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Sentencing Date set for Georgia Woman Who Leaked Secrets

Aug 8, 2018
Lincoln County (Ga.) Sheriff's Office via AP

A Georgia woman who pleaded guilty to leaking a secret U.S. report is scheduled to be sentenced later this month.

A federal judge in Augusta has scheduled a sentencing hearing Aug. 23 for Reality Winner. The 26-year-old former National Security Agency contractor was charged last year with copying a classified U.S. report and mailing it to an unidentified news organization.

AP Photo/John Bazemore, File

Georgia Power says the cost to complete construction at the twin Vogtle nuclear units will rise by $1.1 billion.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports the additional costs to complete the construction at the nuclear units in Burke County will not be handed down to customers.

The company said in a Wednesday statement that Southern Nuclear, which has been managing the project for more than a year, revised the estimated cost to complete the project from $7.3 billion to $8.4 billion.

Twins Sentenced After Prosecutors Say They Dealt Cocaine

Aug 8, 2018

A pair of twin brothers in Georgia will be joining each other behind bars after prosecutors say they distributed cocaine.

Prosecutors say Kemeca Dukes and Kecole Dukes, both 41, of Gainesville, conspired to sell cocaine from August 2015 to October 2016. Kemeca Dukes sold the drugs to informants working for a narcotics squad unit on 10 occasions. Kecole Dukes sold cocaine to the informants on three occasions.

The brothers were released from prison in 2014 after being arrested for dealing drugs. Prosecutors say the twins were back to dealing drugs in less than a year.

Online Athens

A man accused of recording high school girls undressing has pleaded guilty in federal court. Timothy Burnette was arrested in January on the campus of Oconee County High School. He was indicted on two federal counts of child pornography and a state charge of unlawful eavesdropping or surveillance.

WalletHub

The peach state is near the bottom of the barrel when it comes to healthcare. The personal finance website WalletHub studied all 50 states and the District of Columbia to come up with its list of 2018’s Best and Worst States for Health Care. Analyst Jill Gonzalez says Georgia did not fare well.

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