Two killed, two injured in boat collision on Lake Allatoona

CANTON - Two people were killed and two others injured when two boats collided on Lake Allatoona early Wednesday morning.

The accident happened around 1:30 a.m. when a ski boat slammed into a cabin cruiser about 200 yards from shore.

The two aboard the cabin cruiser, who were killed, were identified by the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office and the state Department of Natural Resources as Jason Hale Dean, 40, of Acworth and Lauren Diane Mills, 24, of Kennesaw.

The driver of the other boat, Ross Alexander Young, 19, of Woodstock was taken to the hospital with injuries to his face and chest, and a passenger was treated at the scene.

Judge rules against Forsyth in battle with power company

CUMMING - Another metro Atlanta government has lost its fight to restrict power companies with regard to power line routes.

A Forsyth County Superior Court judge on Tuesday ruled that a county ordinance requiring power companies to first apply for zoning and submit to public hearings before taking over property to build power lines is illegal.

The decision was a major blow to property owners and the case was watched closely around the state. Had the judge sided with the county, it would have marked the first time in Georgia a local government successfully restricted a power company with regard to power line routes.

Inmate finds loaded guns, reports it

AUGUSTA - A jail inmate who was on a work crew found a stockpile of loaded guns in an overgrown lot.

After the discovery, Joseph Fulwood, 46, reported the find to the work crew's supervisor.

Fulwood was part of a work crew clearing a vacant lot Monday when he found a white plastic bag containing the weapons in a panel of an old car, according to a Richmond County Sheriff's Office report. The weapons included a handgun, a rifle and five shotguns.

Fulwood is serving time in the Richmond County jail Correctional Institution for a parole violation, according to the Georgia Department of Corrections. He had been convicted for sale and distribution of marijuana in Chatham County.

He could be paroled as early as next month.

- From wire reports