Tuesday, September 4, 2012
The number of fatalities has declined since 2010.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, September 4, 2012
Ten motorists were killed on Georgia roadways over the Labor Day Weekend, according to Georgia State Patrol. That number is down from last year, when 15 traffic fatalities were reported. In 2010, there were 19. Fatalities were reported from Cobb County Police, Gwinnett County Police, Henry County Police, GSP Douglas, GSP Toccoa, GSP Valdosta, two from GSP Cartersville, and two from GSP Madison, according to the Georgia Department of Public Safety website. Georgia State Patrol investigated a total of 373 traffic accidents, which resulted in 230 injuries. Troopers also arrested a total of 240 people for driving under the influenced, issued 983 citations for seat belt violations and recovered six stolen vehicles, according to the news …
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Descend 531 steps, crawl in a cave, ride in a hot air balloon and more suggestions for Labor Day weekend fun.
Ever hiked the floor at Tallulah Gorge State Park? Here's your chance! The park will be leading hikes on a strenuous trek down 531 steps to the gorge floor Sept. 1-3. Participants will cross a river by jumping rock to rock and climb boulders to reach Bridal Veil Falls where they will be given the chance to cool off with a swim. Hikes will cover approximately 3.5 miles, no pets are allowed and children should be ages 10 or older. Hikers need to bring their own food and water. Hike times begin at 10:30 a.m. and finish around 2:30 p.m. Hikes require a $5 fee in addition to the $5 parking fee. Contact 706-754-7981 for more information. Take a short drive to Pine Mountain, Georgia and enjoy the hot air balloon festival taking place at Callaway …
Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Update: A child, reported as one of the fatalities, is in fact still alive. That would make only six traffic fatalities reported on Georgia roads compared to 14 for the same period last year.
Update: GSP Patrol spokesman confirms Alex Fowlin, who is 10 and not 11, did not die in the wreck as reported and is in fact alive and at Egleston. Despite wet roads on the last day of the Labor Day weekend, the Georgia Department of Public Safety reported a significant drop in traffic fatalities on Georgia Roads over the 78-hour travel weekend. For reporting purposes, the Labor Day travel weekend begins at 6 p.m. Friday and ends at midnight Monday. According to the Georgia Department of Public Safety website, there were seven fatalities reported statewide during this period. Georgia State Patrol reported 435 crashes with 225 injuries. Last year the GSP reported 360 crashes with 211 injuries and 13 fatalities. Statewide in 2010, with all …