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Georgia Briefs -- Dec. 26, 2013

At least three people die on Georgia roads on Christmas Eve.

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Camilla lawyer making his mark in Tinsel Town

A Camilla lawyer brings his small-town sensibilities to Hollywood.

Georgia Briefs - Dec. 19, 2013

A roundup of news from the state of Georgia.

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Camilla native, UGA WR Scott-Wesley arrested on marijuana charge

Justin Scott-Wesley, a Camilla native and UGA receiver, was cited late Wednesday night for possession of less than an ounce of marijuana and possession/use of a drug object after housing personnel detected the odor of marijuana emanating from his room at Rooker Hall.

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Deen blackmailer gets 2 years in federal prison

former Savannah businessman on Monday was sentenced to 24 months in federal prison for attempting to extort $200,000 from embattled celebrity chef Paula Deen to keep quiet about damaging testimony he said would “sink her ship before it left the dock” in a pending civil case.

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BRAVES NOTEBOOK: Ex-Oakland ace Hudson compares A's 20-game win streak to Atlanta's 14

Tim Hudson says the Braves' win streak is more impressive than the one he was a part of in Oakland simply because of how well Atlanta is playing. (ADDS: notes on Schafer off DL; Braves not letting up with big lead)

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GEORGIA TECH NOTEBOOK: Smelter just ‘OK’ in first full-pads practice for Ga. Tech; ex-Monroe star Chamberlain shining in fall practice

Albany's Bryan Chamberlain draws heavy praise from Georgia Tech's offensive line coach for his work in spring practice.

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Falcons say no to Bengals’ ‘Hard Knocks’ mics during preseason opener tonight

Atlanta wants to protect whatever closely guarded secrets it has coming into the season and thus has refused to participate with HBO’s filming its “Hard Knocks” documentary when it comes to town with the Cincinnati Bengals for both teams’ preseason opener tonight. (ADDS: note on Falcons buying church, paving way for new stadium)

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Next in line

Georgia sophomore linebacker Jordan Jenkins is ready to step into the shoes filled by All-American Jarvis Jones last season and lead the Bulldogs defense.

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Warning to Hawks fans: Watch out for diving Carroll

DeMarre Carroll signs a two-year with Hawks on Saturday and promises to “do all the little things,” which might include diving into the first row of bleachers at Philips Arena after a loose ball.

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