UGA safety; Brunswick port; $20M in pot; Fani Willis update

*The University of Georgia is planning to spend more than seven-million-dollars in security upgrades following the death of a young woman. It’s been nearly a week since Laken Riley was found dead after going for a run behind Lake Herrick near the intramural fields on campus. The school announced Tuesday that it would spend more money to hire more officers, cameras, lighting and call boxes. UGA president Jere Morehead said the school is continually evaluating safety programs.  
*Georgia’s Brunswick port is growing closer to becoming the busiest for bringing in cars. An expansion in the works could mean it will be the busiest in the country by 2026. Last year, the Port of Brunswick moved nearly 800,000 cars, trucks, SUVs and equipment. U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg called Brunswick a very important terminal for the American economy.  

*A massive marijuana plant operation is being uncovered in southeastern Georgia. Investigators thought they were on their way to a food manufacturer in Pierce County this month when they uncovered what’s being considered as Georgia’s largest indoor drug-growing bust. They eventually uncovered more than eleven-thousand marijuana plants with a value of over $20 million. Four Chinese nationalists were arrest on various charges.  

*The relationship between DA Fani Willis and the special prosecutor in Donald Trump’s election interference case in Georgia was front-and-center again. The former law partner for prosecutor Nathan Wade is being compelled to testify about when Wade’s romantic relationship began with Willis. Terrence Bradley once again told the court he didn’t remember exactly when their romantic relationship started. Lawyers for Wade and Willis claim their relationship began after she appointed him to the case, but lawyers for Trump and his co-defendants say it started before the appointment, and she benefited financially because of that appointment.  

(Georgia News Network contributed to this story.)