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Man, 47, drowns in Savannah pond

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 8:24am

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Authorities say autopsy results have confirmed that a man found dead in a pond had drowned.

The Savannah Morning News reports 47-year-old Jesse Kicklighter’s body was found below the water’s surface on March 8.

The Savannah-Chatham police department’s dive team recovered the body.

Police have said that Kicklighter had been flying a model airplane in the area and had not returned. A friend searching for him found his truck and then found the body.

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Atlanta area cop killed on way to call

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 8:21am

JONESBORO, Ga. — Authorities say a police officer in metro Atlanta has been killed in a car crash while responding to a call.

Clayton County Police Chief Gregory Porter tells WSB-TV the officer was on his way to a “prowler-type” call when the wreck happened Sunday night.

Porter said the officer was trying to avoid another vehicle and ran off the road on Tara Boulevard south of Atlanta.

The officer’s name wasn’t released as police notify his relatives. Police say he had been with the department for about one year.

Lake Lanier boat crash kills 1, injures 1

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 8:19am

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GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Authorities say one person has been killed and another injured in a boat crash on Lake Lanier.

The Times of Gainesville reports the wreck happened Sunday night in the Chestatee Bay area of the lake off Georgia 369.

Chad Black, deputy chief of Hall County Fire Services, says the person who survived was taken to a hospital with minor injuries.

Authorities say the crash was reported to emergency workers around 9:40 p.m. Sunday.

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Savannah pedestrian killed by car

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 8:17am

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Police in Savannah are investigating the death of a pedestrian who was struck by a car.

Savannah-Chatham Metropolitan Police say 59-year-old Cynthia Denise Bridges was hit by the car on Abercorn Street late Saturday night. She was later pronounced dead at Memorial University Medical Center.

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Dock crash kills SC man

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 03/16/2015 - 8:15am

INMAN, S.C. — A Spartanburg man has died after the personal watercraft he was operating crashed into a dock on Lake Bowen.

The Spartanburg County coroner’s office said 43-year-old James Prescott Hartell died at the scene around 5 p.m. Sunday.

The Department of Natural Resources and the coroner’s office are investigating the crash near Interstate 26.

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