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Explosions Last Night

by Shane Holden – December 30, 2009

Last night we heard and felt some explosions, but had no idea what it was.  We wasn’t sure if it was an accident or what, but from the way it felt, we imagined it being something less than a mile away.  My dad guessed that it was dynamite somewhere, but we couldn’t think of anyplace where they would need to be using it.  The newspaper reported on it last night after it had occurred, and I just now saw it.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation oversaw controlled explosions of dynamite Tuesday in the 2000 block of Leonard Bridge Road in Murray County because the dynamite was decomposing and could not be safely transported, officials said. The dynamite was legally possessed.

The explosions were from roughly 4 to 6:30 p.m.. officials said.

If you take the main roads, that’s about 10 miles from our house.  I had no idea that dynamite would be able to be felt that far away.


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  1. Marsha says:

    You would think they would notify nearby communities before they did this sort of thing…Maybe they did. I would have been frightened.

    • Shane says:

      Oh I know it, I thought the exact same thing. It’s possible that they did and we just missed it. Although the newspaper report on it was 3 hours after it happened, so I’m doubting they did :shock:

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