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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Groom Pleads Guilty To Vehicular Homicide

The groom who was charged with a wreck that killed his bride on the night of their wedding pled guilty to vehicular homicide with reckless driving in Cherokee court Tuesday. The wreck occurred in Ball Ground and captured national media attention in December 2013.
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Residents Battle Air Pollution From Plant

The smell of a plastic garbage bag burning is how Canton residents have described the odor coming from International Thermocast.
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Pickens Woman Dead After Head-On Collision

A Pickens County woman died in a horrific head-on, wrong way collision on I-575 between Canton and Ball Ground early Saturday morning.
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Major Damage From Frozen Pipes At First Baptist Church

Last Friday morning, Jasper Fire Department Responded to a sprinkler system alarm at First Baptist Church of Jasper. 
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Winter Storm Warning

A winter storm warning remains in effect from 10:00 AM this morning to 10:00 AM Thursday morning according to the National Weather Service.
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Semi-Truck Crashes Into Home, Injuring Driver

An investigation is underway into a bizarre accident that involved an 18-wheeler, a parked vehicle and a house.
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Major Heroin Arrest In Cherokee County

On Thursday, February 19, agents of the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad were conducting an investigation in the Woodstock area where they observed an individual later identified as Joseph Dejesus Centeno, 23 years old, of Woodstock.
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Fire Services Agreement Back On Canton Agenda

The Canton City Council at its meeting tonight will consider an intergovernmental agreement with Cherokee County for the operation of the city's new fire station.
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Winter Weather Advisory

Urgent winter weather advisory for Hall, Banks, Floyd, Cherokee, Bartow, Pickens, Dawson, and Forsyth counties:
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WLJA Listening Area Warming Shelters

Here is an up-to-date listing of all warming shelters available for those concerned with the approaching frigid temperatures in the WLJA listening area:
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