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Officials: 7-year-old killed in fire; adults injured

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - State officials said a child is dead and several adults were injured after a house fire in Douglas County Thursday afternoon. It happened at the N Sweetwater Road at the intersection of Old Douglasville Road. A spokesperson with Georgia Insurance Commissioner's Office said a 7-

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-22 22:52:00

Woman charged with possession of meth

A Rome woman has been arrested after being caught with meth and drug relat-ed items, reports stated. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Audrey Lynn Cochran, 47, of 215 Hasty Road, was arrested at her home Tuesday night where police found a glass pipe with meth residue, bags used to package drug

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 18:26:00

Murphy Man Charged For Threats

Murphy, NC- Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced that March 13th, 2018 arrest of 55 year old Keith Charles Celebreeze Sr of Murphy North Carolina in connection with making threats via social media and emails. For the past several months numerous threatening and demeaning emails and social media postings

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Floorcovering company cited for 'serious' violation following September death at North Georgia facility

CHATSWORTH, Ga. - A penalty of $12,934 was proposed by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration after OSHA found Mohawk Industries committed a "serious" violation during an investigation into the death of an employee in September of last year at Mohawk's facility at 1149 Duvall Road in Chat

UNION-RECORDER - 2018-03-22 16:33:00

Ed's Supply to occupy Development Authority speculative building

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. - In a called meeting Wednesday morning, March 21, the Fannin County Development Authority (FCDA) announced a tenant has been found for the speculative building off of state Route 5 near McCaysville. The FCDA will soon be entering into a lease purchase, pending final approval from On

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Man who attacked, threatened former girlfriend and another man with a knife sentenced

A Rome man pleaded guilty to threatening to stab a man and his former girlfriend at a motel room off Martha Berry Highway in September. Derek Ryan Hooper, 21, pleaded guilty to aggravated assault, terroristic threats, stalking and third-degree cruelty to children charges and was sentenced to five ye

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-03-20 21:52:00

BREAKING NEWS: Body found at Yahoola Creek Reservoir

DAHLONEGA, Ga. - The body of an unidentified male, apparently in his early to mid-50s, was discovered this afternoon (March 22) at the Yahoola Creek Reservoir in Dahlonega. Authorities say the cause of death appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound but the case is under investigation. Fetch Your

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

The March 21 edition of the Cherokee Scout is out ... Full coverage of allegations at DSS, Authorities say local sex offender used young girls to run drugs and more

Murphy - The state has taken over operations at the Cherokee County Department of Social Services. Starting Monday, the Department of Health & Human Services assumed "leadership of child welfare services" in the county. How long this interim period will last in anyone's guess in the wake of the leg

CHEROKEE SCOUT - 2018-03-21 19:01:48

City police innocent of excessive force

ELLIJAY, Ga. - The City of Ellijay is officially done with a lawsuit claiming excessive force and a failure to render aid in a June, 2015, arrest of 46-year-old Terry Cantrell. Exonerated in a Federal district court, the Officer in question, Trevor McClure, was one of the three-part defendants in th

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Hardee's Intersection claims another accident

ELLIJAY, Ga. - Gilmer county citizens have grown accustomed to seeing accidents at the junction made up from Highway 515, Highway 52, Industrial Boulevard, and 1st Avenue. Another accident occurred today, shutting down 515 in the area as authorities process the accident. Two cars were involved with


Fannin County Water Authority evaluates customer rates

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. - Projects continue to make progress as the Fannin County Water Authority (FCWA) expands its service area. Two such projects, Dry Branch Road and Blue Bird Road, have been in the works for several months now, and the board received updates on both. Blue Bird Road project moves toward

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

School Board to be patient in search for superintendent

The Murray County Public Schools Board of Education (BOE) is taking a measured approach to initiating the search for a new school superintendent, according to BOE officials at a called meeting Monday evening at the Central Office in Chatsworth. The school board did not detail any personnel matters i

CHATSWORTHTIMES.COM - 2018-03-22 07:00:00

Georgia Vision Project adopted by Union County Board of Education

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. - The Union County Board of Education held its monthly work session and meeting Tuesday evening, March 20. A resolution to adopt the Georgia Vision Project was discussed by Superintendent Dr. Fred Rayfield in the work session and later approved by the board in the regular meeting. A

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2018-03-21 07:00:00

Cleanup next after severe storms plow through metro Atlanta

Tuesday: Severe storms possible in the morning. High: 67 Wednesday: Windy and cool. High: 58 For a detailed forecast, visit The Atlanta Journal-Constitution weather page. It will be daylight Tuesday before metro Atlanta gets a real look at the damage from severe storms. Late Monday, the storms were


Monroe Co. tornado uprooted trees, tore shingles from roofs

TELLICO PLAINS, Tenn. (WVLT) -- The first recorded East Tennessee tornado of 2018 touched down Saturday. An EF 0 still left enough damage for home owners to be cleaning up hours later. Eric Swanson said the tornado caught him by surprise at his home in Coker Creek. Swanson said he could not hear th


Two subjects in custody after standoff with police

Two subjects are in custody after a standoff with police. Dawson County Sheriff Jeff Johnson said earlier today that Dawson County emergency personnel as well as the Forsyth County SWAT and Crisis Negotiation teams were involved in a standoff with an individual who had barricaded themselves in a re


2 facing meth possession charges

Two Rome men were in jail without bond Sunday night after they were arrested and charged with felony possession of methamphetamine. According to Floyd County Jail reports: Matthew Cleveland Stapleton, 28, of 103 Juniper Way, and Garrett Todd Christian, 26, of 414 Terhune Road, were found by police a


St. Patrick's Day celebrations continue to grow in Blue Ridge

Horses adorned with their St. Patrick's Day flare marched in the parade. BLUE RIDGE, Ga. - Rain had come and gone all morning leading up to the 11 a.m. kickoff of festivities. Many spectators that had lined the streets questioned whether or not the parade would take place, but shortly before the set


Tanker truck wreck forces Georgia hospital to temporarily evacuate

Dahlonega, Ga.-based Chestatee Regional Hospital was forced to evacuate early March 18 after a tanker truck carrying liquid oxygen flipped near the hospital, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The accident occurred when a wheel from the oxygen-filled truck slid off the road, causing the


Social probation for UNG fraternity investigated for alcohol misuse

A fraternity at the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus is on social probation for the rest of the year after an "alcohol misuse investigation," according to university officials. The national Sigma Alpha Epsilon organization said the sanction stemmed from alcohol-related violations "orig