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  • Shaddi Abusaid, The Marietta Daily Journal
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MARIETTA — A former nurse serving a life sentence for sexually assaulting and videotaping sedated patients is back in custody after he was mistakenly released from his medium security prison last week, Cobb deputies say.

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Production crews took over the council meeting and Aragon Municipal courtroom last week in a quick use of the Brenda Gazaway Municipal Complex to shoot scenes for a rap music video last week.

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In a special called meeting of the Calhoun City Council on Monday, April 2, Captain Tony Pyle was named the new Chief of Police for the Calhoun Police Department, taking over the spot that will be vacated this summer by current Police Chief Garry Moss upon Moss’ retirement.

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A jury convicted Chattanooga's James Leon Works Jr. of multiple sex and assault crimes this week in Catoosa County Superior Court after deciding he held a woman in a Fort Oglethorpe house and raped her repeatedly in 2015.

  • Chris Whitfield, The Dalton Daily Citizen
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DALTON — Joining their fellow students and activists in protests across the nation, more than 300 people marched through downtown Dalton on Saturday, chanting slogans for gun reform and imploring leaders in Washington and in Atlanta to take action to stop gun violence.

According to Gordon County Sheriff Mitch Ralston, on Thursday afternoon,March 15, Sheriff’s detectives received a confidential tip that a Plainville woman was engaged in trafficking methamphetamine. Acting swiftly, detectives conducted a search of the home of Mary Louise Elmore, age 49, at 3…

  • The Dalton Daily Citizen
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DALTON — The bond hearing for Randal Davidson, the teacher accused of firing a revolver at Dalton High School on Feb. 28, has been continued from Friday to Tuesday at 9 a.m. at the request of his attorney, according to District Attorney Bert Poston.

  • Northwest Georgia Public Health
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Let’s face it - nobody likes getting shots. But a shot lasts a second; diseases last much longer. To help protect every adult and child, the Georgia Department of Public Health established Georgia Preteen Vaccine Awareness Week, observed March 12-16, 2018, to serve as a reminder for parents …

  • Jimmy Espy, Summerville News
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MARIETTA — The sounds of silence met Trion Mayor Larry Stansell’s call on Thursday for a motion in support of a first reading of a “tethering ordinance” he had proposed for the town. None of the four council members present – Councilwoman Becky McWhorter was absent – put a motion forward.

  • Ricky Leroux, Marietta Daily Journal
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MARIETTA — A 5,000-plus member gang that originated in the Cobb County Jail was dealt a major blow on Tuesday after officials announced indictments and arrests against 23 members and associates of the gang, including three of the gang’s founders.

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