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School Bus Safety week focuses on kids

School Bus Safety Week runs through Friday this week, but "for us," said Head of Operations for Lumpkin County School System Greg Trammell, "it's all month." During that time Lynn White, who oversees Lumpkin's school buses, will be training drivers and students on safe evacuation measures and ways d


Woman arrested in connection to fatal hit-and-run in Dawsonville - CBS46 News

Police say they have arrested a woman following a fatal hit-and-run in Dawsonville from Oct. 9. Bobby Wells, 80, was hit around 7:30 p.m. while walking across Dawson Forest Road from Chestatee Worship Center. A spokesperson with Georgia State Patrol says Wells was dead when troopers arrived and the

CBS 46 - 2017-10-19 22:15:00

CPD arrests Mohawk employee on financial transaction card, identity theft charges allegedly totaling $766,000

According to Calhoun Police Chief Garry Moss, a four month long investigation of a Mohawk Industries employee has led to the arrest of 54-year-old Deborah Ann Busby, of Fairmount, in connection with financial transaction card fraud and identity fraud. Busby was arrested on Oct. 9, 2017 on 51 counts

NORTHWESTGEORGIANEWS.COM - 2017-10-20 15:29:00

Murray County inland port to advertise jobs starting Monday; opening planned for next October

The Appalachian Regional Port in Murray County will begin advertising openings in local newspapers Monday. "There will be 11 positions total, operators, electrical and mechanical technicians and an assistant manager," inland port terminal manager Wesley Barrell said Thursday at a presentation on the

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-10-20 00:41:22

3 historical society properties open for Black Bear Festival

The Whitfield-Murray Historical Society announces that three of Chatsworth's most historic structures will be open to the public during the annual Black Bear Festival on Saturday and Sunday. The Wright Hotel, the old Chatsworth Depot and the railroad section house will all be open for tours from 10

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-10-18 22:54:51

Johnson Teacher of the Year

North Murray High School's Jacqueline Johnson was recently named Murray County School System's Teacher of the Year for the 2017-2018 school year. Johnson is the head of the English Department at North Murray as well as the journalism advisor. School-level teachers of the year were also announced at


Blairsville, GA Farmers Produce State Record Pumpkin

Tim Grizzle and Patrick Fix (pictured at right) of Blairsville, Georgia recently harvested the current Georgia state record pumpkin. The giant gourd weighed in at 1306 pounds, a state record according to The Great Pumpkin Commonwealth. The pumpkin, currently on display at the Union County Farmers Ma


Avery Elementary School Wins Golden Shovel Award

CANTON, GA -- The Cherokee Farm To School Committee has awarded its first Golden Shovel award to Avery Elementary School for its Project Learning Garden, a hands-on initiative using various lessons to teach students about the origins of food. Karen Garland, who runs the K-5 Science Discovery Lab at

PATCH - 2017-10-20 16:35:45

Cherokee School District Celebrates Bus Drivers

CANTON, GA -- On Tuesday, the Cherokee County School District's Transportation Department honored the hundreds of men and women who are responsible for driving the county's most precious cargo to and from their respective schools. The district held its third annual Bus Driver Appreciation Week brea

PATCH - 2017-10-20 12:54:43

Time To Buy: Mortgage Rates Sink To Lowest Levels In Weeks

Mortgage rates have slid to their lowest levels in a few weeks, giving borrowers a good opportunity to lock in a low rate before expected rate increases. The average for the benchmark 30-year fixed-rate mortgage dropped for the first time in three weeks in Bankrate's weekly survey. Markets believe t

PATCH - 2017-10-19 14:51:22

Special needs teen released on bond after protest

Buy Now Bond was set for Dawson Crowe, a special needs Cherokee High School student, who's been charged with two felony counts for allegedly pouring hot grease on his disabled 78-year-old uncle. Madison Hogan Bond was set for a special needs teen in a Cherokee County courtroom Wednesday-more than a

TRIBUNELEDGERNEWS.COM - 2017-10-19 18:11:00

"How Traton Homes Carefully Manages Growth" in Builder.com

Earlier this month, Builder Magazine, the national publication geared toward the residential building industry, published an in-depth story about the enduring success of Traton Homes, Cobb County's premier new home builder. The story was also featured in its online publication, Builder.com. Traton r


Family fun and safety at Brown Park

CANTON - Cherokee County residents can enjoy a day of family fun and learn about public safety at the Cherokee County Family Fun Day and Children's Safety Expo Saturday. Free to the public, the event is at Brown Park in downtown Canton, across from City Hall. "It's a great time for families to get t


5 Recently Sold Homes Around Canton

CANTON, GA - Curious to see how much homes are selling for in your neighborhood? We've rounded up some of the homes around Canton. Here are the residential properties listed by realtor.com as most recently sold in and around the city. To view photos of the recently sold house you can click on the bl

PATCH - 2017-10-19 20:12:06

Bank robbery suspect convicted of murder in the '70s

A Whitfield County Sheriff's Office patrol car blocks the entrace to the Wells Fargo branch on Cleveland Highway Thursday morning after a man entered with a pistol and demanded money. The man left the bank with some money, but was caught quickly in the Dawnville area. Matt Hamilton/Daily Citizen-Ne

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-10-19 23:04:32

Hiring for Appalachian Regional Port in Crandall, Ga., begins Monday

DALTON, Ga. - Workers will be able to start applying for jobs at the Appalachian Regional Port next week, a year away from the major state investment's opening day. There aren't a whole lot of vacancies, though. Georgia Ports Authority officials said during a presentation at Dalton State College on

CHATTANOOGA TIMES FREE PRESS - 2017-10-20 04:11:14

FLW fishing tournament running Thursday through Saturday on Lake Lanier

It's one of six events associated with FLW that the Gainesville Convention & Visitors Bureau is hosting. The most high-profile of those tournaments will be an FLW Tour stop set for March 8-11. When: Thursday-Saturday Takeoff: 7:30 a.m. each day at Laurel Park, 3100 Old Cleveland Highway, Gainesville

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-10-19 03:01:00

Canton Main Street Inferno Chili Cook-Off Returns Nov. 11

CANTON, GA -- If you think you've got the best chili in Cherokee County and love to engage in some friendly competition, then the city of Canton's upcoming contest could be the perfect way for you to show off your culinary skills. Applications are now being accepted for the Main Street Canton 2017 I


Additional felony charges filed against dog groomer accused of killing canine

A dog groomer who was arrested and charged with felony animal cruelty last week following the death of a dog at her local pet grooming and bathing company is now facing additional felony charges stemming from a separate incident that resulted in a dog being euthanized due to "a ruptured spleen and e

FORSYTH COUNTY NEWS - 2017-10-19 19:05:00

Trunk or Treat safety event scheduled for Saturday

An event this weekend will give local families a chance to dress up and get candy before Halloween, along with learning how to stay safe. Forsyth County is inviting families to the Cumming Fairgrounds from 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday for the county's eighth annual Trunk or Treat Safety Event. Admission to

FORSYTH COUNTY NEWS - 2017-10-20 11:00:00