Landrum News Briefs

Published 6:02 pm Thursday, July 18, 2013

Landrum planning for new website

Landrum City Council members July 9 approved seeking quotes for a new website. Mayor Robert Briggs said while the current website has done a great job at attracting interest to the city, the company that created and maintained it is no longer in business.

Landrum police train for hostage situations

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Landrum Police Chief Tim Edgens said the department recently participated in active shooter training and to handle hostage situations during an exercise at Dorman High School. All but one officer, who was out sick, participated.

Landrum fire department activity

The Landrum Fire Department responded to 16 emergencies in June, according to Chief Jimmy Flynn. In one emergency flames from a car fire transferred to a second car and started burning the house. Flynn said having fire fighters on duty during the daytime helped improve response times to that incident and others more quickly. He said in a second incident a stove inside a home exploded with pieces of the store landing on a sofa where they smoldered.