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Walton County Super boom reported in county

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Posted: Sunday, February 2, 2020 9:32 pm | Updated: 10:08 am, Thu Feb 6, 2020.

Public safety officials around Walton County received numerous calls about rattled windows from a large explosion Sunday night.

It happened during halftime of Super Bowl 54. Social media accounts suggested an explosion of Tannerite in the Good Hope area.

Assistant Chief Craig League of Walton County Fire Rescue said there were reports of rattled windows or of citizens hearing the boom in Good Hope, Monroe, Social Circle, Bostwick and Madison.

Covington-Newton County 911 reported calls about it there as well in Oconee County.

Fire crews responded to a call of an explosion east of Social Circle but didn’t find anything.

The U.S. Geological Survey didn’t report any earthquakes centered in Georgia.

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  • Lorristacy posted at 7:04 pm on Mon, Feb 3, 2020.

    Lorristacy Posts: 0

    I live in Good Hope and this is a frequent issue. One of our neighbors is often setting off tannerite. It is frustrating because it is so abrupt and it takes you off guard for a moment, and scares out animals. Our house shakes, and we are waiting for the day that a window will break. They obviously have no interest in what could happen to their neighbors homes and no concern for the the livestock that we have around here. It is all fun and games until something bad happens.

  • SeaVet72 posted at 10:38 am on Mon, Feb 3, 2020.

    SeaVet72 Posts: 0

    This is a continued issue in Good Hope. There is a group of people who get satisfaction from igniting large sums of tannerite to see how loud they can be. Yesterdays effort was 100lbs according to their organizer Luke Chandler, and it broke a window in my cousins house and apparently killed several livestock. This has happened in the past, and those involved are seeking attention on social media, it's a sad situation.


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