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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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Joey Logano wins NASCAR race at Michigan, his 1st of year

Latest from The Augusta Chronicle - Sun, 06/12/2016 - 4:41pm

BROOKLYN, Mich. — Joey Logano plopped into a seat, getting a much-needed break, when the 26-year-old driver found out he was just a part of history.

Logano pulled away from the pack to win the FireKeepers Casino 400 and was followed by Chase Elliott, 20, and Kyle Larson, 23, the youngest top three in NASCAR Sprint Cup history.

“That’s pretty cool,” he said when informed of the feat Sunday.

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