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2-year-old dies in shooting; boy hurt

ATLANTA — A toddler was killed and her infant brother seriously wounded by gunfire early Saturday as they slept alongside their grandmother, authorities and family members said.

Police said two bullets were fired through the door of a home in south At­lan­ta, striking 2-year-old Ty-Teyanna Motley and her 1-year-old brother, Isaiah. They were sleeping with their grandmother on a sofa bed, said the victim’s uncle, Charlie Howard.

The boy was in stable but critical condition at Chil­dren’s Healthcare of Atlan­ta. Howard said the boy was shot near his spine.

“We never had any problems with anybody,” How­ard told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “Who­ever did that was a coward. My niece was only 2 years old. If they had a problem, they should just tell us.”

Police said they had no immediate leads and had not made any arrests.

Government looks into Nissan dealer

WASHINGTON — Fed­eral transportation officials are investigating reports that a Georgia Nissan dealership sold a recalled vehicle without performing mandatory repairs.

Investigators say they are looking into at least one case of a Nissan Quest minivan sold by the Gwinnet Place Nissan dealer, in Duluth. The investigation notice was posted online Sat­ur­day to the National High­way Traffic Safety Ad­min­istration’s Web site.

U.S. transportation laws bar dealers from selling recalled vehicles unless they perform necessary repairs.

The dealer’s general manager, Lee Crumpton, said Saturday that he was alerted early last week and that the mistake was isolated to one vehicle. He said nothing happened to the customer or the car, which has since been repaired by another dealership.

Clemson students get Election Day off

CLEMSON, S.C. — Clem­son University has decided to cancel classes for Elec­tion Day.

Clemson President Jim Barker said the school used to have fall break around Election Day but recently moved it to mid-October. He decided Friday to go ahead and cancel classes Tuesday so students, professors and other employees can have plenty of time to vote.


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Property tax increase OK'd

Augusta commissioners broke a seven-year trend Wednesday and agreed 7-0 to raise property taxes by 1.75 mills to cover a deficit and provide employees a small bonus.
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