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Teen guilty of murdering Georgia baby in stroller
An 18-year-old man was convicted of murder in the shooting of a baby who was riding in a stroller alongside his mom in a town in coastal Georgia despite the defense’s attempt to cast guilt upon several others, including the child’s parents.
Is Coke’s 127-year-old recipe the same? Not quite
Coca-Cola keeps the recipe for its 127-year-old soda inside an imposing steel vault that’s bathed in red security lights. Several cameras monitor the area to make sure the fizzy formula stays a secret.
Video-based training prepares Fort Gordon shooters
Lying face down with an assault rifle tight to her chest, Fort Gordon 2nd Lt. Katie Christensen-Holliday took in a deep breath, exhaled and fired three rounds at an enemy soldier as he peeked over a grassy mound 150 meters away.
School officials discuss hiring armed police officers
A recent shooting at McNair Discovery Learning Academy has state and local officials discussing whether to hire armed officers to patrol elementary schools.
Jury selection begins in Ga. baby killing trial
Jury selection began Monday in the trial of a Georgia teenager charged with fatally shooting a 13-month-old baby in the face during an attempted street robbery.
Ga. lawmakers eye technology to improve process
In the final days of Georgia’s legislative session, bills move quickly between chambers and in and out of conference committees as lawmakers work to ensure the final version contains everything they want.
Man pleads guilty in Deen extortion case
A New York man pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to trying to extort $200,000 from Paula Deen by threatening to reveal damaging information about the embattled celebrity cook if she didn’t pay him to stay quiet.
UGA professor, demographer Douglas Bachtel dies
Douglas C. Bachtel, a University of Georgia professor and demographer who helped leaders across Georgia make critical decisions about their communities, has died. He was 68.
Miss. deal may figure into Georgia nuclear plant
In Mississippi, the Southern Co. utility took financial losses when the cost of building a new power plant went over budget. In Georgia, another of the company’s projects is going over budget, but it has not yet taken a financial hit.
Ga. school class size increases while funding drops
Public school class sizes in Georgia have increased as districts struggle with funding cuts and falling tax revenue.
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