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JUST IN: Pedestrian hit, killed on busy Cobb County road
A pedestrian was struck by a car on a busy Cobb County road and killed Thursday, prompting several hours of road closures. The fatal crash happened on Riverside Parkway at I-20, police spokesman Sgt. Wayne Delk confirmed to AJC. No details were released.
Acworth Weather Forecast For The Weekend Ahead
ACWORTH, GA — Here's your local weather forecast for the coming weekend, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy until evening. Clear throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day.
Reality star shot, killed while celebrating birthday in Atlanta
ATLANTA - Police are investigating a deadly shooting outside a bar overnight. According to Chamblee police, officers responded to SL Lounge in the 4000 block of Buford Highway around 1:15 a.m. Thursday.
Georgia man who admitted burning teacher's body convicted of concealing her death
A jury has convicted a Georgia man of concealing the death of a teacher whose slaying remained a mystery for more than a decade after her body was burned to ash and bone fragments in a rural pecan orchard. Prosecutors in Wilcox County charged 34-year-old Dukes with covering up Tara Grinstead's death
Georgia’s Teachers Pay Raise Back to $3,000
The Georgia Senate again revamped the pay raise for teachers this week. The State Appropriations Committee agreed to give the originally proposed $3,000 raise to the state’s teachers, with the exception that the raise goes into effect September 1 instead of July 1.
The Excellent Easter Egg Festival In Georgia That Will Make You Feel Like A Kid Again
Easter is the type of holiday that the whole family can enjoy together, and when you find the right event and activities to celebrate, it becomes a lifelong memory. Acworth, Georgia might not be your number one choice as to where you wish to celebrate this eggs-travagant holiday, but once you see th
Chick-fil-A buys 50-acre site in northwest Georgia
BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. — A real estate affiliate of Chick-fil-A has purchased 50 acres of industrial land along I-75 near Cartersville, about a 45-minute drive northwest of downtown Atlanta – but the booming chicken chain is being shy about what the land will be used for.
Bartow Inspections: Hardee's Has Dirty Dishes, Freezer, Microwave
BARTOW COUNTY, GA — Here are some restaurant and food service inspections conducted in Bartow 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
Woodstock Restaurant 'Management Completely Lacking Control'
WOODSTOCK, GA -- Several local restaurants were recently graded on their cleanliness by the Cherokee County Environmental Health Department. Click on the date or score to see more information. Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting poi
'Fetal heartbeat' bill banning most abortions slated for vote today in Georgia Senate
Legislation that would ban most abortions in Georgia when a fetal heartbeat is detected — as early as six weeks — is slated to go before the Senate this morning. The measure has already passed the House, with "yes" votes from Floyd County's delegates, Reps. Katie Dempsey, R-Rome; Eddie Lumsden, R-Ar
DA: Cartersville man sentenced for kidnapping Marietta woman
A Cartersville man has been sentenced to 18 years in prison after being convicted of kidnapping a Marietta woman in 2018, according to the Cobb District Attorney’s Office. Antoine Latroy Williams, 40, was convicted of kidnapping, sexual battery and three counts of simple battery by a Cobb jury on We
Lamborghini, luxury cars seized in raids at several metro Atlanta homes
COBB COUNTY, Ga. - Investigators raided at least three homes in metro Atlanta Thursday they say are tied to an illegal luxury car ring. Channel 2's Chris Jose was in Cobb County neighborhood, where he watched crews load what authorities said was a stolen Lamborghini onto a tow truck.
Bo Dukes found guilty of lying to authorities in cover up of Tara Grinstead's body
WILCOX COUNTY, Ga. - A jury in Wilcox County has reached a guilty verdict in the trial against the man accused of hiding a school teacher’s body following her murder in 2005.
Georgia fourth-grader had loaded gun in backpack on school bus, district says
A fourth-grade boy had a loaded gun on a school bus Wednesday afternoon, Coweta County School System officials said. The gun was discovered in the boy’s backpack just after 2:30 p.m. as students were heading home from Ruth Hill Elementary in Newnan, district spokesman Dean Jackson said Thursday. — T
Bond denied for man accused of vehicular homicide
In Bartow Superior Court Tuesday, Georgia Superior Court Senior Judge Shepherd L. Howell approved a State motion for continuance in the case of a Cartersville man accused of committing first degree vehicular homicide earlier this year.
Judge: He dangled a fancy car, money in a job in front of her. He was a predator who wanted control
COBB COUNTY, Ga. — A man will spend nearly all of a two-decade sentence in prison after he was convicted by a jury of kidnapping and sexually assaulting a Marietta woman a judge said he was trying to groom.
Several teens arrested after deputies find drugs disguised as candy
PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. - Paulding County deputies arrested four teenagers and a 20-year-old after they discovered a large amount of drugs and a gun inside their car, investigators say.
'Marietta Design District' pitched by Atlanta developer
An Atlanta-based developer is asking the city of Marietta for the go ahead to build five buildings off Atlanta Street. Once the site of an historic home from the 1800s that was used as a hospital during the Civil War, the 3.6-acre property at the corner of Atlanta Street and Kings Court has been vac
Woman accused of hitting Cobb teens with car in crosswalk cited, will appear in court
A woman who police said hit two teenagers with her car as they walked in a crosswalk has been issued two citations, Cobb County police said Thursday. Nancy Valentine, 73, was cited for failure to yield to pedestrians in a crosswalk and failure to use due regard to avoid pedestrians in connection wit
Bus crashes into metal beam protecting Cobb’s covered bridge
Another day, another close call for Cobb County’s historic covered bridge. Cobb County said a small bus crashed into a metal beam protecting the Concord Road covered bridge just south of the East-West Connector. Cobb County spokesman Ross Cavitt said a witness sent the county a photo and video of th