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Georgia officer fatally shot, suspect remains on the loose

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 10:10am

EASTMAN, Ga. — A police officer in a small, central Georgia city has been shot and killed by a suspect who remains on the loose, authorities said Sunday.

Eastman Patrol Officer Tim Smith was fatally shot about 9:30 p.m. Saturday in a residential area of the city located about 60 miles southeast of Macon, Georgia Bureau of Investigations spokesman Scott Dutton said.

Smith, 31, was responding to a suspicious person call when he encountered Royheem Delshawn Deeds, exited his patrol car and was shot, Dutton said.

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Kneeling in road, Monetta man killed

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 9:56am

A 41-year old Monetta, S.C, man kneeling in the middle of U.S. Highway 1 was killed early Sunday when he was struck by a vehicle.

Andrea M. Gibson, of Old Lane, was pronounced dead at the scene on U.S. Highway 1 North near Engineer Road, according to a statement from Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton, The accident happened about 4:45 a.m.

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Area Republican officials still backing Trump

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 08/14/2016 - 1:33am

Editor's note: An earlier version of this story did not properly identify Michael Welsh, 12th Congressional District GOP chairman.

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Jackson woman, 91, dies from wreck injuries

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sat, 08/13/2016 - 6:18pm

A 91-year-old Jackson woman, injured in a Thursday car wreck that killed her husband, died Saturday afternoon.

Ruby Ledford died at Augusta University Medical Center from injuries suffered in the earlier accident, Aiken County Coroner Tim Carlton said in a news release.

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