BC-GA--Georgia Weekend Items,ADVISORY, GA
Here’s a list of Georgia stories expected to move so far for this weekend - Nov. 17-18.
Please note: In addition to the items below, AP expects continued coverage of the ongoing Georgia gubernatorial election.
Our daily news digests will include any items moving Saturday and Sunday in addition to the items below.
ATLANTA AIRPORT-GUNS SEIZED
ATLANTA — Federal authorities say more guns have been seized at security checkpoints in Atlanta’s airport during 2018 than at any other airport in the nation. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that nearly 300 firearms have been found this year at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. That means it has set a record even before the year ends. Atlanta’s airport has held the No. 1 spot in the nation for guns uncovered at checkpoints for the past two years.
Information from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. UPCOMING: 350 words.
AIR FORCE TRAINING CENTER-GEORGIA
WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — A former grocery store in Middle Georgia is now serving high-tech aircraft manufacturing for the military. The inside of the brick building — a former Publix store in Warner Robins — is full of gleaming new futuristic machinery. The facility is a satellite operation of Robins Air Force Base.
Information from The Telegraph. UPCOMING: 350 words.
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COLUMBUS, Miss. — Randolph Russell did not come to the Columbus Rotary Club empty-handed Tuesday. The Georgia businessman and musician brought with him two boxes of his self-published book and a saxophone.
By Slim Smith. The Dispatch.
GA-EXCHANGE-HOMELESS FEMALE VETERANS
ATLANTA — Krystina Brown, 32, served on the aircraft carrier Abraham Lincoln in the Persian Gulf between 2009 and 2013. She wore a blue jersey on the flight deck, meaning she was among the plane handlers and tractor drivers that prepared the aircraft for missions.
By Bo Emerson. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
GA-EXCHANGE-VETERANS TRANSITION HOME
MACON, Ga. — Financial struggles following a divorce left Army Ranger Jason Cormier without a home and some uncertainty about if he would be able to finish college. The 34-year-old now credits a Macon transitional home for veterans with not only providing an affordable place to stay for the last year-and-a-half but also keeping him on track to graduate from Middle Georgia State University in May. Cormier is one of 22 people currently residing at Home Port Veterans Transition Home, a former motel situated on Harrison Road just off Eisenhower Parkway.
By Stanley Dunlap. The Macon Telegraph.