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Authorities search for missing teen in Cherokee County

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — Authorities are asking for the public's help finding a teen who disappeared after school on Friday. Cherokee County deputies said 15-year-old Alexander Rutley was last seen at Etowah High School and was wearing camouflage shorts, a light-colored t-shirt and a gray hoodie.


Mystery Surrounds Black Mother of 5 Murdered at Adult Sleepover in Forsyth, GA

Unanswered questions surround the mysterious death of a Black mother-of-5 who was found beaten to death after attending a "football moms" sleepover with 7 white women and 3 men at a home in Forsyth, GA.


Traffic stop leads to 9 arrests at Cherokee County home

What started as a minor traffic stop led to the arrests of nine people at an Acworth home that Cherokee County law enforcement has gotten to know well in recent months. A deputy tried to pull over Joshua Henry Green about 1:30 p.m. Monday after seeing him run a stop sign, according to sheriff’s offi


Controversial legislation could transform health care in Georgia

Gallery: Controversial legislation could transform health care in Georgia. Remove restrictions on building new health care facilities. Require nonprofit hospitals to reveal financial information.


Attorney Accused, Hit By 3 Cars, Dead Elephant: Top Georgia News

It was a busy week of news around Georgia, with stories such as a DeKalb attorney accused of killing his mother, a twelve-year-old who was fatally hit by three cars, a bill that would protect people who rescue animals from hot cars, a 911 call of a frantic mother who found her son's dead body and de


Cherokee blows by Camden County in first-round game

CANTON -- Cherokee kept its run alive and advanced to the second round of the Class AAAAAAA playoffs Friday with a 58-28 win over Camden County. Two weeks ago, the Warriors (12-16) entered the six-team region tournament as the fifth seed needing a win over Woodstock to make the playoffs, but they ha


5 Newest House Listings In Canton

CANTON, GA — The real estate market in the Canton area is constantly evolving. New homes are being listed all the time and many of them are snatched up quickly. On realtor.com, you can search for homes by location, size, amenities, districts, lot size and tons more, including how recently it was lis


GBI names suspect injured in Acworth officer-involved shooting

Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) officials announced late Friday the identity of a man shot by a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputy earlier that day. According to a GBI press release, 47-year-old Charles Allen Brock, of Cartersville, led BCSO deputies on a roughly eight-minute car cha


Georgia lawmakers mull medical pot cultivation, drones near prisons

ATLANTA | The Georgia legislature is beginning to pick up its pace as the 2019 session approaches the half-way mark. Friday marked legislative day 16 of 40. The past week saw the governor sign his first bill, a measure that clarifies when vehicles can pass a school bus. A new bill in the House would


Presidents' Day 2019: What's Open, Closed In Cherokee

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA — Presidents' Day is observed this Monday, Feb. 18, and it won't have too much of an effect on what's open and closed in the area. The holiday was actually established in 1885 to honor President George Washington. It was later renamed Presidents Day to celebrate the birthdays of


Payless To Begin Liquidation Sales At Georgia Stores

ATLANTA, GA — Discount shoe sellerPayless will begin liquidation sales at its U.S. stores on Sunday, a company spokesperson said. "We expect all stores to remain open until at least the end of March and the majority will remain open until May," the spokesperson said in a statement. Liquidation sales


New Georgia law changes rules for drivers during school bus stops

A new law in Georgia changes when drivers are required to stop for a stopped school bus, but it shouldn't seem new to most drivers. It actually fixes a flaw in the law that allowed drivers on some highways to keep driving even when a school bus was stopped.


Georgia soldier comes home from Afghanistan after daughter’s sudden death

The 5-year-old daughter of a National Guard soldier died unexpectedly last weekend, and her father hurried home to Georgia from his deployment in Afghanistan, according to a news report.


Georgia drivers must make more stops for school buses

Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday signed a bill into law revising the state’s traffic regulations for driving past school buses stopped to load or unload students. Now drivers must stop for school buses stopped to load or unload passengers unless they are driving on a highway divided by a grass median, unpa


South Georgia prepares for public health emergency

LANIER COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- Lanier County emergency officials prepared for a day they hope never comes on Friday. Communities often prepare for emergencies in regard to severe weather, like hurricanes or tornadoes. On Friday, the Georgia Department of Public Health hosted a preparedness drill for a


Kennesaw Man Beats up Rome Woman

Seth Javan Sanchez, 22 of Kennesaw, was arrested in Rome after he allegedly injured a woman during an altercation on Etowah Terrace. Reports said that Sanchez also broke the victim’s cellphone, which prevented them from calling for help.


Atlanta rapper 21 Savage booked into S. Georgia jail on felony warrant

It was a busy day for Atlanta rapper 21 Savage Friday, starting with a pre-taped appearance on Good Morning America, followed by being booked into a South Georgia jail on a felony theft by deception warrant. He was later released, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.


Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition staying in Columbus, mayor Henderson says

The Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition will celebrate 75 years in Columbus when pageant contestants take the stage at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Mayor Berry “Skip” Henderson announced Saturday.


Does Georgia need another interstate highway?

ATLANTA - A push for another interstate highway across Georgia gained initial support in the General Assembly this week. The Senate Transportation Committee Wednesday passed Senate Resolution 44, which supports the creation of Interstate 14 across middle Georgia and urges the state’s Congressional d


Georgia launches new app for free mental health counseling

State health officials launched a new mobile app Thursday that offers free and confidential access to people suffering from mental illness, substance abuse and other issues. The My GCAL app, which works on Apple and Android phones, caters to younger Georgians who are more comfortable sending texts t