News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 5:40 p.m. EDT
ATLANTA (AP) - The two Republicans vying for Georgia governor continued to imply their opponent can't be trusted in a heated debate as their runoff enters its final stretch. Secretary of State Brian Kemp and Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle squared off Sunday at WSB-TV studios in Atlanta. The contest is locked in virtual dead heat with just over a week left before the runoff is decided July 24.
MACON, Ga. (AP) - Miles of central Georgia trails and some of Macon's most prominent historic landmarks can now be toured online on Google Maps. Ocmulgee National Monument Superintendent Jim David says anyone with an Internet connection can take a virtual journey to the top of the mounds and get 360-degree views of the places they're walking. The views were captured with a Google Street View Trekker- a 45-pound backpack with an attached pole topped with a green sphere holding eight cameras.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia joins Alabama and three other states in a week-long speed enforcement operation beginning Monday. "Operation Southern Shield" will run through Sunday, July 22. Law enforcement in Georgia and Alabama will join Florida, Tennessee and South Carolina in pulling over drivers who are traveling above legal speed limits on interstates, major highways and local roads.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Two members of Congress seek answers on fate of program that allows low-income people to make purchases at farmers markets. Connecticut U.S. Rep. Rosa DeLauro and Georgia U.S. Rep. Sanford D. Bishop Jr. have asked the U.S Department of Agriculture to provide them an update by July 20. The USDA was recently notified that a company that provides the online transaction platform allowing recipients of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance plans to shut down.
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