Daily Dispatch: Georgia News
'Good, Christian people:' Monroe County elderly couple dies in fire
Mon, 19 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
VIDEO: A house fire Saturday in Monroe County took the lives of an elderly couple who were found inside the home. 87-year-old Morris Adair and his 91-year-old wife, Virginia, moved into a brand new home on Strickland Loop in Forsyth around the same time as their neighbor, Jim Caneup. "Great guy, I think he's a decorated Vietnam veteran.
- PUB DATE: 8/19/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WMAZ- TV 13 News
Lawrenceville man dies in two-home house fire
Sat, 17 Aug 2019 01:42:14 -0700
A disabled man is dead after two Lawrenceville homes caught on fire Friday afternoon. Gwinnett County firefighters responded to the 9-1-1 call with information an autistic man was entrapped in the basement of a split-level home while it was ablaze, Donald Strother with Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services said in a press release.
- PUB DATE: 8/17/2019 1:42:14 AM - SOURCE: AccessWDUN
2 Georgia brothers arrested for arson attack against officer's home
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 16:58:20 -0700
VIDEO: "Anyone that messes with an Atlanta police officer or a member of any portion of our team there will be a reckoning." That's the warning the Atlanta Police Department (APD) has for any criminal who targets their office. The message comes on the heels of the arrest of two brothers, 36-year-old Wesley Wise, and 30-year-old Quinton Wise.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 4:58:20 PM - SOURCE: Fox 28 Media
Sumter County names new fire chief
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 17:47:44 -0700
VIDEO: The Sumter County Board of Commissioners announced Jerry Harmon as the new Sumter County Fire and Rescue Chief. “I’m ready for the challenge. You know, ready to hit the ground running and working with all my staff,” said Harmon. After more than 32 years of public service, Harmon will now lead the men and women of Sumter County Fire and Rescue.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 5:47:44 PM - SOURCE: WALB-TV NBC 10 Albany
Wheeler County man charged with three counts of arson
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 08:10:21 -0700
A Wheeler County man is out on bond after being charged with three counts of arson earlier in August. According to a news release, 23-year-old Charles Mason was arrested on Aug. 5 after a string of fires stretching from May 4 to Aug. 4. The first two fires were set in the woods, and the most recent one burned up a 52-foot semi-truck in Glenwood.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 8:10:21 AM - SOURCE: WMAZ-TV CBS 13 Macon
LaGrange paramedic to open a fun, family, community wrestling academy
Fri, 16 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
Full-time paramedic, part-time wresting coach Jeff Tucker has big plans for the future of the wrestling business in LaGrange. On Thursday, Aug. 15 Tucker plans to open a Professional Wrestling Academy to teach those ages 10 and up how to participate in fun, family-friendly, community wrestling. Tucker plans to give wrestling a family-friendly atmosphere.
- PUB DATE: 8/16/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: The Lagrange Daily News
First responders arrive at Glynn County crash scene to find vehicle in flames, person dead
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 04:54:53 -0700
VIDEO: Authorities in Glynn County are investigating a deadly crash Wednesday. According to officials, a 911 call came in around 2:40 p.m. of a crash on the 200 block of King Cotton Road. When first responders arrived, they found that the occupant of one of the vehicles - which was fully involved in flames - was still inside.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 4:54:53 AM - SOURCE: WJCL Savannah
First-degree arson suspect from Hart County arrested
Thu, 15 Aug 2019 01:46:36 -0700
The Hart County man wanted for first-degree arson last month is in custody. James Colby Chastain, 25, of Vanna has been arrested, the Hart County Sheriff’s Office reported Wednesday. The charge against Chastain stems from a fire that occurred on July 1 at 658 Joe Findley Road, Royston. The 25-year-old, double-wide mobile home suffered major damage from the blaze.
- PUB DATE: 8/15/2019 1:46:36 AM - SOURCE: Access WDUN
Authorities rescue injured hiker on Mount Yonah
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:07:13 -0700
Authorities rescued an injured female hiker on the top of Mount Yonah on Tuesday, Aug. 13. White County firefighters, EMS and the Lee Arrendale Correctional Institute Fire Brigade responded to the report of the injured hiker around 3 p.m., according to a statement from White County Public Safety. Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) personnel were requested to assist with rehab for responders.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 1:07:13 PM - SOURCE: White County News
Fire Fire Fire reported at Forsyth County business off Mullinax Road
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 13:03:12 -0700
A local landscaping company near Denmark High School suffered heavy fire damage to its maintenance shop on Wednesday, according to authorities. Authorities say that a business near Denmark High School, off Mullinax Road in south Forsyth, suffered heavy fire damage on Wednesday after a blaze spread unnoticed through the maintenance shop for a local landscaping company.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 1:03:12 PM - SOURCE: Forsyth County News
Gilmer County woman sentenced for arson
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 09:53:31 -0700
An Ellijay woman was recently sentenced to prison for setting a fire in Gilmer County in January. Nora Patricia Richardson, 37, was indicted by a grand jury and found guilty on one count of arson and one count of criminal damage to property. Investigators said Richardson set fire to a couch in the living room of her home at 67 Stephens Run while another person was inside.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 9:53:31 AM - SOURCE: CBS 46 Atlanta
Twiggs County fire that killed woman was not arson
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 21:36:27 -0700
VIDEO: The sheriff's office has released new information on the cause of the fire and the victim's cause of death. They say the fire that killed 32-year-old Shaneka Basley likely started on or near the stove. The news release from Sheriff Darren Mitchum says there's no evidence that the fire was set.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 9:36:27 PM - SOURCE: WMAZ-TV CBS 13 Macon
Sumter County has a newly appointed Fire Chief
Wed, 14 Aug 2019 08:16:29 -0700
In a release from the Sumter County Fire and Rescue, they are welcoming a new Chief this morning. According to the post on Facebook, the Sumter County Board of Commissioners announced Tuesday night that Jerry Harmon had been selected as Fire Chief of Sumter County Fire Rescue. The release stating, "Chief Harmon is originally from Summerville, South Carolina and began his fire service career there in 1988.
- PUB DATE: 8/14/2019 8:16:29 AM - SOURCE: WGXA-TV Fox 24 Macon
Freon leak at Gwinnett Costco causes brief evacuation
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 12:44:39 -0700
Customers were evacuated from a Duluth Costco when a Freon leak was detected Tuesday, Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services said. Emergency crews were dispatched at 1:03 p.m., as customers, were being evacuated from the store near the Gwinnett Place Mall. Firefighters saw a “light haze” near the store’s refrigeration section when they went inside.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 12:44:39 PM - SOURCE: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
East Georgia State College students see success through Fire and Emergency Services Administration program
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 06:42:22 -0700
East Georgia State College is the only college in the state of Georgia to offer a bachelor’s degree in Fire and Emergency Services Administration (FESA), and students are already seeing the benefits of the program. Since the bachelor’s program began in the Spring of 2016, five people have graduated with the degree.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 6:42:22 AM - SOURCE: Emanuel County Live
Respected Athens-Clarke County firefighter turned actor dies of cancer
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 03:48:51 -0700
A former Athens-Clarke County firefighter who acted on the popular sci-fi thriller “Walking Dead” died Saturday of cancer. “It is with tremendous sadness that we mourn the loss of one of our former firefighters. Dango Nguyen passed away early this morning after a hard-fought battle with cancer. Dango was a member of our department for almost 20 years,” the fire department announced on its Facebook.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 3:48:51 AM - SOURCE: Athens Banner-Herald
Lee County Fire Chief David Forrester returning to old role
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 14:11:51 -0700
In a public meeting held last week, Lee County commissioners voted three to two to bring former Lee County Fire Chief and EMA Director David Forrester back as the Fire Chief. Forrester returned as the Chief in Lee County on Monday. On Friday, July 19th, officials told FOX 31 that Forrester was no longer employed in Lee County.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 2:11:51 PM - SOURCE: WFXL-TV Fox 31 My SouthWestGA.com
2 escape Atlanta house fire unharmed
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 21:38:54 -0700
Two fire victims escaped a burning home unharmed Monday evening. Flames broke out at the home in the 300 blocks of Irwin Street N.E. around 7 p.m. Fire crews were on scene shortly thereafter to find a portion of the second floor and attic on fire. Atlanta Fire Rescue told CBS46 News the two victims were able to get out on their own.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 9:38:54 PM - SOURCE: CBS 46 Atlanta
Cobb County: Man accused of setting car on fire to get insurance money
Mon, 12 Aug 2019 12:45:34 -0700
A Cherokee County man has been charged with arson after he allegedly set his vehicle on fire outside a car shop in Cobb County. Timothy Daniel Coots, 35, is charged with one count each of first-degree arson, insurance fraud and giving false statements, Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services said. The investigation began the morning of April 16 when firefighters responded to a call at Jokers Audio & Wheels at 2925 Canton Road in Marietta.
- PUB DATE: 8/12/2019 12:45:34 PM - SOURCE: Atlanta Journal-Constitution
Groundbreaking held for new Forsyth County fire station
Tue, 13 Aug 2019 00:00:00 -0700
The west-central portion of Forsyth County will be home to a new county fire station. Ground was broken on Tuesday for the department’s newest facility, which will be referred to as Forsyth County Fire Station 11. It will be located on Pittman Road. “Fire Station 11 will proudly serve the residents of west Forsyth County and provide enhanced coverage for our customers in this area,” said Forsyth County Fire Chief Barry Head.
- PUB DATE: 8/13/2019 12:00:00 AM - SOURCE: WDUN-TV News Access
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