DALTON, Ga. – The Dalton Police Department is on scene at Dalton High School where shots have been fired.
Dalton Police report that no student was injured by the shooting and all students are out of harm’s way. They also report the subject, a teacher, has been taken into custody.
The subject had barricaded themselves into a classroom earlier today before firing a weapon. Local police and Georgia State Patrol responded to the initial call. Concerning those reports that have come about a student injured during the evacuation, the Dalton Police were adamant that no student was injured by the shooting.
Police are also asking parents to NOT go to Dalton High School as they say, “The area inside the school has been evacuated and there are no students believed to be in the school at this time.”
The evacuated students have been taken to the Northwest Georgia Trade Center where police report parents should go for their children.
DAWSON COUNTY, Ga. – A Jasper woman was killed and a two-year-old girl is believed to be in critical condition following a single-vehicle accident on Hwy. 53 Wednesday east of Dawsonville.
Georgia State Patrol reports that 69-year-old Frances Louise Duncan was killed when the 2009 Kia Sportage she was driving failed to negotiate a left-hand curve, traveled off the south shoulder and into a ditch, striking the embankment of a deep drainage culvert. The vehicle then overturned with the front and hood area against the embankment and the rear of the vehicle facing up. Duncan was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the accident.
An unidentified two-year-old female was also in the vehicle and she was transported by Emergency Management Services to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, where she was believed to be in critical condition, before being airlifted to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta for treatment.
Our interview Friday with Speaker of The House David Ralston focused on rural Georgia. Ralston went into detail about the new Rural Georgia Economic Council. This council will be co-chaired by (R) Terry England from Auburn, (R) Jay Powell from Camilla and Vice Chair (R) Sam Watson from Moultry. The council will be holding meetings across Georgia to hear from elected officials, local businesses and citizens about how they feel rural Georgia economy can best be improved. Ralston said jokingly that he better not find out that one meeting took place in Atlanta.
Health care is a major concern in rural Georgia. Several hospitals have closed in rural Georgia areas including one in Ralston’s district in North Georgia. We spoke to Ralston abut one possible solution to meet rural Georgia health care needs. Ralston used the example of the first stand alone emergency room, opened by Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in Gilmer county. In this interview we asked Ralston if Gilmer county still had the possibility of having a full hospital.
Ralston told us that sometime within the next month Governor Nathan Deal would be visiting Gilmer county’s Fire Station 1 to sign the fire fighter’s workmen’s compensation bill. We asked Ralston the difference in this years campus carry bill opposed to last year’s bill which Governor Deal vetoed. Not being able to speak for the Governor, Ralston said he felt they made the changes necessary to get Deal to sign the bill. We also discussed the pay raises agreed upon in the 2017 legislative session for teachers, state law enforcement, and D.F.C.S workers.
Our final question in our interview friday: Speaker Ralston do you see the governor’s mansion in your future?
Pickens County Deputies and First Responders assisted the Georgia State Patrol on a 2 car accident.
The accident occurred on Hwy 136 Conn at Willow Ln. in Pickens County on Friday evening January 15th at approx 6pm. The road was shut down for approximately 45 minutes while the vehicles were cleared from the roadway. FYN has no information on any injuries or what may have caused the accident.
A man involved in a fatal wreck early yesterday morning has been identified. He was Ricky Leeroy Yother, 59, from Murphy, NC. (more…)
A pedestrian was struck midday Friday at Highway 515 South and Collins Road in Jasper. The victim, 52-year-old Jeffery Lawson of Jasper, is still in Kennestone Hospital in Marietta as of today. His condition is unknown. (more…)
A wreck shortly after lunch hour sent one person to the hospital and shook up another driver in Jasper. The accident occurred on East Church Street in front of Nana’s Nook. After the initial impact, both vehicles struck light poles on opposite sides of the road. They sustained major damage but luckily, only one person was reported injured.