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Teen arrested, charged with 20 counts of burglary

Gordon county authorities about 6 a.m. Saturday were dispatched to a number of closely grouped private residences in the Dews Pond community in response to reports of thefts from a number of automobiles, Sheriff Mitch Ralston said in a press release.

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Wednesday 07/23/2014
Cell phone photo helps deputies nab burglar
Posted: July 23, 2014

A cell phone photo gave Gordon County authorities the in-formation they needed to catch an alleged burglar.

Plainville man charged with possession of hydrocodone, driving under influence
Updated: July 23, 2014 - 11:45 pm

A Plainville man was arrested after allegedly driving under the influence of multiple drugs, police reported.

Tuesday 07/22/2014
Man kept from jumping off Cartersville bridge
Updated: July 22, 2014 - 5:56 pm

Chief Thomas Culpepper of the Cartersville Police Department has advised that officers of the Department responded this afternoon to a call regarding a man threatening to jump from the Church Street bridge. 

Wednesday 07/16/2014
22 arrested in Gordon County drug bust
Updated: July 17, 2014 - 9:32 am

Gordon County authorities have arrested 22 people as the result of a three-month undercover drug investigation. Four people remain at large.

Driver twice flees on foot after high-speed chase
Updated: July 16, 2014 - 4:43 pm

The driver involved in a Tuesday high-speed chase twice fled on foot from Calhoun police officers.

Saturday 07/12/2014
Adairsville police chief resigns - Lt. A.E. Gillman sworn in as interim chief
Updated: July 14, 2014 - 7:27 pm

The Adairsville City Council named an interim police chief Friday following the abrupt resignation of the police department’s previous top cop.

Tuesday 07/08/2014
Former Calhoun students indicted in post-prom sexual assault
Updated: July 25, 2014 - 1:35 am

Three former Calhoun High School students have been indicted by a grand jury in Gilmer County following their arrests stemming from an alleged sexual assault at an after prom party on May 11.

Monday 07/07/2014
Explosion reported at OMNOVA
Updated: July 07, 2014 - 4:52 pm

Emergency personnel have responded to a tank explosion at OMNOVA Solutions at 1601 U.S. 41 South SW in Gordon County, authorities said.

Wednesday 07/02/2014
Two Calhoun residents die in Murray Co. wreck
Updated: July 03, 2014 - 8:13 am

Two Calhoun residents were killed in a head-on collision in Murray County on Tuesday, authorities confirmed Wednesday.

Thursday 06/26/2014
3 arrested in relation to Adairsville child molestation case
Updated: June 26, 2014 - 12:46 pm

Three people have been arrested after Adairsville police reported that a female juvenile was taken from Villa Rica to Adairville, given drugs and then asked to perform sexual acts.

Calhoun prom night sexual assault case going to grand jury next week
Updated: July 13, 2014 - 1:38 am

At one time, Gilmer County Sheriff Stacy Nicholson said more arrests were coming “soon” following a May 10 incident where around two dozen Calhoun High School students held a post-prom, underage drinking party in Ellijay where one of the girls was sexually assaulted.

Wednesday 06/25/2014
Cartersville police: Be on the alert for counterfeit money
Updated: June 26, 2014 - 9:21 am

The Cartersville Police Department advises businesses and consumers to be on the alert for counterfeit money.

Tuesday 06/24/2014
GBI: Gordon County man charged with possession of child pornography
Posted: June 24, 2014

Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents and Gordon County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Robert “Duane” Crosby, 46, on Monday on charges of  possession of child pornography.

Wednesday 06/18/2014
Calhoun Police: Woman was left to die in car; two to be charged in death
Updated: June 19, 2014 - 1:01 am

Calhoun Police have charged David Bastin and Francis Leming of Calhoun in connection with the death of 24-year-old Haley Stanley of Dalton, whose body was found in a car last week.

Monday 06/16/2014
Calhoun Fire responds to fire inside Apache Mills
Updated: June 16, 2014 - 8:52 pm

At approximately 6:30 p.m., the Calhoun Fire Department was dispatched to Apache Mills, 417 South River St., in regards to a fire inside the building.

Nude woman arrested for burglary, vandalizing private residence
Updated: June 17, 2014 - 10:27 am

Gordon County Sheriff's Deputies responded Friday evening to quite an unusual burglary call. At approximately 6:40 pm Friday, June 13th, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to a private residence on Nelson Lake Road in unincorporated Gordon County in response to a report of a naked woman having vandalized the home. Deputies arrived at the residence within minutes and met with the home owner who told the officers she’d arrived there to find the interior of her house vandalized and a naked woman inside. The deputies went inside and searched the house until they found Suzanne Hussain, age 34, of Calhoun, hiding inside a closet. Ms. Hussain was in fact nude, and was acting abnormally, but was taken into custody without further incident. The house was extensively damaged, including having been flooded. The property owner was not acquainted with Hussain. Deputies summoned emergency medical personnel to the scene to evaluate Hussain, who was then transported to Gordon Hospital. She was released from the hospital a short time later and was arrested and charged with burglary and criminal damage to Property. Investigating detectives do not have a motive for this event. Hussain is in jail pending bond.

Wednesday 06/11/2014
Calhoun Police investigating body found in a car
Updated: June 12, 2014 - 10:03 am

According to a press release:

Friday 06/06/2014
Cedartown police make second arrest in armed robbery case
Updated: June 06, 2014 - 12:16 pm

Cedartown police arrested a second juvenile in connection with the Save-a-ton convenience store robbery in late May, according to Police Chief Jamie Newsome.

Police warn of identity theft scam involving bank cards; 2 victims reported in Cartersville
Updated: June 06, 2014 - 7:33 am

Two recent reports of identify theft were actually elaborate tricks aimed at swindling money from banks, Cartersville authorities said Wednesday.

Thursday 06/05/2014
Gordon EMA Director: training Sunday, strong storms a possibility
Updated: June 05, 2014 - 3:01 pm

Gordon County EMA Director Richard Cooper asks the community to be mindful of an upcoming event and the potential for bad weather:

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