Fire burns 20 acres Sunday
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Sep 05, 2011 | 2798 views | 0 0 comments | 9 9 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Bartow County Fire Department said Sunday evening a woods fire left acreage in Kingston burned.

The blaze occurred about 4:30 p.m. on Tom Jones Road. Roughly 20 acres were scorched in the fire, and no structures were affected.

BCFD said the cause remains under investigation. No one was injured.

Man tries to hit deputy

A man allegedly tried to back over a Bartow County Sheriff's deputy Saturday evening in southern Bartow County.

According to the report, about 7:30 p.m. witnesses in the area of Valley Trail and Dripping Rock Trail reported a driver being reckless, pulling in and out of driveways and squealing tires. When the deputy spotted the driver, there was in a large cloud of dust on a Valley Trail driveway.

The deputy pursued the older model pickup, ordering the driver to stop the vehicle. When it appeared the vehicle had stopped, the deputy exited his car and began approaching the truck. The driver then accelerated in reverse and nearly struck the deputy and his car, according to the report.

The driver exited the vehicle while it was still in motion and fled on foot. Once the vehicle was stopped in a ditch, the deputy gave chase, eventually hitting the man with a shot of O.C. spray. He was placed under arrest at the scene.