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Johns Creek Man Killed In Cobb County Crash

MARIETTA, GA — A Johns Creek man died early Sunday in a single-vehicle crash near an entrance ramp to Interstate 75 in Cobb County. Marietta police responded to the collision around 7:49 a.m. Jan. 13 on the ramp from Delk Road to I-75 southbound.


Two mothers charged with selling drugs near elementary school

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Two Cobb County mothers are facing nearly a dozen charges after police said they were dealing drugs near an elementary school. Police said the women were prowling the neighborhood, which has several families with young children.


Super Bowl events in Cobb County

Cobb sports fans who couldn’t swing a couple grand for nosebleed seats at Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta need not fret. There are a number of events in town to celebrate Super Bowl weekend without breaking the bank.


Cobb Restaurant Scores: Marietta's China Kitchen Fails Inspection

MARIETTA, GA — Here are some restaurant and food service inspections conducted in Cobb County during the past week. Click on the date or score to see more info. Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possible score o


2 men in van are targeting women outside metro shopping centers, police say

NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga. - Two men appear to be targeting women at several metro Atlanta shopping centers, police say. One 16-year-old victim didn't even know she was being followed until a witness stepped in.


Elegant European Paulding Home: Golf Views, Owner's Retreat

ACWORTH, GA — Are you in the market for a new home? Looking for more space to accommodate your growing family? Are you seeking to downsize, now that the kids have left the nest? Or, do you want to upgrade your living quarters to a fancy retreat in the neighborhood? No matter what your desires are in


2 Indicted In Woodstock Bank Robbery

WOODSTOCK GA — Two men who were captured in less than 15 minutes after robbing a Woodstock bank last month have been indicted on charges related to their alleged actions. A Cherokee County grand jury indicted Marietta residents Rene Medina Rivera, 40, and Jose Luis Sandoval, 21, on two counts each o


Some Georgia lawmakers seek term limits for themselves and their peers

Several Georgia lawmakers so strongly believe in term limits that they plan to boot themselves from office after eight years at the Capitol. One of them, state Rep. Michael Caldwell, is also proposing an amendment to the Georgia Constitution that would impose term limits on all 236 legislators in th


Topgolf-style company cancels Marietta facility after $9.5M land sale

It’s a swing and a miss for Drive Shack in Marietta. The company was set to build a 64,000-square-foot golf entertainment facility in the city’s revitalized Franklin Gateway area, but a new CEO changed course. The company has transitioned from traditional golf course managers to building entertainme


Restaurant Inspections: 87, Or B, For Izumi Asian Bistro

The Cherokee County Environmental Health Department conducted food service inspections Jan. 9-16 at the following establishments:. Canton Nutrition (Food Service Inspections) View inspections: January 9, 2019 Score: 98, Grade: A.


Report: Couple charged after not obeying officers investigating fight at Cartersville restaurant

Two Calhoun residents reportedly found out recently what can happen when they do not obey the commands of police officers at a crime scene. A Cartersville officer reportedly responded Jan. 9 at about 9:31 p.m. to a report of a "physical fight" in progress at Hooters restaurant on Joe Frank Harris Pa


Deputies search for missing Georgia girl

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. - Deputies in Cherokee County are searching for a missing girl. McKenzi Horn, 17, was last seen Monday around 6 p.m. in the area of Lancaster Ridge near Hospital Road in Canton, FOX 5 reports.


Your Pie opening in Canton next week

CANTON - A pizza restaurant is joining the ranks of the Canton Exchange businesses and is inviting the public to a soft opening next week. Your Pie, a franchise pizza company based in Athens, will have a group of locally-owned restaurants in Cherokee County, the first of which officially opens Jan.


Wife Indicted In Beating Death Of Disabled Husband

BALL GROUND, GA — A Cherokee County woman has been indicted on nearly two dozen charges in connection to the death of her husband. Betty Sue Parton, who resides in Ball Ground, was indicted by the grand jury on charges of murder, aggravated assault, battery and cruelty to children.


Morning traffic slowed after Cobb’s historic covered bridge almost hit

Two near-misses in less than a week makes it seem like people have a New Year’s resolution to drive worse. The Concord Road Covered Bridge near Smyrna on Wednesday was, for the second time in 2019, almost struck by a vehicle.


Forsyth County man charged with plot to attack White House, FBI says

ATLANTA - In a last-minute news conference, federal investigators announced that a joint terrorism task force, led by the FBI, arrested Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming, after an investigation showed he wanted to attack several federal buildings in Washington, D.C.


Body Found In Bartow County House Fire

ADAIRSVILLE, GA — A body was found in a house fire reported Tuesday morning in northwest Bartow County. Coroner Joel Guyton confirmed to Patch that the male's body was recovered from the blaze at a home on Barnsley Gardens Road near Adairsville.


Marietta schools plan to improve security with money promised by Gov. Kemp

MARIETTA, Ga. — What could $69 million buy?. Hopefully, better security at schools across Georgia, according to newly-elected Governor Brian Kemp. During Wednesday’s annual Eggs & Issues Breakfast hosted by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce, Kemp said each school would receive a one-time check of $30,


Man shot near Georgia State University's campus

Officers are investigating a shooting that happened Wednesday near Georgia State University's campus. According to Atlanta Police, they were called to an area near Edgewood Avenue in reference to a person shot. The man was alert when he was taken to the hospital.


Man arrested for hiding 150 pounds of liquid meth in gas tank

MARIETTA, Ga. — A Marietta man is facing drug trafficking charges after police discovered 150 pounds of liquid methamphetamine hidden in the gas tank of a tractor-trailer. Rogelio Garcia-Alvarado, who operates Butler Street Automotive in Marietta, is accused of bringing the tractor-trailer to the au