The westbound exit ramps of Bobby Jones Expressway (I-520) heading to Atlanta and I-20 were blocked this morning by an 18-wheeler that caught fire.
No injuries were reported to the driver.
A second vehicle fire was reported shortly thereafter on Bobby Jones westbound at Wheeler Road, also hampering morning commuters, dispatchers said.
Former Georgia state Rep. Robert C. “Bob” Beckham, a Republican Party stalwart and business leader whose interests ranged from oil to radio stations, died Friday at age 84.
Thomas Poteet & Son Funeral Directors reported his death on its Web site. Arrangements are incomplete.
“He was a Republican before Republicans were cool,” said former Columbia County Commissioner Frank Spears. “He was a kingpin in county politics for a long timeand remained very active.”
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