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Area Arrests for April 20

Editor’s note: The Daily Citizen-News will upon request print a notice about anyone found not guilty of the charges listed in Area Arrests, or if the charges have been dropped. Call (706) 272-7723 and be prepared to provide documentation.


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.


Golden Apple: Tollis Bond

CHATSWORTH, Georgia (WDEF) – Tollis Bond has spent 30 years as a teacher. She’s spent all that time at Northwest Elementary School in Chatsworth. Bond is retiring at the end of this school year.


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.


Murray Co. Probate Court changed under Judge Waters

Kermi Tina Ledford, who pleaded guilty last week to a theft charge in Superior Court, reported to the Murray County Jail Monday morning to begin serving her one year term, according to Murray County Sheriff’s Office Chief Deputy, Jimmy Davenport.


Ex-North Georgia officer gets 6 years in prison for having sex with probationer

A former Georgia probation officer was sentenced to six years in prison for having sexual relations with a probationer in Rome, authorities said. Anyoel Cordovi, 31, of Calhoun, also pleaded guilty to exchanging nude photos with another probationer under his supervision, the Rome News-Tribune report


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.


Dalton police seeking help identifying suspects in vehicle break-ins

The Dalton Police Department is seeking the identity of two men suspected of breaking into three vehicles on April 12 at the Planet Fitness gym parking lot on Walnut Avenue. The incident happened shortly after 9 p.m., according to a DPD news release.


Adairsville man sentenced to 20 years for aggravated assault, false imprisonment

A 45-year-old Adairsville man was sentenced to 20 years after pleading guilty to one count of aggravated assault, one count of false imprisonment and one count of battery in Bartow Superior Court Tuesday.


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


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.


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


Local restaurants score low, but quickly learn from previous mistakes

If you're looking to eat out this Easter weekend there is some good news in this week's restaurant report card. A popular downtown Chattanooga location failed its initial report however a re-inspection shows they made the necessary improvements. Sticky Fingers Restaurant on Broad Street originally s


The Latest: Storms down trees, power lines in Georgia

ATLANTA – The Latest on severe weather in the South (all times local):. A storm system moving through Georgia has knocked down trees, caused minor flooding and cut off power to thousands of residents.


Human trafficking in Georgia

ATLANTA (WJBF) - Also called modern day slavery, human trafficking affects millions of lives -- and unfortunately Georgia is one of the leaders in the number of people trafficked.


Georgia Power reports about 33,000 customers without power across state due to storms

As of 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Georgia Power reports 31,115 customers are without power after storms swept across the state. About half of those customers are located in the Coastal Empire.


In the dead of night: Former Christian Heritage pitcher earns epic win for Georgia Bulldogs

Many people have their head on a pillow at 1:30 in the morning, but Dalton native Darryn Pasqua probably wouldn't have been able to sleep this past Wednesday if he had tried. Pasqua, a sophomore at the University of Georgia, found himself with adrenaline pumping as he helped the Bulldogs defeat Clem


Georgia man set foreclosed mansion on fire, cops say

A Georgia man allegedly set his former mansion on fire months after the residence went into foreclosure, authorities said Thursday. Stanley Stephens, with help from Donald Luallen, set fire to the 5,900-square-foot home in the northern town of Rome on Feb. 10, police said. No one was hurt in the fir


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


Saudi sisters seeking asylum in Georgia go public in plea for help

(CNN) — Two Saudi sisters who planned their escape for almost five years and are now seeking asylum in the country of Georgia have revealed their identities in a plea for international help.