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Officer shot while investigating smell of marijuana at gas station
CALHOUN, GA. - An officer has been rushed to the hospital after he was shot at a gas station in Calhoun. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Officer Joe Yother, a 25-year veteran of law enforcement, was inside the BP gas station at the corner of East Line and North Wall streets.
Judge Mark Murphy appointed to Superior Court seat
As Governor Nathan Deal gets ready to leave office, he had some last minute business to finish up including the appointment of someone to fill a seat on the Tallapoosa Circuit Superior Court.
Freezing fog advisory delays school start Tuesday
Schools in Calhoun and Cleburne counties will start two hours late today as weather forecasters warn of freezing fog. An early morning announcement from the Calhoun County Emergency Management Agency said public schools in the Anniston, Calhoun County, Jacksonville, Oxford and Piedmont school distri
Watch live: 5-star Oxford OL Clay Webb makes college choice
Clay Webb, Alabama's No. 1 football recruit, will reveal his college choice today. Webb, a 6-foot-3, 295-pound offensive lineman, will make his choice public today in a ceremony at his high school. He's said Alabama, Auburn, Georgia and Clemson are the four finalists, but most observers believe this
Director says Cleburne mental health clinic could reopen daily next year
HEFLIN — The director of Highland Health Systems told Cleburne County commissioners on Monday he hopes the agency’s Heflin mental health clinic will be open daily next year.
Final Christmas parade decision to be made Wednesday
HEFLIN — In a brief meeting Tuesday night the Heflin City Council took care of the routine business of approving minutes and financial reports before talking about the contingency plan if the city’s Christmas parade is rained out Friday night.
Drivers urged to watch out for black ice this morning
ATLANTA — Crews spent the night treating roads to keep you safe this morning from black ice. Severe Weather Team 2 says the places most at risk of developing black ice are bridges, overpasses, and secondary roads.
Man wanted for child cruelty escapes with two small childen
CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Police in Carollton are on the lookout for a man wanted for several crimes who left with his two small children. Luke Charles Scoggins is wanted for false imprisonment, battery, and cruelty to children. He was last seen driving a 2004 gold/gray Nissan Quest bearing Georgia tag RNU
What does Clay Webb’s commitment to Georgia mean?
This is an opinion column. Oxford offensive lineman Clay Webb -- the No. 1 player on the A-List -- committed to Georgia on Monday, picking the Bulldogs over Alabama. It marked the second straight season the state’s No. 1 player spurned Alabama for an out-of-state school, following receiver Justyn Ro
BOYS BASKETBALL ROUNDUP: Standings shuffle last week as numerous programs experience degrees of success
JONESBORO — Another week has passed in Clayton County basketball but two county programs continue to set their own pace while North Clayton jumped into the win column last week.
Mid-week championship games can’t dampen spirit of 16 finalists
The high school football state championship games will be played Tuesday and Wednesday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, four days later than planned, but the inconvenience is not enough dampen the enthusiasm of 16 teams and fan bases that will be part of the first-ever mid-week state football fi
Heard County, Rockmart took vastly different paths to title game
On Wednesday, 1 p.m. at Mercedes-Benz Stadium, the No. 3 Heard County Braves (12-2) will take on the No. 2 Rockmart Yellow Jackets (14-0) for the Class AA championship. One team — the Braves — stumbled out of the gate and put themselves behind the 8-ball early, while the other team — the Jackets — f
Class 2A Preview: Heard County Vs. Rockmart
Heard County vs. Rockmart, Wednesday, 1 p.m., Mercedes-Benz Stadium. How they got there: Def. Monticello 63-22; def. Douglass 27-6; def. Dublin 18-3; def. Fitzgerald 38-30. Top players: QB Alijah Huzzle, WR LeQuincy Shepherd, RB Aaron Beasley, OLB David Wilkins, OL Jacob Holdridge.
Community rallies around Carrollton gym coach in need of kidney transplant
At a gym in Carrollton, young gymnasts work hard building strength and skill – along with life perspective and a sense of gratefulness from their beloved coach. “I love working here, it makes me happy,” said coach Dante Sipp.
Prep roundup: Burden's big came completes Campbell comeback
Terrell Burden scored on a driving layup with 2 seconds to play to lift Campbell to a 72-70 victory over Coffee on Saturday. Burden scored 39 points, including 20 in the second quarter when he went 8 of 8 from the field, including making four 3-pointers.
Lovett's Hooper signs with Northwestern
Lovett star cross country and track athlete Haley Hooper, during a ceremony at the school, recently signed a letter of intent to run both sports at Northwestern University. In November Hooper was second at the Class AAA state meet in Carrollton to lead the Lions to a second-place finish as a team, a
Sylacauga’s multimillion dollar paving project almost complete, under budget
SYLACAUGA -- The city’s first multimillion dollar paving project is almost complete and is expected to come in under budget. Dunn Construction completed paving South Church Street, West Clay Street, Pineview Road and Monroe Street this week, Mayor Jim Heigl said Friday. The company was finishing up
Steelfab home to largest rooftop solar array in Alabama
ATLANTA - This week Renewvia Energy announced it has successfully completed the largest commercial distributed rooftop solar array in the state of Alabama. Renewvia's rooftop system includes 2,296 solar photovoltaic panels providing 746 kilowatt (kW) of power to SteelFab's Roanoke steel fabrication
Four Questions with Heard County head coach Tim Barron
GHSF Daily's Four Questions feature historically poses the same questions to a different Georgia head coach each issue. This season, head coaches are being asked Four Questions tailored to current events. Today's interviewee is Heard County head coach Tim Barron, whose team is in the state finals fo
Even For Education marks a year of raising money for Cleburne schools
HEFLIN — An education fundraising effort that’s brought $30,000 into Cleburne County’s public schools in the past year marked its first anniversary with a party at WM Grocery here Tuesday afternoon.