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Waffle House Robbery Attempt: Getaway Driver Faces Murder Charge

VILLA RICA, GA—A diner who shot a man trying to rob the Waffle House in Villa Rica Thursday morning, is dead; and the shooter will not be charged. The getaway driver, however, faces murder and other charges, according to the Villa Rica Police Department.

PATCH - 2018-09-19 20:37:47

Channel 2 exclusive: Cobb mother explains why she vanished 2 weeks ago

A missing mother of two who mysteriously vanished near a popular hiking trail is now safe. In an exclusive interview withChannel 2 Action News, she is explaining why she disappeared without a trace.Valerie Maynard asked to meet withChannel 2'sChris Josetwo weeks after she was reported missing.Watch

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-09-19 20:48:23

2 Men Wanted For Robbing Douglas County AT&T Store

DOUGLAS COUNTY, GA — The Douglas County Sheriff's Office needs the public's help to identify two people caught on camera robbing an AT&T Store, police say.

PATCH - 2018-09-19 16:11:59

Fatal crash closes several lanes on I-85 in Gwinnett County

Source: WGCLDuluth, GA (WGCL)A fatal crash has forced the closure of several northbound lanes along I-85 in Gwinnett County.The crash is near the Pleasant Hill Road exit.Few details are known about the crash but police have confirmed that a fatality occurred.Police are moving commuters slowly throug

CBS 46 - 2018-09-19 11:07:00

'I had to do something': Hero officer saves woman from burning car

Channel 2 Action Newsspoke to Oscar Escarcega, 22, who walked us through the frightening moments.

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-09-20 01:14:04

Cartersville, Bartow Schools Improve Graduation Rates

CARTERSVILLE, GA — The Georgia Department of Education on Wednesday released graduation rates for the class of 2018, and the two school systems serving Bartow County continue to see more of its students successfully complete high school.

PATCH - 2018-09-19 18:37:57

Thank You, Canton-Sixes Patch Readers, For Visiting Us

CANTON, GA — Thank you, Canton-Sixes Patch readers, for taking time in your busy days to spend a few moments with Patch. We appreciate your visits and contributions, and we want you to know we take nothing for granted here. Thank you for helping us to grow and thrive this year.

PATCH - 2018-09-19 14:18:31

Man accused of sexual misconduct following incident at North Cobb HS

Kennesaw, GA (WGCL)A criminal investigation is underway at North Cobb High School in Kennesaw after a man was charged with two misdemeanors in connection to an incident that happened last week.Brian Rafeal Salinas, 18, is being charged as an adult in the case that stems from an incident involving se

CBS 46 - 2018-09-19 09:01:00

Cobb Schools Graduation Rate Rises, New Figures Show

MARIETTA, GA — New statewide graduation figures released Wednesday by the Georgia Department of Education show Cobb County's graduation rate increased by 1.6 points to 85.18 percent, which exceeds the state average of 81.6 by 3.5 points. This is the highest graduation rate for Cobb since the current

PATCH - 2018-09-19 17:47:25

GDOT To Begin Resurfacing U.S. 41 In Bartow County

"Transportation projects like this one continue to positively influence the lives of the residents of northwest Georgia by helping improve mobility and enhancing safety," said Grant Waldrop, district engineer at the Georgia DOT office in Cartersville.

PATCH - 2018-09-19 15:14:54

Thank You, Cartersville Patch Readers, For Visiting Us

CARTERSVILLE, GA — Thank you, Cartersville Patch readers, for taking time in your busy days to spend a few moments with Patch. We appreciate your visits and contributions, and we want you to know we take nothing for granted here. Thank you for helping us to grow and thrive this year.

PATCH - 2018-09-19 15:22:15

Manhunt underway on Chattahoochee River trail area for man considered dangerous to police

MARIETTA, Ga. – Police are searching the area around the Sope Creek Trail in the Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area for a man who has been panhandling in the area and is considered a threat to police.Officers identified the suspect as Kareem Freeman, who is described as a black man between

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-09-18 21:30:43

Stone Mountain Man Arrested For Alleged Rape At ATL Airport

ATLANTA, GA -- Police have arrested a Stone Mountain man on charges of rape after an alleged attack at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. Eddie Sanders, 47, was arrested Tuesday after he allegedly attempted to attack an employee of a cleaning company that works at the airport. Sanders

PATCH - 2018-09-19 12:51:03

The biggest game for Georgia and every other Top 25 team

OK, we've had our fun with the non-conference schedule. Auburn-Washington, LSU-Miami, TCU-Ohio State. But now it's time to really dive into conference play, where postseason spots are won and lost. What's the most important game for each Top 25 team as they jockey for bowl and playoff positioning? L

ESPN - 2018-09-19 11:30:00

Fire Destroys Home In Southwest Cherokee County

ACWORTH, GA — An unoccupied home was destroyed Tuesday afternoon in a fire in southwest Cherokee County. Cherokee Fire and Emergency Services firefighters responded to the call of the fire around 3:30 p.m. in the 5400 block of Priest Road, which is located off Highway 92 near Clark Creek Road.

PATCH - 2018-09-19 14:34:57

Job Openings: Total Wine, WellStar, Cracker Barrel

CARTERSVILLE, GA — Businesses across the region are looking for new employees, and Patch and Zip Recruiter have listed tons of openings on our searchable jobs board.

PATCH - 2018-09-18 17:31:39

Paulding Wow House: 44-Acre Paradise With Flowing Creek

DALLAS, GA -- Private 44-acre paradise with custom built home. The privacy is amazing and backs up to the Wildlife Management Area with a flowing creek. The amount of history and beauty cannot be described in words, according to .

PATCH - 2018-09-18 18:33:18

Police Arrest Cartersville Entering Auto Suspect

A sheriff's deputy with the Bartow County Sheriff's Office was dispatched around 7:06 a.m. Sept. 15 to the store at 879 Joe Frank Harris Parkway in Cartersville. He arrived and spoke with the owner of a 2017 gray Toyota Tundra, who said one of his employees told him that a "man entered his truck and

PATCH - 2018-09-18 15:00:08

A teen's death marks the 32nd homicide in 2018 for this Georgia city - and it's not in metro Atlanta

MACON, Ga. -- Just days afterMacon-Bibb's thirty-first homicideof the year, Bibb deputies started investigating the shooting death of 17-year-old Pedro Garcia.Pedro Garcia, 17-years-old. Garcia's family provided this photo of him.Bibb Coroner Leon Jones says he pronounced Garcia dead on the scene at

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-09-18 12:52:08

3 Indicted In $1M Marijuana Growing Operation

The grand jury last week indicted Carlos Gerardo Suarez-Diaz, Maria De La Luz Chavez-Hinojoza and Francisco Rivera Diaz on one count each of trafficking in marijuana, manufacture of marijuana and theft of services charges. Suarez-Diaz was also indicted on one count each of escape, obstruction of an

PATCH - 2018-09-18 20:37:02