Georgia School District Cancels Classes Over “American School Shooting Day”

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Last updated December 17, 2021 @ 7:57 AM ET School districts throughout the country are taking additional precautions after a TikTok social media trend dubbed Friday “American School Shooting Day.” According to Atlanta Public Schools, the challenge invites students to make threats against “every school in the United States” on Friday, December 17. Polk County … Read more

Search warrants result in multiple arrests in Northwest Georgia

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Last updated October 27, 2021 @ 8:57 AM ET WHITFIELD COUNTY – A traffic stop conducted on Cleveland Hwy by Officer Mathis of the Varnell Police Department led to the execution of two separate search warrants, one at 105 E. Hagen Street and the other at 219 Frontier Trail, which resulted in the arrest of … Read more

Floyd County Man Wanted for Violent Charges

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Last updated October 2, 2021 @ 10:18 AM ET FLOYD COUNTY – The Floyd County Sheriff’s Office released a statement that they are currently searching for a man who is wanted for several “serious” charges. Tobias Steven Fuller, 25, is wanted for: Arson 1st Degree (Felony) FVA Aggravated Assault x 2 (Felony) Aggravated Assault x … Read more

GBI Investigates after Chatham County inmate found dead

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Last updated September 26, 2021 @ 21:18 PM ET CHATHAM COUNTY – The death of a Chatham County inmate is being investigated by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI). An officer discovered inmate Charles Nelson unresponsive in his cell during a routine check at the Chatham County Detention Center at approximately 6:30 a.m. Sunday, according to a … Read more

Tybee Island Police arrest woman for animal cruelty

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Last updated September 22, 2021 @ 15:28 PM ET TYBEE ISLAND – Tybee police arrested a lady on animal cruelty charges after she allegedly dumped an injured dog into the ocean. Candy Marban faces a felony charge of aggravated cruelty to animals after she threw the puppy into the ocean on September 12, according to … Read more

CEO of Youth Soccer Club Arrested for Sexual Battery

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Last updated August 28, 2021 @ 8:58 AM ET ATLANTA – The CEO of an Atlanta youth soccer club was arrested after a pair of bar employees told police he assaulted them while visiting with his daughter. The alleged assault was captured on the establishment’s security cameras. Michael V Canzian, 53, of 457 Princeton Way … Read more

WATCH: Wayne County Jailer Gets Uniform Cut Off After Being Arrested

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August 22, 2021 @ 8:10 PM ET WAYNE COUNTY – A video which was posted, then removed from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office Facebook page shows a jailer having his uniform cut off after being arrested on several charges stemming from an internal investigation. In a press release, the Sheriff’s office says: “Sheriff R.E. ‘Chuck” … Read more

Two men sentenced for trafficking over 400 kilograms of methamphetamine

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ATLANTA – Juan Carlos Torres-Carranza and Luis Pineda-Soto have been sentenced for conspiracy to possess with intent to distribute 418.95 kilograms of methamphetamine.  “The trafficking of large amounts of methamphetamine into and through the Northern District of Georgia continues to be a problem,” said Acting U.S. Attorney Kurt R. Erskine.  “We and our law enforcement … Read more

“Share the Road” getting more serious in Georgia

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July 1, 2021 @ 8:49 AM ET ATLANTA – When it comes to sharing the road with bikers, Georgia politicians are getting serious. A new law goes into effect today, and breaking it will result in a hefty fine. The new law is clear. It specifies how motorists should react to passing cyclists, as well … Read more

Stalking victims in Georgia now have more protections

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July 1, 2021 @ 7:49 AM ET ATLANTA – Individuals who are victims of stalking now have expanded legal rights as a result of a handful of measures approved by the Georgia legislature and signed by Governor Kemp. According to § 16-5-90, “A person commits the offense of stalking when he or she follows, places … Read more

Jury convicts Dalton man of rape

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WHITFIELD COUNTY, GA – Last week, a Whitfield County jury returned a verdict finding 53 year old Richard Marvin Smith of 172 Shirley Way, Dalton, GA, guilty of rape and criminal attempt to commit kidnapping stemming from events occurring on March 30, 2019. Mr. Smith was found not guilty of theft by taking and false … Read more