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FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Wildlife officials say a redbreast sunfish caught in south Georgia breaks a 24-year-old state record. The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said Lester Roberts of Blackshear made the big catch May 7 on the Satilla River. He reeled in a redbreast sunfish weighing 1.75 pounds (0.79 kilograms) and measuring nearly 11.5 inches (29 centimeters), the agency said in a news release.

ATLANTA (AP) — A U.S. official familiar with the project says South Korean automaker Hyundai Motor Group is expected to announce its plans next week to build a massive electric vehicle plant near Savannah, Georgia.

ATLANTA – Gov. Brian Kemp signed a $30.2 billion state budget Thursday that includes pay raises for teachers and state employees.

ATLANTA – State and local elected officials from Houston County dedicated one of the most visible solar energy projects in Georgia Wednesday.

DUBLIN, Ga. (AP) — A French manufacturer says it will restart the fiberglass furnace at a Georgia plant it purchased in 2019. Saint-Gobain says it will invest $28 million and hire 400 new workers in Dublin, Georgia.

ATLANTA — The Georgia Department of Public Health discussed increasing fentanyl overdose deaths, COVID rates, and a mysterious hepatitis outbreak among children at its monthly meeting Tuesday.

OCILLA, Ga. (AP) — Jurors are hearing dueling arguments over the confession of a Georgia man standing trial for murder in the 2005 disappearance and death of high school teacher Tara Grinstead. The trial of Ryan Duke opened Monday in rural Irwin County with prosecutors saying Duke's confession to investigators, knowledge of the crime and DNA found at the scene all point to his guilt.

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (AP) — Three people were shot and killed and three others wounded Sunday at a condominium in suburban Atlanta, officials said. Three people died at the scene and two were taken to local hospitals in serious condition.

ATLANTA (AP) — A nuclear power plant being built in Georgia is now projected to cost its owners more than $30 billion. A financial report from one of the owners on Friday clearly pushed the cost of Plant Vogtle near Augusta past that milestone, bringing its total cost to $30.34 billion.

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge in Georgia has found that U.S. Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene can run for reelection, concluding that a group of voters who had challenged her eligibility failed to prove she engaged in insurrection after taking office. But the decision will ultimately be up to Republican Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger.

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