Gilmer County Hospital Now Closed

Gilmer County has closed North Georgia Medical Center. They suspended all services as of Monday evening. A release from the hospital stated that they have experienced a decrease in the number of patients and a large increase in indigent care, resulting in big financial losses. The medical center has announced

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Graduation Time this Weekend in Cherokee County

First Baptist Woodstock is hosting many graduation ceremonies

Woodstock and Creekview held their graduation ceremonies last night, but there are still plenty more to go this week.  Today, Cherokee High School seniors will graduate at 4PM, and Sequoyah High will graduate at 8PM tonight. On Saturday,

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Today is the Last Day to Vote Early for the May 24th Election

Polls are open until 7pm today for you to go ahead and cast your early votes. Election officials are urging people to get out and vote, as turnout has been lighter than expected. The advantage to voting today is

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The Wall Vietnam Memorial in Chatsworth Through Sunday

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum Traveling Wall will be in Chatsworth through Sunday. Folks will have access to the Wall 24/7. It will be located at 651 Hayden Tyler Road in Chatsworth. The Wall is

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Get Out and Vote-Early Voting Underway for May 24th Election

Early voting is underway for the May 24th Election. You can vote early in person through May 20th. On Saturday, May 14th, from 9am to 4pm, you can cast your vote early on the weekend.

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Holly Springs to Host Job Fair Today at the Train Depot

The City of Holly Springs is hosting a job fair today from 11am-4pm at the Historic Train Depot. Some employers on hand include, Kroger, Chart Industries, Northside Hospital Cherokee, and many others. There will also be services for

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Early Voting for May 24th Primary Election Starts Today

Registered voters will be able to cast their ballots from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday (this week and next) at the Cherokee County Elections and Registration Office in downtown Canton. Saturday voting will be available on

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Two Hour Parking Now Being Enforced in Areas of Downtown Jasper

Motorists in downtown Jasper need to be aware of the new 2-hour parking zones in some areas in town, because officials are now enforcing the 2-hour parking rule. At $20.00 per

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Drop off Old Passenger Tires for April Clean Up Month

Pickens County residents only, may take up to four scrap passenger tires (off the rims) to the Pickens County Recycle Center on Camp Raod and Cove Road all through the month of April. It's all part of

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Pickens County Road Rage Suspect Arrested in Dunwoody

US Marshals apprehended Jeffrey Nathan Coleman, 39, the man who Jasper police were seeking in connection with a late December road rage incident that happened on Cove Rd. According to detective Chris Webb with the Pickens County Sheriff's Office, Coleman was located on April 1st in a Dunwoody basement where he was hiding. Officers tried to call him out, but he did not respond, so

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Cherokee County Republican Women to Host Candidate Forum Monday

Cherokee County Republican Women to host a candidate forum Monday, April 18th at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Canton. The debate will feature State Court Judge candidates Bart Glasgow and Michelle Homier, as well as

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Racing Returns to Dixie Speedway this Saturday Night

It's time for the annual Spring Championship races at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock GA. It all kicks off this Saturday night at 7pm. Gates open at

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Cherokee County School System School Registration

The Cherokee County School District will hold registration for the 2016-2017 School year for kindergarten and first grade students who are entering school for the first time ...

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Cherokee Sheriff's Office to Host Town Hall Meeting Regarding Traffic Issues

The Cherokee County Sheriff's offce will host a town hall meeting this Thursday to address accidents and motorist safety along a major thoroughfare. It will be held at 7pm Thursday, March 31st att he agency's Hickory Flat Precint-located at 7625 Vaughn Road. The Sheriff's office has received information from

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Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony March 29th

An event to pay tribute to the veterans of the Vietnam War will be help Tuesday March 29th in the assembly area at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.

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Be Safe-Assign a Sober Driver When Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

GSP is reminding party goers to be safe while celebrating St. Patrick's Day tonight. Colonel Mark McDonough, commisioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, says driving while impaired is "dangerous and not worth the risk of killing yourself, or someone else".

If you consume alcohol during your celbrations...

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Forum Set for Cherokee County Sheriff Candidates

The Ball Ground Business and Community Association will host the candidates running for Cherokee County Sheriff at a free public forum tonight. All four announced candidates have agreed to attend. Expected are

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Ellijay Man Tom Jones, Found in Las Vegas

Tom Jones, 54, of Ellijay, left his home on Friday March 4th, to go and meet someone in Atlanta about purchasing a hot tub. The Gilmer County Sheriff's Office reports that they have communicated with Mr. Jones, and he is alive and well in Las Vegas NV. That is all the information we have right now. 

Gilmer County Man Charged with Child Molestation

Investigators have charged Jerry Lee Ledford, 63, of Ellijay with criminal attempt to commit child molestation, as well as other related charges. As a result of a "proactive, undercover investigation" coordinated by the GBI's Internet Crimes Againist Children Task Force, Woodstock detectives assigned to the case arrested Ledford after..

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Forum Set for Cherokee County Sheriff's Candidates

The Ball Ground Business and Community Association will host the candidatess running for Cherokee County Sheriff in a free public forum on Tuesday March 15th at 7pm. All four announced

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Ellijay Man Missing Since Friday

Tom Jones, 54, of Ellijay has been missing since Friday March 4th. He was driving a 2015 black Dodge Ram Truck, Tag# QAZ3442. Tom had left Ellijay to

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Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta to Open Urgent Care in Cherokee County

On Monday, March 22nd, Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta will open it's sixth Urgent Care in metro Atlanta to serve patients in Cherokee County and

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Pickens 4-H Master Gardener Sale Continues

The Pickens 4H Master Gardener Plant sale is still going on through March 16th. The list includes a variety of plants for your yard and garden. There are plants that produce fruit, flowers, and other plants that are just great plants. Plenty to choose from. Plants will be available for pick up on...

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Trump and Clinton Big Winners in Presidential Preference Primary

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were the big winners in yesterday's Georgia Presidential Preference Primary. Trump took nearly 39% of the vote among republican voters, getting close to 500,000 votes across the state. Trump won in every county in the WLJA listening area....he pulled more than 50% in...

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Presidential Candidates Visiting Atlanta

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will make a campaign stop in Kennesaw tomorrow. The event will be held at Mt. Paran Christian School at 12:30.

Ohio Gov. Kasich already held a town hall meeting on Tuesday at Kennesaw State, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will

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Cherokee County Sheriff's Father, Wesley Garrison, Dies at 83

The father of Cherokee County Sherriff Roger Garrison, Wesley Garrison, has died at age 83. He passed away at his home in Ball Ground yesterday. He is survived by his wife, and his son Sherriff Roger Garrison, as well as other relatives. His body is at Darby Funeral home in Canton. The family will recieve friends today from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, and funeral services are scheduled for 11am Thursday at the Darby Funeral Home in Canton.

Johns Creek Police to Take Polar Plunge Saturday at Lake Lanier

Johns Creek finest will be taking the Polar Plunge tomorrow at Lake Lanier to raise money in the Special Olympics Polar Plunge. All donations go directly to Special Olympics Georgia. Last year

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North Georgia Medical Center in Gilmer County Set to Close ER

The owners of North Georgia Medical facilities announced recently that they had planned to close the hospital, but hoped to keep the ER operations ongoing. There was massive opposition to the move and Piedmont Hospital in Jasper offered to operate the ER services for 5 years. But now, Piedmont has pulled out of the

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