Around Our Area: Deadly house fire; dog shot in dispute; Drone helps fight fire at peanut plant




A house on Roberts Street in Nashville, Ga., burned late Friday, killing one man.

One killed, two injured in Berrien County house fire

A house on Roberts Street in Nashville, Ga., burned late Friday, killing one man.
A house on Roberts Street in Nashville, Ga., burned late Friday, killing one man.

State fire officials are investigating a house fire that left one person dead and two others injured.

Glenn Allen, a spokesman for the state fire commissioner, said 69-year-old Johnny Edward Holton was killed in the Friday night fire on Roberts Street in Nashville.

Injured were 19-year-old William Bohanan; and 10-year-old Dakota Garvette. Allen said both were flown by helicopter to the Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Fla., with burns to their arms and hands.

Allen said the house was destroyed in the blaze. He said in a statement that an initial investigation showed that the fire started in the family room of the one-story wood frame home near an electric space heater. The exact cause of the blaze remains under investigation. (Valdosta Daily Times)

Dog Shot and Killed in Dispute in Thomasville

A dispute over a little girl’s dog ends in gunfire in Thomasville.

The dog wound up dead and now police are trying to decide who’s to blame.

A rat terrier named Rugrat was shot and killed Thursday by a neighbor who complained the dog had chased him and his elderly mother.

The Humane Society confirms the dog dispute has been going on for more than a year. Animal control officers have been out to Woodland Drive more than once and have picked up Rugrat for running loose.

Yet owner, Jennie Evans, says that’s no reason for Manning to shoot and kill her dog – a rescue dog – who slept with her nine year old granddaughter each night. (WCTV)

Drone helps contain giant fire at peanut plant in Cordele

CORDELE Fire officials credit a camera-equipped, remote controlled drone with allowing them to quickly contain a raging fire that destroyed 900 tons of peanuts worth an estimated $750,000 in a storage silo. No one was injured.

The fire broke out early Tuesday morning at the GFA Peanut Company processing plant.

Because the blaze had collapsed the roof of the silo and was burning inside the tall structure, firefighters could not climb atop to spray their water hoses directly onto the fire’s source in order to put it out.

The drone, supplied by a volunteer firefighter, hovered over the silo, snapping images that enabled a Georgia State Police helicopter to drop water bags from above onto the inferno, and allowing firefighters below to also more effectively battle the fire. Read More




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