(05/27/2001)
By Bob Weaver

It was a busy Saturday for emergency services in Calhoun. Besides a head-on collision between Minnora and Orma that sent two women to the Charleston Area Medical Center, Calhoun EMS, the Arnoldsburg VFD and Sheriff Allen Parsons responded to a two-car accident at Speedy Mart, U.S. 33-119 in Arnoldsburg.

A truck driven by Doug Rush struck the back of a vehicle belonging to Charles Arthur at 3:04 p.m., according to Sheriff Parsons. The Arthur vehicle was reportedly turning into the convenience store. A pregnant occupant of the Arthur vehicle was taken to Roane General Hospital as a precautionary measure by Calhoun EMS. There was minor damage.

Upper West Fork firemen responded at 8:50 p.m. to a fire in a camper behind the Minnora Church. Captain Sonny Lowers said firemen removed a burning chair which was producing a considerable amount of smoke. The occupant, Christina Taylor, escaped injury. Sources at the scene suggested Taylor fell asleep with a cigarette. Sgt. John Bonazzo was called to the scene, reportedly because of a family dispute. Calhoun EMS responded. Arnoldsburg VFD dispatched a tanker, but it returned to station.

EMS dispatched an ambulance Saturday afternoon to the Stumptown area where a women reportedly was injured in a fall.


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