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Man killed while walking dog on train tracks
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 03:02:55 -0700

A train struck and killed a pedestrian walking his dog on the railroad tracks in Bartow County.

Bat disease discovered in northeast Georgia
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 19:40:22 -0700

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) -- A killing disease that's devastating bat populations is now working its way east and south through Georgia. Wildlife biologists early last year confirmed the presence of white-nose syndrome for the first time in Georgia bats.

Bat disease discovered in northwest Georgia
Fri, 28 Mar 2014 07:06:22 -0700

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A killing disease that's devastating bat populations is now working its way east and south through Georgia. Wildlife biologists early last year confirmed the presence of white-nose syndrome for the first time in Georgia bats. That was in far northwest Georgia. Now ...

Woman kidnapped, driven miles and raped at Cherokee County hotel
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 20:17:47 -0700

A woman was recovering at a sexual assault center Monday after police said a man kidnapped the woman, drove miles with her in a vehicle, then raped her at a hotel in Cherokee County.

Woman charged with DUI in crash that killed local pastor
Mon, 31 Mar 2014 09:45:54 -0700

Members of a Rome church are mourning the death of their pastor.   Sunday night was a service of celebration for Rev. Nim Russell’s 23 years at Rome’s Thankful Missionary Baptist Church.   With his wife, Julia Russell, at his side, the pastor and congregation celebrated with song and prayer all week.   Moments after the couple left Sunday night’s celebration, Nim Russell was killed and his wife ...

Corky Kell Classic moved to McEachern
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 01:56:54 -0700

Walter Cantrell Stadium is going to be really busy the first weekend of the high school football season.

Former Liberty Commissioner Carl Johnson dies
Wed, 26 Mar 2014 09:20:49 -0700

Carl E. Johnson, 86, of Cartersville, passed away on Tuesday, March 25, 2014, after a brief illness. He was born on April 9, 1927, in Riceboro to Wesley and Malena Johnson.

Aspiring Detroit Model Accused Of Killing GA Store Clerk Could Get Death Penalty
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 06:18:45 -0700

A 21-year-old aspiring model, dancer and rapper from Detroit accused of killing a northwest Georgia store clerk could be sentenced to death.

Man fatally struck by train in Cartersville
Mon, 24 Mar 2014 05:02:16 -0700

CARTERSVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Sheriff's officials in northwest Georgia say a man has died after being struck by a train. Bartow County Sheriff Clark Millsap tells the Atlanta Journal-Constitution (http://bit.ly/1kVcVx7 ) 44-year-old Donald Eugene Brock was walking his dog along a set of train tracks when he was hit Saturday afternoon. Millsap says the train sounded its horn several times but Brock ...

Georgia Pastor Killed by Alleged Drunk Driver After Powerful Church Service Celebrating 23rd Anniversary; Wife ...
Tue, 01 Apr 2014 13:51:06 -0700

Members of the Thankful Baptist Church in Rome, Ga., were thrown into world of sorrow Sunday night after their pastor, Nim Russell, 55, was killed in a car accident hours after celebrating his 23rd year as their leader in a powerful worship service. His wife, Julia, was also injured.