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Accident shuts down Highway 515
ELLIJAY, Ga. – The Gilmer Sheriff’s Office has confirmed an accident on Highway 515 shutting down lanes on the road. The accident only involved a single vehicle. The vehicle rolled during the accident. It occurred on Highway 515 near the Gilmer-Pickens County line.
R. Kelly turns himself in to police on sexual abuse charges involving minors
COOK COUNTY, Ill. - Just hours after singer R. Kelly was charged with 10 counts of felony criminal sexual abuse involving four minors, he turned himself in to Chicago police. Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi tweeted Friday night that Kelly, whose legal name is Robert Kelly, was arrested at a preci
Storm troubles in Gilmer will continue
ELLIJAY, Ga. – With only one night into what is expected to become a week long surge of rain and storms, Gilmer County has seen debris and trees down on several roads. While authorities are urging care and caution in citizens, the Publis Safety Department and Sheriff’s Offices are both continuing wa
Patriots owner Robert Kraft charged in prostitution bust
JUPITER, Fla. - New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has been charged in connection with a recent prostitution and human trafficking investigation in Florida, police said. According to police, Kraft is charged with two counts of soliciting another to commit prostitution. These are misdemeanor cri
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.
Sheriff’s warning for floods in Gilmer
ELLIJAY, Ga. – With confirmation of roads in and around Ellijay and East Ellijay, the Gilmer County Sheriff’s Office has issued a statement for drivers. Gilmer Dispatch, deputies, and city police officers are reporting that several of the main roadways in town, as well as others throughout the count
'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.
Fire & Ice Chili Cook-Off gets better every year
Blue Ridge GA hosted the 9th annual Fire & Ice Chili Cook-Off on Saturday, February 16, 2019 in beautiful downtown City Park. Although it started out as a dreary, gray sky day, by afternoon the sun shown through the clouds for the estimated 7,000+ visitors who came to Blue Ridge from as far away as
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
Breaking: 5 students face discipline in edible drug case at Fulton County school
Fulton County Schools announced Friday that five students from Sandtown Middle School face “disciplinary consequences” for sharing THC-laced treats on Valentine’s Day and more students could be punished.
FYN Giveaway winner: Barbara Steiner Jonason
It’s a lovely time of year in Ellijay and we at FetchYourNews are proud to announce the winner of our Valentine’s Giveaway!. Barbara Steiner Jonason entered the online giveaway by sharing her favorite love song with us, “You’re Still the One” by Shania Twain.
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.
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.
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
15 metro Atlanta restaurants to get your Cajun food fix
It's almost Mardi Gras time -- what better way to get in the mood than with some cajun or creole food? Check out these spots around metro Atlanta to get your gumbo, crawfish and po'boy fix:
Resolution calls for Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston to step down
A state representative from Buford is calling for Georgia Speaker of the House David Ralston to resign from his leadership position after an investigation by two Atlanta news organizations reported that he used his legislative position to delay court proceedings for criminal defendants he represents
GBI dismantles Cuban drug trafficking operation in four Georgia counties
On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed four simultaneous search warrants in Jenkins and Burke Counties relating to an ongoing drug investigation. The search warrants were the culmination of a two year long investiga
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.