Here's a list of Georgia stories expected to move for the weekend of Aug. 24-25.
Story has moved in advance for use in Sunday morning newspapers.
MEASURING MLK's DREAM
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — When he boarded a Greyhound bus on his way to Princeton University, Glennon Threatt promised himself he'd never come back here. As a young black man, he saw no chance to fulfill his dreams in a city burdened by the ghosts of its segregated past. Helen Shores Lee left Birmingham years earlier, making the same pledge not to return. A daughter of a prominent civil rights lawyer, she wanted to escape a city tarnished by Jim Crow laws — the "white" and "colored" fountains, the segregated bus seating, the daily indignities she rebelled against as a child. Both changed their minds. They returned from their self-imposed exile and built successful careers — he as an assistant federal public defender, she as a judge — in a Birmingham transformed by a revolution a half century ago. This week, as the nation marks the 50th anniversary of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have A Dream" speech, there may be no better place than Birmingham to measure the progress that followed the civil rights leader's historic call for racial and economic equality. By Sharon Cohen.
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ATLANTA — Georgia may allow larger hog farms subject to fewer rules meant to keep manure from flowing into streams and rivers. The state's Board of Natural Resources will be briefed Monday on a proposal to loosen rules enacted after back-to-back hurricanes in North Carolina flooded hog manure lagoons and sent pollution downstream. Environmental groups say the rollback will lead to more contamination, but agriculture industry advocates say there was no reason to set specific limits on hogs in the first place. A decision is expected by December. By Ray Henry
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MOULTRIE, Ga. — On a dirt path through rows of corn, cotton and peanuts in this South Georgia town, a small black unmanned helicopter levitates, then takes off 675 feet into the sky. It's one of the test flights of unmanned helicopters from Stockbridge-based military drone maker Guided Systems Technologies that started in June and finish next month --- a project underwritten by a $100,000 grant from the Georgia Centers of Innovation for Aerospace and Agribusiness. Researchers from the University of Georgia Tifton campus and Middle Georgia State College are also involved.
By Kelly Yamanouchi, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
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FORT GORDON, Ga. — Lying face down with an assault rifle tight to her chest, Fort Gordon 2nd Lt. Katie Christensen-Holliday took in a deep breath, exhaled and fired three rounds at an enemy soldier as he peeked over a grassy mound 150 meters away. Each bullet was a direct hit. The bad guy was killed. But this battle was fought inside and the dead enemy was a digitally-enhanced silhouette. At Fort Gordon, firing-range instructors can replicate more than 175 scenarios in its "strike house," a jungle-camouflaged room the size of a large classroom where it trains with a new weapon: virtual reality.
By Wesley Brown, The Augusta Chronicle.
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