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Area Arrests for Dec. 16
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.
Adairsville boys, girls fall at home to Murray County
Even in a region that has shown to have quite a bit of parity midway through the season, the Adairsville boys continue to be an enigma. After two blowout wins earlier in the week, including a rout of Haralson County on Friday night, the Tigers fell at home Saturday to Murray County, which entered th
Georgia K-9 that lost eye after being shot in head is released from hospital
A Georgia K-9 that was shot during a traffic-stop confrontation that killed a police officer has lost an eye, but was released from a veterinary hospital Saturday and is expected to make a full recovery.
64 year old letter reunited with family of man who wrote it
DALTON, Ga. (WDEF)- This story has come full circle right here on News 12. Early this week, we told you about a 64 year old Love Letter that was found on the floor of a Dalton Neighborhood Walmart.
Rome Man Charged with Calhoun Murder
A Rome man is awaiting extradition for the murder of a Calhoun man over the weekend. Justin Blake Maritinat, 29, was sought for the shooting of a man at a home on Sylvania Circle on Saturday.
'A community of togetherness': Sharing is Caring spreads Christmas cheer
Debby Siever was eying a table full of toys for little boys. “This is really great,” she said. “My son will enjoy any of these.” Siever was one of more than 260 parents walking inside the agricultural building at the North Georgia Fairgrounds off Legion Drive Saturday during the Dalton-Whitfield Cou
Deer Crossing: Deer-related collisions cause damage, harm
On a cold day in Thomas County, a deer ran in front of a Thomas County Sheriff's Office vehicle, turned around and ran back into the woods. The officer driving the vehicle, Capt. Chuck McDonald, was lucky the deer decided to turn around, but as many people living in rural areas can attest, deer enco
Editorial: Unexpected but necessary -- early voting starts Monday for special election
The much-hyped midterm elections are over and so are the resultant runoffs, Thanksgiving is a memory and Christmas is only a week and a half away. Yet early voting starts Monday? That's not on our Christmas schedule. But for those area residents affected it needs to be added.
Woman trying to return U.S. Army ring found at Georgia Dairy Queen
COWETA COUNTY, Ga. - A Georgia woman is hoping to find the owner of a U.S. Army ring. Kimberly Smith reached out to Channel 2 Action News with photos of the ring. She found it at a Dairy Queen in Newnan on Dec. 14.
Whitfield Restaurant Reports for Dec. 16
Whitfield County Environmental Health conducts inspections of restaurants and other food establishments. The inspectors may require a re-inspection. Restaurants and other food establishments are required by law to post their most recent inspection permit. The Daily Citizen-News lists areas where the
UPDATE: Dalton company, Murray County courthouse evacuated after bomb threats
A Dalton company and a Murray County official each received one of numerous bomb threats made across the country on Thursday. Americhem’s location at 1015 Abutment Road was evacuated by company officials after receiving emails detailing a bomb threat and a request for payment to keep the bomb from b
Today's Forum for Dec. 17
"Has mulching (going over your leaves with a lawnmower) become a lost art? This is how we took care of our leaves when I was a kid and believe me, to a nine-year-old with a riding lawnmower there is nothing any more fun, except maybe eating ice cream and cake."
No. 20 Arizona State rallies from 18 down to defeat Georgia
No. 20 Arizona State overcame an 18-point deficit to upend Georgia 76-74 on Saturday night at Athens, Ga. After Luguentz Dort made just 1 of 2 free throws with 7.9 seconds left, Georgia (5-4) inbounded the ball with Nicolas Claxton taking it the length of the court before misfiring on a mid-range ju
Funeral arrangements set for fallen DeKalb officer
Funeral arrangements are set for the DeKalb officer who was killed in the line of duty last week. Officer Edgar Isidro Flores died Thursday, December 13, a few days before his 25th birthday.
In the wake of an officer-involved shooting
Following the Tuesday shooting of a Calhoun police officer at the BP gas station downtown, which resulted in police returning fire and killing the female shooter, members of the department have been dealing with the difficult situation on their own terms.
Area Arrests for Dec. 15
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.
Murray jury finds man guilty in molestation case
A Chatsworth man was found guilty Friday of aggravated child molestation and 11 other charges relating to two victims under the age of 16. Randall Troy Harris, 65, of 218 Blankenship Road, was convicted of two counts of aggravated sexual battery, four counts of child molestation, two counts of influ
Officer involved shooting in Calhoun leads to death of 27-year-old Columbus woman
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating an officer involved shooting that occurred at a BP station in Gordon County that lead to the death of a 27-year-old woman. Here is the timeline of events according to the GBI:
'Keep running': Murray County comes from behind to defeat cross-county rival North Murray on the mat
CHATSWORTH -- In a sport that takes place indoors on a mat, it was a coach telling an athlete to use his feet that made the difference Thursday night in Chatsworth. With the North Murray High School wrestling team leading Murray County 36-30, Tyler Tenney, competing for the Indians at 220 pounds, fo
Decades-old love letter found in Dalton Walmart now back in the hands of author's grandson
DALTON, Ga. — A Dalton Walmart employee found a love letter in an aisle, with no real idea how it got there. While that's one of the questions still unanswered, others have been resolved.