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Georgia high court: DUI test refusal can't be used in court

ATLANTA (AP) — A driver's refusal to submit to a breath test cannot be used as evidence in a criminal trial for driving under the influence, Georgia's Supreme Court ruled Monday, throwing out that part of the state's DUI laws as unconstitutional.


Monroe: 5 Newest Homes To Hit The Market

MONROE, GA — On the hunt for a new house, and want the latest information on what's available near you? Need some help finding the perfect place for you and your loved ones? Not to worry! To keep you up to date, we've got an up-to-date batch of new listings nearby.


Monroe Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

MONROE, GA — Here's a look at the week-ahead weather, as reported by Darksky. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Mostly cloudy throughout the day. Rain in the morning and overnight.


Memorial service set for Craig Taylor

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.


Georgia Supreme Court affirms Augusta man's murder conviction

A man convicted of murder 26 years after an elderly woman was beaten and stabbed to death in her home was fairly tried and convicted in 2013, the Georgia Supreme Court has found.


MPD Reports: DUIs, hit-and-runs, children fighting and domestic disputes

The City of Monroe Police Department reported the following incidents for the period Feb. 8 – 14, 2019. Due to the length, this report has been split into five parts. This is the first part. Please note an arrest or charge does not constitute a conviction.


Body of missing 58-year-old grandfather with dementia found, family says

HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - A missing grandfather with dementia has been found dead after nearly two weeks of searching, according to family members. Timothy Osborne, 58, walked out of his Locust Grove home and hadn't been seen since Feb. 5.


Tucker Door in Monroe is Hiring

Tucker Door and Trim in Monroe is currently hiring. Click on this link for more information and to apply. According to the website, Tucker Door and Trim has openings in the following departments:


Walmart shooting: Driver shot, killed in parking lot of Georgia store, police say

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - There are a lot of questions after someone shot and killed a driver in a car outside a Walmart store in Douglas County, Georgia. Douglasville police confirmed to Atlanta's WSB-TV that the shooting happened about 12:50 p.m. Sunday outside the store on Thornton Road.


Wanted in Gwinnett: Sheriff seeks assault, gang suspects

The Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office is searching for six suspects with outstanding warrants for charges including aggravated assault, aggravated child molestation and gang participation.


Two people killed in crash on Georgia hwy in Banks Co.

BANKS COUNTY, Ga. — Two people are dead after one driver failed to adhere to a stop sign on Georgia 164 Sunday around 3:30 p.m. Cpl. Major D. Patterson said one vehicle was traveling east on GA 164 and failed to stop at a stop sign at the intersection of Georgia 164 and Georgia 59. Another vehicle t


Georgia lawmakers want Tennessee to give up a portion of border, Tennessee River

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Georgia lawmakers are again seeking to claim land in Tennessee they believe belongs to their state. House Resolution 51 was passed in the Georgia Legislature last Thursday by a vote of 163-4. The resolution cites a flawed survey of Georgia's northern border with Tennessee and North


AAA Gives Just One Georgia Restaurant 5-Diamond Rating

ATLANTA, GA — AAA has released its exclusive five-diamond list of restaurants and one restaurant in Georgia made the cut, while 12 earned four diamonds. The list, released Thursday, includes just 67 restaurants in North America and only three new restaurants were added this year. In other words, jus


2019 starts off deadly in Athens

Three Athens residents lost their lives in fatal shootings during the first few weeks of 2019. However, the unusually violent start of this year does not necessarily portend more of the same to come, said Capt. Jerry Saulters, commander of the Athens-Clarke County Police Criminal Investigations Divi


Meet Georgia's Most Annoying Robocallers

ATLANTA, GA — Few things are as irritating as seeing your phone buzz, picking it up and realizing it's a robocall, where someone is trying to trick you into giving up your bank and credit card information. With tax season coming up, you can expect even more of those calls to waste your time.


Natural Georgia: Stinky ’shrooms have purpose

During a wet spell a few winters ago, the strong stench of a dead animal emanated from the shrub island adjacent to our garage. I called my wife out to have a sniff. Packed too much punch to be a gray squirrel. Oh dear, a dead cat? We started hunting and after many minutes remained convinced that ca


Trump’s emergency declaration draws support, protests in Georgia

Georgia officials on Monday scrambled for more information about President Donald Trump’s recent move to declare a national emergency and whether it could be used to divert money from the state’s military construction projects to pay for a wall on the southern border.


Newton County Schools and NCSO hold school safety drill

COVINGTON —The Newton County Sheriff’s Office, Newton County Emergency Management Agency, Newton County School System, Newton County Fire Rescue and several other agencies hosted and participated in a mock school shooting Friday morning at Veterans Memorial Middle School.


Man cleared of murder charge

MONROE, Ga. — A Monroe man has been found not guilty on a murder charge in the shooting death of his neighbor. A jury in Walton County Superior Court cleared 34-year-old Manuel Lajun Hector of felony murder Thursday.


Should nonviolent Georgia felons be allowed to vote?

A resolution introduced in the Georgia Senate calls for some nonviolent felons to get their voting rights back. The proposal comes after voters approved a similar measure in Florida in November, automatically restoring the voting rights of about 1.5 million felons as long as they weren’t convicted o