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Atlanta crash kills 2 kids

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 2:13pm

ATLANTA — Two children have died after their mother's car was involved in a three-car crash in Atlanta. A third child in the car has been hospitalized.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution  reports the children's mother turned in front of a car travelling more than 100 mph Sunday. The driver of a Monte Carlo hit the mother's Chrysler, ejecting at least one of the children.

WXIA-TV reports 3-year-old Lauren and 4-year-old Jordan Colman died of their injuries Monday. Six-year-old Jaylen Colman is in stable condition. The condition of their mother, Cazhara Lovett, isn't known.

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Lou Holtz leaving ESPN

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 11:29am

Former University of South Carolina football coach Lou Holtz, 78, will not return to ESPN as a football analyst this fall.

Sports Illustrated reported on its Web site Sunday night that the longtime college and professional coach and TV commentator have parted ways.

Holtz, who won a national championship while coaching Notre Dame, was also head coach at several schools including Arkansas, North Carolina State and Minnesota. He also coached the New York Jets.

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Confederate ship photo a hoax

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:35am

 

 

SAVANNAH, Ga. — For three decades, the stained and blurry photograph presented a great mystery to Civil War historians.

 

It was a picture taken of another photo in a peeling, gilded frame. In the foreground stood a man, his back to the camera, wearing an overcoat and a hat. In the center, visible amid stains and apparent water damage, was a ship.

 

Did this picture show the only known photograph of the ironclad Confederate warship the CSS Georgia?

 

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Kennesaw wants Civil War train back

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/13/2015 - 8:20am

KENNESAW, Ga. -City officials are trying to find a way to bring a runaway train back to Kennesaw to live with its sister train.

Kennesaw's The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History owns The General, one of the two main engines involved in what's been named The Great Locomotive Chase.

The General is owned by the state and is on permanent loan to the city.

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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.

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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.

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