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Here’s where things stand with Forsyth County’s next high school

Forsyth County Schools took a major step this week towards completing a school project that has been in development for more than a decade. At the March meeting of the Forsyth County Board of Education, members unanimously approved an $85 million bid from Carroll Daniel Construction to build East Fo

FORSYTH COUNTY NEWS - 2019-03-21 20:07:00

Fundraiser Saturday For Forsyth Detective To Cover Medical Bills

CUMMING, GA -- The Forsyth County B.A.D.G.E. benevolent association is raising funds to help Detective Drue Green pay for medical bills after he recently underwent a liver transplant.

PATCH - 2019-03-21 17:14:00

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

Senate vote sends Georgia DUI breathalyzer bill to governor

Police officers would no longer tell motorists suspected of drunken driving that their refusal to take a breathalyzer test could be used against them in court, according to a bill approved Thursday by the state Senate.


Forsyth Man Arrested For Fatally Shooting Neighbor's Dog: Police

CUMMING, GA -- A 50-year-old man from Cumming was arrested for animal cruelty after he reportedly shot his neighbor's dog. A couple returned from dinner on March 15 to their house off Sunset Trail in South Forsyth and found their dog dead in a pool of its own blood.

PATCH - 2019-03-20 14:04:00

Long-time Forsyth attorneys honored for 50 years in the bar

Franklin Freeman and Charles Haygood were two of the four attorneys honored by the Macon Bar Association on Friday, March 15 for reaching their 50th anniversary of practicing law in Middle Georgia. Haygood and Freeman have had tremendous influence on Monroe County and Middle Georgia, serving in posi

MYMCR.NET - 2019-03-20 21:02:00

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

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

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

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

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


Fire guts river-front luxury home Sunday

A beautiful 4,000-square-foot home perched on the Ocmulgee River in southern Monroe County was destroyed by fire early Sunday morning. The home of Guy and Valerie Fried at 12 River Trace was almost completely wiped out by the blaze in the early morning hours of Sunday. Firefighters set up a water sh

MYMCR.NET - 2019-03-21 13:54:00

VERIFY: Do taxpayers pay for Cherry Blossom Festival security?

"We're going to try to get in as many pink desserts as we can." Patrick Polowichak puts the finishing touches on desserts to serve at the Cherry Blossom Festival. It's his first year in business for the festival. Security patrolling the streets keeps his mind at ease. "It keeps the crowd honest. We

WMAZ - 2019-03-21 23:12:00

Butts County sheriff speaks out on Florida sheriff’s removal, gun rights

Butts County Sheriff Gary Long is blasting the former sheriff of Broward County, Fla., praising the governor who removed him, and vowing to uphold gun rights here at home. In a lengthy Facebook post Thursday, Long said he supports Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis, who suspended Sheriff Scott Israel in Janu

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2019-03-21 21:25:00

Monroe County schools coming, going in the fall

Monroe County Schools are getting ready for the 2019-20 school year. The school board approved a number of personnel actions at its March 12 board meeting, with board members Nolen Howard, J.P. Evans, Judy Pettigrew, Stuart Pippin and Dr. Priscilla Doster voting in favor of the actions. New board me

MYMCR.NET - 2019-03-20 20:52:00

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

Macon man found face down behind liquor store

An allegedly drunk 300-pound Macon man was charged with resisting an EMT trying to give him medical care after he was found face down behind the Holiday Bottle Shop on Tift College Drive the night of March 7.

MYMCR.NET - 2019-03-20 21:38:00

BREAKING: Police investigating homicide at Gwinnett County apartments

Gwinnett County police are on the scene of a homicide investigation at an apartment complex Thursday morning. Officers are investigating a death at the Park at Peachtree Corners apartments in the 3300 block of Peachtree Corners Circle, according to police. The complex is off Peachtree Industrial Bou


Parole visit turns bad for Madison man

A man who arrived for a visit with a parole officer ended up in a tussle with several law enforcement officers and arrested on possession of cocaine and Ecstasy pills. Laronte Maurice Jackson, 22, Madison was arrested after officers subdued Jackson, who, reports state, had suspected cocaine and Ecst

MORGAN COUNTY CITIZEN - 2019-03-21 13:38:35

Bibb County School District host “Ready to Work” job fair for students

MACON, Georgia (WMGT/41NBC) – The Bibb County School District hosted a “Ready to Work” job fair at W.S. Hutchings College and Career Academy for Bibb County high school juniors and seniors.

41NBC.COM - 2019-03-21 20:15:25