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Homes in Clayton, Henry among those raided in $35M marijuana trafficking ring

JONESBORO — A typical suburban house in a charming subdivision in Jonesboro’s Irondale neighborhood and another house set well back from its neighbors on quiet South Ola Road in Locust Grove turned out to be key locations for a multimillion-dollar marijuana ring out of Gwinnett County.

CLAYTON NEWS DAILY - 2019-03-21 18:54:00

8 workers at Fayetteville businesses busted for underage alcohol sales

A March 8 sting in Fayetteville involving alcohol sales to those underage, conducted by the Georgia Department of Revenue (DOR), resulted in citations to employees at eight of the 21 alcohol sales locations checked.

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 2019-03-20 19:57:36

Reality star shot, killed while celebrating birthday in Atlanta

ATLANTA - Police are investigating a deadly shooting outside a bar overnight. According to Chamblee police, officers responded to SL Lounge in the 4000 block of Buford Highway around 1:15 a.m. Thursday.

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2019-03-21 21:08:01

Final vote coming for 145-home south Fayetteville subdivision

Fayetteville to set mixed drink entertainment districts — Fayette Ventures will be back before the Fayetteville City Council on March 21 for a second reading and potential vote on a proposal to establish a single-family subdivision in south Fayetteville. The council will also consider having portion

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 2019-03-20 18:29:19

Chick-fil-A buys 50-acre site in northwest Georgia

BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. — A real estate affiliate of Chick-fil-A has purchased 50 acres of industrial land along I-75 near Cartersville, about a 45-minute drive northwest of downtown Atlanta – but the booming chicken chain is being shy about what the land will be used for.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2019-03-21 21:06:00

Thieves target Fayetteville medical practices

FAYETTEVILLE, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Fayetteville Police are looking for the suspects who broke into a number doctor’s offices at a medical building this past weekend. Two people were caught on camera at a store using stolen credit card information.

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2019-03-20 23:32:00

Georgia fourth-grader had loaded gun in backpack on school bus, district says

A fourth-grade boy had a loaded gun on a school bus Wednesday afternoon, Coweta County School System officials said. The gun was discovered in the boy’s backpack just after 2:30 p.m. as students were heading home from Ruth Hill Elementary in Newnan, district spokesman Dean Jackson said Thursday. — T


Cops searching for medical office burglars

Fayetteville police are looking for these two people who used a credit card stolen from a Fayetteville medical office to make purchases in Lithonia. Photo/Fayetteville Police Department.

THE CITIZEN ONLINE - 2019-03-21 21:19:05

Bo Dukes found guilty of lying to authorities in cover up of Tara Grinstead's body

WILCOX COUNTY, Ga. - A jury in Wilcox County has reached a guilty verdict in the trial against the man accused of hiding a school teacher’s body following her murder in 2005.

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2019-03-21 21:39:09

Georgia’s Teachers Pay Raise Back to $3,000

The Georgia Senate again revamped the pay raise for teachers this week. The State Appropriations Committee agreed to give the originally proposed $3,000 raise to the state’s teachers, with the exception that the raise goes into effect September 1 instead of July 1.

COOSAVALLEYNEWS.COM - 2019-03-21 14:47:56

She lost her home in the Alabama tornadoes. Her photos showed up all over Georgia.

OPELIKA, Ala. — Roads piled with remnants. In Lee County, Alabama, these images define a tragedy. They don’t define the community that has emerged in its wake. In this case, the community extends 50 miles from where the tornadoes touched down.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2019-03-21 21:52:00

Georgia man who admitted burning teacher's body convicted of concealing her death

A jury has convicted a Georgia man of concealing the death of a teacher whose slaying remained a mystery for more than a decade after her body was burned to ash and bone fragments in a rural pecan orchard. Prosecutors in Wilcox County charged 34-year-old Dukes with covering up Tara Grinstead's death

CBS NEWS - 2019-03-21 23:43:41

Fight involving love triangle led to triple shooting, police say

ATLANTA - Atlanta police said a fight involving a love triangle led to three people being shot Wednesday afternoon. The shooting happened around 3:30 p.m. along Illinois Avenue in northwest Atlanta.

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2019-03-21 03:12:34

Korean manufacturer of brakes bringing 200 jobs to Henry County

Sangsin Technology America, a South Korean manufacturer of brakes, plans to open a $20 million plant in Henry County that will bring with it 200 jobs. The company, which makes brake linings and pads for automobiles, will build the facility — which will cover 220,000 square feet — in McDonough. It wi


$35 million in drugs seized from marijuana grow houses

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46)- Authorities in Gwinnett County have uncovered two large drug trafficking organizations during a long-term criminal investigation. The five month investigation resulted in detectives being able to disable five marijuana grow houses and the arrest of 15 people.

CBS 46 - 2019-03-20 21:49:20

AJC Deja News: Georgia governor roots out marijuana crops (1984)

Today’s AJC Deja News comes to you from the Thursday, March 22, 1984, edition of The Atlanta Constitution. HARRIS PLANS TO STOP POT AT SOURCE: TEAMS TO SEEK OUT MARIJUANA FIELDS.


Body found in wooded area near post office identified by police

Newnan, GA (CBS46) Police have identified a body found in a wooded area near a post office in Newnan on March 13. The body was found around 2:45 p.m. on March 13 in the woods near the United States Post Office on Postal Parkway.

CBS 46 - 2019-03-20 15:28:39

16 arrested in $35M pot bust in 3 metro Atlanta counties

A five-month investigation led to $35 million worth of marijuana being seized and 16 people being arrested across three metro Atlanta counties, authorities said Wednesday. Five large grow houses were raided Thursday in Clayton, Gwinnett and Henry counties, Gwinnett County police said in a news relea


Vehicle smashes through Family Dollar store in East Point

East Point, GA (CBS46) Police are trying to figure out what caused a driver to smash into the side of a Family Dollar location in East Point early Thursday morning. The crash happened at the store, located on the 4000 block of Washington Road.

CBS 46 - 2019-03-21 10:05:30

Teen killed during home invasion reported in Decatur

Decatur, GA (CBS46) CBS46 has learned that police are investigating a fatal home invasion at a home in Decatur. The incident took place Thursday morning at an apartment on the 3200 block of Abbeywood Drive.

CBS 46 - 2019-03-21 13:56:25