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Canton PD identifies Walmart as crime hot spot

CANTON - Police Chief Mark Mitchell announced at the Thursday meeting of the City Council that nearly half of the city’s shoplifting cases in March came from Walmart locations.


She was released from a traffic stop after the driver was arrested. Now she's missing

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — A 19-year-old woman who gave a fake name to authorities when a driver was arrested has gone missing - and the only clues are one county over. The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office is asking for help finding Megan Malley McQueen who was last seen during a traffic stop in Bartow


Gang members sentenced for 'most brutal murder in recent Atlanta history'

ATLANTA - Four men learned how long they will spend in prison for commiting one of the most "horrific" crimes in recent Fulton County history. In 2016, Christopher Dean, 33, of Lithia Springs, was lured to the Atlanta home of Xavier Gibson and his brother, 30-year-old Orlando Gibson, authorities sai


Cherokee Inspections: Maple Street Biscuit, A Taste Of Joy

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA -- Several local restaurants were recently graded on their cleanliness by the Cherokee County Environmental HealthDepartment. Click on the date or score to see more information. Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deductin


Person behind Cartersville school threat also behind others, police say

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. — Yet again on Thursday, a school was forced into high-security mode - all because of a threat that turned out not to be viable. But it's not a chance that officials at Cartersville City Schools - like many others - were willing to take. So the school was placed on a temporary lock


NWS: Tornado touches down in Southeast Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island.


Canton Woman Pleads Guilty To Vehicular Homicide

CANTON, GA -- After pleading guilty to homicide by vehicle in the first degree and reckless driving, Wendy Millican, 46, was sentenced to 15 years with the first four years to be served in confinement. Millican was charged with causing a four-car accident that killed Corey Forman, 21, on Hickory Fla


Atlanta Falcons legend arrested in Gwinnett County

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. — A football player well-known for his moves on the field as an Atlanta Falcon is facing charges in a city not far away. Sharod "Roddy" White was booked into the Gwinnett County jail on April 12 on an HOV lane violation and driving with a suspended or revoked license. The Gwinne


CPD identifies suspect of school threat

The Cartersville Police Department released more information Friday regarding the lockdown that took place Thursday at all four Cartersville City schools, and said a suspect has been identified, although police did not provide a name.


Severe storms, heavy rains wash out roads, down trees across north Georgia

ATLANTA - Another line of storms moved through parts of the metro Friday after a fast-moving storm system produced tornado warnings and watches in the morning. We continue to receive reports of damage throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia. There are thousands of power outages.


Measles cases reported in Tennessee and Georgia

"It is kind of scary because its not something that's been seen in a long time," said Meg Jones. Jones lives in Fyffe. That means she's less than an hour away from Tennessee or Georgia, two states that are dealing with confirmed measles cases. The Alabama Department of Public Health says a single ca


Tornado Watches, Warnings Issued for Counties in Florida, Georgia Friday Morning

Friday morning's commute was complicated for those who had to worry about tornadoes slowing them down. In several Florida and Georgia counties, tornado watches or tornado warnings had been issued. Understanding the timing, and severity, of these National Weather Service announcements can be a matter


Body Found Of Missing Canton Woman Last Seen Swimming: Police

CANTON, GA -- The body has been found of a 34-year-old woman from Canton who had been missing since Monday, April 15 after she went into a creek off Sandy Flats Road. The White County News reported that the woman has been identified as Belinda Butterfield, said White County Sheriff's Office Chief De


Dalton Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery at Georgia Bank

A Dalton man that plead guilty to charges after robbing a bank in 2017 is sentenced. James Gilbert Crick was sentenced to 63 years for robbing a Wells Fargo bank in Whitfield County, Georgia.


MSN Money Calls Georgia Infrastructure ‘2nd Best in the Nation’

Georgia’s transportation infrastructure ranks second best in the nation among U.S. states, according to a report published by MSN Money. In the report titled, “States that are falling apart,” Georgia ranks No. 49 overall, from best (No. 50, Florida) to worst (No. 1, Rhode Island) based on upkeep, ma


School district tax proposal would reduce debt by $20 million

CANTON - By reallocating part of the money collected from property taxes, the Cherokee County School District could reduce borrowing by $20 million during the next few years, school board members were told this week.


Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says he's not concerned about backlash from the "heartbeat" bill

The "heartbeat" bill in Georgia has not yet been signed by Governor Brian Kemp but the governor told reporters Thursday night in Liberty County he's not concerned about reported backlash from the film industry. The bill would prevent an abortion at six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected.


School board hires new police chief, assistant principals for next year

CANTON - The Cherokee County School Board has appointed its new chief of school police, Maj. Buster Cushing, who is currently commander of field operations at the Cherokee Sheriff's Office.


Man charged with felony burglary

A Rome man was charged with burglary after a warrant from November 2018 said he reportedly entered a residence without permission. Christopher Eugene White, 29, of 119 Harrison Road, was caught on camera entering the victims' residence while they were at work.


Homeless man pleads guilty to arson charges

A homeless man who started a fire near the IHOP restaurant at 640 East Main St. in Cartersville last month entered a negotiated plea of guilty to two counts of arson in the third degree in Bartow Superior Court Tuesday.