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Crawford murder suspects denied bond

A Clayton County prostitute and her accomplice in the shooting death of Roderick Crawford, 46, of Barnesville have had initial hearings in Upson County and been denied bond. Kiera Williams, 18, and Cameron Jones, 20, are charged with felony murder, malice murder, kidnapping and firearms charges in t


Boil advisory for Upson County

UPSON COUNTY, Ga. -- Upson County Water in Northside says its customers should boil water before using it for cooking or drinking. The boil advisory will remain until further notice.


TIMELINE: Escort service attacks

Dec. 19: Mario Edwards of Covington is reported missing from Newton County. Dec. 21: Forest Park Police respond to an empty apartment, where they find Mario Edwards’ body. Dec. 28: Roderick Crawford reported missing from Barnesville.


14-year-old Georgia boy has first-ever surgery to implant diaphragm pacemaker

ATLANTA - Local doctors are making history. They implanted a diaphragm pacemaker into a 14-year-old boy. This is the first time this surgery has been done in Georgia. Now with the new mechanism implanted, even though his body will forget to breathe when he falls asleep, the pacemaker now takes over.


Local officials, neighbors identify Forsyth County man as alleged terror suspect

Forsyth County Schools officials confirmed the identity of 21-year-old Hasher Jallal Taheb, who was arrested Wednesday for allegedly plotting to attack the White House. Taheb, who has been charged by the FBI and the U.S. Department of Justice for allegedly planning to use explosives to attack federa


Body found in Upson County believed to missing Barnesville man

UPSON COUNTY, Ga. — Authorities believe a body discovered in Upson County Thursday may be a man who was reported missing in Lamar County at the end of December. According to the Upson County Sheriff's Office, a deputy located a body Jan. 3 just before 9 p.m.


GBI issues release on Crawford murder

The following release was issued by the GBI regarding the murder of Roderick Crawford at 6 p.m. Friday:. On Friday, January 4, 2019, the GBI arrested two individuals in connection with the death of Roderick Crawford, 46, of Barnesville, Lamar County, GA. Cameron Jones, 20, of Upson County, and Kiera


Board approves 2019-20 school calendar

At its meeting Monday night, the Lamar County school board approved its calendar for the 2019-20 school year, the first in which students will attend the new LCHS. The calendar was preferred by 66% of those participating in a calendar survey the board conducted.


High-speed chase screams through Jackson

A law enforcement pursuit that started Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 75 in Lamar County tore through Jackson at speeds up to 130 mph, authorities said. Butts County Sheriff Gary Long said Lamar County deputies attempted to pull a driver over on I-75, but the driver fled, exiting at Ga. Highway 36


Credit card skimming device found at gas station in Henry County

MCDONOUGH, Ga. — A Valero gas station in McDonough was targeted by credit card skimmers and Henry County Police are asking anyone who might have traveled through the area to check their bank and financial statements for signs of fraud.


Suspect crashes into gas station after Georgia State Patrol chase

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Georgia State Patrol chase ended in property damage after a suspect crashed into a gas station. Surveillance footage from the Texaco gas station on Gresham Road shows a suspected vehicle careening off of the off-ramp of Interstate 20 and smashing into the gas s


Police searching for man who may be involved in allegations against R. Kelly

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities are hunting for a man accused of threatening the family of a young woman involved in the sordid allegations against R&B singer R. Kelly. The Henry County Sheriff's Office is giving Channel 2 investigative reporter Mark Winne a look at who the man is and their efforts


DFCS: Georgia residents now have access to February SNAP benefits

Georgia residents who receive food stamps can now access their February SNAP benefits. Due to the government shutdown, February benefits were released early to all Georiga residents.


Lizella woman accused of tying up man with cords, robbing him

MACON, Ga. -- A Lizella woman is in jail after reportedly robbing someone in their home. Bibb County deputies said Teraney Unique Washington was arrested after a December 3, 2018 incident in which she and two male unidentified suspects allegedly went into a man's home to look for money.


Meet Barry Head, Forsyth County’s new fire chief

Barry Head had a busy weekend. On Friday, he was named the next Forsyth County Fire Department fire chief, a position for which he’ll be sworn in for tomorrow. And being born and raised in the county, Head heard from a lot of people after the news of his new position was made public.


CID director facing DUI charges

Tad Leithead, the executive director of the Cumberland Community Improvement District, is facing a driving under the influence charge following a Jan. 6 incident in Forsyth County, according to police reports.


R. Kelly’s manager expected to surrender to authorities after threat to family featured in Lifetime doc

At least part of R. Kelly’s circle is finding itself in legal trouble just by association with the embattled R&B singer who is fighting increasingly heated allegations of sexual abuse after a documentary focused on his relationships with women over the past three decades.


Once Upon A Time Weddings is Monroe County’s hidden gem

Once Upon A Time Weddings is a hidden gem right here in Monroe County and it wants to host your dream wedding! A family-owned business, the Hughes family purchased the 1857 home in 2013 and has transformed it into what most photographers would call a dream. The idea of a venue came after Shannon and


Incidents for the week of Jan. 16

Mitchell Road resident reports finding stolen truck in backyard. At about 4:07 p.m. on Jan. 4, a male Mitchell Road resident told Dep. Jaleel Brown he arrived home and saw a white 2005 Chevrolet Silverado in his backyard with the keys in the ignition. The resident said the truck was not damaged and


The Next Lunar Eclipse Will Be Visible From Georgia And You Won’t Want To Miss Out

In case you weren’t already aware about the total lunar eclipse happening in just a week’s time, then get ready to be amazed. If you’re a Georgia resident or visiting the state by next week then you’re in luck, because you can snag a front row seat to nature’s wonder. The first celestial experience