News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EST
CULLMAN, Ala. (AP) - Rock the South is moving this year, but fans of the country music festival in Cullman needn't worry. Al.com reports the festival is leaving its usual home in Heritage Park for a larger location about two miles (3.21 kilometers) away. Organizers say the site will expand from 15 acres (653400 square feet) to about 140 acres (60984 square feet), and will allow for camping, RV parking and more on-site parking. More than 65,000 people are expected at this year's event set for May 31-June 1.
ATLANTA (AP) - The Georgia Department of Transportation is spending $79 million to resurface worn stretches of highway, build and repair bridges and make intersections safer on state highways. The state DOT awarded contracts on 16 total projects at the end of December.
ATLANTA (AP) - A collection of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s papers on display in Atlanta provides insight into the slain civil rights leader's thought processes as he drafted some of his most well-known speeches and notable sermons. "The Meaning of Hope: The Best of the Morehouse College Martin Luther King, Jr. Collection" is set to open Saturday at the National Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta. It is timed to commemorate what would have been King's 90th birthday on Jan. 15.
AIKEN, S.C. (AP) - The death of an inmate at the Aiken County Detention Center is under investigation. WJBF-TV reports the Aiken County Sheriff's Office has brought in the South Carolina Law Enforcement Division to assist with the investigation. Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton identified the inmate as 62-year-old Warred Pridgen, from Graniteville, South Carolina.
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