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Pickens County battered by storms

JASPER, Ga. – Authorities are urging citizens to exercise caution on the roads today after Pickens saw numerous trees down and power outages during the night due to storms. The National Weather Service is continuing its Flood Warnings for the area through Saturday Morning and has added a sever weath


Bahamian track athlete found dead in Georgia

NASSAU, BAHAMAS – On Thursday, Dekalb County Police identified a man shot to death Tuesday afternoon in the parking lot of an office park in Stone Mountain, Georgia as former Bahamian track and field standout Douglas Lynes-Bell.


Trees down, roads closed, thousands without power across Georgia

PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. - Rain and storms caused major problems across parts of north Georgia Tuesday – and the issues are continuing Wednesday morning. Strong winds caused trees to come down, bringing power lines with them. There are more than 5,300 Georgia Power customers without power as of 6 a.m. We


Here's What A Cool Million Buys In Georgia This Week

GEORGIA — Burrr. The chill of winter is in the air, even for Atlanta. But fret not, Patch has compiled a list of cozy Georgia homes on the market where you can cuddle by the fireplace.


Authorities search for missing teen, 32-year-old man possibly with her

PICKENS COUNTY, Ga. — Pickens County deputies need help finding a missing 16-year-old girl. Authorities said Angela Pendley ran away from a home on North Avenue in Nelson, Georgia on Tuesday.


GBI dismantles Cuban drug trafficking operation in four Georgia counties

On Tuesday, February 19, 2019, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s Southeastern Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed four simultaneous search warrants in Jenkins and Burke Counties relating to an ongoing drug investigation. The search warrants were the culmination of a two year long investiga


Sheriff’s Office seeking runaway

JASPER, Ga. – The Pickens County Sheriff’s Office is seeking information from citizens about a missing person today, February 19. Releasing this information through social media, the office is asking for anyone with information to notify 911.


Body of missing Marietta man found in Cherokee County

A Marietta man who had been reported missing was found dead of a self-inflicted gunshot wound near a public water tank in Cherokee County on Tuesday morning, officials said. According to a Cherokee Sheriff’s Office report:


Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard Learns Sex of Upcoming Baby in 'Ellen Show' Surprise

Florida Georgia Line member Tyler Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, recently announced that they are expecting their second child, and on Thursday, Ellen DeGeneres helped the couple find out whether they'll be welcoming a boy or a girl.


THC Found in Valentine's Day Food That Caused 28 Georgia Students to Be Hospitalized

Investigators have detected THC in food samples taken from Sandtown Middle School in Atlanta, after more than two dozen students were hospitalized on Valentine’s Day because food they ate left them feeling ill.


African American Churches Transforming Society holds ‘Save our Souls’ conference March 13 - 15

Rev. Jasper Williams, Jr., Pastor Emeritus of Salem Bible Church, which has campuses in Atlanta and Lithonia, founded the African American Churches Transforming Society in 2014 when he felt compelled to do more for the African American community, especially for its youth.


Three Georgia residents tied to theft here

Three Georgia residents arrested on theft charges early Wednesday near Uniontown have been tied to the theft of a cash register from a Seymour motel, police report. Askari Greer, 27, and Tamecia James, 23, both of Atlanta, Georgia, and Jacobey Nelson, 23, of Forest Park, Georgia, face potential char


The raccoon is one of Georgia’s best-known animals

When I was taking the trash out the other evening, a raccoon suddenly walked from around the corner of my house. He stopped, looked at me for a second and then scurried into the woods.


Antioch Church Rd/ Hwy. 515 intersection work begins

A view of the work site, looking south towards the Antioch Church Road crossing on Highway 515 in Talking Rock. Some readers may be wondering about orange cones appearing on Highway 515 at Antioch Church Road in Northern Pickens County. They mark the start of construction work on a Georgia DOT inter


DEA: 7 people arrested in massive meth bust

MILTON, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The Drug Enforcement Administration said they raided six locations two weeks ago including a home in Milton, where investigators seized 200 pounds of liquid meth and 100 pounds of crystal meth.


Tornado warning issued for Meriwether County

ATLANTA - BREAKING: A tornado warning has been extended for Meriwether County until 7:30 p.m. Severe Weather Team 2 Chief Meteorologist Glenn Burns said the warning was spawned from a radar-indicated tornado.


Photos: Fire Destroys Canton House, Family Was Away

CANTON, GA — An early Thursday morning fire destroyed a home on Spruce Manor Court, according to a release from Cherokee County Fire and Emergency Services. Responders arrived around 5 a.m. after neighbors called to find heavy fire coming from the home.


Pistol-packing Georgia grandmother fires shots at burglar trying to break into her home

JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. (CNN NEWSOURCE) - A great-grandmother in Georgia used a pistol to scare a burglar trying to break into her home. The grandmother had a few choice words for the burglar before firing off some shots.


Toxicology report: Mom found dead at party had 0.23 BAC, Xanax in her system

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - There are new developments in the case of a mother of five who died during an overnight party, gaining national interest online. On Wednesday, investigators ruled the death of Tamla Horsford was accidental.


Heavy rains washed away a portion of one county road

Reece Road off Henry Grady Road in Dawson County is closed until further notice after a portion of the roadway was washed out due to heavy rain last night into this morning. Dawson County Public Works and Dawson County Emergency Services responded to the scene the morning of Feb.21.