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VIDEO: Implosion brings down boilers at Plant Branch

After thick dark clouds of dust cleared the air from Saturday's implosions at Georgia Power Company's Plant Branch, the impact of a series of blasts there was obvious as shown in this particular photograph. After thick dark clouds of dust cleared the air from Saturday's implosions at Georgia Power C

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-19 18:00:00

Wood River man drowns after falling from dock at Alton Marina

A Wood River man drowned after he fell from a dock at the Alton Marina, the Madison County Coroner said Monday. Michael J. Karlas, 43, was underwater 8-10 minutes after his fall into the Mississippi River on Saturday evening, Coroner Stephen Nonn said. Karlas was pulled from the water by rescuers an

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 21:54:00

FEMA charters cruise ship to house National Guard in St. Thomas

A former Carnival Cruise Line ship is on its way to St. Thomas to house members of the National Guard helping with hurricane relief. The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has chartered the 750-room Grand Celebration to serve as a floating hotel for the National Guard through the latter hal

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-09-20 04:06:50

Mel B thanks father for helping her get her life back on track

Mel B's father's death helped her to "set her life on the right track". The former Spice Girl - who is currently in the midst of a bitter divorce battle with her estranged husband Stephen Belafonte - has remembered her late father Martin in an emotional Instagram post and thanked him for giving her

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-17 15:59:00

The Latest: UN frees $10 million for Hurricane Irma aid

MIAMI (AP) - The latest on tropical weather in the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans (all times local): 8:45 p.m. The United Nations has released $10 million from its emergency fund for humanitarian efforts to help tens of thousands of people in the Caribbean needing help after Hurricane Irma. U.N. humani

INDEX-JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 00:48:04

Clayton ACT average score drops slightly

JONESBORO - The Georgia Department of Education released school-level average ACT results this week. A total of 1,199 students in Clayton County took the test, resulting in a composite score of 17.8 in 2017. The district average in 2016 was 17.9, with 1,330 students taking the test. The county's ave

CLAYTON NEWS DAILY - 2017-09-19 19:59:00

Muldawer exhibit at Arts Clayton Gallery

The exhibit "Through the Eyes of an Architect" by Paul Muldawer is on display at Arts Clayton Gallery in Jonesboro. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton) 3D Kinetic Art created by Paul Muldawer is part of the new exhibit at Arts Clayton Gallery. (Staff Photo: Heather Middleton) Paul Muldawer created a se

CLAYTON NEWS DAILY - 2017-09-19 19:15:00

Sheriff's Desk: Multimillion Dollar Methamphetamine Operation Results in Arrests

From the Desk of Sheriff Chris Clinton Towns County, Georgia I have long believed that one of the secrets to success in criminal investigations is networking and sharing information with other law enforcement agencies. In 2007, after being elected Sheriff of Towns County, I became a member of the Ap

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2017-09-18 07:00:00

$3.2M in meth seized; 5 arrested in North Georgia

A North Georgia drug bust dismantled a meth lab and seized more than $3 million worth of crystal methamphetamine, officials said Saturday. Five people, one from Gwinnett County, were arrested Friday on charges including methamphetamine trafficking and conspiracy to manufacture methamphetamine, the A


Man receives package filled with drugs

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - When returning home Aug. 29, a man received a strange package on his door step that didn't belong to him. The 53-year-old man said the box had another person's name on it with his address. The package had been sent to a location in Colorado, but was refused at its destination a

NORTHFULTON.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Authorities documenting Irma damage in Hall

With most of the immediate effects of Tropical Storm Irma cleared away, local officials, utility companies and property owners are digging into the numbers and details of the storm. Tuesday marked the last power outages in the area finally being cleared after the storm. Georgia Power restored its f

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-20 00:38:00

Play at the Park enters 15th year of family fun at Fowler

Next week, a south Forsyth park will host a free event for kids and families. On Saturday, Sept. 30, Forsyth County Parks and Recreation Department and the Cumming-Forsyth County Chamber of Commerce will host the 15th annual Play at the Park Family Fun Festival at Fowler Park between 11 a.m. and 8

FORSYTH COUNTY NEWS - 2017-09-20 00:30:00

60 dogs, 53 lizards, rabbit, piranha seized from suspected puppy mill

Sixty dogs, 53 lizards, a rabbit and a piranha were seized Monday from a suspected puppy mill in Fulton County, police said. Police rescued the animals about 12:30 p.m. in a warehouse zoned for commercial space after getting a tip and securing a search warrant to enter the building in the 4400 block


Get your taste buds ready for Taste of Newton

COVINGTON, Ga. - The Covington-Newton Chamber of Commerce presents the 7th Annual Taste of Newton Food and Business Festival on Thursday, Oct. 19, from 5 to 8 p.m. The festival attracts hundreds of people each year and is a fun way to dine out while listening to live music and meeting with businesse

COVINGTON NEWS - 2017-09-19 16:18:00

Tropical Storm Irma barely raises level of Lake Lanier

Even a tropical storm can't get Lake Lanier to anywhere near full pool. The lake's water level is only up 5 inches since Tropical Storm Irma passed over the Chattahoochee River basin that feeds Lake Lanier on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12. Before the storm hit, National Weather Service forecasts called for

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:29:00

Lanier shoreline holds up well during Irma ahead of Shore Sweep

Tropical Storm Irma roughed up Gainesville and Hall County, but the Lake Lanier waterfront fared relatively well in the storm. That's good news for property owners, but it's also good for the Lake Lanier Association and its volunteers getting ready for their annual cleanup event, Shore Sweep, set fo

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:12:00

13 juniors attend Boys State

American Legion Boys State, founded in 1935, is among the most respected and selective educational programs of government instruction for U.S. high school students. It is a participatory program in which students become part of the operation of local, county and state government. Recently American L

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-19 04:01:31

Man charged by grand jury in June slaying

A Hall County man was indicted for his alleged involvement in a June 26 slaying, according to court documents. Delwoun Quinntess Williams, 24, was charged Friday with malice murder by a grand jury. Cornelius Gordon, 24, of Gainesville, was struck in the head with a bullet on Barnes Drive. Williams'

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:00:00

Raccoon confirmed to be rabid in North Hall, marking county's 8th case of 2017

Officials have confirmed Hall County's eighth case of rabies for 2017 in an incident involving a raccoon that had contact with two dogs Sept. 9 in North Hall. The rabid raccoon had contact with the dogs in the 5200 block of Wild Smith Road in Gainesville, according to a statement Monday from Katie C

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 00:08:00

Police investigating Sunday night shooting that injured man

A man was shot in the face around 11 p.m. Sunday and walked to a nearby gas station to seek assistance, according to police. Gainesville Police are investigating the shooting. "He was shot in the face, however, was in stable condition," Sgt. Kevin Holbrook said. Police said they believe the shooting

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-18 17:34:00