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North Georgia couple's dream of opening a men's and women's clothing boutique blossoms into three retail locations

Zach Cross is 31 years old with a college degree in business administration; Courtney Cross is 30 with degree in communications with a focus on human resources. Together, the young entrepreneurs are in their sixth year of running a profitable business.


Marijuana edibles becoming growing issue in Georgia, nationwide

ATLANTA, GA. (CBS46) Marijuana edibles are becoming a growing issue for the state and there is especially a concern about children getting their hands on them. They're taking up more and more space inside the GBI crime lab.

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Bleckley County deputies find more drugs days after 30+ people arrested in bust

Deputies in Bleckley County found a stash of drugs believed to be related to the investigation into a large drug ring in which nearly 40 people were arrested last week. According to a news release from the Bleckley County Sheriff’s Office, at around 7:30 p.m. Wednesday evening, deputies were called


$200K worth of jewelry gone in 30 seconds by a duo of Georgia mall thieves

Two men allegedly used a hammer to smash through a glass display inside a Georgia jewelry store and got away with $200,000 worth of diamond rings, according to police reports. On April 15, one of the suspects walked into the Crescent Jewelers inside the Sugarloaf Mills Mall and expressed interest to


Possible cocaine, ecstasy pills found in Bleckley County

COCHRAN, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – Bleckley County residents found possible cocaine and ecstasy pills while riding four wheelers. Bleckley County investigators along with deputies say they received a call about drugs in the Foskey Road and Kennedy Road area around 7:30 p.m. on April 17th.


Georgia city eyes safety policies after park electrocution

AUGUSTA, Ga. (AP) — After a boy's electrocution at a public park last year, an east Georgia city is reworking its safety policy and inspection process. Melquan Robinson, 12, died after he touched a fence that had been accidentally electrified in October, The Augusta Chronicle reported. It happened a


Rebecca Howell prepares for second battle round on ‘The Voice’

LOS ANGELES, California (41NBC/WMGT) – NBC’s ‘The Voice’ is getting ready for its second round of battles Monday night. Cochran native, Rebecca Howell, won her first battle last week.


Only 39 rental units available for every 100 low-income families in Georgia

Updated: April 20, 2019, 4:47 p.m. Two new reports from national nonprofits and research groups link a shortage of affordable housing with poorer health outcomes, and that correlation is evident in low-income neighborhoods across Gainesville and Hall County.


Veteran suicides draw new attention after two Georgia deaths

ATLANTA (Tribune News Service) — Olen Hancock, whose life had faded in many ways, shot himself outside the entrance of a Veterans Affairs hospital in Decatur earlier this month. He was 68.


National Weather Service: EF-1 tornado hit south Laurens County

DUBLIN, Ga. — National Weather Service survey crews are out at the scene of an EF-1 tornado that hit southern Laurens County on Friday morning. They said the area that sustained the most damage was around Highway 46/Sudie Pearl Jones Road.


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


Georgia driver steals weapons as he drives car through gun store

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - Police in a Georgia city are looking for a bold thief who drove a car into a gun shop. Surveillance video at the Loganville store shows the car plowing through the front of the store around 5 a.m. Friday and then the driver hopping out and stealing as many guns as he can.


Dodge County church shed destroyed in fire during storms

DODGE COUNTY, Ga. — The storage shed at a Dodge County church caught fire after a tree nearby was struck by lightning on Friday. Pastor Eddie Ingram says the fire completely destroyed everything inside of the storage shed at The Lighthouse of New Beginnings Holiness Church, including church robes, t


Cheryl White's 1975 cold case murder dismissed

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — A 40-year-old case from a Warner Robins homicide was set to go to trial next month, but paperwork was filed on Friday to dismiss it. You may remember the 1975 cold case of 16-year-old Cheryl White.


'We are going to take the service to our home:' Lightning causes fire at Dodge County Church

COCHRAN, Ga. — Ingram looks at the charred pieces where a storage shed stood on his church’s property. "Very upsetting, because now we have to start all over," says Eddie Ingram.


Tornado confirmed in Laurens County from Friday morning storms

The National Weather Service in Peachtree City has confirmed EF-1 tornado damage in Laurens County this morning. This confirmation is based off the damage that was found in the southern portion of the county.


Man charged with rape, sodomy while victim incapacitated

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – The Houston County Sheriff’s Office received a report of sexual assault which happened between March 22nd and March 23rd on April 10th, 2019.


MP track teams prep for region meet

The Mary Persons boys track team placed second out of eight teams at the BSN Sports-Jackson High School Invitational in Jackson on Saturday. The Bulldogs finished with 153.5 points to finish behind champion Heritage, which accumulated a total of 167 points. Eastside finished a distant third with 69


Houston County business owner charged with raping woman

KATHLEEN, Ga. — A Houston County business owner was arrested earlier this week following an investigation into a reported rape. According to the Houston County Sheriff’s Office, they received a report of a sexual assault on April 10 that happened between March 22 and March 23 at a home on Houston La


Supporters, detractors both vocal at Warner Robins Perkins Field affordable housing project hearing

WARNER ROBINS, Ga. — Like almost every real estate deal, at its heart, are three simple words: location, location, location. Denis Blackburne with Woda Cooper Companies thinks Perkins Field is a good one for a three-building, three-story affordable housing complex. He stressed it would not be 'Secti