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Legend: You'll see a ghost if you stand on this bridge at night

HELEN, Ga. — There's a mystery rising from Chickamauga Creek in North Georgia. Locals say don't cross the Stovall Mill Covered Bridge unless you're ready to face whatever it is calling out after dark.


White County residents urged to register for Code RED weather warnings

CLEVELAND, Ga. — White County includes Weather Warnings within the Code RED system in order to provide residents and businesses with automated severe weather alerts. The opt-in service will automatically notify those registered of tornado, flash flood and severe thunderstorm warnings just moments af


Does Georgia need another interstate highway?

A push for another interstate highway across Georgia gained initial support in the General Assembly this week. The Senate Transportation Committee Wednesday passed Senate Resolution 44, which supports the creation of Interstate 14 across middle Georgia and urges the state’s Congressional delegation


Georgia business owner owing over $300,000 in back taxes admits he tried to bribe IRS agent, agrees to leave country after prison

ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia business owner has pleaded guilty to attempting to bribe an IRS agent to reduce his tax burden. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Magdaleno Garcia Alonso offered cash to an IRS agent who audited his tax returns in 2015 and 2016 if she reduced the amount of money he ow


Aurora, Illinois police respond to active shooter at Henry Pratt manufacturing business

Authorities are investigating the report of an active shooter at a suburban Chicago facility. The City of Aurora confirmed there is an active shooter near Highland and Archer. Several local media outlets are reporting a massive police response at a manufacturing facility in Aurora, Ill.


Georgia soldier comes home from Afghanistan after daughter’s sudden death

The 5-year-old daughter of a National Guard soldier died unexpectedly last weekend, and her father hurried home to Georgia from his deployment in Afghanistan, according to a news report.


Four from Clermont injured in head-on wreck in White County

Four people from Clermont were injured in a wreck Tuesday evening on Ga. 11 at Collins Road in White County, with one passenger considered seriously injured. Georgia State Patrol responded to the wreck after 6 p.m. Tuesday. Cpl. Joshua Hedden said Shon Mitchell Gowery, 24, was heading southbound on


7 of America’s best hospitals are in Georgia, according to a new report

Of the nearly 175 hospitals in Georgia, seven facilities were recently recognized as the country’s best of the best. That’s according to a new report from Healthgrades, for which analysts ranked the top 250, top 100 and top 50 hospitals in the United States “based solely on clinical quality outcomes


Georgia woman pleads to hauling kilos of drugs on I-75

MACON, GA (WALB) -- A Tifton woman pleaded guilty in Macon federal court Wednesday on a drug charge after she was arrested for carrying four kilos of meth and cocaine in her car with the intent to distribute.


White County commissioners grapple with short-term rental issues during Tuesday’s called meeting

DAWSONVILLE, Ga. – Short-term rentals have become a booming industry, forecast to reach $23 billion in the U.S. by 2022. The rise in popularity has left governments struggling with how to regulate rentals, rental operators and neighborhood activists.


Police: Man wanted for Hard Rock shooting in Atlantic City arrested in Georgia

Police say a man wanted for a shooting at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City has been arrested in Georgia. Emory Chapman, 39, of Pleasantville, was taken into custody Thursday by FBI agents in Atlanta.


Dahlonega man charged with DUI in crash that injures motorcyclist

A 20-year-old motorcyclist suffered serious injuries when he was hit by a pick-up truck in Lumpkin County this week. The Georgia State Patrol (GSP) said Benjamin Jacob Bruner of Athens was traveling on Ben Higgins Road near Carlton Seitz Road around 11:55 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 12 when the incident occu


Motorcyclist taken to hospital after wreck in Lumpkin County

A motorcyclist struck a pickup truck that was backing out of a private driveway Tuesday morning in Lumpkin County, according to Georgia State Patrol. State patrol Cpl. J.A. Caldwell said a trooper responded before noon Feb. 12 to Ben Higgins Carlton Seitz roads.


Military college cadet faces uncertain future after devastating car accident on his way to school

DAHLONEGA, Ga. — A military college cadet with dreams of becoming an officer in the U.S. Army was in surgery again Thursday and faces an uncertain future after he was seriously injured in a traffic wreck on his way to school.


28 Georgia Middle School Students Hospitalized After Eating Candy on Valentine's Day

More than two dozen students at a middle school in Georgia were hospitalized on Valentine’s Day after eating candy that left them feeling ill. The students, who attend Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, complained that they were feeling sick after eating candy and snacks at school on Thursday, accor


Atlanta rapper 21 Savage booked into S. Georgia jail on felony warrant

It was a busy day for Atlanta rapper 21 Savage Friday, starting with a pre-taped appearance on Good Morning America, followed by being booked into a South Georgia jail on a felony theft by deception warrant. He was later released, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.


Serial killer draws sketches of Georgia murder victims

ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Authorities have released sketches of three women an admitted serial killer claims to have killed in Georgia. Samuel Little drew the pictures of women he says he killed.


Police: Man accused of taking thousands of dollars from UNG vending machines

University of North Georgia officials and their vendor believed money was going missing from the vending machines on campus over the Christmas break. When a UNG officer met with the suspect Jan. 30 at the Fulton County Detention Center, a man reportedly “admitted to taking money from the vending mac


28 Georgia students sickened by Valentine's Day candy and treats

ATLANTA (WTVD) -- Authorities in an Atlanta suburb are investigating after more than two dozen middle school students were sickened after eating Valentine's Day treats. Students at Sandtown Middle School in South Fulton County, Georgia, reported feeling ill after eating candy and snacks.


Georgia National Guard's first black female pilot gets surprise sendoff

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia National Guard's first black female pilot got a surprise send-off in Henry County Friday. Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach was at Stockbridge Elementary School, where students packed the gym to celebrate Lt. Andrea Lewis.