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Updated: Sun, 27 Jul 2014 01:16:25 EST

SENATE-GEORGIA

GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) — Republicans are on the offensive in the Georgia Senate race, attacking Michelle Nunn as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Republican David Perdue also questions Nunn's experience as a non-profit foundation executive. Perdue says his experience as a chief executive officer of several large for-profit corporations would be more valuable in the Senate, but Nunn and Democrats say Perdue's career has put profits above people.

The early battles highlight Nunn's uphill fight as she tries to pull an upset in a fall election that pits two outsiders who have never held elected office.

DA SECRETARY INDICTED

Ex-secretary for Douglas prosecutor indicted

(Information in the following story is from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com)

ATLANTA (AP) — A former secretary for a Douglas County prosecutor has been accused of financial corruption.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports a grand jury Friday indicted Tammie Agan on 34 felony charges of making a false statement or writing and 24 misdemeanor counts of theft by taking.

She's accused of billing for work she did not do and putting in fraudulent claims for payments to her daughter, who was an intern. The indictment alleges that the mother collected the $400 monthly payments on the daughter's behalf.

Agan did not return a message seeking comment.

Douglas County DA David McDade retired as part of an agreement reached with the state attorney general's office as the state wrapped up its investigation. He agreed to repay the county $4,000 in disputed spending.

FATAL CRASH

Police investigating fatal crash in Cobb County

(Information in the following story is from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com)

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Police are investigating a crash that killed a 50-year-old man in Marietta.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Robert Barth was driving a Mack dump truck Thursday afternoon when it veered into the westbound lanes for unknown reasons. Police said the truck swerved, rolled over and struck a utility pole.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the wreck has not been determined.

SAVANNAH-HISTORIC MAPS

Savannah displays maps tracing city's origins

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — Savannah's city government is celebrating its 225th year by displaying a collection of historic maps that show just how much Georgia's oldest city has changed.

City officials unveiled the map display Friday with John and Virginia Duncan, local shop owners who loaned the documents to City Hall. The maps trace Savannah's growth from around the time of the city's founding in 1733 through the 1890s.

Mayor Edna Jackson said, "If these maps could talk, they would tell quite a story."

Savannah will celebrate the 225th anniversary of its city government this December. The maps will remain on display in the City Hall rotunda through the end of the year. Meanwhile, digital scans of 352 postcards from the Duncans' historic collection have been made available for viewing on the city's website.

WILDERNESS EXCURSIONS

Excursions set for Okefenokee, Cumberland Island

FOLKSTON, Ga. (AP) — Federal agencies that oversee Cumberland Island and the Okefenokee National Wildlife Refuge in southeast Georgia are planning weekend paddling excursions this fall for the public to explore their wildest corners.

The National Park Service and U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service have scheduled the paddling trips the weekend of Sept. 13 through 15 and day trips on Sept. 21 and 22. Visitors who sign up and pay admission fees in advance will get guided tours of each site's federally protected wilderness areas.

The outings are planned to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the National Wilderness Preservation Act, which was adopted by Congress in 1964. Lands protected by the wilderness act are left undeveloped and largely untouched by man.

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