Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press

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Updated: Sat, 09 Aug 2014 01:15:25 EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Forecasters have issued severe thunderstorm warning for parts of north central Georgia. Georgia Power is reporting more than 31,000 customers are without power. Public schools in Atlanta have cancelled all after-school activities for the day.

ATLANTA (AP) — An American doctor infected with Ebola says he's getting stronger every day. Dr. Kent Brantly put out a statement through Samaritan's Purse, the aid organization he was working with in Liberia. He and another aid worker, Nancy Writebol, are being treated in an isolation unit at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta.

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — A peanut plant manager says he knew the Peanut Company of America was submitting false lab tests to its customers before a nationwide salmonella outbreak killed nine Americans and sickened more than 700 people five years ago. Sammy Lightsey testified during the federal trial of his former boss Stewart Parnell.

ATLANTA (AP) — A civilian agency overseeing the redevelopment of an old military base is moving ahead with selling part of the property to Tyler Perry so he can build a movie studio. Perry plans to acquire 330 acres at the Fort McPherson site for $30 million and build up to 16 sound stages. The U.S. Army still must sign off on any deal.

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