The scoop on Thursday, Jan. 14: 5 things to know this morning

House Bill 756 would allow business owners to cite religious beliefs in refusing goods or services for a "matrimonial ceremony" — allowing them to refuse service to gay couples getting married in the state under legislation. Read more.

2. Oldest man on Ga. Death Row to be executed

Brandon Astor Jones will be executed for the 1979 murder of a Cobb County convenience store manager. A judge signed a warrant Wednesday and if lethal injection is carried out as planned, he will die just 11 days shy of his 73rd birthday. Read more.

3. $424,000 spent on legal innocence project, and only 1 person found

Some thought with the funding from a $424,000 federal grant, the Georgia Innocence Project would exonerate at least several innocent people in prison. But only one has been discovered behind bars for a crime he did not commit. Read more.

4. Fayette voting rights battle could be nearing an end

Fayette County's school board voted unanimously Tuesday night to settle its part in a legal dispute with the NAACP and a group of its black residents over how the county's government leaders are elected. Read more.

5. The latest updates on historic $1.5 billion Powerball drawing

On Wednesday, the biggest lottery jackpot ever was drawn in the Powerball with a total jackpot of $1,584,000,000. The odds of winning? 1 in 292.2 million. Read more for updates and winners.