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News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press

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ATLANTA (AP) - Now that Georgia Republicans have settled on businessman David Perdue as their nominee for the state's open Senate seat, the real battle begins with a marquee match-up in the fall against Democrat Michelle Nunn. The race will shape up largely as two outsiders battling for moderate and independent voters in a state that has voted reliably Republican in recent years.

CLERMONT, Ga. (AP) - A northeast Georgia day care center where a 16-month-old toddler was burned has informed the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning it would not appeal its license revocation. An agency spokesman says that Discovering Basics of Clermont has sent a letter informing the agency of its intent not to appeal the July 11 decision.

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A fund has been set up to help the families of three Hall County firefighters, who were injured when a ladder fell about 20 feet during a training exercise. The fund has been established at the Hall County Credit Union.

MIAMI (AP) - The U.S. National Hurricane Center says a tropical depression in the Atlantic has weakened to a tropical wave as it approaches the Lesser Antilles. Its maximum sustained winds today are near 35 mph.

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