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Moment of silence held for Parkland school shooting anniversary
CONYERS — On Valentine’s Day, Osborne Dennis and other members of 321 Stop Bullying held a moment of silence and prayer at the Rockdale County Courthouse in memory of the 14 students and three teachers who lost their lives in the shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida on Feb.
Attorney Accused, Hit By 3 Cars, Dead Elephant: Top Georgia News
It was a busy week of news around Georgia, with stories such as a DeKalb attorney accused of killing his mother, a twelve-year-old who was fatally hit by three cars, a bill that would protect people who rescue animals from hot cars, a 911 call of a frantic mother who found her son's dead body and de
Poker-playing pals in Conyers come to aid of brain tumor survivor
CONYERS — Garlen Lee says he believes this all began about 20 years ago at a reggae concert in Santa Cruz, Calif. The San Francisco native had been looking forward to the event and after picking up a friend in Oakland, they arrived at the venue to await the start of the music. But Lee, who had a hea
South Georgia prepares for public health emergency
LANIER COUNTY, Ga. (WCTV) -- Lanier County emergency officials prepared for a day they hope never comes on Friday. Communities often prepare for emergencies in regard to severe weather, like hurricanes or tornadoes. On Friday, the Georgia Department of Public Health hosted a preparedness drill for a
Rockdale County outlasts West Forsyth 55-50, advances to first Sweet 16 since 2004
CONYERS — Survive and advance. In a game that featured 64 combined fouls - 26 against Rockdale County and 37 against West Forsyth - foul trouble threw a wrench in Friday night’s first-round matchup that likely neither team saw coming.
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.
Deputies: 2 arrested for trying to dump tires in Rockdale County
ROCKDALE COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Two people were arrested in Rockdale County after deputies said they dumped a truckload of tires along the side of the road. The Rockdale County Sheriff’s Office said one of their corporals spotted two men along Georgia Highway 20 near the Walton County line ju
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.
New Georgia law changes rules for drivers during school bus stops
A new law in Georgia changes when drivers are required to stop for a stopped school bus, but it shouldn't seem new to most drivers. It actually fixes a flaw in the law that allowed drivers on some highways to keep driving even when a school bus was stopped.
Eastside clips Rockdale County 14-12 in season-opener
CONYERS — Wednesday night’s season-opener for Rockdale County and Eastside didn’t go without excitement for both teams. 23 combined hits, 26 combined runs and one extra inning of play on a chilly night at Rockdale made for some thrilling baseball, but in the end, it was the road Eagles who left the
Georgia drivers must make more stops for school buses
Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday signed a bill into law revising the state’s traffic regulations for driving past school buses stopped to load or unload students. Now drivers must stop for school buses stopped to load or unload passengers unless they are driving on a highway divided by a grass median, unpa
Police chase man after family fight
COVINGTON, Ga. — Covington police chased a man into DeKalb County early Thursday morning after a “family fight” call on Holmes Court. The suspect, identified as Henry Arnold, allegedly fired multiple shots as he drove from the scene.
Covington man arrested on drug, gun charges after traffic stop
COVINGTON, Ga. – Police arrested a Covington man on drug and gun charges after a traffic stop late last week. According to a Covington Police Department incident report, Lt. Chris Smith was stopped in the parking lot in front of Ingles at the Covington Corners Shopping Center shortly before 10:30 p.
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.
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.
Man who strangled friend because she didn’t have crack gets life
A man has been sentenced to life in prison for the 2014 murder of a friend who he stabbed and strangled because she didn’t have any crack. Prosecutors said 47-year-old Demetrius Flournoy stabbed 49-year-old Janice Renee Hutchison in her Atlanta apartment, choked her with an electrical cord and poure
Group pushing for new interstate across Georgia - and Texas
ATLANTA — It's been decades since Georgia saw the construction of its last interstate, but a group of young proponents is pushing for a new one connecting Georgia to western Texas.
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. A plan introduced Thursday in the Georgia House would give patients who are already approved to use medical marijuana oil access to the product.
Shooting suspect caught after multi-county chase
COVINGTON - A suspect in a shooting incident in Covington is facing charges from at least three jurisdictions following a chase through Newton, Rockdale and DeKalb counties early this morning. The chase ended when a Rockdale County deputy performed a “pit” maneuver and the suspect crashed into four
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.