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Authories working shooting in Nickelsville

Law enforcement and paramedics are on the scene of a shooting on state Route 225 near Nickelsville in Gordon County.

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Tuesday 04/15/2014
Veteran's Driver's License/ID Available for All Georgia Vets
Posted: April 15, 2014

A new enhancement at the Georgia Department of Driver Services that allows all military veterans to request a special license or identification card denoting their service was announced by Governor Nathan Deal today.  

2 Armuchee students named as winners of 14th District Congressional Art competition
Posted: April 15, 2014

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Tom Graves announced the winners of the annual 14th District Congressional Art Competition at a reception yesterday evening at Harris Arts Center in Calhoun. Rebecca Selsor, a senior at North Paulding High School, was awarded first place for her work “Beauty From Ashes.” As the winner, Ms. Selsor’s work will be displayed in the Cannon House Office Building tunnel to the U.S. Capitol building for one year along with the first place artwork from each congressional district across the country.

Walker County: Investigation continues into fatal school bus accident
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 4:20 pm

The preliminary investigation of a fatal bus accident at Chattanooga Valley Elementary on Monday is expected to continue throughout the week.

Candlelight vigil Saturday for kindergartner
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 4:20 pm

A candlelight vigil for Zachary Bryant,  the young Chattanooga Valley Elementary kindergarten student who died Monday morning will be held Saturday from 4-6 p.m. at the Rock Spring Athletic Association ballfields, the very fields where the 6-year-old and his Golden Knights team mates played. Non-perishable food items and monetary donations will be accepted for the victim’s family in their time of grieving. The baseball diamonds are located near the intersection of U.S. 27 and Ga. 95.

Blood Assurance facing shortage of blood
Posted: April 15, 2014

Blood Assurance, the regional non-profit blood center, is facing a shortage of blood, especially type O negative, A positive and O positive blood types.

Dick Yarbrough: Needing to remember what Easter is all about
Posted: April 15, 2014

I wish I had been there. In Jerusalem. With Jesus.

Fine’s Hearth and Patio in Fort Oglethorpe to host outdoor grilling class
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 10:04 am

Acclaimed chef Jernard Wells, author of the best-selling cookbook “88 Ways to Her Heart,” will be coming to Fine’s Hearth and Patio in Fort Oglethorpe to teach an outdoor grilling class. The event will be Saturday, April 26 at 10 a.m. Space is limited to 20 people.

Sub-freezing temps coming early Wednesday morning
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 10:10 am

We're under a freeze warning and wind advisory as lows are supposed to drop into the 20s tonight possibly damaging budding springtime plants. It's supposed to clear up today after a rainy morning and reach a somewhat cooler high of 56 with gusty winds reaching as high as 35 mph, according to the National Weather Service.

Governor signs bill to extend tax-free holidays
Posted: April 15, 2014

Gov. Nathan Deal today signed House Bill 958, legislation that will extend the statewide back-to-school tax-free holiday and ENERGY STAR and WaterSense appliance tax-free holiday weekends for an additional two years. The bill, signed during visits to the Georgia Institute of Technology and the Atlanta Food Bank, is a direct result of the Governor’s Competitiveness Initiative and is a continuation of the Georgia Jobs and Family Tax Reform Plan originally signed into law in 2012.

Armed robbery reported at BP on Calhoun Road in Floyd County
Updated: April 15, 2014 - 1:38 am

Floyd County police say they’ve received a good response to a request for information on a man who robbed a Calhoun Road convenience store early Monday.

Monday 04/14/2014
County Commissioners endorse Nathan Deal
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 6:00 pm

All five Floyd County Commissioners endorsed Gov. Nathan Deal for re-election, according to a Monday afternoon release from Deal's campaign office.

Kroger, American Cancer Society aim to raise $200K
Posted: April 14, 2014

Kroger and the American Cancer Society are partnering for an in-store fundraiser from Sunday, April 13, to Saturday, April 26, to raise awareness and funds to help fight cancer.

Walker County kindergartner killed in school bus accident
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 3:51 pm

A Walker County kindergartner was killed Monday morning after being struck by the bus he rode to school.

AAA: Now is the time to plan Memorial Day Vacation
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 4:24 pm

Memorial Day, deemed the “unofficial start of summer,” is only 8 weeks away. Typically, more than 40 million Americans travel during the three-day weekend. The closer we get to Memorial Day, the harder and more expensive it is to book a hotel and enjoy a vacation.

Walker County elementary student killed by school bus
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 3:05 pm

A Walker County elementary school student was stuck and killed about 7 a.m. today by a bus at the school.

Sunday 04/13/2014
Hit show Restaurant Impossible coming to Calhoun
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 6:32 am

The popular Food Network show Restaurant Impossible is set to film an episode at The Fork Diner in Calhoun beginning next week.

Saturday 04/12/2014
THE MASTERS: Kuchar, Born right behind Watson
Updated: April 12, 2014 - 5:26 pm

Bubba Watson has managed to get back to six-under par and now holds a one-stroke lead over Matt Kuchar and Thomas Bjorn. Five other golfer remain within three strokes of the lead and the ageless Fred Couples is at two-under par.

Mike Minor to start in Rome on Sunday
Posted: April 12, 2014

Atlanta Braves starter Mike Minor is scheduled to make a major league rehabilitation start tomorrow in Rome.

Georgia Fire player makes ESPN
Posted: April 12, 2014

A Georgia Fire receiver's catch made the top 10 pays on ESPN on Friday night. 

Locals' son writes book about living with Parkinson's
Updated: April 14, 2014 - 6:33 am

Wendall “Windy” Woodall enjoyed a good walk through his neighborhood, which gave him some extra time to spend with his wife.