Region News

  • Updated

When local Larry Fleming was 18 years old, the year was 1969 and the United States was about to begin drafting soldiers to fight in the Vietnam War. Fleming was so terrified of being drafted that he enlisted himself and got into Army Aviation. He quickly signed with the First Aviation Brigad…

  • Updated

Two young girls sat in the front row of the Supreme Courthouse at the New Echota Historic Site as Jack “Flute” Holland finished playing a song for them, giving them a taste of “what it may have sounded like back in the day.”

In a letter dated a day after Marc Riley was promoted back into the position of interim Police Chief of Aragon’s department, the mayor wrote Riley had been cleared of a previous allegation of wrongdoing prior to his appointment..

MARIETTA — A 52-year-old Cartersville man died in front of his mother Tuesday evening when the van they were in left the roadway and struck a large tree in Acworth, police said.

SUMMERVILLE — Work could begin soon on replacing the bridge on Taliaferro Springs Road over Chattooga River in Chattooga County. Georgia DOT awarded a contract to Tidwell Construction Co. of Douglasville, valued at little over $4 million, for a construction project to replace the bridge on t…

Despite a looming deadline, no vote was taken Thursday by members of the Municipal Electric Authority of Georgia to move forward with construction of two new nuclear reactors at Plant Vogtle outside Augusta.

CUMBERLAND — Though the Atlanta Braves cannot clench a playoff spot today, the organization’s arrival into Cobb County has brought in magic numbers of an economic variety. A new fiscal report claims the Braves’ arrival and resulting development since will bring an $18.9 million annual averag…

PLAINS, Ga. — Georgia’s past and its potential future converged in the tiny town of Plains, as former President Jimmy Carter campaigned Tuesday alongside Democratic gubernatorial hopeful Stacey Abrams.

DALTON — Whitfield County Superior Court Judge Cindy Morris, who in August sentenced congressional candidate Steve Foster to six months in jail for a DUI conviction, denied Foster’s request Tuesday for bond while he awaits an appeal.

MARIETTA — More than $1.6 million will change hands between Cobb County and the Atlanta Braves under an agreement approved Tuesday, ultimately resulting in the ballclub giving about $1.4 million to the county to settle a months-long dispute.

CANTON — Two runaway Cherokee County teenagers who are believed to have stolen a parent’s vehicle Monday night were found safe this morning, the Cherokee Sheriff’s Office reported.

LaFAYETTE — On the 17th anniversary of the horrendous terrorist attack on our nation, Walker County will hold a public 9/11 Remembrance Service on the steps on the Walker County Courthouse in LaFayette.

According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston, at about 3:30 a.m. Monday, Sept. 3, deputy sheriffs were dispatched to the Marathon convenience store in response to a report of a burglary in progress.A witness had observed suspicious activity- a man dressed in dark clothing entering the cl…

DALTON — North Georgia Health District officials said a skunk that fought with a dog in a neighborhood on Mt. Moriah Road in Chatsworth has tested positive for rabies.

Gov. Nathan Deal announced Tuesday that the Northwest Corridor Express Lanes will open to southbound traffic mid-morning on Saturday.

MARIETTA — The business partner of a Marietta man found stabbed to death inside his home has been arrested in connection with the brutal 2014 killing, according to the Cobb District Attorney’s Office.

We're always interested in hearing about news in our community. Let us know what's going on!