mostlycloudy
Thursday July 30th, 2015 4:15PM

Falling tree kills man in east Georgia

By The Associated Press
AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) Authorities say an east Georgia man was killed when a tree fell on the tractor he was driving.

The Augusta Chronicle reports that the accident happened Saturday in Columbia County.

Columbia County Deputy Coroner Harriett Garrison said 77-year-old Jeff Cash was using a Bush Hog when a rotting tree fell on top of the tractor.

Men who had been working nearby found Cash around 3 p.m. after they grew concerned when they could hear the tractor running but no longer saw Cash making his rounds.
© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
Ethics laws set to take effect Jan. 1 in Georgia
After dominating much of the legislative session, a set of major ethics reforms is scheduled to take effect Jan. 1.
7:04PM ( 1 year ago )
Sex offender held in Hall County for failing to register
A 47-year-old man was booked into the Hall County Jail Tuesday, being held without bond for allegedly failing to register as a sex offender, his second such arrest.
6:09PM ( 1 year ago )
Pharmacy robberies may involve same suspect
Oakwood Police Tuesday afternoon released details in a pharmacy robbery they're investigating, similar to one that happened in the Hall County Tuesday morning.
5:46PM ( 1 year ago )
Local/State News
Clermont City Councilwoman resigns
Clermont City Clerk Sandra Helton said City Councilwoman Lynn Adams submitted her resignation to the city Thursday morning.
3:51PM ( 24 minutes ago )
Inmate dies in custody at Habersham Co. Detention Center
A Habersham County Detention Center inmate died Wednesday while in custody, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
By AccessWDUN Staff
3:01PM ( 1 hour ago )
Traffic, election qualifying, church rezoning decisions fill Gainesville City Council work session
Gainesville city leaders approved a couple of traffic adjustments Thursday morning at the City Council work session, and will vote on a third at their voting meeting on Tuesday.
1:27PM ( 2 hours ago )
Person of interest in custody in connection with Homer bank robbery
A person of interest is in custody in connection with a bank robbery in Homer, taken into custody shortly after 1:00 p.m.
1:20PM ( 2 hours ago )
Collins announces August town hall meetings for 9th District
Congressman Doug Collins announced Thursday that he will hold three town hall meetings in Georgia's Ninth District in August.
By AccessWDUN Staff
1:13PM ( 3 hours ago )