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Wednesday 09/03/2014
Woman, 2 vehicles struck in Walmart parking lot
Updated: September 03, 2014 - 7:48 pm

A woman was injured Wednesday walking in the Walmart parking lot.

Authorities investigate shooting of Plainville teen
Updated: September 04, 2014 - 10:04 am

Authorities are still trying to determine what happened to a Gordon County teen who died as the result of a Friday morning shooting.

Tuesday 09/02/2014
Calhoun police investigate infant's death
Updated: September 03, 2014 - 8:34 am

Calhoun authorities are investigating the death of a 4-month-old child.

Sunday 08/31/2014
Calhoun man leads police on car, foot chase
Posted: August 31, 2014

A Calhoun man was jailed Tuesday following car and foot chases, Calhoun Police Department Chief Garry Moss said in a press release.

Gordon County deputy nabs alleged drug trafficker
Posted: August 31, 2014

A traffic stop Monday, Aug. 25, led to the discovery of a large amount of drugs, Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston said in a press release.

Friday 08/29/2014
16-year-old killed in Gordon County shooting
Updated: August 29, 2014 - 11:42 am

Gordon County authorities are investigating a shooting that killed a 16-year-old early Friday morning.

Murray County wreck kills 4, including man who was mowing his yard
Updated: August 29, 2014 - 11:13 am

Four people were killed Thursday in a one-vehicle crash in Murray County, including a man who was mowing a lawn, according to Georgia State Patrol officials.

Tuesday 08/26/2014
Calhoun teen charged with stealing over $900 in baby toys and clothes
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 12:59 am

A Calhoun teen accused of stealing almost $1,000 in baby items from Walmart remained in jail Tuesday morning without bond, Floyd County Jail reports state.

Monday 08/25/2014
Authorities seek information in Scottsville burglary
Updated: August 27, 2014 - 10:24 am

Gordon County Sheriff’s Office detectives are looking for the man caught on camera burglarizing a local business, Sheriff Mitch Ralston said in a press release.

Friday 08/22/2014
Grand jury brings charges in drugged driving case
Updated: August 22, 2014 - 10:13 am

The grand jury has brought formal charges against a woman accused of seriously injuring a child as a result of driving under the influence of drugs.

Wednesday 08/20/2014
Fairmount police arrest man with $70,000 in counterfeit DVDs
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 6:17 am

The Fairmount Police Department nabbed a man they say was distributing counterfeit DVDs from Tennessee to Florida.

Man arrested in connection with nude, lewd incident
Updated: August 21, 2014 - 6:21 am

Calhoun authorities have arrested the man they say was nude and lewd in a public women’s restroom.

Tuesday 08/19/2014
Arraignment postponed for former Calhoun High students
Updated: August 20, 2014 - 12:20 am

The arraignments for three recent Calhoun High School graduates charged with aggravated sexual battery and other charges have been continued until September, the Gilmer County Superior Court clerk’s office said.
The arraignments were scheduled for Tuesday.
Motions seeking to disqualify the Dalton law firm of McCamy, Phillips, Tuggle & Fordham LLP from the case and concerning “extrajudicial” comments — comments outside the court setting — were also continued until September. No specific date was available.
A member of the McCamy firm, Steve Williams, represents defendant Andrew Haynes. Another member of the firm, Sam Sanders, represents Rhett Harper who was at the post-prom party at an Ellijay cabin on May 10 following which a woman reported she was raped by “multiple guys,” which led to the charges. Harper was not charged.
Williams and Sanders both declined to comment on the motions. Jesse Vaughn, an attorney for defendant Avery Johnson, also declined to comment on the motions.
Haynes and Fields Benjamin Chapman, both of Calhoun, and Johnson of Dalton, were reindicted by a grand jury on Aug. 5 on aggravated sexual battery and sexual battery charges. Additional charges of aggravated battery and public indecency were added in the re-indictment.
Johnson was indicted at that time on a sodomy charge that was attributed to Haynes in the original indictment.
In addition to the sodomy charge, Johnson is charged with two counts of aggravated sexual battery, five counts of aggravated battery, two counts of sexual battery and three counts of public indecency.
Haynes is charged with four counts of aggravated sexual battery, five counts of aggravated battery, two counts of sexual battery and one count of public indecency.
Chapman is charged with four counts of aggravated sexual battery, five counts of aggravated battery, two counts of sexual battery, a count of sodomy and a count of public indecency.
Chapman is charged in a separate case with 28 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor.

Monday 08/18/2014
Calhoun police: Man laying drag had no license, marijuana
Posted: August 18, 2014

A man police pulled over for laying drag had marijuana in his pocket, but no driver’s license.

Police: Man fires a gun in a Calhoun hotel room, almost strikes sleeping 4-year-old child
Updated: August 18, 2014 - 12:48 pm

A Georgia man was arrested Sunday in Calhoun after firing a gun inside a hotel room police say nearly struck a sleeping child.

Sunday 08/17/2014
Search on across Northwest Georgia for missing Louisiana couple
Updated: August 17, 2014 - 4:41 pm

Update: Family members are still searching for missing Louisiana couple Demetrius Billiot, 77, and Willie Pearl Billiot, 83.

Thursday 08/14/2014
Man arrested for alleged lewd conduct
Updated: August 15, 2014 - 12:52 am

From the Calhoun Police Department

Wednesday 08/13/2014
Floyd County police looking for identity fraud witness
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 6:56 pm

The Floyd County Police Department is attempting to identify an elderly woman. The woman is likely to be a witness to numerous identity fraud cases in the north Georgia area which include breaking and entering automobiles.

Man injured at Shaw plant in Calhoun
Updated: August 13, 2014 - 3:48 pm

A 45-year-old man was injured Wednesday at a Shaw Industries plant in Calhoun, according to police scanner traffic.

2 dead in Bartow rampage identified; police still unsure of motive
Updated: August 14, 2014 - 2:15 am

CARTERSVILLE — Two men are dead and two others injured after a man went on a rampage through southwestern Bartow County on Tuesday afternoon, according to local law enforcement officials.

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