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None qualify for Fulton chair's seat on Day 2

On Day 2 of qualifying Sept. 19, no candidates qualified for the Nov. 7 special election to fill the Fulton County Board of Commissioners' chair's (District 7 at-large) seat vacated by John Eaves, who resigned in August to run for Atlanta mayor. On the first day, three candidates - Robb Pitts, Gabri

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 01:35:00

SCBOEswears in a new member

SOCIALCIRCLE - The election for the Social Circle Board of Education is still two months away and more, but already the school board is seeing some changes. Following the resignation last month of board member John Callahan - who resigned to run for the chairman position currently occupied by Tim Le

WALTON TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Georgia Meth Lab Busted, $3.2 Million In Drugs Seized

DAHLONEGA, GA - A traffic stop in north Georgia on Friday led authorities to busting a methamphetamine lab, disrupting what they call a major trafficking ring and seizing a staggering $3.2 million worth of the drug. In Lumpkin County, sheriff's deputies stopped Angel Luis Rivera-Santiago and Victor

PATCH - 2017-09-17 14:14:54

Florida Evacuee, 10, Struck And Killed By Vehicle During Altercation In Stone Mountain: ICYMI

STONE MOUNTAIN, GA -- A 10-year-old fleeing Hurricane Irma was killed Monday when he was struck by a vehicle during an altercation involving his mother and another woman, according to news reports. The boy, identified as Timothy Jones, reportedly, got in the middle of the fight. He died around 1:20

PATCH - 2017-09-17 13:02:16

5 candidates qualify for District 39 Senate seat race

Five candidates have qualified for the Nov. 7 special election to fill the seat vacated by District 39 State Sen. Vincent Fort, D-Atlanta, who is running for Atlanta mayor. The district includes part of Buckhead. Qualifying took place Sept. 13 through 15 and was delayed two days by Tropical Storm Ir

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-17 15:52:00

Buckhead intersection reopens after power pole is fixed

The intersection of West Paces Ferry Road and Northside Parkway in Buckhead has reopened after officials repaired a downed power pole and extinguished a transformer fire, according to Channel 2 Action News. Earlier, traffic had to be redirected near OK Cafe and a Publix shopping complex. The interse


Buckhead, Sandy Springs schools' ACT scores mixed

Local high schools had mixed results in the American College Testing (ACT) exam, according to scores released Sept. 18 by the Georgia Department of Education. The ACT is an alternative to the Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT), and the highest score one can get is 36. Four of the area's six public high

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 23:01:00

Shire, Social Circle Fire partner on valuable training for mutual benefit

SOCIAL CIRCLE, Ga. - Shire and the Social Circle Fire Department have formed a partnership that's providing safety support for Shire's operations while providing the fire department with tens of thousands of dollars of specialized training and equipment that will have broader impact across the commu

COVINGTON NEWS - 2017-09-18 21:39:00

New Falcons stadium a hit with local fans

Falcons win first regular season game at MBS ATLANTA - The Falcons opened their stadium with a win, and local fans of the Dirty Birds gave their approval for the team and its new nest. "I love our new stadium," longtime season ticket holder Lisa Anderson, of Monroe, said. Falcons win first regular s

WALTON TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Man arrested on murder charge in gang-related shooting

Police aren't saying much in the case of a recent homicide, but arrested a man Tuesday on murder and gang-related charges. Kenslo Damonse Hester, 22, of Monroe, is accused in the Aug. 21 shooting death of 20-year-old Lewis Palmer Jones Outlaw Jr, police said. Previously, Monroe police Chief Keith Gl


Deputies led on 2 separate car chases in the same night

WALTON CO., GA - Walton County Sheriff's Office were involved in two car chases with drivers who were under the influence and underage. Deputies were attempting to stop a vehicle on Highway 138 that was not maintaining its lane. The driver attempted to get away and accelerated through Monroe and e

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-09-19 09:43:43

Judge won't allow prostitution rumors in Menendez case

The judge in U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez's bribery trial refused a request from defense lawyers on Tuesday to show jurors parts of a TV interview and press release that references discredited rumors about the Democrat consorting with underage prostitutes in the Dominican Republic. Those rumors aren't a p

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2017-09-19 22:12:00

The 'Dis-Associated Press' is at it again

I realize you do not appreciate letters criticizing your national news provider; however, the Associated Press, continues to deliver proof it is a biased, bogus news agency. For example, in a recent MDJ, the most important news the Dis-associated Press had to report was continuation of the bogus, co

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-20 01:57:00

Linda Hamilton to return in Terminator 6

Linda Hamilton is to reprise her role as Sarah Connor in 'Terminator 6'. The 60-year-old actress starred as the main heroine in James Cameron's 'The Terminator' back in 1984 - the cult classic which kicked off the sci-fi franchise - and saw Connor being pursued by the relentless T-800 cyborg assassi


Jeff Bridges hints at Kingsman 3

Jeff Bridges has hinted at a possible third movie in the 'Kingsman' franchise. The 67-year-old actor is currently starring as Champagne aka Champ in the much-anticipated sequel 'Kingsman: The Golden Circle' and hinted his character could get more of a "back story" in the rumored third movie in the f


Matthew Vaughn intended to create a young Wolverine

Matthew Vaughn originally intended to introduce a young Wolverine character in 'X-Men: First Class'. The Hollywood director's 2011 fantasy film was widely hailed by fans and critics upon its release, but Matthew has admitted he was forced to abandon his initial ideas after he exited what became 'X-M


Margot Robbie: Joker and Harley Quinn spin-off to focus on love story

Margot Robbie has hinted the upcoming Joker and Harley Quinn spin-off movie will focus more on the pair's unhealthy romance. The 27-year-old actress starred as the female villain in the DC Extended Universe (DCEU) ensemble movie 'Suicide Squad' alongside Jared Leto's evil Joker, and has said said sh


Frank Grillo teases return of Crossbones in the MCU

Frank Grillo has teased Crossbones could potentially return to the Marvel Cinematic Universe. The 52-year-old actor starred as Brock Rumlow in 'Captain America: Winter Soldier' and after he was pulled out from a pile of rubble covered in burns, the character took on the identity of Crossbones for th


Police: Man pulled gun during incident at rec league football game

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga. - A Covington man is facing charges after police say he pulled a gun on someone at a Gwinnett County football stadium. Duluth Police arrested 46-year-old Virgil Northington Saturday night. Investigators say Northington was upset after a recreational league game that was supposed

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2017-09-19 22:49:30

KCNB seeks volunteers for Rivers Alive

COVINGTON, Ga. - Keep Covington/Newton Beautiful (KCNB) needs volunteers to help clean up local rivers, lakes, and streams on Sept.23. KCNB helps sponsor Rivers Alive each fall, with more than 400 people participating each year. This river cleanup event is designed to bring awareness to water poll

COVINGTON NEWS - 2017-09-19 16:32:00