News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia authorities are searching for a teenager suspected of killing a police officer. Authorities said they believe 18-year-old Tafahree Maynard fatally shot Officer Antwan Toney on Saturday afternoon in the Snellville area of Gwinnett County. Police say a second suspect, 19-year-old Isaiah Pretlow, was captured and charged with aggravated assault for allegedly pointing a firearm at an officer during the pursuit after Toney's fatal shooting.
MACON, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia woman is accused of kidnapping a teenager 27 years ago, when both were about 19 years old. News outlets report that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested 46-year-old Melinda McSwain on Thursday in the disappearance of 19-year-old Sabrina Perry from Macon on Aug. 14, 1991. The Telegraph of Macon reports that McSwain was arrested at Mercer University by campus police.
ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia has reopened a lake on campus, 16 years after it was closed amid concerns about pollution. An extensive renovation project was done to clean up the once-polluted Lake Herrick. Now, students and residents can fish and launch kayaks, canoes and paddle boards on the lake. A key part of the restoration project involved a small pond upstream from Lake Herrick. Soon after the university created Lake Herrick in 1982, the pond became filled with sediment and pollutants.
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The U.S. Coast Guard is honoring a coastal Georgia community for its longtime support. Chatham County, which includes Savannah, was designated during a ceremony as an official "Coast Guard Community."
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