[Updated 12:45 a.m.] The Frog clubhouse of the Georgian in Villa Rica was a total loss, according to fire department personnel.
- POLICE & FIRE
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
A Paulding golf course’s clubhouse was destroyed by fire Tuesday night, with a cause of the blaze undetermined as of Wednesday. The Frog clubhouse of the Georgian in Villa Rica caught fire sometime Tuesday night. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution quoted a man who resided in the area who said his wife spotted the fire shortly after 8 p.m., while WSB-TV reported that the fire broke out about 9 p.m. MaryAnn Phipps, coordinator and public information officer for Paulding County Fire/Rescue and Emergency Management Agency, told Dallas-Hiram Patch about 12:30 a.m. Wednesday that no citizens or fire personnel were injured as a result of the blaze, adding that no one was in the building when the fire started. The structure, which is fairly secluded…
Learn why the burn ban is needed and how the guidelines issued by state and local authorities affect you.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
The annual statewide ban on open burning is under way. The ban is issued by the Georgia Department of Natural Resources and affects 54 counties in Georgia, including Paulding. The ban prohibits residents and businesses from burning yard and land-clearing debris; the rule is in addition to the year-round state ban on the burning of household garbage, according to Georgia DNR. During the ban period, all outdoor burning in Paulding County is prohibited, according to guidelines published by Paulding County Fire/Rescue. During the summer months in Georgia, the ozone in the air we breathe can reach unhealthy levels. The Georgia Environmental Protection Division has identified open burning as a significant contributor of the pollutants that form …