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

August 24, 2018

Here’s a look at what Georgia AP plans to move so far this weekend, Aug. 25-26.

GEORGIA

Moving Saturday

STATE DEMOCRATIC CONVENTION-GEORGIA

ATLANTA — On Saturday, Georgia Democrats will hear from their party’s gubernatorial nominee, Stacey Abrams, who seeking to become the first black female governor in US history. Abrams will be joined at the state Democratic Party Convention in Atlanta by several Democratic candidates down the ticket. By Ben Nadler. UPCOMING: 500 words. AP Photo pursuing.

GEORGIA SWAMP GATORS

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Researchers are using tracking devices with the aim of better understanding how female alligators slide through a south Georgia swamp. Tracking devices have been fitted on gators named Sweet Audrey Laine and Cypress. The goal is to learn more about how female alligators use the Okefenokee Swamp ecosystem — and how their home ranges vary throughout the year. UPCOMING: 300 words.

Information from The Savannah Morning News.

Moving Sunday

SLAVE MEMORIAL-GEORGIA

ATHENS, Ga. — The University of Georgia has unveiled a design of a memorial for slaves and former slaves buried at the site of a campus building. Beginning in late 2015, workers discovered more than 100 unmarked graves — likely those of slaves and former slaves. The discoveries were made during a construction and expansion project at the 1930s-era Baldwin Hall. UPCOMING: 300 words.

Information from The Athens Banner-Herald.

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Moving Saturday

EXCHANGE-FORMER RESEARCH CHIMPS-NEW LIFE

MORGANTON, Ga. — On a sunny Tuesday in May, 11-year-old Hercules made a brave move and ventured outside alone. He moved slowly at first, looking at the ground and shaking his head before walking across 2 acres of forest to observe the sights and sounds around him. Not far behind him was Leo, also 11, who ran forward before stopping, sitting down and staring up at the sky. Hercules and Leo are former research chimpanzees, and it was the first time in their lives they had ever been outside.

By Nedra Rhone. The Atlanta Journal Constitution.

Moving Sunday

EXCHANGE-HISTORIC BUILDING DECONSTRUCTION

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Built in the late 19th century, the two historic buildings along West Anderson Street have stood vacant since before the current owner, developer Michael Brown, purchased them from the Historic Savannah Foundation in 2002. The boarded-up two-story structure at 414 W. Anderson, which has been steadily deteriorating over the years, collapsed in September 2017 — toppled over, Brown said, as a result of Hurricanes Irma that month and Matthew the preceding year. The neighboring structure at 418 W. Anderson, which has also been cited for property maintenance violations over the years, was expected to follow suit, according to engineering reports Brown had commissioned.

By Eric Curl. The Savannah Morning News.

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