Movers find cannonball in box at northwest Georgia home

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Posted: Mar 19, 2015 4:45 PM

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say a moving company found a possible Civil War-era relic while removing boxes from a northwest Georgia home.

Paulding County Sheriff's spokesman Ashley Henson tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/1I21uyv) that movers were taking boxes out of a home Wednesday when they found a cannonball with its fuse still attached. Henson says the ball was packed inside a cardboard box.

Henson says responding deputies thought the cannonball looked authentic and reported it to a supervisor. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation bomb squad was called and the cannonball as detonated at a former shooting range.

Henson says it's unclear if the cannonball contained a live round or a dummy round.

Dallas is about 30 miles northwest of Atlanta.

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Information from: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, http://www.ajc.com