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Blown tire by truck causes collisions

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 6:03pm

A blown tire caused a 9-car wreck on Interstate 20 on Friday.

According to Columbia County sheriff’s Staff Sgt. Ray Childress, a tractor trailer blew a tire and lost control while traveling East down I-20 around 2:20 p.m.

As vehicles began to slow to avoid the truck, other collisions occurred. Four cars subsequently ran into the rear of each other, and caused another collision in which two more cars sideswiped each other. Another car also wrecked.

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Aquinas receiver Justin Gibbs to transfer to Grovetown

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 07/15/2016 - 3:15pm

Justin Gibbs, one of the area’s top receivers, is transferring from Aquinas to Grovetown.

The 6-foot-2, 196-pound Gibbs had 646 receiving yards and seven touchdowns as a junior as the Irish reached the GHSA Class A private state championship game. Gibbs also turned heads as a sophomore when he caught four passes for 103 yards and three touchdowns in a 49-21 win against Tattnall Square.

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