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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Heart Transplant Patient, 10, Hosts Pajama Drive for Sick Children

Phillip Bronco Reese is a survivor with a heart of gold! The Arnold Mill Elementary student had a heart transplant and spent months at Children's Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston. Joanna, Phillip's Mom said that during their time there, they learned there was a need for kid's pajamas. She said a lot of children spend the whole time they are there in a hospital gown because they were either rushed there froma rural area, or don't have a family support system. So, Bronco decided

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"Let's Skate for Valentine's Day" this Weekend in Canton

 Cherokee County residents looking for something fun to do for Valentine's Day, can go ice skating in Canton this weekend. This Saturday and Sunday residents will be able to skate on an ice rinkfrom 2-7pm. Ths cost is

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Georgia Crate Late Model Champion, Craig Reece, Dies at 35

Crate Late Model Champion Craig Reece, 35, known in racing circles as the "Dalton Bad Boy", died Monday morning in his Georgia home. An autopsy is planned after Reece "just didn't wake up" said a friend. His body was discovered at 7am in the morning.

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Winter Weather Possible Tonight into Tomorrow in our Area

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in affect until 7pm Tuesday night for Gilmer, Fannin, Union, and Whitfield counties in Georgia. Also, the NAtional Weather Service has issued a  "Hazardous Weather Outlook" for ALL of North Georgia and most of central Georgia for the same time period. A cold artic air
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Gordon County Woman Charged With Murder

An apprent domestic dispute has led to the arrest of a Gordon County woman on murder charges. Gordon County Sheriff's deputies were called to a private residence on Baxter road on Tuesday night in response to a report of a violent death. They discovered

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New Company Bringing Jobs to Cherokee County

Jaipur, a company specializing in rugs, pillows and more have announced their plans to move to Cherokee 75 Corporate Park. Officials with the company say they are excited to be a part of Cherokee County, and appreciate the efforts of the Cherokee Office of Economic Development in helping to make this a reality. The company will construct

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Holly Springs Police Department to Offer (CRASE)-Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event

Holly Springs Police will offer tips on how residents can prepare for, and respond to, an active shooter event should you ever be in this situation. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event will be held at First Baptist Church of Holly Springs. The seminar

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Flood Waters in Gilmer County leave Potential Health Issues

Recent flooding in Gilmer County could pose potential health risks....
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Thanksgiving Closings

Thanksgiving brings some local school and business closings to the area..............
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Pedestrian Killed While Crossing Highway 92

A 53-year-old man was hit and killed while trying to cross a four-lane highway Friday evening in southwest Cherokee County.
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School Board Approves Land Swap

Two historic buildings in downtown Canton will continue to stand.
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Man Faces Two Counts Of Murder In Union County

Two bodies were found inside a residence at 903 Highway 325 in Blairsville on Monday, March 16. The bodies, which appeared to have been shot, were discovered after the Union County Sheriff's Office received a call from Dayton Tennessee Police Department.
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Land Swap Between Canton And Cherokee School Board

The move has been made that will effect a land swap between the City of Canton and the Cherokee County School District to save the two historic buildings in downtown Canton that the school superintendent said would be torn down to build a new three-story school system office building.
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Controversial Rezonings In Cherokee

The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners will have to decide on two controversial rezoning requests that rallied hundreds of nearby neighbors to show opposition when the cases went before the Planning Commission earlier in March.
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Teen Throws Drink At School Bus, Shatters Window

A Forsyth County school bus driver was on his afternoon route when he saw "a large green blob come out of nowhere" before his window was shattered.
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Wrong House, Wrong Door, Wrong Guy

A case of confusion while serving warrants has the Dalton Police Department apologizing for a mistake and in the market for a new door.
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Cherokee Sheriff's Investigators Asking For Assistance

Cherokee Sheriff's investigators are asking for assistance from the public in identifying a man that entered the CVS Pharmacy in Highway 92 at Woodstock Road at approximately 2:00 PM and demanded they give him all of the Dilaudid in the store.
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Man Accused Of Taking Cash Register From Store

A Canton man has been arrested and charged with armed robbery after allegedly taking a cash register from a convenience store.
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Cumming Teen Killed In Car Crash

A Cumming man was killed and a second was slightly injured in a Wednesday evening car crash, sheriff's deputies said.
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