Monday, May 6, 2013
A Kentucky boy accidentally shot his 2-year-old sister to death with a gun he got for his birthday.
Two-year-old Caroline Sparks loved playing outside, singing, and her 5-year-old brother, who accidentally shot her to death last week with the .22-caliber rifle he got for his birthday. CNN reports the children's mother had stepped outside for just a few minutes when the accident occurred. It was the third time in about a month that someone was shot to death by a child under 6. The boy's gun was a Crickett rifle marketed specifically for young children as "my first rifle," the CNN story said. The gun stocks come in colors such as pink and blue. Officials in Kentucky noted that gun ownership among young children is common in the area. “It’s a normal way of life, and it’s not just rural Kentucky, it’s rural America – hunting and shooting and…
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Senate didn't get behind a plan to let students carry guns on the University of Georgia and other campuses.
Friday, March 29
Students and faculty won't be packing heat at the University of Georgia this year, as controversial Georgia legislation aimed at loosening gun restrictions did not pass before the General Assembly adjourned Thursday. Senate Bill 101 never came to a vote on the final day of the 2013 Georgia legislative session. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the legislation got hung up on the provision that would allow firearms to be carried on college campuses. Senate Bill 101 also would have allowed guns in churches, and allowed local school boards to arm administrators. The Journal-Constitution reports the bill stalled over a disagreement about who should be required to complete a gun safety course before being allowed to carry firearms …
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A look at top stories from Patch sites across Georgia.
Guns Confiscated at Metro Area High School - East Cobb Patch Two unloaded guns were confiscated from two students at Wheeler High School without incident on Friday, according to Principal David Chiprany. In an e-mail message delivered over the weekend to the Wheeler community, Chiprany said a student tip led to school administrators and resource officers taking action, and that the students in possession of the weapons were taken into police custody. Read more on East Cobb Patch. Police Release Details of Friday's Officer-Involved Shooting - Decatur Patch The Avondale Estates Police Department has released a statement about the chain of events leading to a fatal officer-involved shooting Friday. According to the police department's …
Friday, October 19, 2012
A workshop on Elder Road was also burglarized this week.
- POLICE & FIRE
Friday, October 19, 2012
Two cases this week of burglarized outbuildings are under investigation by the Oconee County Sheriff's Office. An estimated $1,000 worth of power tools was removed from a shed in the 1100 block of Hardigree Bell Road. The burglary reportedly occurred sometime between 10 p.m. on Oct. 16 and 3 p.m on Oct. 18, according to an incident report. A hammer drill, battery drill, miter box saw, portable planer, and reciprocating saw were among the items stolen. Earlier in the week, items were taken from a workshop located on a property in the 1600 block of Elder Road. The burglary occurred sometime between 2 p.m. on Oct. 15 and 7:30 a.m. on Oct. 16. Welders, chainsaws, a shotgun, a rifle and a handgun were taken, collectively valued at $3,000. The…