News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 11:40 a.m. EDT
SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The Trump administration has approved $3.7 billion in new loan guarantees to support completion of the first new U.S. nuclear reactors in a generation. The expansion at Plant Vogtle in eastern Georgia is years behind schedule, and its estimated cost of more than $27 million has nearly doubled since construction was approved in 2012. Energy Secretary Rick Perry announced the new financial support at the plant Friday.
ABBEVILLE, Ga. (AP) - A man convicted of helping hide the death of a missing Georgia teacher has been sentenced to 25 years in prison. Thirty-four-year-old Bo Dukes was sentenced Friday in Abbeville. Dukes was convicted Thursday night of lying to investigators about the 2005 death of Tara Grinstead. Her body was burned to ash and bone fragments in a pecan orchard. A co-defendant, Ryan Alexander Duke, is scheduled for trial next month on a murder charge.
ATLANTA (AP) - Jimmy Carter is now the longest-living president in American history. The 39th president on Friday reached the age of 94 years, 172 days _ one day beyond the lifespan of George H.W. Bush, who died in November. Both men were one-term presidents born in 1924. Carter remains active in human rights advocacy through The Carter Center that he and wife Rosalynn founded in 1982.
MCDONOUGH, Ga. (AP) - Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp says a brake manufacturer based in South Korea plans to open its first North American manufacturing facility in McDonough. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Kemp announced on Wednesday the new 220,000-square-foot facility for Sangsin Technology America. The newspaper says the $20 million plant will create about 200 jobs. It's unclear when construction will begin.
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