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Henry County to celebrate holiday season with tree lighting events, parade

McDONOUGH - It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas around Henry County, and holiday celebrations are in full swing heading into the week of Thanksgiving. Even if the weather of late has you and your loved ones bundling up one minute and lathering on sunscreen the next, a host of groups and gove

HENRY COUNTY DAILY HERALD - 2017-11-17 18:38:00

Gwinnett Man Shot, Killed On Front Porch

BUFORD, GA - A Gwinnett County man who was coming home from work was shot and killed on his front porch early Friday morning, according to police. The shooting happened around midnight on Montauk Hill Drive in Buford. According to Gwinnett County Police, a man had just returned home from his securit

PATCH - 2017-11-17 14:41:09

JENKINS: Community service? There's an app for that

This time of year, a lot of folks are focused on serving those in need. Others are more focused on a second serving of giblet gravy. And some of us find ourselves squarely in both camps. If you're looking for opportunities to serve, but you aren't sure where to turn, there's a new website that might

GWINNETT DAILY POST - 2017-11-18 20:30:00

Family of man found in Yellow River wants answers

The family of a man whose body was found submerged in the Yellow River wants answers. The family of a man whose body was found submerged in the Yellow River wants answers. The body of Ryan Hacker, 40, of Porterdale, GA, was found on Sunday, Nov. 12, around 2:30 p.m. near the river's dam. His siste

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-11-19 05:30:00

Man missing from Stockbridge area considered 'critical' is found

McDONOUGH - A 46-year-old man missing since Thursday has been located, Henry County police announced Friday afternoon. His case had been considered critical. Randy Lamar Wiggins was last seen around noon on Thursday in the area of Squadron Lane in Stockbridge. He is described as a a black man, 6 fee

HENRY COUNTY DAILY HERALD - 2017-11-17 18:31:00

Woman carjacked, kidnapped while pumping gas

CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - Police are searching for the people who carjacked and kidnapped a woman at a gas station. Iris Cadler said that around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday, she was pumping gas at the Kroger gas station on Highway 138 in Stockbridge. She said someone snuck up behind her and covered her face.

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2017-11-17 23:46:41

Man who ran from police during traffic stop found dead

NEWTON COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is investigating the death of a 40-year-old father of two. Channel 2 Action News has learned that Ryan Hacker was found dead in the Yellow River in Newton County. Prior to his death, a Porterdale police officer pulled Hacker over for driving w

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2017-11-18 00:21:21

Jackson High locked down over social media post

Jackson High School was locked down Friday morning over what school officials said turned out to be an apparent prank on social media. Two students reportedly involved in the social media post - neither of whom were on campus Friday morning - were detained by law enforcement officers by 9 a.m., Butt

JACKSONPROGRESS-ARGUS.COM - 2017-11-17 16:07:00

Accident crushes worker, 26, under 12 tons of steel at Metromont plant in Bartow

BARTOW - A Frostproof man died after being crushed by a steel rack and cables while working Nov. 10 at the Metromont Corp. plant in Bartow. Jose Guadalupe Bustos, 26, was pinned under 12 tons of metal during the accident, which occurred about 11:30 p.m. The Polk County Sheriff's Office gave this d

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 17:12:44

Bartow internal investigation clears police officers of excessive force

BARTOW - Three Bartow police officers didn't use excessive force or exceed their authority during a July 5 arrest that resulted in a police K-9 biting the suspect, according to an internal investigation. Police Chief Joe Hall has determined that officers Michelle Smith, Jordan March and Michael Benn

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 22:12:14

Should environment be in the state constitution?

The environment has entered the discussion before the Constitutional Revision Commission. Panel member Jacqui Thurlow-Lippisch, an activist from an area of Florida affected by discharges from Lake Okeechobee, has proposed two amendments to be included on the 2018 ballot. One would add an elected Com

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-19 01:38:28

For the fit and busy life

LAKELAND - David Osterweil turned his interests and lifestyle into a thriving business when, in his early 30s, he tasted salt for the first time. Not that there wasn't plenty of salt in the food he grew up with, particularly processed food, but the taste got lost in all the background noise. In 2009

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-18 12:00:00

'There's a world out there'

About 60 local business people gathered Friday morning at Polk State College to discuss the benefits of exporting for local companies not yet participating in international markets. LAKELAND - About 60 local business people gathered Friday morning at Polk State College to discuss the benefits of exp

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-18 02:23:57

Gadget Daddy: Buying an iPhone X? Buy the protection too

That OLED screen on the new $1,000 Apple iPhone X is something to behold. Until it hits the pavement. Two companies had different viewpoints on the same screen this week. The good: Displaymate, which does exhaustive evaluations of monitors, smartphones and watch screens, designated the iPhone X disp

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 17:58:57

Polk debris drop off sites open this weekend

LAKELAND - Two sites are open this weekend where residents can drop off vegetative debris from Hurricane Irma. Hours are 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. through Monday. The locations are 5901 Strickland Ave. in Lakeland, on the west side of the road at the ball park, and Mount Tabor Road and North Galloway Road i

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-18 00:20:39

Napolitano: Another chapter in the Hillary chronicles

The Department of Justice will soon commence an investigation to determine whether there should be an investigation (you read that nonsense correctly) of a scandal involving the Clinton Foundation and a company called Uranium One. It appears that FBI decisions made during the time that Hillary Clint

THE LEDGER - 2017-11-17 05:01:00

Portland Police Search for Witnesses to Fatal Hit-and-Run on Arrigoni Bridge

Police are looking for witnesses to a fatal crash on the Arrigoni Bridge on Nov. 4. Daquan Moore, a 22-year-old father of two from Middletown, was on a scooter when another driver hit him and succumbed to his injuries, according to police. Police said a white Audi hit the back of Moore's scooter and

NBC CONNECTICUT - 2017-11-17 20:17:35

Portland Police Seek Witnesses In Deadly Arrigoni Bridge Collision

Police are looking for the occupants of a car that witnessed a deadly collision on the Arrigoni Bridge earlier this month. Police said they believe the witnesses, a male driver and female passenger, were traveling in a 1999-2001, silver or champagne color, Chrysler LHS when the collision occurred. T

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-11-17 20:30:00

Hartford man arrested after tossing heroin in dumpster

(WTNH)- A Hartford man is accused of tossing more than $285,000 worth of heroin into a dumpster while trying to run from police in Ohio. Renaldo Diaz-Guzman, 25, is now in Ohio police custody. Police said he tossed the 3.5 pounds of heroin into the dumpster as he was running from officers following

WTNH.COM - 2017-11-18 02:50:27

Hartford Man Gets 50 Years For Murder He Tried To Make Look Like Suicide

A Hartford man who smoked PCP with one of his drug customers and then fired a bullet into her forehead in March 2015 was sentenced Friday to 50 years in prison. In September, a Hartford Superior Court jury took two and a half hours to convict Anthony Pernell, 40, of murder in the killing of Lilliana

HARTFORD COURANT - 2017-11-17 17:20:00