News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 7:40 a.m. EDT
JONESBORO, Ga. (AP) - A newspaper is reporting that police in Georgia have made two arrests in a fatal shooting outside a high school graduation ceremony. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Clayton County Police spokeswoman Marcena Davis confirmed the arrests but said their names and charges are not being released yet. The victims were two women hit by gunfire following an argument after the ceremony at the Clayton County Performing Arts Center.
LYNCHBURG, Va. (AP) - Former President Jimmy Carter started his commencement address at Liberty University in Virginia with a gentle jab at President Donald Trump, who took the same podium a year earlier. Carter said his host told him Saturday's crowd was even bigger than 2017. Carter drew laughter when he said, "I don't know if President Trump would admit that." The remark harkened back to controversies over Trump's claim of a massive inauguration crowd.
ALBANY, Ga. (AP) - Authorities say a man who fled overseas a decade ago to avoid charges in a Georgia slaying is now jailed in the state. Federal marshals delivered 41-year-old Neil Adam Smith to the Dougherty County jail after escorting him on a plane Thursday from London.
(AP) - The 2018 elections are guaranteed to shake up Georgia's political status quo, and those changes will begin to take shape with the party primaries. Two Democrats and five Republicans are competing Tuesday to be the parties' nominees for replacing term-limited GOP Gov. Nathan Deal. Also on the ballot are open seats for lieutenant governor, secretary of state and insurance commissioner. And five Georgia congressmen are facing primary opposition from within their own party.
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