Nearby: Explosions, Fire Destroy Manufacturing Plant

Also, one confirmed dead from Thursday's I-285 wreck near Smyrna.

One Fatality Confirmed in I-285 Wreck in Cobb County

Cobb Police Sgt. Dana Pierce has told Northeast Cobb Patch that there were three vehicles involved in the accident, which occurred Thursday at 4:20 p.m. on eastbound I-285 just west of the Chattahoochee River.

Pierce says that a semi tractor-trailer, a small pickup truck, and a passenger car were involved in the accident, but the circumstances of the accident are still under investigation.

He also confirmed one fatality, a passenger in the pickup. The driver has been taken to the hospital, but Pierce had no updates on his condition.


Canton Carmike Theatre Safe After Bomb Threat

No bomb devices were found during a sweep of the  Riverstone 15 Cinemas, the chief of the  told Canton-Sixes Patch this afternoon.

"All the theaters were searched," Chief Bob Merchant said outside the complex. "We feel comfortable that the whole area has been checked."

Earlier today, officers fanned out to Carmike locations in Atlanta, Cartersville, Conyers, Cumming, Hiram, Newnan and Snellville after the movie theater's corporate office received bomb threats from callers who identified themselves as employees of a Carmike vendor, according to WSB-TV and the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Theaters in other states also were on alert.

Check out the whole story on Canton-Sixes Patch.

Explosions, Fire Destroy Bartow Manufacturing Plant, Close U.S. 411 

Ten Mouldings Unlimited employees, who last night could have been working the third shift, were not there when explosions shook the city of White and flames began to engulf the manufacturing plant, threatening nearby structures, CBS Atlanta reports.

"It was shaking my whole house. It woke up my daughter and I was like, 'Get your clothes together,'" nearby resident Amanda Thompson told WSB-TV.

"It rattled the windows. It was really loud, like cannons going off," a man said of the explosions, according to the TV station.

Last week, the plant halted its third shift due to slow business, CBS reports. Mouldings Unlimited employs a total of 25.



More »
Got a question? Something on your mind? Talk to your community, directly.
Note Article
Just a short thought to get the word out quickly about anything in your neighborhood.
Share something with your neighbors.What's on your mind?What's on your mind?Make an announcement, speak your mind, or sell somethingPost something
See more »