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Here are the Associated Press stories making headlines across Georgia on Thursday, November 21, 2013.

ATLANTA (AP) - Prosecutors say a former Atlanta Public School teacher has pleaded guilty to her involvement in the district's cheating scandal. A Fulton County District Attorney's spokeswoman says former teacher Lisa Terry pleaded guilty to obstruction yesterday. She was sentenced to 12 months of probation.

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) - The Georgia Army National Guard is gearing up to welcome soldiers back from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan. Army officials say the 170 members of the 878th Engineer Battalion will return to the National Guard Armory in Augusta on Saturday morning.

ATLANTA (AP) - United States Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx is visiting Atlanta to speak about a Georgia Department of Transportation project and the Affordable Care Act. Officials say Foxx will make a Georgia Department of Transportation funding announcement this afternoon.

ATLANTA (AP) - The newest member of the Georgia State Board of Pardons and Paroles has taken his position. A board spokesman says Braxton Cotton joined the board Friday. He is the former director of the Governor's Office of Transition, Support and Re-entry.

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