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The index only includes 84 major cities, which means Atlanta (about 32 points) only ranked higher than Baghdad (which, you’ll remember, is a major city in a country that has been ravaged by conflict for a decade) and Hanoi.
Source: Columbus Ledger-Enquirer
Gov. Deal signs deed transferring Sports Hall of Fame to Bibb County authority
In October, the Development Authority of Bibb County agreed to buy the property for $138,000. The closing is expected to take place Friday morning at Sell & Melton law firm.
Source: Macon Telegraph
Marietta soldier dies in Afghanistan
Sgt. 1st class Omar W. Forde, 28, who graduated from Kennesaw Mountain in 2004, is remembered for being a team player and a role model for his fellow teammates, said former football coach Scott Jones.
Source: Marietta Daily Journal
More than 368,000 immigrants removed from U.S. last year
This is the fewest number of immigrants deported by ICE since the end of President George W. Bush’s administration.
President Obama grants two Georgia inmates clemency
In a statement, Obama said the Fair Sentencing Act paved the way for the grants of clemency, which narrowed disparities in punishment for certain drug offenders.