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1 killed in Rabun County plane crash

CLAYTON, Ga. (AP) - One person has been killed in a small plane crash in north Georgia.

The director of Rabun County's Emergency Management Agency, Mike Mazarky, said the plane crashed Saturday morning after taking off from a private airport west of Clayton.

Mazarky told WSB-TV that the pilot was killed. The plane carried no other passengers.

Investigators at the Federal Aviation Administration are heading to the crash site.


GOP works to avert Senate upset in Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - Republicans are on the offensive in the Georgia Senate race, attacking Michelle Nunn as a rubber stamp for President Barack Obama and Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid.

Republican David Perdue also questions Nunn's experience as a non-profit foundation executive. Perdue says his experience as a chief executive officer of several large for-profit corporations would be more valuable in the Senate, but Nunn and Democrats say Perdue's career has put profits above people.

The early battles highlight Nunn's uphill fight as she tries to pull an upset in a fall election that pits two outsiders who have never held elected office.


Ex-secretary for Douglas prosecutor indicted

ATLANTA (AP) - A former secretary for a Douglas County prosecutor has been accused of financial corruption.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports a grand jury Friday indicted Tammie Agan on 34 felony charges of making a false statement or writing and 24 misdemeanor counts of theft by taking.

She's accused of billing for work she did not do and putting in fraudulent claims for payments to her daughter, who was an intern. The indictment alleges that the mother collected the $400 monthly payments on the daughter's behalf.

Agan did not return a message seeking comment.

Douglas County DA David McDade retired as part of an agreement reached with the state attorney general's office as the state wrapped up its investigation. He agreed to repay the county $4,000 in disputed spending.


Police investigating fatal crash in Cobb County

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) - Police are investigating a crash that killed a 50-year-old man in Marietta.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Robert Barth was driving a Mack dump truck Thursday afternoon when it veered into the westbound lanes for unknown reasons. Police said the truck swerved, rolled over and struck a utility pole.

The driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the wreck has not been determined.

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