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Who is the 87-year-old woman behind this Chatsworth police mugshot?

Last Friday, Martha Al-Bishara was preparing a meal for her husband. The two wed in Syria in 1947, and for the past 71 years she's prided herself in knowing her way around the kitchen and the garden.

WTVC - 2018-08-15 00:49:31

Kroger cashier saves Dalton woman from handing over thousands to phone scammer

This person gave a name and badge number, and told her she had a warrant for missing court - and that she needed to pay $2,030 immediately to have it taken care of.

WTVC - 2018-08-15 18:20:24

Elderly woman with knife tased by Chatsworth officer

Officers say they asked Martha AlBishara to drop the knife several times, but instead, she walked towards them. At that point, an officer tased the 87-year-old and charged her with criminal trespass.


Woman, 87, tased by police while attempting to cut flowers

"She's always telling me I'm sorry that I've caused all of this and I feel so bad, but she's been pretty depressed and it's hard for her to look out at that area," Douhne said.

WFLA.COM - 2018-08-15 09:43:22

Goodwill celebrates National Thrift Shop Day beginning Aug. 17

The non-profit will celebrate with thrifty eventsATLANTA – Goodwill is celebrating National Thrift Shop Day from Aug. 17 - 19 with several planned shopping events. Goodwill of Calhoun, located at 261 Highway 53 in Calhoun will be participating in the event.“Thrift shoppers know what a great shopping

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 12:50:00

Police investigating shots fired call in Cleveland

Police spokesperson Sgt. Evie West says after the shots were fired, several people started fleeing the scene.Cleveland police say several shots were fired Wednesday night on Inman Street E.It happened shortly after 8:30 p.m. in the 600 block of Inman Street at the corner of Berry Street.Police spoke

WRCBTV.COM - 2018-08-16 02:28:00

Owner of local tree company has message for person who stole $10,000 worth of equipment

"They're members of the community," says Amy Johnson with Catoosa County Parks & Recreation. "A lot of the guys live around here. Their kids play around here. Cody Watkins, the owner, lives just up the street. He just loves to give back. So we were appreciative that he could be here today."

WTVC - 2018-08-14 19:46:48

RIDE ALONG: Dalton Police enforce hands-free driving

It’s been just over one month since Georgia drivers have been required to put down their phone while driving.For the first month, officers with the Dalton Police Department gave out more than 200 earnings.However, they started writing tickets on August 1st.READ MORE |Georgia's new hands free law com

WRCBTV.COM - 2018-08-14 22:05:00

Bradley Co. teen honored for saving two small children and woman from drowning

A Bradley County teenager was honored for helping a woman and two small children who nearly drowned in a pool in Cohutta, Georgia.Bradley County commissioners acknowledged 16-year-old Taylor Swallows during a work session Monday. Mayor Gary Davis also proclaimed August 13, 2017, “Taylor Swallows Day

WRCBTV.COM - 2018-08-15 02:46:00

Cops Taze 87-Year-Old Great-Grandmother for Using a Knife to Cut Dandelions

— Police in Chatsworth, Georgia, tasered an 87-year-old woman after an employee at the local Boys and Girls Club called them to complain that she was carrying a knife and looking to cut vegetation on their property.

THEANTIMEDIA.COM - 2018-08-15 21:08:32

Why did officers use a taser on an 87 year old woman? - WDEF

On Friday, a man at the club told her again that she needed to leave, and she walked toward him with the knife. So he called 9-1-1.


Shaw Tufting Apparatus Earns Historical Landmark Designation

Dalton, GA, August 14, 2018-Shaw recently hosted The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) to celebrate the designation of a mechanical engineering and flooring industry landmark on its corporate campus.


"A Day on the Lake" giving people first look at new Dalton park, free kayak rentals & food

"A Day on the Lake" will be a "soft opening" for the park held on three Saturdays in September (the 8th, 15th, and 22nd), and will feature free kayak rentals, instruction for beginners, and also free food.

WTVC - 2018-08-14 16:30:54

UPDATE: Walker Co. Sheriff's Office searching for missing 16-year-old girl

UPDATE:The Walker County Sheriff's Office is searching for a missing teen.Vallery Martin, 16, was last seen on August 11 in Rock Spring.Martin is described as being around 120 pounds and 5'4". She has brown hair and brown eyes.If you have any information that can help deputies find Martin, please ca

WRCBTV.COM - 2018-08-14 15:27:00

Georgia congressional candidate sentenced to six months in jail

Steven Lamar Foster, a Democrat running against Republican incumbent U.S. Rep. Tom Graves, was sentenced to six months in jail during a hearing in Whitfield County Superior Court today. Judge Cindy Morris also sentenced him to six months on probation following his release from jail.

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2018-08-14 17:52:46

Police shoot 87-year-old woman with stun gun

A Chatsworth, Georgia, police officer shocked an 87-year-old woman with a stun gun last week after she refused to drop a steak knife. She had been cutting leaves from dandelions to make dinner.

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2018-08-14 16:33:42

NTSB releases report after man killed by plane propeller blade at Cleveland airport

The NTSB reportsays that after running errands, the couple returned to the airport to fly to Blairsville, Georgia.


Woman injured after being hit in crosswalk on Highway 53 Wednesday night

According to the Calhoun Police Department’s accident report, officers responded to the scene shortly after 9 p.m. on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. A vehicle driven by Ty A. Windiate was pulling out of the RaceTrac, located at 665 Highway 53 East, turning left to travel west on Hwy. 53, when he hit the p


One man killed, another injured in Highway 11 wreck

According to the Tennessee Highway Patrol (THP), at around 11:45 p.m. Thursday, a 2018 Dodge Charger being driven by Danny Davis, 54, of Cleveland, was traveling at a “high rate of speed” southbound on Highway 11 near the intersection with Highway 163 in Calhoun.


Woman charged with choking man in the park Sunday - WDEF

CLEVELAND, Tennessee (WDEF) – Cleveland officers have charged a woman with choking a man in the park.Deputies were called to Johnston Park on Sunday for a person screaming.- Advertisement -When the officer arrived, he saw a woman leaving in a hurry.She refused to stop for him, just as another man ca