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Graham: City leaders get it right, deserve our thanks

Being an elected official can be a pretty tough and thankless job.The volume of criticism leveled at our elected officials when they make a decision with which we disagree is loud and proud.

WALTON TRIBUNE - 2018-08-18 00:00:00

Jonesboro stuns Mount Zion with touchdown in final minutes

“I feel excited, we are glad our guys kept fighting. We were looking real bleep, but we kept fighting,” Jonesboro head coach Tim Floyd said. “I knew it was going to be a tough defensive game on both sides, but I’m pleased with our guys.”

CLAYTON NEWS DAILY - 2018-08-18 03:45:00

5 indicted on arson charges after posting video on social media, prose | Atlanta: News, Weather and Traffic

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. -Five metro Atlanta men who prosecutors say got drunk, set a fire at a vacant home and posted a video of their exploitshave been indictedon arson charges.

NEWS/TALK 750 WSB - 2018-08-17 15:45:00

Video shows clerk ambushed, held at gunpoint during armed robbery

The chilling video shows the three masked men enter the Lagrange gas station, demand money, and threaten the clerk's life if he didn't comply.

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-08-18 08:26:00

Talladega man charged with capital murder in Childersburg slaying

A Talladega man was being held without bond today after being charged with capital murder in Childersburg.Kev’vakius Jalik Jemison, 19, of Jackson Trace Circle, turned himself in Thursday evening, according to Childersburg Police Lt. Kevin Koss. He was denied bond Friday morning by Talladega County

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-08-17 20:13:00

Missing Teen Sought By Douglas County Sheriff's Office

Michael Kimba Charles, 18, was last seen on June 3 in Douglas County. Michael is approximately 6'2" and weighs 180 pounds.

PATCH - 2018-08-17 13:01:22

Family dog dies protecting home during break-in after being hit in head with brick

NEWNAN, Ga. – A family is mourning the loss of their dog after their home was broken into earlier this month.On Aug. 8, Coweta County sheriff’s deputies were called to a home on Crawford Circle for a burglary where a family’s dog passed away due to trauma. Police said the would-be thief bashed Toby

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-08-16 15:41:34

Inmates use drainpipe to escape jail

LaGRANGE, GA-- Two men escaped from a county jail overnight – and the manner of their escape is raising some eyebrows. It happened in Troup County, southwest of Atlanta about halfway to Columbus. Investigators say the inmates cut a hole into a ceiling in their cellblock, then escaped to the roof.The

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-08-16 21:18:38

One Troup County inmate captured; Reward offered for other on the run

LAGRANGE, Ga. - Two men escaped from a county jail Thursday night and the manner of their escape is raising some eyebrows.It happened in Troup County, southwest of Atlanta about halfway to Columbus. Investigators say the inmates cut a hole into a ceiling in their cellblock, then escaped to the roof.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-08-16 21:18:38

20-year-old shot in face; Talladega Sheriff’s Office investigating

The victim was walking along the 1400 block of Plantersville Road around 11 p.m. when a grey car drove by and someone inside it fired a shot at the victim, hitting him in the side of the face. No description of the shooter and no further description of the car were available today, Jones said.

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-08-17 21:27:00

Speed Feed: Aretha Franklin has died

Franklin had several classics including “(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman,” “Chain Of Fools,” “Think,” and “Respect." She won 18 Grammy Awards including a lifetime achievement award. Five of her songs areeven in the Grammy Hall of Fame.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-08-16 15:09:06

Phaedra Parks Shows off Her Summer Body in Fun Pictures from a Family 'Staycation'

Real Housewives of AtlantastarPhaedra Parksshared photos of her fit body with sons Dylan and Ayden, and fans are loving it. The kids are seen having fun in the sun at Great Wolf Lodge in LaGrange, GA with Parks wearing a pink cut-out one-piece bathing suit. Her caption said, “All good things must co

ATLANTA BLACKSTAR - 2018-08-16 22:00:25

EC Harkabus looking for breakout year

More often, Harkabus’ legs have remained in gear, pushing against a clock that rarely gets to celebrate a victory against him as his times continue to dip to ones that have put him among the best long-distance runners among high schoolers not only the Southeast, but nationally.

NEWNAN TIMES-HERALD - 2018-08-17 06:53:00

ALERT: Man charged with sexually abusing several minors found guilty

Benjamin Allen Farris, 40, faces life in prison after being convicted of half a dozen sex offenses by a jury Thursday. He will be formally sentenced by Circuit Judge Bo Hollingsworth on Oct. 9.A Talladega County jury of eight men and four women deliberated a little over two hours before returning gu

ANNISTON STAR - 2018-08-16 20:14:00

Bodycam Video Disputes 'Violent Arrest' Rumors Police Say: WATCH

"Everywhere the man was struck, it was how they were trained to do so," he said. "He was not hit in the head or the neck. They did not use their fists. They used their forearms and elbows and knees, just like they are trained to do.

PATCH - 2018-08-16 16:34:13

Use of force during arrest in question in Villa Rica

Many have criticized the officers, who are shown kicking and striking 27-year-old suspect Tyler Reynolds. But many others support the officers, including the police chief.


Founder of Cleburne County nonprofit to retire

Jackie HowleA woman who started a charitable nonprofit after witnessing deep poverty in Cleburne County is stepping down from her work after 17 years.Jackie Howle, 65, the longtime CEO and founder of HEARTS — Helping Every Area Resident to Succeed — cites family concerns. Her daughter is about to ha


Delta man killed in crash on Alabama 9

A Delta man died Monday afternoon in a crash on Alabama Highway 9 near Lineville, according to state troopers.Stephen Dwayne Green, 57, was traveling south near the 201 mile marker about 12 miles north of Lineville at 3:25 p.m. Monday when his 1999 Ford F-150 collided with a 2018 Dodge Ram headed no


Cleburne County Commissioners hear concerns about bridge, roads

HEFLIN—County residents raised concerns about the condition of two Cleburne County roads and one bridge during Monday night’s commission meeting.Alicia Bass, who lives on County Road 675, told the commissioners that her two kids have to walk a mile home after the school bus drops them off each day.“


57-year-old dies in two-vehicle Clay County crash

State Troopers say Stephen Dewayne Green, of Delta, was driving south on Hwy 9 when he collided with a driver traveling north. Green was pronounced dead at the scene of the crash.

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