Author Archives: Sheffie Robinson

Two school bus accidents in Forsyth County

Authorities are investigating two separate school bus accidents in Forsyth County Wednesday afternoon. The first happened on around 3 p.m. along Kelly Mill Road as two school buses were taking kids home for the day. School officials said the two buses hit while leaving Mill Elementary School. The children were brought back to the school. Nine aboard complained of minor ...

Read More »

Dog injured in Newnan house fire gets help

A community is honoring the memory of a fallen Coweta County firefighter by helping the victims of the last fire he fought. Firefighter Michael Norton died within 24 hours after battling the fire on East Cole Street. The cause of his death has still not yet been determined. WATCH: Community comes together to help victim of fire The fire left ...

Read More »

Arrests following SWAT standoff in Covington neighborhood

A nearly 8-hour long standoff came to a peaceful end as police fired tear gas into the home in which a suspect had barricade himself. It started around 2 p.m. at a home on off of Emory Street at West Street. Covington police said they notifying the parents after catching a couple of juveniles breaking into a home. When they ...

Read More »

Firefighters: Arsonist torches 2 vehicles, riding mower

A Buford family is anxiously searching for answers after an arsonist set fire to a few of their cars and a riding lawnmower just outside their home. The Gwinnett County Fire Department said they hope to make an arrest in the case before the fire bug strikes again somewhere else. “It burned so hot you can look under here and ...

Read More »

Family denied entrance after purchasing tickets on popular website

A Snellville mother has a warning for people buying tickets on a popular website after she and her 6-year-old son were denied entrance at a basketball game. Alexa McDonald said she bought tickets on StubHub, but when she arrived at the gate at Phillips Arena, the tickets would not scan and she and her 6-year-old son could not get in. ...

Read More »

S.C. 'giraffe mom' gives birth to baby boy

A South Carolina woman who “broke the internet” when she mocked April the giraffe has given birth to a baby boy. “He is perfect, healthy and just beautiful!” Erin Dietrich said on Facebook Wednesday night. “Our sweet Porter Lane arrived at 6:11 p.m. tonight.” Dietrich became an internet sensation after going live on her personal Facebook page Sunday night, mimicking ...

Read More »

Vandals use rocks, baseball bats to damage nearly 70 vehicles

Paulding County deputies are investigating after multiple vehicles were damaged Wednesday night. “An unknown amount of individuals drove all over the county throwing rocks at cars and breaking out their windows,” Paulding County Sheriff Gary Gulledge said on Facebook. “In some instances, they even smashed vehicle windows with baseball bats. Investigators said the locations were “sporadic” and not isolated to ...

Read More »

Six Flags Over Georgia opens for 50th anniversary season

The wait is over for thrill-seekers throughout the region, as Six Flags Over Georgia opens its gates for a milestone season. So…I’m doing this on live TV?????? @GoodDayAtlanta #fox5atl @sfovergeorgia #DropOfDoomVR pic.twitter.com/OUq0gUyoyy — Paul Milliken (@PaulFromFox5) March 9, 2017 The 50th Anniversary season for the Austell theme park officially begins at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 11. This season will ...

Read More »

Your tip sheet: Firefighter cancer bill up in the Senate

Days remaining in the 2017 legislative session: 11 The House and Senate return from two days of committee meetings for its 30th day of the 40-day session. The House’s calendar is light, but the Senate will take up legislation offering firefighters special insurance policies to cover treatment of certain cancers tied to their work. House Bill 146, sponsored by state Rep. ...

Read More »

The Ga. Republicans on the fence about the GOP health care bill

WASHINGTON — Georgia’s 10 Republicans serving in the House of Representatives often take great pains to be on the same page, meeting weekly when Congress is in session to catch up and share notes on legislation coming down the pike. And generally speaking, the GOP side of the delegation — they call themselves the G-10 — sticks together on major bills. ...

Read More »