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News Minute: Here is the latest Georgia news from The Associated Press

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MACON, Ga. (AP) - A middle Georgia sheriff says two inmates visiting a Macon funeral home tried to return to jail with drugs and other contraband that had been hidden inside their grandmother's casket. Bibb County deputies found marijuana, tobacco, a lighter and a cellphone on inmates Henry Ison Rouse and Nekoase Antwan Vinson after they attended a visitation for their dead grandmother Thursday.

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) - Grieving relatives of a west Georgia boy say they can't fathom what motivated his violent death a week ago. Nizzear Rodriguez celebrated his 13th birthday the day before he was killed last Sunday. Police say intruders broke into his grandmother's Carrollton townhome, climbed the stairs and shot the seventh-grader in the head as he slept in bed.

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) - A Savannah police officer has been fired after he shot and wounded an unarmed man last year while responding to reports of gunshots outside a nightclub. Savannah-Chatham County police notified officer Bobby Waiters of his suspension pending dismissal in July.

ATLANTA (AP) - Rapper Ludacris is challenging fellow hip-hop artist Lil Wayne in a game of hoops today. Ludacris and his Disturbing tha Peace record label will play against Lil Wayne and his label Young Money in a celebrity charity basketball game in Atlanta.

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