Coroner says Carrollton man killed in house fire

CARROLLTON, Ga. (AP) – Authorities say a 70-year-old Georgia man has died in an early morning house fire in Carrollton. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports firefighters found the body of Alvin Driver in his living room early Saturday. Firefighters were called to Driver's home on Foster Street at about 5 a.m. Carroll County Coroner Sammy Eady says Driver was a widower and nobody else was in the house. He says the fire started in another part of the home and spread by burning through the ceiling. Authorities did not immediately say what caused the fire.
--- © 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

More Local

Shooting suspect arrested

Teen charged in Glenn Street incident

An 18-year-old man suspected of shooting another man in the chest last weekend was arrested by authorities with the Newnan Police Department ... Read More


Wounded warriors to cycle through Newnan

Approximately 120 wounded warriors and supporters will bicycle into Newnan on Sunday and enjoy lunch at the Coweta Veterans Club. The group ... Read More


At the pumps

Gas prices expected to rise steadily

Gasoline prices have been creeping up steadily since early January, and prices are expected to rise even more in the next few weeks. But the ... Read More


New feature page begins on Sunday

On Sunday, a new feature page will be coming to The Newnan Times-Herald, replacing the Mini Page in the Focus on Education section. Kid Scoo ... Read More


Hamilton Bohannon

Newnan celebrity honored by Senate

A Newnan celebrity was honored by the Georgia Senate Thursday for his decades of contributions to the music industry. Hamilton Bohannon, who ... Read More

Senator, teacher challenge new US history course

The controversy over the revised Advanced Placement U.S. History course has come to Georgia. Last week, the senior vice president for AP and ... Read More