CENTRE, Ala. (AP) — The search continued Thursday for a fifth person after a vehicle drove off a boat landing in northeastern Alabama on Tuesday night, killing four people, said Cherokee County Coroner Jeremy Deaton.
Update: The GBI said the autopsy examination for Ella Pointer has been completed by a GBI medical examiner. At this time, the results (cause and manner of death) are pending further forensic testing and details from the investigation.
CARTERSVILLE — The Georgia Department of Transportation is advising drivers in Cartersville that old Ga. 20 is scheduled to be closed to through traffic starting Tuesday. Access to businesses and medical offices between Wal-Mart and U.S. 411 North will be provided through Market Place Boulevard.
Georgia Northwestern Technical College completed a huge milestone Monday, Sept. 19, when school administrators and government officials celebrated the opening of the new Catoosa County Campus in Ringgold.
Planners at the Northwest Georgia Regional Commission in Rome have completed a Development of Regional Impact report for a proposed distribution and warehousing facility in Bartow County and determined it is consistent with local and regional plans.
After nine months of waiting for Barwick Mills site owner Drennon Crutchfield to sign an Environmental Protection Agency consent order, the city of LaFayette will finally see the burned-out mill cleaned up.
A 16-year-old boy from Cartersville died Friday and two other teens were injured after the vehicle in which they were riding left the roadway and struck a house in Bartow County, according to Georgia State Patrol Cpl. Michael Hall.
Drug task force officials are investigating a drug-trafficking ring involving a wide range of prescription opiates that tie together in a tri-state operation that possibly goes even further as more arrests are expected.
CEDARTOWN — Former Polk County Coroner Trey Litesey will serve three years on probation and pay a $2,500 fine after being accused of taking $300 from the body of a local pastor who committed suicide in 2014.
Georgia’s upcoming sales tax holiday on clothing, computers, and school supplies could provide a much-needed lift to many small stores and businesses, said Nathan Humphrey, state director of the National Federation of Independent Business. The sales tax holiday is July 30-31.
Cedartown’s Kimoto Tech, Inc. announced in a press release on Monday, July 25, a $6 million capital investment project that will allow the film-coating company to progress with the advancement of new technologies and sustain their global competitiveness.
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation released on Sunday the name of the man accused of stealing a Bartow County patrol car and setting off a high-speed chase through three counties. Lorenzo Leon Taylor, 32, of Mississippi, was shot twice and tased before being subdued in Cherokee County on Ga. 92 at Dixie Drive. He was treated at Wellstone Kennesaw Hospital and turned over to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office. According to the GBI: The agency was called in to investigate the incident, which started with reports of someone entering cars in the Arrington Road area of Acworth around 7 p.m. Saturday. A Bartow deputy found Taylor and was interviewing him when a witness approached with more information. As the deputy spoke with the unnamed witness, Taylor jumped in the patrol car and drove off. Bartow County deputies chased the stolen car into Cobb and Cherokee counties, where agencies there joined the pursuit. Several attempts to stop the vehicle were unsuccessful, until a Cobb police officer was able to ram it on Ga. 92 at Dixie Drive in Cherokee County. Taylor, however, kept trying to get away and drove at some of the officers converging on him. Bartow deputies fired several shots and he was struck by two bullets. Officers finally boxed him in but, as a Bartow Deputy was trying to get him out of the car, Taylor grabbed his gun away from him. The officers tackled Taylor and tased him to recover the gun and subdue him. One officer sustained minor injuries during the chase. At Kennestone, Taylor became combative toward medical staff and deputies and was tased again. He was sedated and eventually released to the Bartow County Sheriff’s Office on charges associated with stealing the patrol car. Additional charges are pending. GBI investigators said there is evidence Taylor tried to get at a police rifle secured inside the stolen sheriff’s car. When the agency’s investigation is complete, a report will be turned over to the Cherokee County district attorney’s office for review and possible action.
A Tunnel Hill woman, who was arrested and charged with attempting to kill her husband in July 2013, has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in Catoosa County Superior Court and now faces one year of probation.
The remains of a dog recovered from the Paulding County home of a former Cherokee school police officer charged in the death of K-9 Inka are not those of another K-9, a yellow lab named Dale, officers said.
A Rockmart man remains in jail this morning with no bond on numerous counts after he consented to a search of his electronics and police found evidence of child pornography, according to the Polk County Police Department.
A little more than four months removed from her murder trial where the jury was deadlocked on whether she intentionally killed her foster daughter, a Ringgold woman struck a plea deal to a lesser charge on Monday afternoon, June 27, and was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
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.
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.
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.