Multiple law enforcement agencies were involved in a standoff situation Wednesday afternoon in Fort Oglethorpe after a wanted man pulled a gun while Catoosa County sheriff’s deputies attempted to serve a warrant.
Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office investigators arrested four people in Sand Rock this week on drug and theft charges, and outstanding warrants, according to Sheriff Jeff Shaver. Investigators executed two search warrants and recovered methamphetamines, drug paraphernalia, and stolen property.
Two stolen vehicles were recovered in the area recently. A 1988 Chevrolet pick-up was recovered in Marshall County leading to the arrest of Donny Ray Thompson, Jr. by Arab Police Department. Charges are pending in DeKalb County.
Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver stated over the past several months his office has been investigating illegal activities culminating in the execution of a search warrant on Friday, June 17, 2016, on County Road 14 in the Ellisville area. The warrant resulted in the arrest of five people.
Price Muir, an Atlanta-based real estate developer, has confirmed that his purchase of 220 acres in the Georgia North Industrial Park off Ga. 140 in Adairsville has been completed, but he doesn’t plan to hang on to the property for long.
A Cedar Bluff man remains lodged in the Cherokee County Detention Center facing multiple charges after alleged forcing another vehicle off the road last week. The accident occurred Friday, June 10, on Alabama Highway 35.
On Monday, June 13, 2016 at approximately 2:15 p .m., Cartersville first responders were dispatched to a shooting at the DFCS facility located at 47 Brook Drive, according to the Cartersville Police Department.
NICOSIA, Cyprus (AP) — The best man slapped the groom on the back, which is an old Cypriot wedding custom. The priest punching the best man would be an innovation.
But Cyprus police said Monday they are investigating an allegation that this happened at a wedding over the weekend.
Police say the victim —the groom's 22-year-old brother — was taken to a hospital but wasn't seriously hurt and that his family filed a complaint.
A family member — speaking on condition of anonymity because the investigation is continuing — said the priest had initially gestured with a raised hand for the slapping to cease, then punched the brother in the chest and face when the warning went unheeded.
The family member told The Associated Press that the wedding unraveled during the ceremony's Dance of Isaiah, when the priest, holding the Gospel, led the couple around the altar three times. With the backslapping continuing, the irate priest put the gospel down and unleased on the brother.
"It's a tradition that I don't condone, but that was uncalled for. ... He could have just interrupted the ceremony," said the family member. He said although the priest hastily abandoned the ceremony after the kerfuffle, the couple did receive a marriage certificate.
"The wedding was spoilt after that with many people not showing up for the reception after word spread, but we made the best of it," the family member said.
Bishop of Paphos Georgios backed the priest, whom he hailed as one of the best clerics in his Diocese. He told the state-run Cyprus News Agency that the backslapping custom, dating from Ottoman times, doesn't befit the island's Orthodox Christian traditions.
The bishop said he had instructed priests to interrupt any ceremony where family or guests didn't demonstrate the appropriate respect. He added he would investigate the matter.
The Governor's Office notified the Cherokee County Commission late last week that the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs (ADECA) has awarded the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office a grant of approximately $5,000.
In relation to a civil suit filed last month in Gilmer County Superior Court, an answer and counterclaim by defendants Fields Chapman and his parents, Kent and Julie Chapman, were filed by their attorney, George Weaver, on Thursday, June 9 in response to claims in the suit filed on May 10 by a former Calhoun High School student related to an alleged rape that happened at a after-prom party over the weekend of May 10, 2014 in Gilmer County.
Local investigators have arrested a Huntsville man on drug charges following execution of a search warrant in Cedar Bluff Wednesday, June 8. Agents acted on information they received from Cedar Bluff Police and executed the warrant for an apartment on Stone Drive which resulted in the seizure of illegal drugs.
ELLIJAY — North Georgia Medical Center in Ellijay has closed and will be replaced by an emergency department under an agreement that its owner recently signed with Piedmont Mountainside Hospital in nearby Jasper.
Update: Gordon County Coroner James Carver said a badly decomposed body found in Calhoun this morning is that of male. Carver said they think they know who the man is, but are still trying to contact family members.A cause of death remains unknown. Carver said the body had been there "for some time." He said they have no idea when the man died.
Adairsville’s historic railroad depot will be getting a $65,000 makeover of its exhibit space. Believed to have been constructed in the mid 1840s, the depot serves as a welcome center and houses the Adairsville Railroad Depot Age of Steam Museum.
EMERSON — The new indoor arena at the LakePoint Sporting Community in Emerson has opened, with more than 100 youth basketball teams for the Adidas Uprising Gauntlet qualifying tournament. Twelve games can be played simultaneously in the new arena.
LOXLEY – An inmate who escaped from a work release site in Foley on May 23 has been recaptured. Authorities with the Alabama Department of Corrections report that Jeremy Martin, 40, was taken into custody at approximately 10:20 a.m. today.
On May 26th after an investigation on the stabbing and shooting that occurred on May 16th at a residence on County Road 51 in Fort Payne, Horace Whittaker, 40 of Gadsden was arrested for attempt of murder in DeKalb County.