Georgia News Roundup
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Georgia health officials seek public input on spending

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia health officials are looking for public input on spending.

The Georgia Department of Public Health and its Board of Public Health plan to hold a public budget hearing at 1 p.m. on Aug. 12 in an effort to gather public comments and strengthen community involvement.

The hearing will allow member of the public to give their opinions on how the department should use its resources. Anyone interested in speaking at the meeting is asked to send their comments to the department by Aug. 5. Speakers will be limited to three minutes each.

The meeting will be held as the agency begins to plan for the amended 2015 fiscal year budget and the 2016 general budget.


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Sheriff, pastors to discuss church burglaries

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. (AP) — A north Georgia sheriff is asking representatives of all churches in his county to attend a meeting to discuss a recent rash of church break-ins.

The Dawson County Sheriff's Office said Monday on its official Facebook page that the meeting is set for 10 a.m. Tuesday in Dawsonville. Sheriff's officials are asking for representatives from all churches in the county to attend.

Authorities said at least a dozen churches have been targets of burglaries in Dawson County since February. Dawson County sheriff's Maj. Ray Goodie Goodie has said that one of them has been hit multiple times. He estimates the thefts have totaled more than $40,000.

Goodie said his department is working with nearby Lumpkin County on the cases, since churches in that county have also been burglarized.

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Georgia woman to make court appearance in hot car case

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a woman accused of leaving four young children in a locked SUV is expected to make her first court appearance Tuesday.

Atlanta police spokesman Greg Lyon says police were called to a shopping center in southwest Atlanta Monday afternoon on a call about four children — ages 6, 4, 2 and 1 — who were left in an unattended SUV.

Lyon says the children's 27-year-old mother had been shopping at a grocery store for up to 20 minutes when police arrived.

Fulton County Jail records show that Charnae Amanda Mosley faces four counts of reckless conduct. The jail records do not list an attorney for her.

Lyon says the children were evaluated at the scene but didn't need medical treatment. Lyon says the children are now in their grandmother's custody.

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Train collides with high school teacher's SUV

SMITHS STATION, Ala. (AP) — A high school teacher from east Alabama is recovering in a hospital after a train collided with her SUV near her school.

Authorities say the train struck Smiths Station High School science teacher Vivian Martin's SUV on Monday afternoon.

Lee County Superintendent Mac McCoy said the teacher did not appear to have any serious injuries from the collision. McCoy said she had no broken bones.

The Columbus Ledger-Enquirer reports that Martin was flown by helicopter to Midtown Medical Center in Columbus, Georgia, shortly after the collision and was in satisfactory condition.

Information from: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer, 

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