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News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press

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ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - The University of Georgia will start a national search for a vice president for instruction. The school says UGA Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost Pamela Whitten has appointed a search committee. Laura Jolly has served as vice president for instruction since 2010. She's returning to the faculty.

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (AP) - A Russell County jury took just minutes to convict a man of beating and strangling his pregnant girlfriend to death. Curtis Durall Newsome will be sentenced next month for killing of Caneya "Candy" Webb last year. Authorities say Newsome strangled Webb then left her tied up face-down in the bathtub of her Phenix City apartment.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) - Daytona Beach police say a 12-year-old boy has been grazed after a 59-year-old Georgia man shot his handgun inside his adjoining room at the Wyndham Ocean Walk Resort. Police say they don't think it was an accidental discharge. He told police he noticed the pistol had fallen out of the holster.

ATLANTA (AP) - The Sam Nunn Atlanta Federal Center is expected to reopen for business on Monday. The building in downtown Atlanta houses twenty-one federal agencies, with nearly 5,000 employees. It has been closed this week due to a power outage.

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