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22-year-old Hephzibah woman killed in one-vehicle wreck

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 12:15pm

 

A 22-year-old Hephzibah woman died after a one-vehicle wreck on Old Waynesboro Road Monday morning.

Richmond County sheriff’s deputies responded to the crash at Old Waynesboro Road at Gully Springs Drive around 9:35 a.m.

Police said it appeared the driver, Kierra L. Johnson, lost control of the vehicle, overcorrected and struck a tree. The Richmond County coroner’s office said in a news release that Johnson died of blunt force trauma and no autopsy will be performed.

Black lawmakers celebrate legislative gains

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 10:51am

ATLANTA -- Democrats in the Georgia Legislature last week celebrated their influence in passing two of the most significant bills of the 2015 session.

Rep. Gloria Frazier, D-Hephzibah, cited her efforts to include sickle cell anemia in the medical marijuana bill signed into law by Gov. Nathan Deal. On the same day, Senate Democrats praised increased opportunities for minority contractors, resulting from Democratic support for the transportation spending bill.

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Aiken teen charged in armed robbery

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 10:44am

 

An Aiken teen charged with the armed robbery of an Aiken business told police he was forced to commit the crime.

Aiken Department of Public Safety police said a man entered In and Out, 580 Laurens St. NW, about 3 p.m. Sunday and demanded money from the clerk at gunpoint. The clerk and other customers recognized the gunman and refused to comply with his demands. He left on foot.

Later the suspect, Emerson Edwards, 18, went to the Aiken County Sheriff’s Office and reported he was forced to rob the store, according to a news release.

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Migos members arrested after Georgia Southern concert

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Mon, 04/20/2015 - 10:25am

STATESBORO, Ga. — All three members of the hip-hop group Migos face drug and weapon charges following their arrests after they left the stage at a weekend performance at Georgia Southern University, authorities said.

The group and its associates arrived for the Saturday night concert on the Statesboro campus in two vans, Bulloch County sheriff’s officials said in a statement to The Associated Press.

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