Resources Center (ARC) to deliver a supply of bookbags, luggage and backpacks for foster children.

ATLANTA — Twice delayed because of the coronavirus pandemic, Georgia’s primary election earlier this year was marred by dysfunction: Hourslong wait times at polling places. Absentee ballots that never arrived. Votes cast after midnight.

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BRUNSWICK - On Saturday, Sept. 19, 2020, at about 5:36 p.m., the GBI was requested by the Brunswick Police Department to conduct an officer-involved shooting investigation that occurred on Grant Street located in downtown Brunswick.

NEWNAN — Michaela Beck of Newnan has been stuck in Malaysia since March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, and while there she was able to visit a sacred place not many foreign tourists get to see.

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ATLANTA — Businesses across the state of Georgia are rallying together to lend a hand for a smooth, safe, accessible election experience in 2020. In an election year that is facing a record number of voters, COVID-19 challenges, and the implementation of new voting machines in Georgia, election officials welcome the support from the business community. Part of a national movement, more businesses than ever are fostering civic engagement in the election process.

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Protesters — and counter-protesters — from throughout the country came to Ocilla on Saturday after reports surfaced of alleged inhumane treatment of detainees held at the detention center in the small southwest Georgia community.

ATHENS — Poultry researchers at the University of Georgia are partnering with a team from Kansas State University to study how to effectively control the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, in the nation’s meat and poultry processing facilities.

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FORT VALLEY — Fort Valley State University maintained its ranking as Georgia’s No. 1 public historically black college and university for the third consecutive year, according to U.S. News & World Report.

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VALDOSTA – Law enforcement agencies investigating a Valdosta couple criminally indicted this week for a multitude of child pornography production charges have opened two hotlines for concerned citizens to report potential crimes, United States Attorney for the Middle District of Georgia Charles Peeler said.

VALDOSTA — Music is a universal language and one that Cheryl Oliver’s son, Hal Johnson, knew well.

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ATLANTA  — Former President Jimmy Carter said Friday that he and his wife Rosalynn were saddened by the death of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, praising her as a “beacon of justice" over a long and remarkable career.

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ATLANTA — A Black man who was pinned down and repeatedly punched by a white Clayton County Sheriff's deputy during a traffic stop that was caught on video said Friday that he couldn’t breathe and lost consciousness during the arrest.

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A former Savannah finance company employee has been sentenced to nearly two years in prison after pleading guilty to stealing more than $1.6 million in forged checks to keep up a gambling habit, the U.S. Attorney’s Office announced Friday.