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Magna Dog Laude: Service dog made honorary college graduate
By: Natalie Dreier, Cox Media Group National Content Desk. He was with her every step of the way, so it made sense to make Griffin an honorary college graduate. Griffin is Brittany Hawley’s service dog. He went to every class with his owner. So when she received her diploma for a masters in occupati
Arrest made in deadly Spalding County hit and run
GRIFFIN, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The Georgia State Patrol said they have made an arrest in a hit and run that left a Spalding County father dead. It happened back in February along Old Atlanta Road. Trooper said Shaun Wright was sitting on his bicycle near the edge when a minivan hit him. Surveillance
These Are The 10 Poorest Cities In Georgia For 2019
We used science and data to determine which places in Georgia are basically dead broke. Editor’s Note: This article is an opinion based on facts and is meant as infotainment. Don’t freak out we updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the poorest places in Georgia.
Clayton County Calendar of Events
The city of Jonesboro is hosting its annual parade and tree lighting on Dec. 15 starting at 4:40 p.m. The parade will begin at J.W. Arnold Elementary School and travel up historic Main Street. Following the parade, the tree lighting will take place at Lee Street Park. There will be food, live music
Frank Ski has a child on the way with his new wife Patrice Basanta-Henry
Originally posted Tuesday, December 18, 2018 by RODNEY HOfirstname.lastname@example.org on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog. Frank Ski announced this morning on his V-103 morning show that his wife Patrice Basanta-Henry is pregnant with his fifth child.
Henry County nonprofit seeks to boost early childhood literacy
A new chapter is beginning for the McDonough-based branch of a nonprofit that introduces preschoolers to the joy of reading. Known locally since 2005 as the Ferst Foundation for Childhood Literacy, it is now Ferst Readers of Henry County.
3 men get life sentences after murdering Alpharetta man in 2016
Three metro Atlanta men who were found guilty of murdering a 21-year-old man in Alpharetta were sentenced to life in prison Monday, authorities said. Michael Kamar Dawson of Lithonia, Dontravious Mahone of Riverdale, and Jemal Gines of Decatur were each convicted last week in the death of Kadarius C
1 killed, 1 injured in 3-vehicle crash in Spalding County
One person was killed in a three-vehicle crash in Spalding County on Friday afternoon, officials said. One other person was injured in the wreck on Ga. 3, which started when an Acura RSX traveling north crossed the median into the southbound lanes, Georgia State Patrol spokeswoman Tracey Watson told
Henry County student appeals expulsion for sexual misconduct
During the six-mile bus ride to Austin Road Middle School on Aug. 28, three Henry County students learned that adult situations can have dire consequences when you’re not mature enough to handle them. A 12-year-old girl who was taunted and teased by two boys her age about her developing body made a
One Traxx suspect surrenders; one at large
McDONOUGH — One of the suspects in the Traxx nightclub shooting that left a Flovilla man dead has turned himself in, according to the Henry County Sheriff’s Office. Colton Jerrod Sims, 29, was wanted on felony murder charges stemming from the Dec. 14 incident.
Rapper T.I. accepts plea deal for cursing in public, pays $300 fine
HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - Atlanta rapper T.I. has accepted a plea deal on charges stemming from an incident in May outside of his gated community, his attorney said. The rapper’s attorney, Steve Sadow, told AJC.com that T.I., whose real name is Clifford Harris Jr., maintained his innocence on all charges,
How to turn teens into enthusiastic readers
Shervette Miller-Payton leads secondary English language arts curriculum development and cross-curricular literacy training for the Griffin-Spalding County School System. She wrote this column about four ways to encourage reading for the National Council of Teachers of English.
Justin Fields leaving Georgia would have every team in college football lining up
Georgia freshman QB Justin Fields, the No. 2 overall recruit in the class of 2018 and one of the most touted dual-threat QB prospects ever, may have played his last down in Athens. He notified the Dawgs he intends to transfer, USA Today reported Monday.
Two more suspects charged in fatal Brookhaven shooting
Two more suspects in a Nov. 30 double shooting that left one person dead have been arrested and charged with murder, according to Brookhaven Police. Stephen Dominique McAllister, 24, and Quintez Martavious Griffin, 31, both of Atlanta, were taken into custody with the assistance of the DeKalb County
Georgia K-9 that lost eye after being shot in head is released from hospital
A Georgia K-9 that was shot during a traffic-stop confrontation that killed a police officer has lost an eye, but was released from a veterinary hospital Saturday and is expected to make a full recovery.
Officials: Boston murder suspect arrested in Georgia
HAMPTON, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Clayton County Police have arrested a man suspected of two murders in Boston. Officials say the initial incident happened in the Brighton neighborhood of Boston on June 30, 2018. Police were called to the scene and found two men dead from gunshot wounds.
Henry County police officer transferred to rehab hospital
Henry County Police Department officer Michael Smith was transferred on Dec. 14 from Grady Memorial Hospital to Shepherd Center in Buckhead for brain injury rehabilitation. Smith sustained a brain injury when he was injured by a gunshot wound to the face in the line of duty Dec. 6.
Mattie's Call issued for Clayton County man
JONESBORO, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Police in Clayton County need your help finding a 27-year-old man who has been missing for three days. Officials issued a Mattie's Call for Reginal Johnson, who they say was last seen around 12:15 p.m. on Dec. 14 at a home on the 1900 block of Watercrest Drive.
Man wanted in North Georgia deadly shooting apprehended in Alabama
A man wanted in connection with a deadly weekend shooting in North Georgia was taken into custody in Alabama. About 8 hours elapsed from the time Gordon County sheriff’s deputies found a man’s body at a home near Calhoun and Justin Blake Martinat, 29, was apprehended, authorities said. A manhunt beg
Georgia man indicted after 16 dogs found dead in his home
A Georgia man has been indicted on charges of animal cruelty after 16 dogs were found dead in a home. The home, which is located in Oglethorpe County, was the home of the now-defendant before he was evicted. The dogs were discovered August 11 of this year, but it is not currently known how the dogs