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Ex-deputy indicted in crash that killed Paulding County teacher

A Paulding County grand jury has indicted a former sheriff’s deputy accused of causing a crash that killed an elementary school teacher. Joshua Powell, who had not previously been charged in the May 2018 wreck, was indicted Wednesday on charges of vehicular homicide in the second degree and failure


Controversial legislation could transform health care in Georgia

Gallery: Controversial legislation could transform health care in Georgia. Remove restrictions on building new health care facilities. Require nonprofit hospitals to reveal financial information.


Boil water advisory in effect for part of Paulding County

PAULDING COUNTY, Ga. - A boil water advisory is in effect for several neighborhoods in eastern Paulding County after a water main break on Womack Avenue. The county water system said there is a wide area of water loss and low water pressure for their customers along Highway 92 and these subdivision


Payless To Begin Liquidation Sales At Georgia Stores

ATLANTA, GA — Discount shoe sellerPayless will begin liquidation sales at its U.S. stores on Sunday, a company spokesperson said. "We expect all stores to remain open until at least the end of March and the majority will remain open until May," the spokesperson said in a statement. Liquidation sales


Georgia lawmakers mull medical pot cultivation, drones near prisons

ATLANTA | The Georgia legislature is beginning to pick up its pace as the 2019 session approaches the half-way mark. Friday marked legislative day 16 of 40. The past week saw the governor sign his first bill, a measure that clarifies when vehicles can pass a school bus. A new bill in the House would


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


GreyStone donates $50K in longtime lineman's honor for Paulding academy lab

GreyStone Power has donated $50,000 in a longtime employee's honor to build an energy education laboratory for the Paulding College and Career Academy. Paulding schools Superintendent Brian Otott expressed his appreciation to 50-year GreyStone Power employee Jerry Tucker and the co-op’s board and ma


Kennesaw Man Beats up Rome Woman

Seth Javan Sanchez, 22 of Kennesaw, was arrested in Rome after he allegedly injured a woman during an altercation on Etowah Terrace. Reports said that Sanchez also broke the victim’s cellphone, which prevented them from calling for help.


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.


Paulding official credited for role in reversing state school bus law

Paulding schools' transportation director helped convince one state lawmaker to work to reverse a year-old law critics said put bus-riding students in danger. Gov. Brian Kemp signed a bill today, Feb. 15, that took effect immediately to change how traffic must stop for a school bus stopped to load o


Georgia launches new app for free mental health counseling

State health officials launched a new mobile app Thursday that offers free and confidential access to people suffering from mental illness, substance abuse and other issues. The My GCAL app, which works on Apple and Android phones, caters to younger Georgians who are more comfortable sending texts t


Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition staying in Columbus, mayor Henderson says

The Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition will celebrate 75 years in Columbus when pageant contestants take the stage at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts, Mayor Berry “Skip” Henderson announced Saturday.


Psychologist sentenced in to 40 years for child molestation in Marietta

According to a press release from Cobb County District Attorney Vic Reynolds, psychologist Jonathan Benjamin Gersh, 38, of Atlanta, pleaded guilty to six counts of child molestation and four counts of sexual exploitation of children. Cobb County Superior Court Judge Stephen Schuster sentenced Gersh


Lands Package Including Georgia Priorities Passes Senate

“Expanding the parks’ boundaries and preserving their history is a top priority for Georgians.” U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) applauded Senate passage of the Natural Resources Management Act, which includes provisions to expand and preserve the Ocmulgee National Monument in Macon, Kennesaw Mounta


Wreck in Parking Lot of Hospital Leads Police to Find Man with Drugs Packaged for Sale

Cody ONeal Hilton, 29 of Douglasville, was arrested outside Redmond Hospital after an accident in the parking lot led police to find drugs. Reports said that while speaking with Hilton officers detected a strong odor of marijuana coming from inside his vehicle.


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


GBI names suspect injured in Acworth officer-involved shooting

Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) officials announced late Friday the identity of a man shot by a Bartow County Sheriff’s Office (BCSO) deputy earlier that day. According to a GBI press release, 47-year-old Charles Allen Brock, of Cartersville, led BCSO deputies on a roughly eight-minute car cha


Does Georgia need another interstate highway?

ATLANTA - A push for another interstate highway across Georgia gained initial support in the General Assembly this week. The Senate Transportation Committee Wednesday passed Senate Resolution 44, which supports the creation of Interstate 14 across middle Georgia and urges the state’s Congressional d


Restaurant in Marietta earns inspection score of 47

Editor’s Note: This information is taken from inspection reports found on the Georgia Department of Health’s Environmental Health Search Portal. — Observed dish washing employee handle dirty then clean dishes without washing hands in between. Corrective action: Employee properly washed hands.


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.