Authorities say a Georgia high school senior has brought a gun to school a day before he was set to graduate.

Paulding County sheriff's Sgt. Ashley Henson said 18-year-old Brian Perry Belin Jr. was arrested just before 10 a.m. Friday.

Hiram High School resource officers saw a photo about 9 a.m. that Belin had posted on Instagram showing him with what appeared to be a semiautomatic pistol in his waistband.

Henson says Belin told administrators the gun was in his vehicle on campus. Officers searched the vehicle and found a loaded pistol.

The University of Georgia Athletic Association Board of Directors has approved a $143-million-dollar budget The board approved the fiscal year 2019 budget today during its annual spring meeting.

Athletics Director Greg McGarity says the goal of the Athletic Association is for every one of the Bulldog sports teams to be competing in its post season national championship competition. He said that “it’s imperative to support our teams with the financial resources necessary to achieve those goals....this budget reflects that support.”

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Athens News Matters for May 25, 2018

May 25, 2018

On this edition of Athens News Matters,  guests Lee Shearer with the Banner Herald, Blake Aued with Flagpole, and Gwen O’ Looney with WXAG discuss the primary election results, the surprises and what’s next.

Deportation Protection Restored in High-Profile Georgia Case

May 25, 2018

Lawyers for a Mexican woman whose case made national headlines when she was a Georgia college student eight years ago say federal immigration authorities have agreed to renew her temporary protection from deportation.
The American Civil Liberties Union said in a news release Friday that the Department of Homeland Security has agreed to renew Jessica Colotl's protected status under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

The Latest: Alberto is 2018's First Named Tropical System

May 25, 2018
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The first named tropical weather system of the 2018 hurricane season has formed. The National Hurricane Center says a disturbance moving toward the Gulf of Mexico is now Subtropical Storm Alberto.

Alberto had top sustained winds of 40 mph (65 kph) early Friday and was located 55 miles (90 kilometers) south of Cozumel, Mexico. The storm was moving north-northeast at 6 mph (9 kph). The storm is expected to bring heavy rain to the Yucatan Peninsula, western Cuba, Florida and the northeastern Gulf Coast throughout the weekend.