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Villa Rica hospital opens new, larger ER

A cold wind cut through the coats of Tanner Health System staff members and contractors working outside during the predawn hours Wednesday. They were pulling the covers off the signage for the new emergency department at Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica.

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-12-06 20:11:00

Tyler Perry Pays Off $434,000 In Walmart Layaways For Georgians

DOUGLASVILLE, GA - It will definitely be a merrier Christmas for 1,500 Georgians this year after Tyler Perry paid off $434,000 in Walmart Layaways at stores in East Point and Douglasville.

PATCH - 2018-12-10 18:18:00

New Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica Emergency Department Opens

VILLA RICA, GA — A new Tanner Medical Center/Villa Rica emergency department opened at 7 a.m. Wednesday. Staff will continue providing care to any patients in the existing emergency department until everyone has been either admitted or discharged, but anyone arriving after 7 a.m. will be directed to

PATCH - 2018-12-05 13:46:00

2 cousins found shot dead in Georgia home: 'This has broken us totally apart'

DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Two men were found shot to death in a Georgia home early Monday, police said. The men, identified as 33-year-old Michael Wigfall and 36-year-old Robert Collier, were lying on the ground in the DeKalb County home when police arrived about 1 a.m., according to an incident report o

BOSTON 25 NEWS - 2018-12-11 08:59:52

Paulding students checked at hospital after school bus wreck

Fifteen students were transported to an area hospital and released Monday afternoon after a county schools bus was hit by a car on a rain-slickened road in north Paulding. School officials told the Paulding County Sheriff's Office the bus carrying students from McClure Middle School was struck by a

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-12-11 13:17:00

Video shows teens jump from stolen car, run across I-85 after chase

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. - Police say two teenagers in a car stolen near Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport led officers on a chase that ended with sheriff's deputies firing gunshots, but no one was injured.

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-12-10 21:42:40

DA: Marietta father convicted in death of 10-month-old daughter

A Marietta man has been convicted of second-degree murder for failing to seek help for his 10-month-old daughter, who died in August 2017. Sidrick Raymone Melancon Sr., 32, faces a maximum of 50 years in prison after he was convicted by a Cobb jury on Tuesday, according to Kim Isaza, spokesperson fo

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-12-11 23:21:00

Polk County police search for missing child

Police in north Georgia are on the lookout for a teen who hasn't been seen in a week. Haley Shirey was last seen on Dec. 4 in the area of Piedmont Highway in Cedartown according to the Polk County Police Department.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-12-12 02:31:00

JUST IN: 2 ex-KSU football players, 2 others indicted in campus gambling robbery

A Cobb County grand jury has formally charged four men with running a gambling operation on the Kennesaw State campus and robbing some participants at gunpoint. Akebren Ralls, Jai’len Edwards, Justin Mosley and Issiah Hightower were indicted Thursday, court records show, on charges including armed r


WEATHER ALERT: Schools, offices delay openings Tuesday due to possibility of black ice

Metro Atlanta is not quite done with the winter weather. According to Channel 2 Action News meteorologist Brad Nitz, a few snow flurries are possible overnight when temperatures dip into the low 30s. When Atlanta wakes up Tuesday, it could lead to black ice on the roadways.


Students taken to hospital after bus accident

Several students were transported to the hospital after a school bus accident in Paulding County on Monday, authorities said. According to the Paulding County Sheriff's Office, the accident happened on Harmony Grove Church Road.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-12-10 23:59:00

JUST IN: I-75 express lanes reopen after threat of black ice

UPDATE [9:55 a.m. Tuesday]: I-75 express lanes through Cherokee and Cobb counties are now open, according to the state authority that manages the system. They had been closed since Monday night.


Drivers urged to watch out for black ice this morning

ATLANTA — Crews spent the night treating roads to keep you safe this morning from black ice. Severe Weather Team 2 says the places most at risk of developing black ice are bridges, overpasses, and secondary roads.


Suspects Stole TVs From Walmart Before Police Chase: Cops

HOLLY SPRINGS, GA — The Holly Springs Police Department has released a surveillance snapshot of the two men accused of taking televisions from Walmart before leading police on a chase that ended in a fiery crash early Monday.

PATCH - 2018-12-11 16:04:00

More than half of Douglas schools 'Beating the Odds' on state performance measure

Thirty-one schools in Douglas County were designated as either “Beating the Odds” or performing “Within Expected Range” in 2018 on the state’s official school performance measure, according to calculations by the Governor’s Office of Student Achievement released Dec. 7.

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-12-10 21:26:00

Paulding Schools Make Decision On Dec. 11 Schedule

PAULDING COUNTY, GA — Governor Deal has announced that state offices will delay opening Tuesday because of freezing temperatures expected overnight combined with wet roads and the potential for hazardous ice conditions.

PATCH - 2018-12-11 00:49:00

Keep Douglasville Beautiful Wins State Honors

DOUGLASVILLE, GA – Keep Douglasville Beautiful has been selected for several statewide awards for 2018. Keep Douglasville Beautiful has taken first place in the Affiliate Award for overall programs and practices that promote a cleaner, greener, more beautiful community. They also placed first in Sta

PATCH - 2018-12-10 12:57:00

These Are The 10 Whitest Cities Georgia In For 2019

Join RoadSnacks ▼ Editor’s Note: We updated this article for 2019. This is our fourth time ranking the whitest cities in Georgia. Swipe left for slideshow. Article continues below.

ROADSNACKS.NET - 2018-12-09 13:39:48

Dan Quinn built the Falcons. Can he now rebuild them?

GREEN BAY — The Dan Quinn who stood before the media here Sunday wasn’t the DQ we’d come to know. He spoke quietly. He spoke slowly, which is a departure for a man who attacks every sentence as if it’s a sprint. He looked chastened, almost dazed.He used the word “disbelief” to describe this season.


Man wanted for child cruelty escapes with two small childen

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Police in Carollton are on the lookout for a man wanted for several crimes who left with his two small children. Luke Charles Scoggins is wanted for false imprisonment, battery, and cruelty to children. He was last seen driving a 2004 gold/gray Nissan Quest bearing Georgia tag RNU

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-12-09 00:13:00