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Updated: Sun, 23 Mar 2014 04:15:19 EST

METRO ATLANTA KILLINGS

2 people killed in separate Atlanta area slayings

ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say two people were shot to death in separate slayings in metro Atlanta.

Fulton County police found two men, both shot, inside a car near Old Bill Cook and Godby roads shortly after 1 a.m. Saturday. Fulton County police spokeswoman Kay Lester said one man was dead, and the other was taken to Grady Memorial Hospital in critical condition. Police were questioning a witness in that shooting.

Later, around 8 a.m. Saturday, another deadly shooting was reported along Martin Luther King Jr. Drive in southwest Atlanta. Officers found a body in the middle of the road.

Jerome Scott tells WSB-TV that he saw someone chasing the victim out of the woods. He said the chase ended in the middle of the street, where the victim was shot multiple times.

SOLDIERS CHARGED-PLOT

Ga. soldier faces trial in death of pregnant wife

SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — An Army soldier already serving a life sentence for two slayings is scheduled to face a court-martial on charges he also killed his pregnant wife at Fort Stewart in southeast Georgia.

Pvt. Isaac Aguigui of Cashmere, Wash., faces another life sentence if a military judge convicts him of murder in the July 2011 death of his wife, Sgt. Deirdre Aguigui.

The military's autopsy failed to pinpoint what killed her. A Georgia state medical examiner who took a second look concluded she was suffocated or choked to death.

Aguigui received $500,000 in benefit payments after his wife died. Civilian prosecutors say he used that money to fund an anti-government militia group. Aguigui pleaded guilty last July to ordering the slayings of a former soldier and his girlfriend to protect the group.

WINDER POLICE

Former GBI agent hired as Winder police chief

(Information in the following story is from: Athens Banner-Herald, http://www.onlineathens.com)

WINDER, Ga. (AP) — A former Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent will be the new police chief in Winder.

Jim Fullington has been serving as interim police chief since Dec. 2. The Athens Banner-Herald reports that he replaces former Chief Dennis Dorsey, who resigned last year following allegations of cheating in the department on a fitness test.

Before becoming interim chief, Fullington was the department's operations commander.

He worked for 27 years with the GBI before retiring as special agent in charge of the state agency's regional office in Athens.

RESERVOIR LOAN

Water authority seeks loan for North Ga. reservoir

(Information in the following story is from: The Times, http://www.gainesvilletimes.com)

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The Etowah Water and Sewer Authority will apply for a state loan it hopes will speed construction of the Russell Creek Reservoir.

The authority's board has approved applying for a loan from the Georgia Environmental Finance Authority.

General Manager Brooke Anderson told The Times of Gainesville that the authority had not applied for state funding in the past because the authority did not believe the project was ready until now.

The authority has been working since 2006 to develop the Russell Creek Reservoir. It could serve an estimated population of 125,000 through 2050.

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