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FSMS teacher killed in Saturday accident

A Factory Shoals Middle School teacher died in multi-vehicle crash on Interstate 20 early Saturday morning. Jasmine McGhee, 27, of Oxford, Ala., was killed in the accident, which took place in Carroll County between Temple and Bremen on I-20 westbound near mile marker 14 at about 12:05 a.m. on Sept.

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 11:30:00

Former VR manager acceptsposition in Hogansville

BY KEN DENNEY THE VILLA RICAN David Milliron, former city manager for Villa Rica, was chosen Monday as the new city manager for Hogansville, in Troup County. The Hogansville City Council unanimously voted for Milliron during a meeting Monday night. He had been one of three finalists for the position

TIMES-GEORGIAN.COM - 2017-09-21 05:00:00

Connecting to the future: Villa Rica considering growth plan

For years, Villa Rica has planned a roadway that would connect the neighborhood of Mirror Lake with downtown. Such a project, however, would be very expensive, especially in a fast-growing town whose resources are already stretched thin. But Villa Rica officials have come up with a unique plan that,

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-21 03:59:00

New DPD officers ready to go to work

The Douglasville Police Department is growing. On Friday, three candidates completed training from North Central Georgia Law Enforcement. Officer Austin Goodfriend, Officer Marcel Brown and Officer Andrew Lanier are now part of the Douglasville Police Department. "We're really excited," Lt. Mark Edw

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 11:15:00

Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous

Are you having trouble controlling the way you eat? Food Addicts in Recovery Anonymous (FA) is a free Twelve Step recovery program for anyone suffering from food obsession, overeating, under-eating or bulimia. Meetings are held every Monday at Macland Presbyterian Church, 3615 Macland Road, Powder S

PATCH - 2017-09-19 15:13:35

DCHS tops national and state ACT averages

Douglas County High School outpaced the state and national average on the ACT, and most of the county's other high schools weren't far behind, according to school-level results released by the Georgia Department of Education on Monday. DCHS had an average composite score of 21.6 on the college readi

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 12:30:00

Old south Cobb Target site could become new townhomes, storage facility

An undated photo of the former Austell Target store at 3751 Floyd Road. The site of the store, which last operated in 1999, is being eyed by two developers for townhomes and a self-storage facility. Special to the MDJ-Courtesy of Cobb County Community Development A national retain chain's former sou

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 01:47:00

Paulding mom recalls thrown object shattering windshield as baby sat in back

This story has been updated with new information from a victim. Salina Hake's first thought was someone was shooting at her SUV as she drove on Villa Rica Highway last week. Shards of glass had just hit her in the face after "something large" struck her windshield - shattering it and leaving glass t

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 10:28:00

VRHS collecting items to help homeless

The Villa Rica school cluster, which is usually on the receiving end of community support, is giving back. While the elementary and middle schools typically have a donation drive in the spring, Villa Rica High will have a Help the Homeless Drive during the school's homecoming week this week. "The Vi

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-19 03:54:00

WellStar health event at South Cobb Regional Library today

A free WellStar health screening event, for adults ages 18 and up, is today from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the South Cobb Regional Library, 805 Clay Road in Mableton. The health screenings, related to fall injury prevention by WellStar Community Education & Outreach, includes blood pressure, glucose, tot

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 01:21:00

Starr's Mill plane crash couple blames FAA, sues for damages

The couple involved in an October 2014 plane crash on a practice field at Starr's Mill High School is suing federal agencies for negligence and asking for damages. Filed Aug. 25 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, the suit names the U.S. Department of Transportation and

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 2017-09-20 18:30:17

Third Suspect Arrested in Bartow County Elderly Murder Case

Bartow County deputies arrested Tevin Ray Harris of Dalton on Tuesday afternoon for murder and armed robbery. Tevin Ray Harris This is in connection to a death investigation at a residence on Country Lane (off of SR 20 in Cartersville) on August 27th. Bartow County Sheriff's Office investigators dis

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2017-09-19 15:04:55

BBQ restaurant headed for Marietta Square

A new barbecue joint will set up shop on Marietta Square at the start of the year. Hawg and Ale Smokehouse, a barbecue restaurant that opened in Peachtree Corners nearly two years ago, has plans to launch a second location in the building that housed Chantico Burrito Cantina, said Buddy Finethy, the

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 01:28:00

Man gets extra year in Atlanta federal prison camp after birthday escape

Federal inmate Fernando Settles was already serving 20 years as a result of August 2009 drug trafficking conviction. He was scheduled to be released July 29, 2025. Now he can add another year and three months to that sentence after he escaped from an Atlanta prison camp to celebrate his birthday, ac

MYAJC.COM - 2017-09-20 20:12:32

Native American Fall Festival returning to McIntosh

After a two-year hiatus, one of the most anticipated events held at McIntosh Reserve Park near Whitesburg is scheduled to return this weekend, complete with an authentic display of Native American culture. Park Manager Daryl Johnson said the two-day McIntosh Fall Festival and Native American Pow Wow

GRIFFIN DAILY NEWS - 2017-09-20 03:58:00

Delivery driver returns fire after armed robbery attempt in northeast Atlanta

ATLANTA -- A delivery driver and a robbery suspect are both recovering after an attempted robbery that turned into a shootout. Atlanta police said the shooting happened around 10 p.m. Tuesday in the area of Mellrich Avenue and Wisteria Way - the northeastern edge of the Kirkwood neighborhood. Police

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-09-20 05:18:10

Man accused of concealing missing vet's death in court

MARIETTA, Ga. - Brad Clement will appear before a Cobb County Magistrate judge Wednesday afternoon for his probable cause and bond hearing. He is charged with concealing once-missing U.S. Army veteran Chase Massner's death. While Clement sits inside his jail cell, charged with concealing a death, 1

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-09-20 18:13:35

Atlanta City Council approves transferring Atlanta Streetcar to MARTA

At its meeting Sept. 18, the Atlanta City Council approved an ordinance transferring all assets and operations of the Atlanta Streetcar to the Metropolitan Atlanta Rapid Transit Authority (MARTA). The mayor, or his designee, is now authorized to transfer all Atlanta Streetcar operations, including,

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-19 18:18:00

Neighbors on alert after man is shot and killed in east Atlanta

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - DeKalb County police are trying to figure out who shot and killed a man early Monday morning in the basement apartment he rented off Phillips Road. "It was like three shots bam, bam, bam," neighbor Ed Grant told Channel 2' Liz Artz. Ed Grant told Channel 2's Liz Artz Monday he h

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2017-09-18 23:54:26

Suspect in deadly Atlanta apartment shooting arrested in South Carolina

A month after Atlanta police found Deante Benton's body outside an apartment complex, authorities arrested the suspected shooter at a home in Marion, S.C. Mariol Rawls was arrested Aug. 17 by the United States Marshals service, according to a police report obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constituti

MYAJC.COM - 2017-09-20 21:28:12