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Car dealer denied bond in alleged $2 million scheme

WHITE COUNTY, Ga. - A north Georgia car dealer was denied bond Thursday in what’s now being described as a more than $2 million fraud and theft case, prompted by a Channel 2 investigation.


Woman reported missing in White County

WHITE COUNTY, Ga. (CBS46) -- White County Police are searching for a missing woman last seen on April 15 near the White and Lumpkin County line. The reported missing woman is 34-year-old Belinda Butterfield from Canton.

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Local reactions divided on Mueller report

The long-awaited report from special counsel Robert Mueller was released Thursday, and the more than 400-page document details President Donald Trump’s attempts to influence the Russia investigation but concludes that no evidence of collusion with Russia was found.


Legendary sports broadcaster killed in crash in SE Georgia

SAVANNAH, Ga, (CBS46) Legendary sports broadcaster Chet Coppock, a fixture in Chicago, has passed away after injuries sustained in an automobile crash in southeast Georgia. According to a Facebook post by his daughter Lyndsey Coppock, the crash happened on April 11 near Hilton Head Island. Coppock l


White County emergency personnel respond to three Yonah Mountain incidents

CLEVELAND — White County Public Safety officials responded to three separate calls on Yonah Mountain over the weekend. Those calls included a lost hiker, an injured hiker who had fallen, and a stranded dog.


Georgia school system on lockdown due to threat

A threat to a north Georgia elementary school led the district to place all four of its schools on lockdown, Thursday. Cartersville City Schools posted a message on its website that it made the decision after receiving a threat to Cartersville Elementary School. They added that they didn't know the


LIST: Central Georgia school closings for severe weather (4/19)

CORDELE, Ga. — Several Central Georgia school districts will be closed Friday, April 19, due to the threat of severe weather on Friday morning. The following counties have confirmed they will be closed Friday:


Severe Thunderstorm Watch issued for western part of north Georgia

ATLANTA - A strong storm system is moving in Thursday night into Friday morning. Our Severe Weather Team 2 meteorologists have been tracking this storm system for more than a week as it moves across the country.


UPDATES: Severe weather threatens north Georgia

A line of strong storms could bring severe weather, including damaging winds and possibly even tornadoes, into north Georgia overnight Thursday and early Friday morning. The 11Alive StormTrackers are keeping an eye on the storm and will have updates throughout the night and morning as it passes over


Severe storms likely for Middle Georgia tomorrow morning

After a beautiful day today, we are expecting strong to severe storms beginning early Friday and through the day. Main Threats will be damaging winds, isolated tornadoes, frequent lightning, large hail, and heavy rain.


Coroner identifies body found in Georgia river as missing man

ATHENS, Ga. — Authorities in Athens have released the name of a man found by kayakers in a Georgia river on Saturday. According to the Athens-Clarke County Police Department, the county coroner positively identified the victim as 54-year-old Emory Odell Findley of Athens. Findley was first reported


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Man Shot Into Georgia Home, Kills Toddler

AUGUSTA, Ga. – On Tuesday around 7:44 p.m., Jaziah Pollard, 2, was shot and killed on Meadowbrook Drive. According to a report from the Richmond County Sheriff’s Office, Jaziah’s mother, Jackqueline Ingram, 19, was having an altercation with her live-in boyfriend, Marquie Gunter, 28, over the use of


Woman’s body found in Chestatee River

The body of a missing woman has been recovered from the Chestatee River, according to officials. Belinda Butterfield, 34, of Canton was reported missing Monday, April 15 near the White County/Lumpkin County line after last being seen swimming in a nearby creek, according to Lt. Alan Roach of the Lum


Human trafficking in Georgia

ATLANTA (WJBF) - Also called modern day slavery, human trafficking affects millions of lives -- and unfortunately Georgia is one of the leaders in the number of people trafficked.


Man searching for missing woman finds body in Lumpkin County creek

LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. — Authorities are working to recover a body discovered in the Chestatee River, according to the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office. The body was discovered about 10:30 a.m. Wednesday morning by a man who saw news coverage about a woman reported missing in the area and decided to sea


Two Georgia cities among best places to retire in the US, report says

Looking for a place to live out your golden years? Two Georgia cities have been ranked among the 100 best places to retire. » RELATED: How Georgia cities rank on US News’ ‘Best Places to Live’ list.


Committee: UGA should apologize for Baldwin decisions

A University of Georgia faculty group says administrators should apologize for their actions during and after the discovery of more than 100 presumed slave burials at a UGA construction site.


Body found in river in Lumpkin County, officials say

LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga. - A body was found in a river in Lumpkin County Wednesday morning, the sheriff's office confirms. Officials from Lumpkin and White counties are working to recover the body from the Chestatee River.


He had 15 bags of meth in his car. Now he's in jail.

HALL COUNTY, Ga. — One man is in jail after authorities found nearly $13,000 worth of narcotics in his possession last Wednesday in Hall County. According to the Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad (MANS), 21-year-old Guadalupe Aguilar, of Gainesville, was found with 129 grams of methamphetamine packaged i