Saturday, May 18, 2013
Multiple agencies participated in the recent training drill at the Barrow County Airport.
A member of the Georgia Army National Guard made the 911 call that started a recent training drill involving a simulated helicopter crash. Barrow County Emergency Services staff, deputies with the Barrow County Sheriff's Office and the Barrow County Airport Authority responded and worked the scene. “It was a simulated military helicopter crash with three patients in the helicopter,” Emergency Management Coordinator Penny Clack said in a news release. The drill was set up as an opportunity for military and civilian public safety personnel to work together in a simulated emergency. “Previous training conducted between agencies aided in emergency responders being able to mitigate the emergency scene without any issues,” Clack said. “This …
The Athens Banner-Herald reports one of the suspects recently surrendered but authorities are still searching for the second man.
Two suspects are facing charges in connections with a May 3 armed robbery outside a Winder convenience store. The Athens Banner-Herald reports Darren Michael Lamiotte, 20, and Kartez Jamal Fowler, 24, both of Athens, reportedly confronted two men leaving the Phillips 66 service station on North Broad Street and demanded money at gunpoint. The duo stole off with $1,500 and a cellphone, the report says. The Winder Police Department publicly released Lamiotte’s identity and photograph May 9, and he surrendered that night. Authorities are still searching for Fowler. Both suspects are facing charges of armed robbery and aggravated assault. Chris Cooper, public information officer for the Winder Police Department, told the ABH the robbery …
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One critic says the film eclipses its 2009 predecessor, while another calls the plot "clunky."
"Star Trek Into Darkness" is playing at Gateway Cinemas 12 in the BigD Experience. Showtimes are 12:45, 4:15, 7:20 and 10:15 on Friday, May 17, and Saturday, May 18. Regular showings are at 12:30, 4:00, 7:05, 10:00 and midnight. The premise, courtesy of the film's official website: When the crew of the Enterprise is called back home, they find an unstoppable force of terror from within their own organization has detonated the fleet and everything it stands for, leaving our world in a state of crisis. With a personal score to settle, Captain Kirk (Chris Pine) leads a manhunt to a war-zone world to capture a one man weapon of mass destruction. As our heroes are propelled into an epic chess game of life and death, love will be challenged, …
The Winder distribution center has several opportunities posted on its website.
Chico's in Winder is hiring for the following jobs: Customer returns coordinator — Responsible for receiving and processing returns from customers and stores. Reviews and researches problems, obtaining necessary information from policies, procedures or practices. Coordinates problem resolution with appropriate departments. Qualifications include one to three years of customer service/distribution experience. Distribution manager — Responsible for managing the activities and work performance of assigned department's staff to meets established standards and goals for staffing, safety, productivity and quality. Qualifications include a bachelor’s degree in business administration or a related field and five or more years of supervisory …
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The following booking information was obtained from the Barrow County Sheriff’s Office. The listed individuals have not been convicted of a crime.
The following individuals were arrested and booked into the Barrow County Detention Center from May 14 through May 17, 2013: Jennifer Susan Bagwell, 64 West Williams Street, Winder, was booked into the jail on May 14. The listed charges are disorderly conduct and simple assault. Matthew Brueck, 1875 Crystal Ridge Drive, Dacula, was booked into the jail on May 16. He is being held for Lumpkin County. Deanna Marie Bunner, 65 Laster Road, Roopville, was booked into the jail on May 14. The listed charge is probation violation. John Cochran, 5250 Blueberry Hills Drive, Gainesville, was booked into the jail on May 13. The listed charge is computer pornography. Dario Scott Domizi, 760 East Campus Road, #74, Athens, was booked into the jail on May…
Friday, May 17, 2013
Barrow County Emergency Services is spotlighting its exceptional employees leading up to National EMS Week from May 19 through 25.
Lieutenant Michael Barnes with Barrow County Emergency Services was honored Tuesday, May 14, during a board of commissioners meeting. Barnes was recently recognized at the annual Georgia Emergency Medical Services Region 10 Awards Banquet as Paramedic of the Year. “Lieutenant Barnes is and has been a vital part of our organization and truly puts his heart and soul into public safety as a whole,” Barrow County Emergency Services Chief Dennis Merrifield said in a news release. “His countless hours of dedication and commitment to our service make him well deserving to be recognized as our paramedic of the year.” Barnes began his service with Barrow County in 2003 as a firefighter and emergency medical technician and was named rookie of …