News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press at 4:40 p.m. EDT
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia's highest court has declined to stop a vote on whether a new city should be created from part of the existing city of Stockbridge. The referendum on the ballot for November's midterm elections would create the city of Eagle's Landing from a part of Stockbridge combined with unincorporated parts of Henry County. The high court on Monday denied a request by Stockbridge to halt voting on the referendum. It did not rule on the merits of the case.
ROBINS AIR FORCE BASE, Ga. (AP) - President Donald Trump has arrived in Georgia to survey damage by Hurricane Michael. The president and first lady Melania Trump arrived at Robins Air Force Base on Monday afternoon. State and local officials were to brief the president at the base. The White House says Trump then plans to visit a farm and meet farmers who lost crops after the powerful storm raced through Georgia last week on its way to the Carolinas and Virginia after first dealing a crushing blow to the Florida Panhandle.
ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal has extended the voter registration deadline in four southwest Georgia counties hit by Hurricane Michael. Deal announced on Monday that the deadline for registering to participate in the Nov. 6 midterm election would be extended to Oct. 16 for residents of Clay, Grady, Randolph and Turner counties. Election offices in those counties were forced to close early on the day of the original deadline, Oct. 9, by the storm.
ATLANTA (AP) - Officials say the last cow from a tractor-trailer that overturned two weeks ago on a busy junction north of Atlanta has been caught. News outlets report 89 cows had escaped when the livestock truck transporting them flipped Oct. 1 around 3 a.m. on the cloverleaf of Interstate 75 and I-285. Eleven cows were killed in the wreck. The Georgia Department of Transportation's metro Atlanta district tweeted a photo Monday morning of the final cow in a wooded area.
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