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Severe storms, heavy rains wash out roads, down trees across north Georgia

ATLANTA - Another line of storms moved through parts of the metro Friday after a fast-moving storm system produced tornado warnings and watches in the morning. We continue to receive reports of damage throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia. There are thousands of power outages and the number con


NWS: Tornado touches down in Southeast Georgia

A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island.


Athens man linked to massive chop shop seized in Elbert County

State and local law enforcement agencies recently teamed up to take down a "chop shop" holding what officers called millions of dollars worth of car parts and “hundreds of disassembled vehicles.”


Measles cases reported in Tennessee and Georgia

"It is kind of scary because its not something that's been seen in a long time," said Meg Jones. Jones lives in Fyffe. That means she's less than an hour away from Tennessee or Georgia, two states that are dealing with confirmed measles cases. The Alabama Department of Public Health says a single ca


Deputies: Anderson man goes missing, officers asking help to locate him

ANDERSON, S.C. (FOX CAROLINA) -- An Anderson County man was reported two days ago, the Sheriff's Office released. Deputies say Richard T. Osborne was last seen two days ago, on April 17th.


Dalton Man Sentenced for Armed Robbery at Georgia Bank

A Dalton man that plead guilty to charges after robbing a bank in 2017 is sentenced. James Gilbert Crick was sentenced to 63 years for robbing a Wells Fargo bank in Whitfield County, Georgia.


Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says he's not concerned about backlash from the "heartbeat" bill

The "heartbeat" bill in Georgia has not yet been signed by Governor Brian Kemp but the governor told reporters Thursday night in Liberty County he's not concerned about reported backlash from the film industry. The bill would prevent an abortion at six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected.


Tornado Watches, Warnings Issues for Counties in Florida, Georgia Friday Morning

Friday morning's commute was complicated for those who had to worry about tornadoes slowing them down. In several Florida and Georgia counties, tornado watches or tornado warnings had been issued. Understanding the timing, and severity, of these National Weather Service announcements can be a matter


High Speed Pursuit That Began In Summerville, Georgia Ends In A Crash In Gaylesville, Four Suspects Arrested

A high speed chase that began in neighboring Summerville, Georgia ended at the Gaylesville four-way stop after the suspects vehicle crashed into a wooded area behind the old Gaylesville Store.


Tornado Watch extended for some Upstate and Mountain counties until 8 p.m.

(FOX Carolina) - A tornado WATCH remains in effect for much of the Upstate into Polk, Rutherford, and McDowell counties until 8 PM. The alert was canceled for Abbeville, Anderson, and Pickens counties shortly after 6:30 p.m.


Deadly April storm leaves trail of damage across Florida, Georgia

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A line of severe thunderstorms and possible tornados barrelled across North Florida on Friday morning, leaving at least one child dead and a second injured near Tallahassee. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland, Georgia, was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-t


Georgia man set foreclosed mansion on fire, cops say

A Georgia man allegedly set his former mansion on fire months after the residence went into foreclosure, authorities said Thursday. Stanley Stephens, with help from Donald Luallen, set fire to the 5,900-square-foot home in the northern town of Rome on Feb. 10, police said. No one was hurt in the fir


Coroner: Trucker found dead after crashing into sign on I-85 in Oconee County

FAIR PLAY, SC (FOX Carolina) – The Oconee County coroner said a truck driver died after a crash on I-85 early Friday morning. The crash happened near mile marker 1 around 2:40 a.m.


Georgia Power reports about 33,000 customers without power across state due to storms

As of 3:15 p.m. on Friday, Georgia Power reports 31,115 customers are without power after storms swept across the state. About half of those customers are located in the Coastal Empire.


Hart County sheriff: Body found near Watsadler Campground

HART COUNTY, GA (FOX Carolina) - Hart County deputies and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation are on scene after a body was reported to them near a campground Wednesday evening.


One dead in Anderson Co. after car found submerged near Bull Run Park

At least one person is dead after authorities found a car submerged in Anderson County Thursday night. According to Tyler Mayes with the Anderson County Sheriff's Office, a vehicle was found submerged in the water near Bull Run Park on New Henderson Road.


Anderson Co. preparing to start major road projects across area

ANDERSON Co., SC (WSPA) - There will be hundreds of thousands of dollars invested into road projects in Anderson County. County Administrator Rusty Burns tells 7News with the states new road program and population growth, Anderson County is getting more money to now be able to tackle these projects.


3-year-old killed in crash on I-85 South in Franklin Co.

FRANKLIN COUNTY, GA (WSPA) - Georgia State Patrol officials said a 3-year-old was killed in a crash early Thursday morning in Franklin County. According to troopers, the crash happened at around 3:30 am. on Interstate 85 South.


Athens man running from area of gunshots arrested

A 22-year-old man was arrested early Friday morning by officers who saw him running from where they heard gunshots in the area of Lexington and Cooper roads, Athens-Clarke County police said.


Deputies: Lavonia man arrested, after shooting, killing man near Tugaloo State Park

Gumlog, GA (FOX Carolina) - On April 12, deputies with the Franklin County Sheriff's Office say they were called to a residence in the Gumlog area on Poplar Springs Road in reference to a gunshot victim.