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Canton man arrested for withholding $600K from investors

Police say they arrested a Canton man after an investigation discovered he withheld thousands of dollars in investment monies from multiple people. Gregory Tim Nichols, 51, was charged with three counts of theft by deception and one count each of racketeering and forgery in the first degree, accordi

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 17:33:00

Gold Star mother shares her story, WWII vets honored in Canton

A Canton assisted living facility, with the help of a veterans motorcycle association, honored a local Gold Star mother and World War II veterans with special thank you gifts at a ceremony Sunday morning that culminated with the 93-year-old's tandem motorcycle ride. Cameron Hall of Canton, in conjun

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 20:38:00

Local Canton cook shares dessert secrets

No one does pies and cakes better than Tina Kell, who whips up dozens of tasty and popular desserts for her family's restaurants in downtown Canton each week. When it comes to the holidays Kell also knows a thing or two about making sure her family gatherings have plenty of sweets to please the crow

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-11-22 18:08:00

Canton Police To Host 30th Coffee With A Cop

CANTON, GA -- The Canton Police Department will host its 30th installment of its popular Coffee with a Cop series on Wednesday, Nov. 22 at Starbucks. The outreach program will be held from 9 a.m to 11 a.m. at Starbucks at 1353 Riverstone Parkway in Canton. This ongoing initiative allows officers to

PATCH - 2017-11-21 20:11:36

Canton to consider Hwy 140 moratorium

As development continues along Highway 140 in Canton headed toward Waleska, members of the Canton City Council plan to discuss a moratorium on all development in the area later this winter. Before discussing annexation, zoning and conditional use permits for an apartment complex and a single-family

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-11-21 20:32:00

Man accused of withholding investors' money

Nichols, 51, of Canton, is charged with racketeering, forgery and three counts of theft by deception, Kelley said. He is in the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center in lieu of $250,000 bond. Anyone else who may have been a victim of Nichols is asked to call investigators at 770-928-0239. The U.S.


Annual Tree Lighting Honors Northside Cancer Patients

The Dec. 1 event will culminate in the lighting of trees on top of hospital campuses in Canton, Alpharetta, Cumming and Sandy Springs. CANTON, GA -- For the last 29 years, thousands of people in the community have come together for the Celebration of Lights, an annual tradition that raises funds for

PATCH - 2017-11-22 17:15:22

Stock Market Scam Costs Victims $600K: Police

CANTON, GA -- A Canton man has been charged in connection with allegations he took money from residents under the false pretense that he would invest that cash into the stock market. The Cherokee Sheriff's Office has arrested and charged Gregory Tim Nichols, 51, with racketeering, forgery in the fir

PATCH - 2017-11-22 19:16:03

Benefit music festival coming Saturday to South Eden

Submitted photoEli Hannon THOMASVILLE - A fundraiser to benefit the American Red Cross and the organization's 2017 hurricane responses is set for Saturday at a Thomas County plantation. The event - from 2 p.m. until about 8 p.m. - is being hosted by South Eden Plantation, 301 Showboat Lane, off U.S.


Historic home with uncertain future to be preserved in Turner Co.

A Turner County man has started work to preserve an historic home that once had an uncertain future. Chris NeSmith said Wednesday that he hopes to have the Thrasher House on Hudson Avenue in Ashburn moved sometime around January 2018. A bank owned the home and needed it gone. NeSmith said some peopl

WALB 10 - 2017-11-22 21:54:51

Turner Co. church opens 'Festival of Christmas Trees' Friday

This year, a South Georgia church has brought back a holiday favorite that is aimed at giving back to those in need. Trinity Baptist Church will open its "Festival of Christmas Trees" in Sycamore on Friday, November 24. It features 165 Christmas trees with different themes, including Elvis, the Geor

WALB 10 - 2017-11-22 21:44:52

Sheriff: 1 man wounded in shooting at Ashburn Zaxby's

A man has been airlifted to the hospital after being shot at the Ashburn Zaxby's Wednesday night, according to Turner County Sheriff Andy Hester. Hester said that Ashburn police and the sheriff's office responded to a report of a man with a gun at the restaurant around 8:30 p.m. According to Hester,

WALB 10 - 2017-11-23 02:42:01

Certificate of Need Approved For Lee County Medical Center

Georgia Department of Community Health approves new 60-bed hospital to expand localhealthcare access in Southwest Georgia LEESBURG, Ga. (Nov. 15, 2017) - The Lee County Commissioners announced today that the Georgia Department of Community Health (Department) has approved the Certificate of Need (CO


Kelvin Pless Defeats Shirley Green-Reese

In a hard fought campaign to elect the councilperson for the 5th District, Kelvin Pless was victorious. He was able to capture 197 votes (66 %) to her 102 votes (34%). The incumbent, Shirley Reese was soundly defeated by Pless. Reese has served a very controversial term. She and the White councilper


Crisp County receives road work grant from DOT

Crisp County has been awarded more than $2.1 million from the Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT), as part of the more than $150 million awarded to projects statewide. "As always, I am very thankful for GDOT's contract awards throughout the state of Georgia," said Senator Greg Kirk, a Republ


Luke Bryan, Phillip Phillips benefit concert still on, organizers look at 2018 dates

Right after the devastating, back-to-back tornadoes that swept across Southwest Georgia in January, country singer Luke Bryan, a Leesburg native, expressed his desire to help in the recovery. Music star Phillip Phillips from Albany and country singer Cole Swindell from Bronwood quickly stepped up to

WALB 10 - 2017-11-22 17:07:53

Marijuana Task Force meets for the first time in Frankfort

Currently, 23 states now allow medical consumption of marijuana and four states allow recreational use. LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - A task force, aimed at legalizing medical marijuana in the Commonwealth met for the first time in Frankfort on Tuesday. The task force is led by Secretary of State Alison

WAVE 3 - 2017-11-22 01:58:53

Frankfort man arrested for trafficking

Following a traffic stop at the intersection of Veterans Boulevard and the Eastern Bypass, Richmond Police stopped a vehicle after allegedly witnessing it run a Lancaster Avenue red light and failing to maintain its lane Friday night. The driver, John W. Greene, 48, of Frankfort, appeared to be unde


Arrests after purse, wallet and phone stolen in Frankfort parking lot

FRANKFORT, Ky. (WTVQ) - A woman who stopped for a bite to eat in Frankfort ended up losing her purse, wallet and phone. Frankfort police say the woman went into the Burger King on Hudson Hollow Road just before 6 p.m. Saturday and left her purse in her car. She called police to say it had been stole


Renovated historic building will house new mercantile with coffee shop, boutique

The Amsden, at 151 South Main Street in downtown Versailles, will house Gathered Mercantile, the Amsden Coffee Club and Shop Twenty Something boutique in a renovated historical building. The businesses will open Saturday. Emily Riddle, who co-owns the building with her husband, Alex, is the woman b

LEXINGTON HERALD-LEADER - 2017-11-22 14:15:00