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Georgia State Patrol puts Augusta Commissioner Donnie Smith on leave

...will remain on leave "pending the completion of an investigation into a possible policy violation," said spokesman Gordy Wright.Smith has served as District 7 commissioner since 2012.
Head-on crash kills Ga. pastor

...Thankful Baptist Church, died in the wreck just west of Adairsville around 8:30 p.m. Sunday. State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright says a pickup truck driven by 47-year-old Michelle Blum crossed the center line on Georgia 140 and crashed into...
Police investigating fatal motorcycle accident at Windsor Spring and Rosier

The Richmond County Sheriff's Office is investigating a fatal motorcycle accident near Windsor Spring and Rosier roads that claimed the life of at least one person.He was identified this morning as Jason Ycaza, 30, according to Gordy Wright, of the Georgia State Patrol
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...m. in Rockdale after the trooper tried to stop him for following too closely, according to State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright."The suspect exited the vehicle from the passenger side and attempted to flee on foot. The suspect then pointed...
North Georgia car crash kills 4

...Authorities have identified four people killed in a head-on collision in Bartow County. Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright says the crash occurred Monday afternoon on Ga. 140. He says a Kia Sportage traveling west on S.R. 140 crossed...
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4 people treated after powder found in package near Georgia Capitol

...and police say four people were isolated after coming into contact with the substance. Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright says the package was found Tuesday around 4 p.m. on the 12th floor of the west tower at the Floyd Office Complex...
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White powder at state office not hazardous

...identify at the scene, so the sample was sent to the FBI crime lab to be analyzed. Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright says the investigation continues regarding the package.
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Recession changes methods of Georiga State Patrol

...budget might."We've asked troopers to conserve fuel where they can, and they have been good about doing so," said Gordy Wright, a spokesman for the State Patrol.Troopers are parking their cars and conducting more stationary roadblocks. The...
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5 killed, 2 injured in wreck near Alabama line

...who were airlifted in critical condition to hospitals in Atlanta and Columbus, said Georgia State Patrol spokesman Gordy Wright.Witnesses said a 1986 Oldsmobile Cutlass was moving at a high speed when it crossed into the lane for oncoming traffic...
Coffee truck smashes into Ga. home

...Center to make sure he didn't have any internal injuries, firefighters said.A Georgia State Patrol trooper cited Morrow with failing to keep his vehicle in the proper lane, according Gordy Wright, spokesman for the Georgia State Patrol.
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