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Judge denies bond for 4 militia men

GAINESVILLE, GA. — A federal judge has denied bond for the four Georgia militia men accused of plotting terror attacks against government officials.

U.S. Magistrate Susan Cole said Wednesday there was too much evidence the men took “concrete action” to carry out attacks to release them. It was a victory for prosecutors who argued over three days of hearings that men the posed a danger to the public.

Defense attorneys said the men never planned to carry out their bold talk. They said they intend to appeal.

Some cities to sell alcohol this Sunday

ATLANTA — Several Georgia cities where voters approved retail sales of alcoholic beverages last week will start permitting the package sales this weekend.

Retailers in Woodstock and Sandy Springs will be allowed to sell alcohol this Sunday. City officials made the announcement Wednesday, a day after East Point said it will permit the sales this week.

Roswell has posted on its website that Sunday sales will be permitted this week.

Atlanta also approved Sunday sales, but the sales will not begin until Jan. 1.

$14 million granted in sex abuse case

MONCKS CORNER, S.C. — A South Carolina Circuit Court judge has awarded a 27-year-old woman more than $14 million dollars in civil damages against a former relative who sexually abused her as a child.

Circuit Judge Stephanie McDonald says the woman should get $7 million in punitive damages and slightly more than $7 million in actual damages.

In other news

THE UNIVERSITY System of Georgia reports a systemwide enrollment record of 318,027 students this fall, an increase of 6,585, or 2.1 percent, from the fall of 2010.

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