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BC-GA--Georgia Weekend Items,ADVISORY, GA

September 21, 2018

Editors:

Here’s a list of Georgia stories expected to move so far for this weekend - Sept. 22-23.

Please note: AP will continue coverage of Hurricane Florence. Our daily news digests will have more specific coverage plans for Saturday and Sunday.

Moving Saturday

TROPICAL WEATHER

Ongoing coverage of Hurricane Florence.

HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATION RATE

ATLANTA — Georgia’s high school graduation has increased and now stands at 81.6 percent. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the new rate is a one percentage point increase from the class of 2017. The data was released recently by the Georgia Department of Education.

Information from The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. UPCOMING: 325 words.

Moving Sunday

TROPICAL WEATHER

Ongoing coverage of Hurricane Florence.

WEST GEORGIA JOBS

COLUMBUS, Ga. — A Colorado-based company says it plans to create 600 jobs in Columbus over the next five years. The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Global Callcenter Solutions will occupy temporary space in downtown Columbus before locating in a former 46,000-square-foot Winn-Dixie supermarket structure. Clients of the Pueblo, Colorado-based firm include cable television and broadband service firms.

Information from The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. UPCOMING: 400 words.

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Moving Saturday

EXCHANGE-POLICE EXPLORER SAVES COWORKERS

MARIETTA, Ga. — A local teen is being called a hero after police said he stepped in to assist two coworkers who had been stabbed in a shoplifting incident. When 17-year-old Campbell High School junior Mario Alexander is not working, reading or practicing his French, he participates in the Cobb County Police Explorers. That program teaches young people about law enforcement, including some of the skills they will need for a future career as a police officer.

By Ross Williams. The Marietta Daily Journal.

EXCHANGE-MUSICAL COUPLE

MERIDIAN, Miss. — Living thousands of miles apart as children Levi and Teodora Mitze-Circiumaru never knew their love for music would one day bring the two together - or to Meridian. Levi Mitze-Circiumaru teaches Algebra I at Meridian High School and Teodora is the organist at First Christian Church where the two attend. As a young girl in Romania, Teodora started playing the piano when she was in fourth grade. She later discovered in high school she wanted to play the organ and began to take private lessons.

By Cheryl Owens. The Meridian Star.

Moving Sunday

EXCHANGE-GOURMET SCHOOL LUNCHES

MACON, Ga. — The scent of fresh-baked biscuits filled the kitchen at Stratford Academy on a September morning. While one cafeteria helper loaded trays of bacon into the oven for the upcoming breakfast break, two others chopped up piles of squash, carrots and Brussels sprouts. In the Stratford cafeteria, students can choose from more than just pizza and peanut butter sandwiches. The school’s lunch menu features gourmet offerings like grilled chicken saltimbocca, brown sugar-glazed carrots, a full salad bar and a deli sandwich station.

By Samantha Max. The Macon Telegraph.

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