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Incident reports from the sheriff's office: April 11-15

Man arrested for alleged DUI and endangering children On April 11, deputies from the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office responded to the scene of a two vehicle accident on McGinnis Ferry Road and found one driver they suspected of being intoxicated. According to the report, the driver of a black truc

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Police: DUI suspect reached 143 mph on Ga. 400 before crash

NORTH FULTON COUNTY, Ga.- An Alpharetta police officer was injured in a crash early Saturday at the end of a high-speed chase that began on State Route 400, police said.

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Two arrested for drug possession in Helen

HELEN, Ga. - Agents with the Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office (ARDEO) and Helen Police Department executed search warrants Thursday and arrested 47-year-old Michael Shane Hayes and 37-year-old Christopher Walden. Hayes was arrested for possession of a schedule IV controlled substance (Tr

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Towns County joins lawsuit against opioid industry

HIAWASSEE, Ga. - Towns County has joined in a class-action lawsuit filed against the pharmaceutical industry, holding manufacturers responsible for fostering the opioid epidemic that is prevalent throughout the United States. The lawsuit was initiated by a northern Ohio district, and numerous Georgi

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'It's too close to home': More than a dozen shots fired at Warner Robins house

Police spent nearly 15 hours investigating a shooting, looking for reasons why someone would fire more than a dozen bullets at a home in Warner Robins. According to Warner Robins Police Department spokesperson Jennifer Parson, police got a "shots fired" call on the 200 block of Diggs Boulevard arou


Puppy recovering after swallowing long piece of chain-link fence

Pup Pup, who’s just 9 weeks old, was at a foster home in Blairsville last Friday night, when her caregivers heard a commotion in the backyard.


Occupied home target of break-in

A Clay County man remains in jail under a $5,000 bond after he was arrested in connection with breaking into an occupied home. Around 2:25 a.m. Saturday, the Clay County Sheriff's Office dispatched deputies to a residence on Fires Creek Road in reference to a breaking and entering in progress, acc


2 arrested after shooting in Warner Robins

Two men were arrested Thursday morning after a house was shot. According to Warner Robins Police, it happened around 1:18 a.m. Police were responding to a shots fired call in the 200-block of Digg Boulevard and found a house had been shot multiple times at the scene. 17-year-old Tristen Ezell and 26


Two officials suspended in wake of Cherokee County, N.C. child welfare scandal

County Manager Randy Wiggins tells NewsChannel 9's Brittany Martin that Child Protective Services Unit Supervisor David Hughes and Director Cindy Palmer have been placed on a 30-day, paid, investigatory suspension.


Open House - Lake Nottely (Blairsville, GA) 4/22/2018 from 1-5 PM

Lake House vacation home open house. Located on Lake Nottely in private sub-division (Notla Landing), with waterfront, separate boat shed (25x25 with power and alarm), dock, and house on large lot. House is on Zillow for review with photos, but better by visit. Home has lots of features ready for


Man killed in house fire in Habersham County

HABERSHAM COUNTY, Ga. - One man has been killed and two people have been injured in a house fire Tuesday in Habersham County. The fire happened at around 12:18 at a home on the 2200 block of Cody Road near Mount Airy. Officials say that the fire happened in the living room of the home near the front


Teenager charged with entering cars on Dawsonville Highway

A Hall County teenager was accused of entering cars Friday on Dawsonville Highway, police said. Gainesville Police responded to multiple entering auto and damage reports at 895 Dawsonville Highway, a commercial dining area. "During the course of the investigation, officers identified a 16-year-old m


Cherokee High School Student Passes Away

CANTON, GA — The Cherokee High School community is mourning the loss of one of its students. The student, a senior at the Canton-based school, passed away Monday morning, Principal Todd Miller said in an email to parents.


Scearce chief, drive-in issue addressed

Johnny Scearce is once again chief of police in Blue Ridge, a new ordinance will address drive-in theater problems and ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today! Johnny Scearce is once again chief o


Hiawassee on track to accept water leak protection plan, water rates expected to increase

HIAWASSEE, Ga. - Hiawassee City Council convened for a special called meeting on the evening of April 12, 2018, to discuss the subject of ServLine, an insurance initiative that would cover customer water leaks within the city limits, in turn compensating the City of Hiawassee for related losses. Hia


Painting now prohibited on Bell Mountain

HIAWASSEE, Ga. - On the evening of April 17, 2018, Towns County Sole Commissioner Cliff Bradshaw officially announced a decision to cease the allowance of the spray-painting of rocks on Bell Mountain, a county park and historical site. Signs announcing the new regulation are situated throughout the


Local sheriff: Speeds on GA 400 'would make NASCAR blush'

CUMMING, Ga. - Forsyth County sheriffs have issued tickets for speeding of up to 111 miles per hour on Georgia 400 in recent weeks, according to police. "Deputies are seeing speeds on Georgia 400 that would make NASCAR blush," Sheriff Ron Freeman said in Sunday afternoon Facebook post. "Just this pa


"Crying robber' arrested Friday | Suspect posed as a victim to force her way into home, police say

SMYRNA, Ga. - Police have arrested the woman who posed as a victim to force her way into a home. On Friday, police arrested Amanda Tanks, 19, for the March 26 armed robbery at a home on Inwood Place in Mableton. Tanks is being charged with one count of home invasion, aggravated assault, false impris


Early Morning Raid NABS Fugitive

Murphy, NC- Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced the April 14th, 218 arrest of Benjamin Lee Stanley, a 39 year old Topton North Carolina man for domestic violence violations and being a felon in possession of a firearm. Over the past several months the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office has several intera


Dead Husband, Wife In Lawrenceville Identified: PD

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — The man and woman deceased in the investigation have been identified. The man is Kalvin Wright, 48, of Albany, Ga. The woman is Gentorica Wright, 33.