SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - The campaign of U.S. Sen. David Perdue has paid a $30,000 fine to federal regulators for violations discovered in the Georgia Republican's fundraising reports from the 2014 election. The civil penalty to the Federal Election Commission was disclosed in Perdue's latest campaign finance report filed Monday.

ATLANTA (AP) - The National Weather Service reports downed trees and structure damage as severe storms roared through central and eastern North Carolina. A preliminary report said there was roof and structure damage in one neighborhood in Chatham County outside of Siler City on Friday afternoon. News outlets reported at least one house near Interstate 85 outside of Hillsborough in Orange County was severely damaged by winds that were thought to have resulted from a tornado.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - Funeral services have been held for the widow of '50s rock star Frankie Lymon. Family and friends said goodbye Friday to Emira Eagle Lymon Bryant, who died April 13.

GRIFFIN, Ga. (AP) - Georgia's judicial watchdog agency has recommended that suspended Superior Court Judge Mack Crawford of the Griffin Judicial Circuit be removed from office for the alleged theft of court funds. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Thursday's recommendation now goes to the Georgia Supreme Court, which will decide Crawford's fate. Crawford, a former state legislator, has already been indicted for the alleged incident and has pleaded not guilty.

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