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Sharing confidential information ends in reprimand for Dawson County commissioner

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — In Dawson County, District 4 Commissioner Julie Hughes Nix was publicly reprimanded Thursday night in the form of a censure. Angela Davis, the Dawson County attorney, explained the process to 11Alive.


Heavy rains washed away a portion of one county road

Reece Road off Henry Grady Road in Dawson County is closed until further notice after a portion of the roadway was washed out due to heavy rain last night into this morning. Dawson County Public Works and Dawson County Emergency Services responded to the scene the morning of Feb.21.


UPDATE: Charges filed in overturned dump truck accident in Dawson County

The driver of a dump truck faces charges after he apparently ran a red light and his vehicle overturned on an SUV at the intersection of Georgia 400 and Georgia 53 in Dawson County Monday afternoon.


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.


Better Call Harry: Helicopter bill threatens family’s finances

DAWSONVILLE, GA (CBS46) After Better Call Harry helped save a Griffin family more than $24,000 on an air ambulance bill, he received a plea from a Dawsonville family. They owed the same air ambulance company more than $30,000 after insurance paid a portion of the bill to transport 7-year-old Luca fr

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Pistol-packing Georgia grandmother fires shots at burglar trying to break into her home

JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. (CNN NEWSOURCE) - A great-grandmother in Georgia used a pistol to scare a burglar trying to break into her home. The grandmother had a few choice words for the burglar before firing off some shots.


UPDATE: Wreck with entrapment on GA 400 and GA 53

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — Two people were injured when a Ford dump truck overturned onto a Honda Pilot Monday afternoon near the intersection of GA 400 and GA 53. According to the Georgia State Patrol report, 59-year-old Jackie Wilson of Decatur was traveling north on GA 400 in a Ford dump truck as a Honda


Mom found dead at party had blood alcohol level nearly 3 times legal limit

A Forsyth County mother of five had an alcohol level of .238 percent — nearly three times the legal limit for driving — when she fell to her death, according to toxicology test results released Thursday.


BOC planning resolution of censure against Commissioner Julie Hughes Nix

Documents released by the county last week show Human Resources Director Danielle Yarbrough, a 20-year county employee, was fired Feb. 8 after it became known she had received confidential information from a commissioner via email.


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


Roadways Closed Alert Due To Flooding In Forsyth County

FORSYTH COUNTY, GA — Due to flooding, Castleberry Road between Majors Road and Bethelview Road is CLOSED as of 7:45 a.m., according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office. Additionally, Nicholson Road at Old Federal Road is closed due to flooding.


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.


GBI: Snacks that sent 28 middle school students to hospital contained THC

ATLANTA - A lab test conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation found THC in a food sample from Sandtown Middle School, where 28 students were sent to local hospitals last week after eating Valentine’s Day treats.


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


The name of Forsyth County's next middle school will honor this former local education advocate

After a landslide vote by the community, the Forsyth County Schools Board of Education unanimously voted to name its next middle school after former longtime board member and education advocate Donald F. Hendricks.


Social media post uncovered in mom's death

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46)- There are a lot of questions surrounding what actually happened to 40-year old Tamla Horsford, the local mom who died at an overnight party. However, investigators have walked away, and ruled her death was an accident. The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office told CBS46 they

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Man rescued after driving around barricade, getting stuck on flooded road

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - Deputies were not happy that they had to rescue a man in flood waters and his pick-up truck got stuck. It happened along Nicholson Road in Forsyth County. Several days of rain have caused the Etowah River to rise over its banks and flooded the road.


Cumming Inspections: 'Rat Droppings, Very Dirty Floors And Walls'

FORSYTH COUNTY, GA — Here are some restaurant and food service inspections conducted in Forsyth County during the past week. Click on the date or score to see more info. Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possibl


Death of mother-of-five at 'adult slumber party' ruled accident

Forsyth County, GA (CBS46) The mysterious death of a Forsyth County mother of five is being ruled an accident. She died during an adult slumber party and the coroner's toxicology report only leads to more questions.

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Safety Concerns Close West Bank Park At Lake Lanier

CUMMING, GA – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Mobile District has temporarily closed the West Bank Park at Lake Lanier as of Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, due to safety hazards. The park will remain closed while saturated ground conditions delay efforts to resolve the safety concerns.