Georgia News Roundup
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Emory to launch tour of Battle of Atlanta sites

ATLANTA (AP) — Emory University is launching a self-guided tour of sites related to the Battle of Atlanta.

The Emory Center for Digital Scholarship plans to launch the mobile tour of locations throughout the city as the 150th anniversary of the battle approaches. The smartphone-friendly tour will include maps, historical information, photos and videos, as well as parking suggestions.

A launch celebration and demonstration is set for June 18 at the Atlanta Cyclorama and Civil War Museum. Another event on July 17 at Emory's Robert W. Woodruff Library will include a small exhibit of historical photos and materials.

The Civil War Battle of Atlanta took place on July 22, 1864.

The tour will be accessible via a web link that is to go live before the June 18 launch.


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Georgia Juvenile Justice department hosting job fairs

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia Department of Juvenile Justice officials say the agency's human resources team is planning a series of recruitment fairs throughout the state.

Officials say the department is planning five job fairs in June and the agency is looking for fill a variety of positions including corrections officers, educators, information technology workers, food service providers and more.

Officials say a recruitment fair at the Cobb Galleria Tuesday is open to the general public and military members.

The department has also scheduled fairs between June 17 and 27 in Atlanta, Dublin and in Augusta. Officials say a recruitment fair on June 26 at Ft. Gordon is open to military members only.

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Georgia school board group hosts conference in Savannah

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Members of the Georgia Schools Boards Association are expected to meet later this week in Savannah.

The group is expected to host its summer conference and delegate assembly June 12 through 14 at the Hyatt Regency hotel in Savannah. Organizers say about 900 local school board members and superintendents are expected to attend the event.

Organizers say the conference includes training sessions and discussions on recent developments in education policy, law and practices.

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Georgia officer shoots man accused of taking hostages

CHAMBLEE, Ga. (AP) — A police officer in Chamblee fatally shot a man accused of taking hostages inside an auto parts store.

Police said they received a call just before midnight Monday reporting that five employees were tied up inside an Autozone on Buford Highway.

WSB-TV reports that a man tried running away when officers arrived. Authorities said the man pulled a gun when the officers tried to arrest him.

Chamblee Police Capt. Ernesto Ford said one of the officers fatally shot the suspect during a struggle. No other injuries were reported.

Agents at the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are examining the circumstances of the shooting.

Information from: WSB-TV.

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Mississippi police officer on leave after fatal shooting of Georgia man

MOSS POINT, Miss. (AP) — Authorities say a Mississippi police officer who shot and killed a Georgia man has been placed on administrative leave with pay pending the outcome of an independent investigation.

Jackson County Coroner Vicki Broadus identified the shooting victim as 29-year-old Emanuel JeanBaptiste. She told The Sun Herald his driver's license indicated he was resident of Austell, Georgia, in Cobb County.

Broadus says an autopsy was performed Monday, but the results are being turned over to authorities for their investigation.

Moss Point police Chief Keith Davis has provided little information about the shooting, including what prompted the action Sunday around 9:30 p.m. near the intersection of Mississippi 63 and Interstate 10.

Davis says the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation is conducting an independent investigation.

The officer's name has not been released.

Information from: The Sun Herald, 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

Gainesville police investigate suspicious death

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Police are investigating the suspicious death of a 50-year-old man found in Gainesville.

WAGA-TV reports that a passerby found the body of Gregory Stinchcomb on June 4 near a wood line.

Officials with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have determined the death was the result of foul play.

Information from: WAGA-TV, 

Copyright 2014 The Associated Press.

Police: SUV deliberately struck bike in Atlanta

ATLANTA (AP) — Investigators are searching for a driver of an SUV who is accused of deliberately running down a bicyclist.

Witnesses told WSB-TV that the driver appeared to intentionally run down the man on Monday evening, dragging him about 50 feet. The bicyclist was wedged under a parked vehicle.

Atlanta Police Officer John Chafee said the incident came after an argument between the men.

Authorities said the cyclist was reported in serious but stable condition at Grady Memorial Hospital.

Information from: WSB-TV.

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