Dead jail inmate identified

A Burke County man has been identified as the inmate who is believed to have hanged himself Sunday in the Richmond County jail.

The Richmond County Coroner's Office identified him as Cecil Coleman Johnston, 56, of Sardis.

Further questions were referred to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, which is now handling the case.


Savannah River Site resumes normal activity

A suspicious item was discovered Wednesday afternoon at the Savannah River National Laboratory which prompted emergency responseactivities.

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