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6-mile backup when Atlanta pedestrian struck

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:09am

ATLANTA — A woman was struck by a car on Atlanta’s Downtown Connector, leading police to close several northbound lanes for a time near the start of this morning’s rush hour.

WXIA-TV reports the woman was struck as she walked along the northbound high-occupancy vehicle lane in midtown Atlanta around 5:45 a.m. Her condition wasn’t immediately known.

The Georgia Department of Transportation said backups extended for about six miles as police investigated.


SC gun permit change gets 'neutral' stance

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 10:32pm

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.

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Gunshot wound found in body from lake

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 4:28pm




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.

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Missing Augusta child found

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 04/12/2015 - 12:27pm

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.

Trenton evacuees returning home after train derailment

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 04/11/2015 - 10:40am


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.

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Train derails in Edgefield County, causing residents to leave houses

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Fri, 04/10/2015 - 10:47pm

TRENTON, S.C. — A Norfolk Southern train that might have hit a fallen tree derailed late Friday near Trenton in Edgefield County, causing the evacuation of several neighborhoods but causing no injuries to residents.

Derrec Becker, of the South Carolina Emergency Management Division, said residents within a 1½-mile radius of the intersection of state Highway 121 and Salters Pond Road between Trenton and Johnston had been told to leave their houses as a precaution and go to Mount Canaan Church at 2451 Edgefield Road in Trenton.

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