Cobb Man Who Stabbed Wife, Set Fires Sentenced

A Marietta man who admitted to stabbing his wife and later setting his car and an adjacent house on fire late in 2013 has been sentenced for his crimes, the Cobb County District Attorney's Office announced Friday.
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Ellijay Man Sentenced In Motorcycle Gang Case

The final two men accused in a north Georgia motorcycle gang investigation by the FBI were sentenced Friday in federal court in Gainesville.
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Canton Man Indicted For Kidnapping, Raping Woman In Canton

A Canton resident has been indicted on charges he allegedly kidnapped and sexually assaulted a former girlfriend.
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Killer Of KSU Student Pleads Guilty, Sentenced To Life

An Austell woman has pleaded guilty to killing a Kennesaw State University student in an apparent case of road rage, WSB-TV reports.
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Former CEO Of North Georgia Medical Center Charged

Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson releases the following information:
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Mayor Hobgood To Deliver His State Of The City Report

The Canton City Council will meet at 6:00 PM tonight at City Hall in downtown Canton.
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Man Tried To Lure Children From School Bus Stop

A woman reported to the Bartow County Sheriff's Office that a man allegedly tried to lure her two children away as they returned home from school. 
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Employee Fired After Discovery Of Arrests

A worker at the Cherokee County Division of Family and Children Services was fired this week after her history of arrests surfaced in metro news investigations.
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General Beauregard Lee Predicts Early Spring

Move over Punxsutawney Phil, Georgia's own General Beauregard Lee doesn't need any help predicting the weather.
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Cities Voice Opposition To HOST

 
Leaders from the five cities around Cherokee County began to voice growing opposition Tuesday to the county's proposed alternative homestead option sales tax.
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Former Court Reporters Plead Guilty To Racketeering Charges

The three former Cherokee County court reporters who were indicted last month on racketeering charges for allegedly siphoning the county out of hundreds of thousands of dollars are headed to jail.
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Craigslist Couple's Bodies Found, SUV Located In Pond

Searchers discovered a pair of bodies yesterday afternoon in Telfair County that is likely missing Elrey "Bud" Runion and June Runion.
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Charges Expected In Stabbing Death Of State Prison Inmate

Authorities say charges are expected in the stabbing death of an inmate earlier this month at Phillips State Prison near Buford.
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Historic Buildings Under Siege From Cherokee Board of Education

A local organization that advocates for historic preservation has created a petition urging the Cherokee County School Board to incorporate either Building A or Building B - both recommended for demolition - into its new office complex.
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Tate Elementary Construction Remains On Schedule Despite Problems

Pickens County School System's Director of Operations Rick Little said while construction of the new lunchroom at Tate Elementary remains on schedule poor earth around the building is causing a problem.
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Single Vehicle Accident Claims Life

A single vehicle accident on Towne Lake Parkway in Woodstock took the life of a 43-year-old woman last night.
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Man, Teen Indicted In Christmas Day Armed Robbery

An adult and teenager have been indicted in the Christmas Day armed robbery of two teenagers.
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Holly Springs Mayor Requests Traffic Study

A traffic study could soon be conducted in Holly Springs for the downtown area after Holly Springs Mayor Tim Downing added the item to the agenda for discussion at the end of Monday's work session meeting.
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Reinhardt President Search Narrows To Three Candidates

Stakeholders tasked with finding a new president for Reinhardt University have narrowed the pool down from 70 applicants to three candidates, the school said on Thursday.
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Inmate Killed In Prison Stabbed Four Times

The inmate killed last week at the Phillip State Prison in Buford was stabbed four times, according to details from an open records request.
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Tragedy Claims Life At Georgia Marble

A tragic accident claimed a young man's life at a Georgia Marble facility in Tate, Georgia.
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Nonprofit Scores $25,000 Grant To Build New Children's Park

Children's Park of Georgia, a park planned for Canton and Cherokee County, has received a matching gift grant of $25,000.
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New Bridge Connects Woofstock Dog Park To Greenprints Trails

People and pets who visit Woofstock Dog Park can now easily enjoy the Greenprints trails that connect different areas of the city.
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Cumming Man Fatally Shot During Fight

A Cumming man was shot and killed during the course of an altercation at a home off of Old Atlanta Road on Wednesday night, the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office said.
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Organizers Of New Country Music Festival Announce Lineup

An organizer of a new two-day country music festival says he hopes to draw 30,000 people each day to Kennesaw.
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Cherokee County School Bus Involved In Accident

Around 7:30 AM a truck driving south on GA 369 and approaching the intersection of GA 20. A school bus was traveling west on GA 20 and approaching the intersection of GA 369. The truck failed to stop at the stop sign on GA 369 and entered the intersection in the path of the school bus.
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Winter Weather Awareness Update

The Cherokee Sheriff's Office Division of Emergency Management Emergency Operations Center has reported that the coldest air since this same week last year will hit Cherokee County Wednesday.
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Former Cherokee County Elections Director Charged

Former Cherokee County Elections Director Janet Munda was booked into the Cherokee County Adult Detention Center Saturday night.
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Merry Christmas From WLJA 101.1 FM!

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