Three years after being stolen from volunteer firefighters in Decatur County, Georgia, a homemade grill and smoker worth thousands of dollars was found at a Jamaican restaurant in Sarasota.
Investigators from Georgia were able to eventually track down the grill to Florida and worked with Sarasota police to get it home.
Investigator Terry Phillips with the Decatur County Sheriff's Office and Capt. Sam Hughes with Decatur County Fire & Rescue coordinated with Sarasota police Detective Dominic Harris to pick up the beloved smoker. They made the trek to retrieve it Wednesday.
"That was quite a trip," Phillips said. "I am very surprised that we got it back."
Decatur County Fire Chief Charlie McCann also can't believe the grill made its way back to his volunteers with the Mt. Pleasant Volunteer Fire Department.
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Michael and Kenya Sayles are the founders of the Gwinnett County chapter of Pink Heals.
They bring a pink fire truck to visit people who are battling illnesses to cheer them up and show their support.
"Primarily we end up seeing cancer patients. We take the truck and we go visit. We get in connection with their friends, their family. We take it and we surprise them at their house," Michael Sayles said.
"And then each person goes up to the cancer patient, obviously not during COVID times, and gives them a hug and tells them they support them. They just feel so loved," Kenya Sayles said.
The parade of friends, family, local first responders help show support during what can feel like an isolating time.
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Fire officials responded to an incident involving a spill at Loring Drive and Deering Road NW on Thursday.
Battalion Chief Jason Wozniak, with Atlanta Fire Rescue, said crews in hazmat suits could not detect any hazardous materials in the air or in liquid form from the area.
One person, authorities said, experienced a non-life-threatening injury. The person had eye irritation and drove to the hospital before fire officials responded to the incident.
The incident temporarily impacted traffic, but now streets are opening back up.
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Henry County Fire Department has received a donation of 150 mattresses and frames from Zinus Mattress company.
Youn Jae Lee, Zinus chairman and CEO, announced the donation Tuesday.
“I am proud to know that our fire stations will soon be equipped with Zinus products and believe that our firefighters will certainly be able to rest easier, especially knowing that the mattresses they use are made right here in Henry County,” said Henry County Board of Commissioners Chair Carlotta Harrell.
Zinus announced plans in August of 2020 to retrofit a former distribution center in Henry County to serve as its first North American advanced manufacturing facility.