COLUMBIA — A bill that would allow Georgia and South Carolina concealed-weapon permit holders to cross the state border is improving its chances of passage, as local authorities agree not to fight the change.
GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Sheriff’s officials say a medical examiner has found a gunshot wound on the body of a Buford man who was discovered by a fisherman in Lake Lanier in February.
Authorities in February identified the man as 25-year-old Kelly Nash, who had been reported missing in early January. His family had offered a reward for information on his whereabouts after he disappeared from his Gwinnett County home.
A juvenile reported missing -- Keod Watson -- has been located. According to a statement from the Richmond County sheriff’s office, he is resting comfortably at home with his parents. He was not injured or harmed and was possibly was hiding from parents during the night, the sheriff’s office said.
Most of the 30 Trenton residents evacuated Friday night after a Norfolk Southern train derailed were given permission to return to their homes Saturday morning after South Carolina emergency officials HAZAMT teams reported that no injuries or chemical leaks resulted from the crash.
The South Carolina Emergency Management Division officially lifted an evacuation order about 2 a.m. Saturday, turning the crash site over to Norfolk Southern for cleanup.