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Douthit Ferry Road widening talks highlight Cartersville council meeting

Thursday’s Cartersville City Council meeting began with discussion of a transportation project that — to put it mildly — has hit a few snags over the years. Council voted unanimously to approve a change order for the Douthit Ferry Road widening project at the request of environmental sub-consultant


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


Junkyards: 'parking lot of the dead'

Sunday drives carried us past junkyards, past James Dickey’s “parking lot of the dead” into no man’s land. There they were, wrecks by the score open to the sun and open to my little boy eyes. Wrecks that scared me, that fascinated me with all their colors and randomly parked conveyances, parked seem


THE TRUE COST: Recovery Bartow tackles community’s substance abuse problem head-on

As a case manager for Bartow County’s Division of Family and Children Services (DFCS), Shawna Lewis knows firsthand just how deeply substance abuse has impacted the local community.


THE LATEST: 1 killed, several injured after downtown chase, wreck

One person is dead and several are injured after a man led state troopers on a high-speed chase through downtown Atlanta that ended when he struck two cars, police said. The chase began about 3:30 a.m. Saturday when a Georgia State Patrol trooper traveling south on Spring Street noticed a black Dodg


Bartow kicks off Parental Accountability Court program

As defined by Cherokee Judicial Circuit Judge D. Scott Smith, insanity is simply the act of doing the same thing over and over again, yet expecting a different result. And the courts, he said, have been guilty of doing precisely that when it comes to child support cases.


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.


Falcons all-time leading receiver arrested for driving on suspended license

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) The man who holds the record for the most receiving yards in Atlanta Falcons history, was arrested for traffic violations in Gwinnett County. Roddy White, a 4-time Pro Bowler, was arrested on April 12 and charged with driving illegally in an HOV lane and driving on a suspended o

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$200K worth of jewelry gone in 30 seconds by a duo of Georgia mall thieves

Two men allegedly used a hammer to smash through a glass display inside a Georgia jewelry store and got away with $200,000 worth of diamond rings, according to police reports. On April 15, one of the suspects walked into the Crescent Jewelers inside the Sugarloaf Mills Mall and expressed interest to


Only 39 rental units available for every 100 low-income families in Georgia

Updated: April 20, 2019, 4:47 p.m. Two new reports from national nonprofits and research groups link a shortage of affordable housing with poorer health outcomes, and that correlation is evident in low-income neighborhoods across Gainesville and Hall County.


Marijuana edibles becoming growing issue in Georgia, nationwide

ATLANTA, GA. (CBS46) Marijuana edibles are becoming a growing issue for the state and there is especially a concern about children getting their hands on them. They're taking up more and more space inside the GBI crime lab.

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Groundbreaking on 700-acre Busch Commerce Park possible in 6-8 months

For The Foxfield Co. President Harry E. Kitchen, Jr., his decision to invest in 700 acres abutting the Anheuser-Busch brewery in Bartow County came down to three things: location, location and location.


Georgia city eyes safety policies after park electrocution

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — After a boy's electrocution at a public park last year, an east Georgia city is reworking its safety policy and inspection process. Melquan Robinson, 12, died after he touched a fence that had been accidentally electrified in October, The Augusta Chronicle reported. It happened a


Police searching for missing Woodstock girl

WOODSTOCK, Ga. (CBS46) Police are searching for a missing girl who hasn't been heard from since Friday night. According to a post by the Woodstock Police Department, Mariah Dixon was last seen around 11 p.m. near Highway 92.

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Motorcycle and car collision sends one to Erlanger

A motorcyclist was flown to Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga on Thursday afternoon after being injured in a collision with a vehicle on U.S. 41 North. The driver of the car was driving southbound on U.S. 41 around 2:30 p.m. and tried to make a U-turn in the roadway, crossing in front of the motorcyc


North Georgia couple's dream of opening a men's and women's clothing boutique blossoms into three retail locations

Zach Cross is 31 years old with a college degree in business administration; Courtney Cross is 30 with degree in communications with a focus on human resources. Together, the young entrepreneurs are in their sixth year of running a profitable business.


Deputies search for missing girl in Paulding County

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. — Authorities are asking for public help to find a teen who went missing in Douglasville. Analyce Pope, 13, is considered a runaway teen, according to the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office. She left the area of the Burton’s Mill subdivision off Ridge Road and was last seen near Ridg


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.


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


Chick-fil-A distribution center coming to Cartersville

Chick-fil-A plans to open its first company-owned distribution center in Cartersville in the summer of 2020. Gov. Brian Kemp announced the company’s construction plans on Thursday. The center is expected to create 300 jobs.