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Police Tased A Georgia Woman Who's 87 Years Old While She Cut Dandelions With A Knife

Martha Al-Bishara, an 87-year-old Syrian-American, was collecting weeds on Friday afternoon near her Chatsworth, Georgia home. Minutes later, she was on the ground; police tased the Georgia woman when she didn't put down the knife she was using to cut dandelions. The incident has prompted national o

BUSTLE - 2018-08-16 14:58:48

Humane Society opens thrift store in new location

The Humane Society of Blue Ridge’s (HSBR) Thrift Store is relocating 1.6 miles down the road, to 2380 East First ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT Our website requires visitors tolog into view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber?Subscribe today!


$1Million Powerball ticket sold in Cumming

One winning ticket worth $1,000,000 was sold in Cumming for the Aug. 11 Powerball drawing.

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-08-15 21:34:21

Businesses urged to watch for “funny money”

The fake money, which JPD Lt. Matt Dawkins said is “funny money” or movie money used on movie sets, was accepted by two local businesses who tried to deposit it at a Jasper bank.


Massive Copperhead Found in Georgia Right Outside the Back Door

Employees of theC&C Tree Servicein Canton, Georgia got the shock of their lives when they were removing some dead timber on the back of the company’s property. Two hugecopperhead snakeswere uncovered, one that turned out to be a pregnant female carrying nine eggs inside of her.

WIDEOPENSPACES.COM - 2018-08-15 14:00:55

Restaurant coming, another business growing

For many months, there’s been construction activity on the north end of Cleveland’s downtown square, and White County residents have ...

WHITECOUNTYNEWS.NET - 2018-08-16 15:58:04

Young entrepreneurs run 2 Murphy businesses

Murphy – Cassandra and Matthew Hendrix’s plans to travel around the country came to a halt as soon as ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT Our website requires visitors tolog into view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber?Subscribe today!

CHEROKEE SCOUT - 2018-08-16 12:50:01

Owner of Gwinnett sports company accused of taking money intended for umpires and spending it on prostitutes

Last week, a Gwinnett County grand jury indicted 55-year-old Dawsonville resident Timothy Ryan on 32 counts of theft — four counts of theft by conversion and 28 counts of theft of services — for withholding payments to officials who worked sporting events throughout the county in 2017, according to

GWINNETT DAILY POST - 2018-08-16 02:11:00

Woman, 87, tased by police while attempting to cut flowers

"She's always telling me I'm sorry that I've caused all of this and I feel so bad, but she's been pretty depressed and it's hard for her to look out at that area," Douhne said.


Police chief defends Taser use on woman, 87, holding knife

CHATSWORTH, Ga. (AP) — A Georgia police chief said an officer was justified in using a Taser to stun an 87-year-old woman after she didn't obey commands to drop a knife in her hand.Martha Al-Bishara was charged with criminal trespass and obstructing an officer Friday, when police held her at gunpoin


Accused 'wedding crasher' tried to steal thousands in gift cards, police say

“Initially, she was very nervous. She was shaking as I was questioning her and very agitated,” Baber told Petchenik.

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-08-16 23:07:14

Audio: 911 call released in arrest of 87-year-old woman in Chatsworth

"There's a lady walking in the bike trails. She has a knife, and she won't leave. She doesn't speak English," says the caller.

WTVC - 2018-08-15 22:19:49

Don’t kill non-venomous snakes; watch out for the bad ones

Steve Scruggs, “the snake master,” entertained, educated and possibly frightened a few at the Bargain Barn Saturday with his collection of rattlers, copperheads and a big nasty cotton-mouth.


Helen votes on fate of fireworks

The show will go on in Helen – the Fourth of July fireworks showcase, that is. The Helen City Commission voted ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT Our website requires visitors tolog into view the best local news from The White County News. Not yet a subscriber?Subscribe today!

WHITECOUNTYNEWS.NET - 2018-08-16 16:08:37

Who is the 87-year-old woman behind this Chatsworth police mugshot?

Last Friday, Martha Al-Bishara was preparing a meal for her husband. The two wed in Syria in 1947, and for the past 71 years she's prided herself in knowing her way around the kitchen and the garden.


Caught on cam: Teacher choke-slams student

DAHLONEGA, Ga (WXIA) - A Georgia teacher accused of grabbing a student by the throat and slamming him onto a lunchroom table appeared in court on Tuesday, claiming the student initiated the attack.


Elderly woman with knife tased by Chatsworth officer

Officers say they asked Martha AlBishara to drop the knife several times, but instead, she walked towards them. At that point, an officer tased the 87-year-old and charged her with criminal trespass.


Cherokee Sheriff's Video: Don't Touch Phone When You Drive

CANTON, GA — A lip-sync video released this week by the Cherokee Sheriff's Office pays tribute to a 16-year-old driver who lost her life last year in a traffic accident. As young motorists return to school this month, the video cautions them and all drivers to avoid distracted driving by staying off


Crime Spree Ends As Canton Man Arrested: Police

CHEROKEE COUNTY, GA — After a long chase, Cherokee sheriff's deputies on Monday apprehended a Canton man who had been on the run from law enforcement for more than a week, according to a police report. The deputies took Jacob Cole Henson, 25, into custody when a local resident held him at gunpoint,


North Georgia resident shares bear video as a reminder about leaving food outside

“Just a reminder for those of us in the North Ga mountain area to never leave any type of food or trash outside in the open (pet food especially)!! This momma bear and her 3 cubs were searching for food and decided to check out my patio.”