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Man found dead in river sought in Jenkins County slaying

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 3:35pm


Authorities have identified the body found Friday in the Ogeechee River in Midville, Ga., as a man wanted in a Jenkins County slaying.

Deondray Johnson, 31, of Waynesboro, was wanted on charges of murder in the May 1 death of Victoria Baird, whose body was found in her Tool Court apartment in Millen. Johnson was identified as a suspect and also wanted on a burglary charge.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation identified Johnson on Wednesday. His body was discovered by a man fishing in the river.

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Downed electricity line affecting some south Richmond County customers

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 2:02pm


Georgia Power customers in south Richmond County are without electricity after a dump truck hit a power pole on Windsor Spring Road about 1:40 p.m.

Deputies directed traffic at several Hephzibah-area intersections, including Peach Orchard Road and Windsor Spring Road at Highway 88, which were affected by the power outage.

As of 1:50 p.m., Georgia Power estimated that 1,771 customers have been affected. Power is expected to be restored by 2:30 p.m.


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Serious injury in morning wreck

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Wed, 05/11/2016 - 8:16am


Serious injuries were reported in an early morning pedestrian-related wreck.

A Richmond County sheriff’s news release issued around 3:20 a.m. said deputies were on the scene of the incident on Gordon Highway and Jimmie Dyess Parkway. The pedestrian was transported to Augusta University Medical Center.

More details on the incident have not been released.


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