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Thursday 10/23/2014
Northwest Georgia’s unemployment rate falls to 7.1 percent
Posted: October 23, 2014

The unemployment rate in the northwest Georgia region in September was 7.1 percent, down 1.0 percent from 8.1 percent in August. The rate in September of last year was 7.8 percent.

Wednesday 10/22/2014
Authorities seize $30,000 worth of meth in Ringgold bust
Updated: October 22, 2014 - 4:16 pm

An out-of-town man and woman were arrested on multiple drug trafficking charges Tuesday night, Oct. 21, during a routine traffic stop along U.S. Highway 41 in Ringgold.

Georgia seeks Todd Gurley's reinstatement
Posted: October 22, 2014

Since completing its initial review of the eligibility matter involving UGA student-athlete Todd Gurley on October 9, the University has been supporting Todd and cooperating with his legal counsel as they review the matter.

Tuesday 10/21/2014
Death sentence upheld for Walker County man
Posted: October 21, 2014

The Georgia Supreme Court upheld a death sentence for a man convicted of the 2002 murder of two brothers in Walker County.

Dick Yarbrough: Gov. Deal pledges “everything on the table” public education reform
Posted: October 21, 2014

Last week Democratic gubernatorial candidate Jason Carter shared via this column his vision for public education in Georgia.

Gordon County woman charged in wreck
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 1:48 pm

A Gordon County woman has been charged in a wreck that occurred on Fairmount Highway Monday morning.

Witness recounts Maple Street robbery attempt
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 11:37 am

A would-be robber of the One Stop Shop could have reached out and grabbed Ashley McEarchern.

Monday 10/20/2014
Infectious disease protocols in place at Fort Oglethorpe hospital
Posted: October 20, 2014

Within hours of Texas Health Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas reporting a confirmed case of Ebola, the staff and administration at Hutcheson Medical Center formed an Ebola readiness team and performed Ebola education throughout the hospital.

Ga. Supreme Court upholds murder conviction of Rockmart man
Updated: October 21, 2014 - 10:24 am

Polk County’s district attorney said Monday he’s pleased with the Georgia Supreme Court’s decision to uphold the murder conviction of Kionte Rashad Glover.

Ga. Supreme Court upholds Donnie Allen Hulett death sentence for double murder
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 11:14 am

The Supreme Court of Georgia has unanimously upheld the convictions and two death sentences given to Donnie Allen Hulett for the 2002 murders of brothers, Larry and Arvine Phelps. Hulett was 21 at the time of the crime.

Police: 70-year-old woman stabbed man with butcher knife
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 11:29 am

A 70-year-old woman was behind bars at the Floyd County Jail on Sunday after she allegedly stabbed a man with a butcher knife.

Saturday 10/18/2014
Catoosa Citizens for Literacy GED scholarship winner pursues college dream
Posted: October 18, 2014

Kim Riddle of Fort Oglethorpe left high school 34 years ago, but is now enrolled at Georgia Northwestern Technical College (GNTC) and studying business administrative technology.

Two students from northwest Georgia are National Merit Scholar semifinalists
Posted: October 18, 2014

Northwest Georgia has two National Merit Scholar semifinalists this year.

Polk County deputy returns to work after fatal shooting
Posted: October 18, 2014

A Polk County jail official who was placed on administrative leave following a fatal shooting was released to return back to work, according to the Polk County sheriff on Friday.

Friday 10/17/2014
Democrats Max Cleland, David Poythress accuse Nathan Deal of appointing cronies to Georgia National Guard
Posted: October 17, 2014

MARIETTA, GA. | Fellow Democrats David Poythress and Max Cleland gave Jason Carter a little help Thursday in criticizing Nathan Deal.

Rockmart Police asking for public’s help in finding Raceway robbery suspect
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 8:02 pm

Rockmart police want the public’s help in identifying a man suspected of robbing a convenience store earlier this month.

Fort Oglethorpe elections chief decides ousted councilman can run for election
Updated: October 20, 2014 - 7:18 am

Fort Oglethorpe elections chief Orma Luckey says ousted councilman Charles Sharrock can remain on the ballot for the Ward 4 council seat.

Man convicted of 2012 New Year's Eve murder of Willie Terry Slack
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 1:01 pm

A jury convicted Dewayne Labron Reynolds of felony murder, two counts of aggravated assault and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime on Friday. Reynolds was acquitted of malice murder.

GigaPower network coming to Newnan
Posted: October 17, 2014

AT&T confirmed it will expand its ultra-fast AT&T GigaPower network to Newnan.

Rockmart fire destroys two mobile homes, no one injured
Updated: October 17, 2014 - 12:14 pm

No one was injured according to Polk County Public Safety Director Randy Lacey when two trailer homes at the end of a dirt road off Robin Hood Road near Rockmart were destroyed by fire earlier this morning.