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  • 3 Car MVA By Joseph Martinjmartin@cherokeescout.comFriday, August 24, 2012 10:02 AM CDTJoseph Martin/jmartin@cherokeescout.comA Murphy High School student complained of neck soreness after two vehicles hit this school bus. She was taken to Murphy Medical Center for observation and was released.    Ranger – Three vehicles, one a Cherokee County Schools bus, were involved in an accident just east of the intersection of U.S. 64 West and U.S. 19/129.    A Murphy High School student who was in the back seat of the bus, where the two vehicles impacted, complained of a sore neck and was taken by ambulance to Murphy Medical Center in Peachtree for observation. One man had cuts and scrapes, but ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2012, 5:47 PM by Jeremiah Smith
  • Mutual Aid Training By DWIGHT OTWELLdotwell@cherokeescout.comTuesday, July 31, 2012 8:05 PM CDTPhotos by SCOTT WALLACE/swallace@cherokeescout.com Murphy assistant fire chief Phil Bowman radios to inspectors on the other end the flow readings from the gauge attached to the fire hydrant he just opened Thursday at one end of the Valley Village Shopping Center in Murphy. Sufficient flow is crucial to lowering fire insurance rates.Davie Summey, rating inspector for the N.C. Department of Insurance, W.C. King, Cherokee County fire marshal, and Joe Mariano, assistant fire chief with the Ranger Volunteer Fire Department (from left), check residual water pressure in a hydrant at the opposite end of the shopping center.    Murphy – The Murphy Volunteer ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2012, 9:48 PM by Jeremiah Smith
  • 2 Car MVA 2 Fatality By DWIGHT OTWELLdotwell@cherokeescout.comMonday, August 13, 2012 12:09 PM CDT    Ranger  – Two N.C. Department of Transportation workers were killed shortly after 2 p.m. Friday on N.C. 60 when a vehicle reportedly ran into them.    The victims have been identified as Dannie Burrell and Tony Wright, N.C. Highway Patrol Trooper Kenny Hyde said Saturday morning.    A black Ford Escape with a North Carolina handicap tag and heavily damaged front end was on the side of the road after the accident Friday afternoon. The vehicle also appeared to have run into the rear side of a DOT dump truck. The accident occurred more than a half-mile south of Cook Bridge Road, just south ...
    Posted Aug 24, 2012, 5:48 PM by Jeremiah Smith
  • Ranger Flea Market Fire  DWIGHT OTWELLdotwell@cherokeescout.comWednesday, July 18, 2012 3:39 PM CDTSCOTT WALLACE/swallace@cherokeescout.comMurphy volunteer firefighters spray water down on a fire that destroyed an auction house and a specialty lumber business Wednesday at the Ranger Flea Market.     Ranger – A building in the middle of Ranger Flea Market burned to the ground Wednesday afternoon.    Joey Nasworthy, who owns a produce stand at the market behind Ranger Convenience Store, said he was leaving and saw black smoke pouring out of the building.    "Smoke ignited Styrofoam on the roof, and the fire went through the whole roof at once," he said. "No one was inside."     A free-standing building in the center of a U-shaped series ...
    Posted Aug 15, 2012, 9:27 PM by Jeremiah Smith
  • Commercial Structure Fire On Saturday July 30 at 02:07 hrs Ranger VFD along with Murphy and Bellview VFD were dispatched to a reported structure fire at 100 Blairsville HWY. Upon arrival crews found a 44,000 sq.ft. structure well off and the fire moving very fast. The initial alarm brought 5 engines, 1 ladder, and 4 tankers. The closest hydrant was only capable of flowing 620 gpm and Chief Frank Mariano quickly realized that this was insufficient and requested 5 more departments bringing another 4 engines and 10 tankers. Two fill sites were established, one at a hydrant at the Georgia state line and another fill site at Ranger Fire Department using Nottley River as a source and two engines to ...
    Posted Aug 23, 2011, 2:32 PM by Jeremiah Smith
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