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Donation to Grady will go toward renovations


ATLANTA --- Grady Memorial Hospital on Monday moved closer to completing an agreement that is expected to bring $300 million to the public trauma center, while the hospital's board tries to deal with some disappointments involving government support.

At its second meeting Monday, the hospital's nonprofit board signed a lease agreement that included a $200 million commitment from the Robert W. Woodruff Foundation.

The donation will help pay for infrastructure improvements, which Grady officials have said total up to $600 million.

Jail to look for inmate immigration violations

LAWRENCEVILLE --- Gwinnett County authorities say they will begin screening inmates in the county jail for immigration violations.

The $5 million program approved by the county commission last week trains deputies to use U.S. Department of Homeland Security databases to look up inmate records. Deputies also will be trained to begin the deportation process for those in the country illegally.

The new program could begin as early as October.

-- Edited from wire reports