Saturday, May 18, 2013
He is the Georgia EMS Educator of the Year.
Georgia Emergency Medical Services has announced the winner of its EMS Educator of the Year award, and the recipient is a local. During the recent Georgia Emergency Medical Services Awards Banquet at the Georgia Public Safety Training Center in Forsyth, Cobb EMS Coordinator Larry Causby was recognized for contributing "significantly to EMS education at the community, regional, and/or state level," Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services spokeswoman Denell Boyd said. "The person must be someone who not only does the job, but far exceeds the expectations of the employer and the community," she said in a statement. "The individual is an example of what a true role model/community hero is."
He was among 26 metro area law enforcement officers who graduated from the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy.
Twenty-six people graduated recently from the North Central Georgia Law Enforcement Academy, and three of the graduates are from Cobb-area agencies, Cobb Sheriff Neil Warren said. The 10-week academy covered state laws, criminal procedures, firearms, emergency vehicle operations, defensive tactics, search and seizure, and other law enforcement related subjects. Cobb graduates included Officer Jeremy Boatwright with the Powder Springs Police Department and Officer Travis Smith with the Southern Polytechnic State University Police Department. Lt. Patrick Stewart with the Marietta Fire Department finished at the top of the class. In addition to Stewart, top honors went to Jonathan Morrison, an officer with the Cartersville Police Department…
Friday, May 17, 2013
They allegedly had 7.7 pounds of marijuana.
Four people, including one man from Powder Springs, have been arrested on drug-related charges after police found more than seven pounds of marijuana in their Kennesaw Extended Stay America Hotel room. About 8:45 p.m. Sunday, there was a strong odor of marijuana coming from the room at the Busbee Drive hotel. When officers opened the door "smoke came billowing out," a Cobb police officer wrote in a Cobb County criminal warrant. Marijuana, a glass pipe with marijuana residue and a glass jar containing marijuana were "found in plain view," according to the warrant. Officers obtained a search warrant and found even more drugs. "A scale and several other glass jars of marijuana were found," the officer wrote. "The quantity of the marijuana …
See tweets and photos from teams and attendees at the Relay For Life events happening in Cobb and Paulding counties.
Close to 4,000 people are set to gather in two counties to remember those who lost their battles to cancer, show support to those who survived it, and to raise money to fight the disease. Relay For Life of Cobb County will kick off at 7 p.m. at Jim Miller Park in Marietta. Next door in Paulding, Relay for Life of Paulding County is being held at White Oak Park in Dallas, with the event’s opening ceremony set for 6:45 p.m. Related news What is Relay For Life?Cobb Teams Taking the Fight to Cancer Tonight How Can Relay for Life Teams Use West Cobb Patch? We’ll be following the tweets from all of those involved in the two events, and you can follow along too. Check out the live Twitter stream attached to this article to follow the tweets from…
The woman's husband is wanted in connection with the alleged incident.
When Derrell Lamar King was prohibited from taking his 5-month-old daughter, tensions escalated Friday inside a Powder Springs home. According to a Cobb County criminal warrant, the Smyrna man went to his wife's home in the 2400 block of Chauncey Lane just after 7 p.m. May 10. When he attempted to take their daughter, his wife "did not allow a transfer of custody based on her husband's history of abuse," a Cobb police officer wrote in the warrant. King allegedly punched and kicked his wife, who was taken to a local hospital with multiple bruises to her arms. King faces a charge of battery, a misdemeanor offense.
Thursday, May 16, 2013
A 14-year-old boy was flown to Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.
A 46-year-old Hiram woman was killed and her 14-year-old son was injured Wednesday in a three-vehicle accident in West Cobb. About 12:53 p.m. Wednesday, Delores Sibert of Hiram was driving eastbound on Dallas Highway when she attempted to make a left turn into the Village Green Shopping Center parking lot, said Sgt. Dana Pierce, the spokesman for the Cobb County Police Department. As Sibert attempted to pull into the lot, she turned into the path of a silver 2005 Nissan Titan pickup truck that was westbound on Dallas Highway. The truck struck the passenger side of Sibert's green 1995 Toyota Avalon, Pierce said. "The impact caused the car to spin and collide with a gray 2004 Toyota Sequoia SUV which was waiting at the traffic signal to turn…
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Cobb authorities Tuesday night issued a Mattie’s Call for Odel Littleton.
Family members have found a missing 82-year-old man with dementia at a church in Lilburn. Odel Littleton of Powder Springs "is reported to be in good health and spirits," Officer Mike Bowman, a spokesman with the Cobb County Police Department, said this evening. Cobb authorities Tuesday night issued a Mattie’s Call for Littleton, who was last seen about noon Tuesday as he left his home in the 4000 block of Glenn Road in his white 2009 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck, Bowman said. He was headed to a Marietta Piccadilly to have lunch with friends. Related content
Odel Littleton was headed to a Marietta Piccadilly to have lunch with friends.
Cobb authorities Tuesday night issued a Mattie’s Call for a missing 82-year-old man with dementia. Odel Littleton was last seen by his wife about noon Tuesday as he was leaving their home in the 4000 block of Glenn Road, which is in Powder Springs, according to Officer Mike Bowman with the Cobb County Police Department. He was headed to a Marietta Piccadilly to have lunch with friends. Littleton was seen driving his silver 2009 Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck with Georgia tag BVJ8212, Bowman said. Littleton, a 5-foot-11, 165-pound white male, was last seen wearing a plaid shirt and dark slacks. The Mattie’s Call for Littleton came nearly 24 hours after another one was issued for 69-year-old Harry Brown of Marietta, who had last been seen…
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
She was arrested Monday on a charge of armed robbery.
A Dallas woman arrested in connection with a robbery and high-speed chase that forced authorities Monday afternoon to temporarily shut down Interstate 75 in both directions faces a new charge. Ancely Faye Green, 39, was arrested Monday on a charge of armed robbery, said Officer Mike Bowman with the Cobb County Police Department. According to a Cobb County criminal warrant, she now faces an additional charge of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer for a felony offense. Other new details are outlined in the warrant, including the fact that the woman was "homeless" at the time of the incident. About 10:54 a.m. Monday, Green walked into the Acworth SunTrust Bank at 1755 Mars Hill Rd. and "presented a written note instructing the …
Harry Brown was last seen Monday evening on Windage Way. He was found about 2 a.m. Tuesday in good spirits.
Cobb authorities early this morning canceled a Mattie’s Call for a missing 69-year-old Marietta man who suffers from Alzheimer’s. Harry Brown, who was last seen at 1400 Windage Way about 6:30 p.m. Monday, was found about 2 a.m. Tuesday behind a residence "within a close proximity of where he went missing," said Officer Mike Bowman with the Cobb County Police Department. Though he "was in good spirits," Brown was taken to WellStar Cobb Hospital in Austell as a precaution, Bowman said. There were no signs of foul play. Cobb County Police late Monday night issued a Mattie’s Call for a missing 69-year-old man. According to police, Harry Brown of Marietta was last seen at 1400 Windage Way about 6:30 p.m. and was believed to have left on foot. …