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ATLANTA (AP) - Investigators are searching for a delivery food driver who they say opened fire and killed a customer just outside metro Atlanta. The Fulton County Medical Examiner's Office identified the victim as 30-year-old Ryan Thornton of Atlanta. Local media report that according to the Atlanta Police Department, Thornton ordered delivery from UberEATS on Saturday and went outside a Buckhead apartment complex, about 8 miles (13 kilometers) north of Atlanta, at about 11 p.m. to pick up his food.

ATLANTA (AP) - Former first lady Rosalynn Carter is recovering from surgery at Emory University Hospital in Atlanta. In a statement, the Carter Center says 90-year-old Carter had surgery Sunday to remove scar tissue from a portion of her small intestine. The surgery was successful. The statement says the scar tissue developed after a cyst was removed many years ago. Carter is expected to remain hospitalized for several days, where she'll rest and recover.

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Ga. (AP) - A group committed to preserving the scenic character of St. Simons Island on the Georgia coast is $1 million richer thanks to an anonymous donor. The $1 million donation to the St. Simons Land Trust came at an important time. The trust is working to raise $4 million to meet a challenge by a charitable foundation that awarded it $2 million earlier this year.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - President Donald Trump has chosen a Georgia sheriff and a former police chief to fill vacant U.S. marshal posts in the state. The White House said in a news release Trump is nominating Monroe County Sheriff John Cary Bittick for the position of U.S. marshal for the Middle District of Georgia. David Lyons is Trump's pick for the post of U.S. marshal for the Southern District of Georgia.

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