Oconee County Fire and Rescue and deputies investigated reports of explosions in the Cooper Gin Road area Wednesday evening.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Loud booms heard in the Cooper Gin Road area Wednesday evening around 8:45 p.m. were caused by people shooting "legal to possess explosive target(s)," according to the Oconee County Sheriff's Office. Deputies and Fire and Rescue personnel responded to the area around 8:50 p.m. to investigate the source of the noise. The following Nixle alert was sent out: Sheriff & fire units are responding to reports of multiple explosions in the Cooper Gin Road area. No source or exact location for the reported explosions has been ascertained at this time. Within an hour, the Sheriff's Office posted on its Facebook Page this update: The source has been located. Some folks were shooting a product called tannerite....a legal to possess explosive target…
Fire Rescue and Sheriff's deputies responded to the area late Sunday, but no emergency was detected.
The source of loud noise reported Sunday night in Farmington remains a mystery. According to Chief Deputy Lee Weems of the Oconee County Sheriff's Office, around 9 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, dispatchers received several calls from residents concerned that there was some kind of emergency in the area of Salem and Old Salem roads because a loud noise was heard. Did you hear a loud noise Sunday? Share what you experienced in the comments below. Deputies and fire rescue personnel responded, interviewed the callers and knocked on doors of residents in the area but no emergency was found, Weems said. A deputy remained the area for several hours afterward, but the source of the sound was not determined, he said Tuesday. Concerned residents posted …