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Updated: Wed, 13 Aug 2014 01:15:50 EST

ALBANY, Ga. (AP) — The former manager of a Georgia peanut processor linked to a deadly outbreak of salmonella says he was "scared to death" the first time he saw that a lab test had identified the deadly pathogen in a product. Samuel Lightsey continued testifying today against his former boss at Peanut Corp. of America, Stewart Parnell, and two others.

ATLANTA (AP) — A Fulton County judge is urging attorneys on both sides of the trial of former Atlanta Public Schools educators to quickly weed out prospective jurors ineligible to serve for a lengthy trial. Attorneys began meeting with prospective jurors yesterday to select 12 jurors and 11 alternates.

ATLANTA (AP) — Zoo Atlanta officials say they're still searching for an owl that flew away from his trainers over the weekend. Zoo spokeswoman Keisha Hines says the male barn owl has the survival skills to find food until zoo officials find him. Zoo officials have said the owl isn't a danger to humans or pet. Hines says anyone who sees him should call the zoo's security team.

The Southeastern Conference's new network debuts Thursday, promising more than 1,000 live events this year and a reach that includes most major television providers. SEC officials think it will increase revenue.

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