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28 Georgia middle students hospitalized after eating Valentine’s Day candy: report

Nearly 30 Georgia middle school students were sent to the hospital Thursday after ingesting Valentine’s Day candy that reportedly left them feeling “nauseated and disoriented,” school officials said.


Atlanta rapper 21 Savage booked into S. Georgia jail on felony warrant

It was a busy day for Atlanta rapper 21 Savage Friday, starting with a pre-taped appearance on Good Morning America, followed by being booked into a South Georgia jail on a felony theft by deception warrant. He was later released, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.


Habersham school system first in state to adopt new emergency threat response initiative

The Habersham County School System is the first in the state to adopt nationally acclaimed geospatial maps aimed at significantly enhancing its emergency threat response protocols.


Serial killer draws sketches of Georgia murder victims

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Authorities have released sketches of three women an admitted serial killer claims to have killed in Georgia. Samuel Little drew the pictures of women he says he killed.


Georgia business owner owing over $300,000 in back taxes admits he tried to bribe IRS agent, agrees to leave country after prison

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia business owner has pleaded guilty to attempting to bribe an IRS agent to reduce his tax burden. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Magdaleno Garcia Alonso offered cash to an IRS agent who audited his tax returns in 2015 and 2016 if she reduced the amount of money he ow


Fraud investigation in Georgia election judge voided twice

CLARKESVILLE, Ga. (AP) - Georgia officials are investigating whether fraud tainted a state lawmaker's election that a judge has thrown out twice. Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger said in a statement Thursday his office is investigating reports of potential voter fraud in the voided elections fo


Georgia woman pleads to hauling kilos of drugs on I-75

MACON, GA (WALB) -- A Tifton woman pleaded guilty in Macon federal court Wednesday on a drug charge after she was arrested for carrying four kilos of meth and cocaine in her car with the intent to distribute.


Habersham wreck sends one person to trauma center

While few specifics are available at this time, one person had to be freed after a vehicle struck a tree outside Mt. Airy Monday morning. Habersham County E-9-1-1 received a call at 8:14 a.m. reporting a wreck with possible entrapment on Glade Creek Parkway, according to Habersham County Emergency S


Georgia soldier comes home from Afghanistan after daughter’s sudden death

The 5-year-old daughter of a National Guard soldier died unexpectedly last weekend, and her father hurried home to Georgia from his deployment in Afghanistan, according to a news report.


Alleged victims say powerful Georgia lawmaker repeatedly delays cases

David Shell has a long record of beating up women. He once beat his ex-wife so badly she blacked out, her left eye nearly swollen shut, then he locked her in their home so she couldn’t reach a hospital, she said.


POLITICAL NOTEBOOK: State Sen. Zahra Karinshak named chairwoman of Gwinnett Senate Delegation

Freshman state Sen. Zahra Karinshak, D-Duluth, may be in her first term in the Georgia General Assembly, but her fellow Gwinnett senators are already looking to her for leadership in the state Senate.


Georgia bill would allow medical marijuana production

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia may soon allow the production and sale of low-potency medical marijuana oil within the state. The new measure, introduced Thursday in the Georgia House, would give patients who are already allowed to possess low potency marijuana oil access to the product. It would close a loo


Georgia National Guard's first black female pilot gets surprise sendoff

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia National Guard's first black female pilot got a surprise send-off in Henry County Friday. Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach was at Stockbridge Elementary School, where students packed the gym to celebrate Lt. Andrea Lewis.


Georgia’s most ethnically diverse city might surprise you

The racial makeup of Georgia and the United States is changing. As recently as 2017, only one core metro Atlanta county still had a majority-white population. That was Cobb County, and those demographics will change within just a few years, The AJC reported, based on projections by Woods & Poole Eco


GARY EDWARDS: Peach Belt cuisine

FLORENCE, S.C. -- After a successful home stand, the Francis Marion University men’s basketball team takes to the road this weekend to play the University of North Georgia on Saturday afternoon, and then Young Harris College on Monday evening.


Aurora, Illinois police respond to active shooter at Henry Pratt manufacturing business

Authorities are investigating the report of an active shooter at a suburban Chicago facility. The City of Aurora confirmed there is an active shooter near Highland and Archer. Several local media outlets are reporting a massive police response at a manufacturing facility in Aurora, Ill.


Narcotics Unit: 'Operation Broken Heart' results in eleven arrests made in Oconee County

WALHALLA, SC (FOX CAROLINA) -- 'Operation Broken Heart' proved successful over Valentine's Day, as the Oconee County Sheriff's Office Narcotics Unit announced the arrests of eleven individuals, Friday.


Deputies searching for Walhalla woman last seen on Feb. 4

WALHALLA, SC (FOX Carolina) – Oconee County deputies said they are searching for a Walhalla woman who has not been seen since February 4. Deputies said they are searching for Faith Roach.


Police: Man wanted for Hard Rock shooting in Atlantic City arrested in Georgia

Police say a man wanted for a shooting at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City has been arrested in Georgia. Emory Chapman, 39, of Pleasantville, was taken into custody Thursday by FBI agents in Atlanta.


Dahlonega man charged with DUI in crash that injures motorcyclist

A 20-year-old motorcyclist suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a pick-up truck in Lumpkin County this week. The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) said Benjamin Jacob Bruner of Athens was traveling on Ben Higgins Road near Carlton Seitz Road around 11:55 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 when the incident occu