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Truck fire blocks Bobby Jones exit

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 06/13/2016 - 7:33am

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.

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Former state Rep. Bob Beckham dies

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 06/12/2016 - 9:26pm


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 time
and remained very active.”

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