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Area Arrests for Feb. 23

Editor’s note: The Daily Citizen-News will upon request print a notice about anyone found not guilty of the charges listed in Area Arrests, or if the charges have been dropped. Call (706) 272-7723 and be prepared to provide documentation.


Woman arrested in animal cruelty case

A Dalton woman wanted by the Dalton Police Department for aggravated cruelty to animals was arrested on Thursday. Morgan Kinder, 26, is charged with six counts of aggravated cruelty to animals (felonies) and 16 counts of cruelty to animals (misdemeanors).


Roan School bookkeeper charged with theft of funds from school

A former secretary at Roan School has been charged with felony theft by taking after school officials discovered discrepancies between the funds collected in a Parent-Teacher Organization (PTO) fundraiser and what the secretary was reported as depositing at the bank, according to a police report.


VERIFY: Georgia's laws for removing elected officials from office

MACON, Ga. — Over the past few years, Central Georgia has seen several local elected officials end up on the wrong side of the law. In early 2018, Macon County Sheriff Charles Cannon Junior was suspended after he was indicted for grabbing a woman inappropriately.


Mudslide closes part of Dug Gap Road near Dalton

DALTON, Georgia (WDEF) – It will likely be Friday before Dug Gap road in Whitfield county is open again. A mud slide Wednesday sent dirt and debris across one lane of Dug Gap Battle Road. (see video above)


High school baseball: Southeast tops North Murray with strong pitching

Southeast Whitfield High School's Javier Favela recorded nine strikeouts in 6 1/3 innings Thursday night as the Raiders topped North Murray in Chatsworth, 4-1. Favela allowed five hits and had one walk.


'Turn around, don't drown!' Flooding washes out roads in north Georgia

NORTH GEORGIA - Flooding across north Georgia shut down dozens of roads Friday as more rain moved through and rivers and streams overflowed. Severe Weather Team 2 Meteorologist Katie Walls was in Douglas County, where Mount Vernon Road shut down after 2 to 3 feet of water flowed over the roadway.


Small fire at industrial site in Dalton on Wednesday

DALTON, Ga. — The Dalton Fire Department (DFD) responded to a small fire at an industrial site at 310 Brookhollow Industrial Boulevard on Wednesday. DFD says the fire started due to a small release valve from a propane tank that was apparently struck by lightning and a flame is showing at the top.


Slight Catoosa County property tax cut passes Georgia House

The Georgia House of Representatives unanimously passed a bill this morning that would lower some Catoosa County property owners' tax bills. The local act, sponsored by State Reps. Dewayne Hill and Steve Tarvin, will create a tax break for residents older than 65. If those property owners make less


Georgia mom's death at house party ruled accidental

FORSYTH CO., Ga. (WSB) - Georgia authorities say the death of a woman at a house party was accidental, but friends and family say they have concerns about the ruling. After Tamla Horsford attended an “adult birthday slumber party” at a Forsyth County home in November, she was found unresponsive in t


Raw beef in hand sink, light bulbs create some issues for local restaurants

This week, there were 15 businesses across the Tennessee Valley that scored a PERFECT 100!! However, there are some restaurants that will require a follow-up visit for health department inspectors.


Georgia May Jagger’s Best Ever Concert? Her Dad’s, Of Course

MILAN — Sitting front row at the Emporio Armani show on Thursday, Georgia May Jagger reminisced about her favorite music-related memories as the child of one of the world’s biggest rock stars.


'She's my hero': Pistol-packing Georgia great-grandma fires shots at burglar

JACKSON Co., Ga. (WDBJ7/WSB-TV) -- A Georgia great-grandmother used her pistol to fend off a home intruder. Gwendolyn Agard, 79, of Jackson County Georgia always said, "Don't ever let anybody come in and run you out of your own house."


Blackface photos found in Georgia Southern yearbooks

STATESBORO, Ga. (WSAV) - Racist images are being uncovered in dozens of decades-old yearbooks, including one local university's. It’s likely the recent blackface scandal involving Gov. Ralph Northam prompted others to dig into school archives.


Three Georgia residents tied to theft here

Three Georgia residents arrested on theft charges early Wednesday near Uniontown have been tied to the theft of a cash register from a Seymour motel, police report. Askari Greer, 27, and Tamecia James, 23, both of Atlanta, Georgia, and Jacobey Nelson, 23, of Forest Park, Georgia, face potential char


South Georgia drug busts linked to Cuban drug organization

BURKE COUNTY, GA (WTOC) - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has identified and dismantled numerous drug operations in South Georgia. On Tuesday, Feb. 19, the GBI’s Southeastern Regional Drug Task Force executed four simultaneous search warrants in Jenkins and Burke counties relating to an ongoing


Anti-bullying bill helps Georgia students switch to private school

GEORGIA - Georgia lawmakers are considering a bill that would set aside money to help some students make the move from public to private school. It's designed to help students who are low-income, special needs, or whose families are active military.


Bahamian track athlete found dead in Georgia

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On Thursday, Dekalb County Police identified a man shot to death Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of an office park in Stone Mountain, Georgia as former Bahamian track and field standout Douglas Lynes-Bell.


The raccoon is one of Georgia’s best-known animals

When I was taking the trash out the other evening, a raccoon suddenly walked from around the corner of my house. He stopped, looked at me for a second and then scurried into the woods.


Here's What A Cool Million Buys In Georgia This Week

GEORGIA — Burrr. The chill of winter is in the air, even for Atlanta. But fret not, Patch has compiled a list of cozy Georgia homes on the market where you can cuddle by the fireplace.