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ATLANTA (AP) - A former prison guard at a federal facility in Atlanta has pleaded guilty to abusing an inmate by punching him in the face without any justification and intentionally obstructing an investigation into the matter. Forty-four-year-old Gregory McLeod, of Atlanta, entered the plea Wednesday.

MACON, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say an 11-year-old Georgia boy was shot in the leg while he and a teenager were playing with a gun. The Telegraph of Macon reports that a statement from the Bibb County Sheriff's Office says police didn't learn of the incident until later Wednesday, as the boy tried to hide the matter from his parents.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A community on the Georgia coast is donating artifacts, remembrances and dollars to launch a museum dedicated to how World War II reshaped local lives on the homefront. The Coastal Georgia Historical Society plans to open next year its museum dedicated to coastal Glynn County's role in building ships to carry troops and supplies overseas, training Navy officers to operate radar in battle, and watching for German submarines that lurked off the Georgia coast.

ATLANTA (AP) - Junior guard Brandon Alston scored a career-high 20 points, and short-handed Georgia Tech beat UT Rio Grande Valley, 78-68, with three players sidelined by NCAA suspensions. Alston, a graduate transfer from Lehigh University, poured in 13 points after halftime as the Yellow Jackets (2-1) expanded a 32-27 halftime lead in McCamish Pavilion.

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