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Sexting scandal takes over Union County High School

UNION COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) -- Nearly 50 high school students were caught sexting after a parent’s tip led to an investigation. Union County school officials said they are shocked and concerned after learning of the results of a teen sexting investigation. It’s the talk of the community this week.

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Woody Gap – Vocation program or not

A packed room of parents, students, teachers, and School Board members filled the Board of Education meeting room on Tuesday, March 19, 2019, with the airof anticipation. On the agenda was the future of a vocation program at Woody Gap School.

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2019-03-21 21:09:20

Commissioners: Gun sanctuary first of many in state, nation

Murphy – Two commissioners said Monday they believe a resolution declaring Cherokee County a gun sanctuary will sweep across the state and nation. Commissioner C.B. McKinnon said he has received calls from numerous citizens across the state, and 99 percent of the response was positive.

CHEROKEE SCOUT - 2019-03-21 20:22:15

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.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2019-03-21 21:06:00

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

CBS NEWS - 2019-03-21 23:43:41

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


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.

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2019-03-21 21:39:09

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.

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2019-03-21 14:47:56

$34,000 in drugs seized in investigation after multi-county chase

A Tuesday chase in Lumpkin County that ended in Hall County led to a drug investigation involving nearly $35,000 in meth, marijuana and prescription drugs, according to authorities.

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2019-03-21 18:44:00

Three people seriously injured in weekend crash on Post Road

CLEVELAND, Ga. –Three people were seriously injured in a two-vehicle crash on Post Road Friday evening. According to the Georgia State Patrol report, the wreck occurred shortly after 7 p.m. when a 1997 Ford F-250 driven by 22-year-old Austin Scott Jarrard was traveling east on Post Road when he lost

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2019-03-21 13:13:36

Blue Ridge vice president named to Pros to Know listing

Blue Ridge Global, 280 Interstate North Circle SE in the Cumberland area, announced that vice president of Product Development Santhosh Srirambhatla has been named to the 2019 Provider “Pros to Know” by Supply & Demand Chain Executive.

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2019-03-21 15:50:00

DEVELOPING: Stolen U-Haul leads to officer involved shooting

HAYESVILLE, NC – FYN received verified information regarding an officer involved shooting in Clay County, NC. Late this afternoon, Wednesday, March 21, Clay County Sheriff’s Office deputies pursued a stolen U-Haul truck in the vicinity of Elf School Road toward NC-175.

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2019-03-21 04:00:00

Towns County liquor ordinance adopted at county meeting

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – It’s official. After a lengthy process, liquor-by-the-pour was adopted by Towns County Sole Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw during his regular monthly meeting Tuesday, March 19.

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2019-03-20 14:49:36

BREAKING: Police investigating homicide at Gwinnett County apartments

Gwinnett County police are on the scene of a homicide investigation at an apartment complex Thursday morning. Officers are investigating a death at the Park at Peachtree Corners apartments in the 3300 block of Peachtree Corners Circle, according to police. The complex is off Peachtree Industrial Bou


Mountain Movers and Shakers to host animal rescue groups

There are plenty of Animals in Towns County. Horses, Cows and Chickens are everywhere, so are Deer, and, to a lesser extent, Bears. And also everywhere are feral Cats and Dogs. This Friday, March 22, we welcome to the Sundance Grill Ms. Joan Crothers, President of PUP (Prevent Unwanted Pets), and Sa

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2019-03-21 15:30:08

Chase earlier this week leads to additional drug arrests in Lumpkin County

A police chase on Tuesday that started with a traffic stop in Lumpkin County and ended with a car crash in northwest Hall County has now led to the drug arrests of four women in Lumpkin County.

ACCESSWDUN.COM - 2019-03-21 13:45:00

Towns County readies for warm weather season

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – As winter officially reached its end, Towns County Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw announced that preparations are underway to welcome the spring and summer seasons. The commissioner reported that crews are hard at work, striving to make the county as presentable as possible for residen

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2019-03-20 13:13:36

Invitation to Ag Day 2019

We would like to Invite you to our Ag Day 2019. Please see the information below:. Fannin County Agriculture Center 43 Station Ridge, Blue Ridge. Fannin Co. Middle School Agriculture Ed. Dept. & FFA Chapter.

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2019-03-21 16:40:32

South Florida agency donates equipment to Hiawassee Police Department

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Sunny Isles Beach City Manager Christopher Russo and Deputy City Manager Stan Morris made the trip from South Florida to Hiawassee on March 14, 2019 to present Chief Paul Smith and Mayor Liz Ordiales with a donated police vehicle. The Ford Explorer, which is fully equipped with ligh


Chase across two counties ends in four arrests

LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — A woman and three men are in jail after deputies say they led them on a chase that ended a county away from where it started on Tuesday. Authorities say the incident began as a traffic stop - or at least an attempt - in Lumpkin County for defective equipment. But as a deputy th