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Morgan County Sheriff’s Office

On Feb. 11 a 13-year-old male was arrested and charged with disorderly conduct and criminal trespass at a Whispering Lakes Trail residence. According to reports, a woman alleged that her juvenile son was being unruly and damaging the house. Officers arrived and found that the child had barricaded hi


Georgia Authorities Nearing End Of Investigation In Case Of Woman Who Died While Attending Overnight Party

Tamla Horsford was found dead on Nov. 4, 2018, while attending an overnight party, raising questions and accusations of foul play online. Tamla Horsford was found dead in the backyard area of a home in north Forsyth, Georgia on Nov. 4, 2018, and since then her death has sparked questions online, lea


More than $5 million in real estate sold

• Paul Christian of Buckhead to Timothy Keith Ervin of Madison, 1110 Lower Apalachee Road, Buckhead, $45,000. • Charles Vessell of Waverly Hall, to Stacy A. Walley of Mableton, 1180 Arbor Lane, 1.14 acres, Madison, $322,000.


Could Georgia End Up With Its Own Blackface Scandal?

In 1832, playwright and peformer Thomas Dartmouth Rice used theatrical make-up to create a supposedly black character. The character's name was Jim Crow. That name later came to represent a system of extra-judicial terror and racial segregation laws that ended in 1965, but the recent political crisi


Police: Off-duty ICE officer kills man outside Georgia Walmart

DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities say an off-duty U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement officer has killed a man outside a Walmart in Georgia. News outlets report no charges have yet been filed in the Sunday death of 45-year-old Johnathan Liddell, who Douglasville police say was found dead in


New life for girls after upset

In a quirky set of circumstances and GHSA rules, the Morgan County girls’ basketball team will be inserted into the State Tournament even though they finished fifth in the Region Tournament.


Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard Is 'Real Anxious' to Find out Gender of Second Child

Florida Georgia Line's Tyler Hubbard and his wife, Hayley, are eagerly awaiting their second child. The baby, due to arrive in August, will either be a little brother or sister to their daughter Olivia, who turned 1 in December – and Hubbard can't wait to find out which it will be.


Webb signs with North Georgia

Morgan County’s all-world softball shortstop and centerfielder, Alissa Webb, recently signed a full scholarship to play for the Division-II North Georgia Lady Nighthawks. The four-year starter said, “I came into high school ball expecting nothing. I never thought I’d start or even see the field unti


At Georgia hearing, Democrats demand fed oversight of elections

Stacey Abrams and other voting rights activists brought their case for far-reaching changes to Georgia’s electoral system to a U.S. House panel on Tuesday to probe allegations of suppression and intimidation in last year’s vote.


When it rains: Thunderstorms bring rain, lightning, & hail to Tennessee, North Georgia

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Tuesday night's thunderstorms brought rain, lightning, and hail to parts of North Georgia and Southeast Tennessee. Many in Rossville shared videos and pictures with us showing pea-sized hail covering the ground.


Covington police cite store employees for underage alcohol sales

COVINGTON, Ga. – The Covington Police Department issued citations to employees of eight businesses last week after they allegedly sold alcohol to underage “customers” during a two-day police operation.


Repeat vote, repeat result

A majority vote may not count, according to the Madison Mayor and City Council. Despite attempts to raise the City’s Hotel-Motel Tax by one percent, a fee tagged on to the price of lodging rooms paid for by the customer, the city council’s twice-over 3-to-2 majority votes in favor of the measure is


Flood watch expanded to more counties as heavy rain moves through

ATLANTA - Widespread rain that swept through north Georgia not only brought flooding across parts of the metro, but the region also saw thunder, lightning, hail and even sleet in the northern communities.


Structure fire in Monroe displaces two.

According to Battalion Chief Jack Armstrong, “At approximately 5:36 a.m. this morning, Monroe Fire was dispatched to a residential structure fire in the area of 127 West Marable Street.


Teen arrested following mass shooting threats against South Georgia preschool

MOULTRIE, Ga. (WCTV) -- Colquitt County Sheriff's Office Investigators say they've arrested a teenage boy from Colquitt County High School after he threatened to carry out a shooting spree at an unidentified preschool.


Council will meet to oppose state bill

MONROE, Ga. — The Monroe City Council will have a special called meeting Wednesday for the sole purpose of considering a resolution in opposition of a state bill it says would preempt local building design standards.


Man sentenced for 1987 murder, conviction affirmed by Supreme Court of Georgia

WARNER ROBINS, Georgia (41NBC/WMGT) – According to a news release from Houston District Attorney George Hartwig, Willie Winters’ 2016 murder conviction was unanimously affirmed by the Supreme Court of Georgia.


Taylor served county, patients

MONROE, Ga. — A memorial service will be Wednesday morning for a well-known Monroe dentist who died over the weekend. Dr. S. Craig Taylor died Saturday. He had practiced in Monroe since 1981 with Taylor Made Smiles.


City of Monroe to hold special called meeting Wednesday

The City of Monroe will hold a special called meting in regards to Georgia House Bill 302. According to the Georgia General Assembly, House Bill 302 is, “A BILL to be entitled an Act to amend Article 1 of Chapter 5 of Title 48 of the Official Code of Georgia Annotated, relating to general provisions


NEW DETAILS: Man killed after 2 pickup trucks hit him in Cobb

A pedestrian was killed early Tuesday morning after being hit by two pickup trucks, authorities said. The 29-year-old man was struck about 7 a.m. while walking on Cobb Parkway, according to Marietta police. His name has not been released.