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The University System of Georgia recently released the USG’s total economic impact on the state of Georgia. Of the more than $16 billion reported by the USG as a whole, Georgia Highlands College’s contribution was over $149 million.

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The Gordon County Sheriff's Office announced on Monday, Aug. 21 that an investigation had began over the cause of death of a man found by relatives at a residence on Johnson Road in Calhoun.

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MARIETTA — A friendly crowd greeted U.S. Rep. Karen Handel, R-Roswell, at a meeting of the Marietta-based Georgia Tea Party.

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The Calhoun Police Department on Sunday afternoon released the official incident report from a Saturday afternoon arrest of two females at Wal-Mart in Calhoun, where a video spread on social media of a CPD officer  forcibly removing one of the females from the car she was driving.

Dekalb County law enforcement agents are investigating a shooting reported in the Kilpatrick Community this past Sunday, June 30.

On July 19, following an investigation by DeKalb County Sheriff ‘s Office and DeKalb County Drug Task Force, Belinda Sue Lewis, 49 of Rainsville, was arrested on three counts of distribution of controlled substance and conspiracy in controlled substance crime. Lewis is a former employee of T…

On July 18th, Sylvania Police assisted DeKalb County Drug Task Force in going to a residence on 7th Street North in Sylvania to serve Federal arrest warrants for Trafficking in Marijuana and Illegal Possession of Firearms on Eric Shane Freeman, 48 of Sylvania. Once at the residence and makin…

DeKalb County Sheriff’s Investigators has had an ongoing investigation on Joseph Wayne Willis, 31, of Fort Payne for the burglary that occurred on County Road 270 in Fort Payne back in June. The DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office has a warrant for Willis for this burglary.

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CARTERSVILLE — Bartow County Sheriff’s deputies working with Department of Natural Resources personnel recovered the body of a 17-year-old male from the Etowah River near Cartersville Tuesday afternoon.

On Wednesday morning, July 12, the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office was contacted by the United States Marshals Service (USMS) to assist in locating and arresting Craig Avery Carrell, 43, from the Higdon community of DeKalb County. Carrell was wanted on two felony warrants issued in Georgia ch…

On July 9, deputies and Ider Police Officers conducted a driver license check point at the intersection of Dekalb County Road 169 and Dekalb County Road 812 in Bryant. When Christi Ruth Allison, 46, of Flat Rock and Charles Wooten, 63, of Trenton pulled up to the check point, the deputies an…

On Saturday, July 8, the DeKalb County sheriff’s Office received a call to go do a welfare check of a child, due to possible drug activity at a residence. When Deputies and Geraldine Police Officers arrived at the door of the residence they detected a strong odor of Marijuana. Once inside th…

On July 1, 2017, deputies were called to a residence on Dekalb County Road 221 concerning a suspicious vehicle. Once on scene, deputies discovered the home had been broken into. Inside the home deputies located two suspects asleep in a bedroom as well as a bag of methamphetamine, marijuana, …

On June 27th DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office received a call from a farmer on County Road 820 in the Grove Oak community, about a vehicle that he found in a field. When deputies arrived they found a body close to the vehicle, at which time an investigation was started.

The first steel is going up on the north wing of the new Adairsville Elementary School, at King Street and Franklin Street in Adairsville. The site was home to Adairsville High for decades before the Bartow school district built the new Adairsville High several years ago off old U.S. 41 Sout…

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — For the second time in a week, an untimely death has been reported at a nearby recreation spot. According to a news release from Little River Canyon National Preserve Park Ranger Larry Beane, around 1:45 p.m. Friday, a park visitor drowned at Little River Falls at Little R…

According to Cherokee County Sheriff Jeff Shaver, Sheriff’s Office investigators apprehended a convicted sex offender wanted from Georgia for violation of sex offender registration requirements. Chief Investigator Josh Summerford and Investigator Tony Monroy arrested Arthur R. Brookshire, 56…

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