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Storm damage closes Villa Rica library; 2 hurt in Buchanan

High winds from a severe Monday night thunderstorm downed trees and caused power outages across Carroll County, while the roof of the Villa Rica Public Library was so heavily damaged the building had to be closed. The National Weather Service had issued a weather advisory earlier in the day, warning

TIMES-GEORGIAN.COM - 2018-03-21 03:08:00

Schools placed on lockdown during search for suspects

Three Douglas County schools were placed on lockdown Tuesday afternoon after a suspicious vehicle was spotted near them, according to the Douglas County Sheriff's Office. Around 1:30 p.m., deputies responded to a call to investigate a suspicious vehicle in the area of Turner Middle School, Annette W

DOUGLAS COUNTY SENTINEL - 2018-03-21 05:00:00

Toddler found dead in Cartersville; police investigating

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. -- Police in Cartersville are investigating after learning of a small child's death early Monday morning. Officers arrived at the 300 block of Old Mill Road around 6:50 a.m. after a call of a cardiac arrest. There they found an unresponsive 2-year-old girl. The child was later conf

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-19 16:29:00

NWS confirms tornado struck Fairburn community in south Fulton County

The National Weather Service confirmed to the FOX 5 Storm Team that a tornado struck a neighborhood in south Fulton County on Monday. One of the hardest hit areas in south Fulton County included the Chestnut Ridge subdivision in Fairburn, where dozens of families remained without power early Tuesday

GWINNETT DAILY POST - 2018-03-20 16:20:00

Storm slams Douglas with hail, heavy winds

The severe weather swept through Douglas County Monday evening and overnight into Tuesday morning, resulting in a number of downed trees blocking roadways and downed power lines as a result of the strong winds. Most of the damage occurred in the western and southwestern part of Douglas County in suc

DOUGLAS COUNTY SENTINEL - 2018-03-21 05:00:00

Atlanta motorcyclist killed in Florida crash

An Atlanta motorcyclist died after a driver crashed into his motorcycle and three others stopped along a Florida highway, authorities said. John Hawkins, 53, of Atlanta, died on the scene near mile marker No. 57. The crash happened when 23-year-old Sean Marlin veered his pickup truck off the Florida


TAD referendum bills ready for governor's signature

Villa Rica and Douglasville may be on the verge of a new era of development, thanks to two pieces of legislation that are now headed to the desk of Gov. Nathan Deal. Two separate bills authorizing referenda to create Tax Allocation Districts (TADs) in both communities have now cleared both houses of

DOUGLAS COUNTY SENTINEL - 2018-03-21 05:00:00

13-year-old arrested for 'disgusting' terroristic voicemails against Cobb NAACP

MARIETTA, Ga. - The Marietta Police Department says they believe they've identified the person responsible for leaving terroristic voice messages for the Cobb County NAACP. On Feb. 28, 2018 the Cobb County Police Department and the Marietta Police Department were contacted by the local chapter of th

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-03-20 22:38:00

Speeding tickets are up during I-20 work

Construction on Interstate 20 is making the Georgia Department of Transportation nervous because most drivers aren't slowing down in the work areas. Temple police have been handing out an increased number of speeding fines in the construction zone. But most of the work that impacts motorists is near

TIMES-GEORGIAN.COM - 2018-03-20 03:58:00

5 Cobb spots with food and drink specials you won't want to miss

It's not hard to find great-priced food and drink specials if you know where to look, Cobb.Here's a sample of the choices you have when out and about in Cobb County. Red and Terry's Timbers 730 Concord Road SE, Smyrna 678-888-3649 Swing by what's known as "Smyrna's Oldest Tavern" for deals every day

MYAJC.COM - 2018-03-20 18:39:12

Widespread outages, no injuries in west Georgia from Monday night storm

From left, GreyStone Power's Brad White, Kevin Cargle and Eric Brown work to prepare chainsaws for use on downed trees and limbs before storms in October 2017.Special - GreyStone Power Storms brought high winds and damage to power lines and trees but no injuries Monday night in Douglas and Paulding

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2018-03-20 13:30:00

Douglasville Wow House: $619,000 Buys 5.24 Acres Near Dog River

DOUGLASVILLE, GA - This is the first time on the market for this spectacular 5.24 acres, four-sided brick estate near the Dog River. It has five bedrooms, master on the main with sitting area and fireplace, four full baths with tiled inlaid shower backsplash and granite counter tops, loft area, med

PATCH - 2018-03-20 19:04:26

Drive-by shooters terrorize Atlanta street

ATLANTA - A series of random drive-by shootings have Atlanta police searching for a suspect. Authorities are looking for the person who they say shot at least three innocent people in just the last month. One of the victims, 61-year-old Sylvester Dixon, was shot in the head. He thankfully survived a


Atlanta federal inmate who made Facebook video hit with new charge

Scheduled to be released from prison May 16, an Atlanta federal inmate faces a new charge after he posted a video to his Facebook page from inside the prison. Joe Fletcher, who appeared to admit his involvement in a deadly 2010 shooting in Ohio in the 49-minute video, was indicted on a charge of ill


Georgia mom says man tried to abduct her children from bus stop

A Polk County mother said her children were nearly abducted after a man ran onto her porch while they were waiting for their school bus. Heather Pomponi's children were standing outside their Rockmart home Thursday morning when the man ran toward them with his arms spread open, Channel 2 Action New


DFACS worker charged with child cruelty against own daughter

MCDONOUGH, Ga. - A mother and DFACS employee was taken into custody for spanking her own daughter until she had bruises on her legs. On Thursday, March 8, an officer with the Henry County Police Department was called to an elementary school in reference to a child abuse case. When the officer arrive


Teen hacker faces child porn charges

CCSO Geovanni Jacob Adamson A former Newnan High School student is facing serious charges after police allege he hacked into student's social media accounts and demanded nude photos from underage females. Geovanni Jacob Adamson, 17, is currently charged with four counts relating to the sexual ex


Winston man charged with sexual exploitation of children

A Winston man was arrested by the Douglas County Sheriff's Office Tuesday morning and charged with multiple counts of the sexual exploitation of children. Bryan Holloway, 45, was arrested by DCSO Inv. Mitchell on Churchill Court in Winston, according to the arrest warrant. The arrest resulted from a


Douglas Restaurant Inspections: Cabin Fever, Thumb's Up: ICYMI

DOUGLASVILLE, GA - Here are some restaurant and food service inspections conducted in Douglas County during the past week. Click on the date or score to see more info. Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations deducting points from a best possible


Woman threatens to blow up Department of Driver Services office, police say

A woman was arrested after an explosive outburst at a Georgia Department of Driver Services office in Cobb County, according to a warrant. "If I had a bomb," the warrant alleges Polly Barfield said, "I'd blow this place up." Barfield, 53, told Channel 2 Action News her children were present and she