"Let's Skate for Valentine's Day" this Weekend in Canton

 Cherokee County residents looking for something fun to do for Valentine's Day, can go ice skating in Canton this weekend. This Saturday and Sunday residents will be able to skate on an ice rinkfrom 2-7pm. Ths cost is

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Georgia Crate Late Model Champion, Craig Reece, Dies at 35

Crate Late Model Champion Craig Reece, 35, known in racing circles as the "Dalton Bad Boy", died Monday morning in his Georgia home. An autopsy is planned after Reece "just didn't wake up" said a friend. His body was discovered at 7am in the morning.

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Winter Weather Possible Tonight into Tomorrow in our Area

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory in affect until 7pm Tuesday night for Gilmer, Fannin, Union, and Whitfield counties in Georgia. Also, the NAtional Weather Service has issued a  "Hazardous Weather Outlook" for ALL of North Georgia and most of central Georgia for the same time period. A cold artic air
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Gordon County Woman Charged With Murder

An apprent domestic dispute has led to the arrest of a Gordon County woman on murder charges. Gordon County Sheriff's deputies were called to a private residence on Baxter road on Tuesday night in response to a report of a violent death. They discovered

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New Company Bringing Jobs to Cherokee County

Jaipur, a company specializing in rugs, pillows and more have announced their plans to move to Cherokee 75 Corporate Park. Officials with the company say they are excited to be a part of Cherokee County, and appreciate the efforts of the Cherokee Office of Economic Development in helping to make this a reality. The company will construct

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Local Georgia State Trooper Shot after High Speed Chase on I-75

A local Georgia State Trooper was shot yesterday after a high speed chase on I-75 in Cobb County. Jacob Fields, a three year veteran, attempted to pull over a speeder on 75 that was traveling at over 100mph. The suspect would not pull over, so Fields called for assistance from other Troopers. The chase went on for about ten miles, before the suspect hit a womans car around the Delk road area. The suspect, identified as Israel Rodriguez of Acworth, then exited his vehicle and opened fire on officer Fields. At that time

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Holly Springs Police Department to Offer (CRASE)-Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event

Holly Springs Police will offer tips on how residents can prepare for, and respond to, an active shooter event should you ever be in this situation. The Civilian Response to Active Shooter Event will be held at First Baptist Church of Holly Springs. The seminar

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Gilmer County Commissioners to Meet Regarding North Georgia Medical Center's Future Tonight

Gilmer County Commissioners will hold a meeting today, and there will be one very important item on the agenda. The Board will consider a letter opposing the request filed by Piedmont Mountainside Hospital concerning North Georgia Medical Center in Ellijay. Last week, WLJA told you

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Winter Weather Headed our Way-Please Prepare Now

Winter Storm warning remains in effect until 7pm on Saturday for Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, Union, Towns, Dawson, Lumpkin, White, Hall, and Banks Counties. Hazards are accumulations of snow and ice. Snow totals will range from 2 to 5 inches in the valleys, and up to 10 inches in the mountains and higher elevations. Wind Advisory also

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More Snow and Sleet Expected-Winter Storm Warning Issued

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for Murray, Fannin, Gilmer, Pickens, and Dawson Counties. The Warning goes into effect this evening at 11pm and runs through 7pm on Saturday. Snow and sleet to begin tonight, then change to all snow Friday night into Saturday. Up to

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Winter Weather Advisory for the WLJA Listening Area

The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for the follwing counties: Whitfield, Murray, Gilmer, Fannin, Union, Towns, Gordon, Pickens, Dawson and Lumpkin. The Advisory is in effect from

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Man Found Shot on side of I-75 At Cobb-Cherokee Line Sunday Morning

A family is trying to understand the murder of a man who was kidnapped from his home in Emerson early Sunday morning. After a "unknown trouble" call to the Cherokee County's Sheriff's office around 5am, officers responded to I-75 right at the Cobb-Cherokee line to find a man, injured, apparently from a gunshot wound to his torso, lying in the inside warning lane. Lt. Jay Baker with Cheorkee County, identified the man as 49 year ols Herbert Perkinson of Emerson. Perkinson was taken to an area hospital, but died from his injuries. Fox 5 news reported that.....

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Gun Carry Permit Applications up in Cherokee and Gilmer County

Following shootings at the end of 2015, the Cherokee County Probate Court has seen an increase in applications for carry permits rise. Probate Court Judge Keith Wood said that 1,268 applications were taken in December, three times the number issued in October. Judge Wood says that President Obama's speech on gun control on January 5th caused a big bump on that day, with 80 people applying. He fells the contnued

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Cherokee County Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad make Heroin Trafficking Arrest

Agents with the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad arrested Acworth resident Chad Nielson, 22. He is accused of delivering 8.2 grams of heroin to an undisclosed location in Woodstock on Tuesday night. Neilson had a 29 year old

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Canton Man Charged with Stabbing Hangs Himself in Jail Cell

On Monday afternnon, Cherokee County deputies were conducting cell checks, and found Richard James Sheriff. 61, of Canton hanging from a bed sheet in his cell. Deputies removed the sheet and started life saving procedures, and

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Woodstock Investigators make Arrest in Road Rage Incident

Woodstock Investigators have arrested Matthew Kennedy, 29, of Woodstock. He is charged with two counts of aggravated assault, and one charge of aggrevated battery after he

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Cherokee County Sheriff's Office to Host C.R.A.S.E Seminar

Due to overwhelming interest and request from the public, Cherokee County Sheriff's office will be hosting a series of C.R.A.S.E, or (Civilian Response to Active Shooter Events).

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Woodstock Resident Faces Murder charges in Stabbing Death of his own Mother

21 year old Michael Jacobs is to make his first court appearence today after being charged with stabbing his own Mother to death at the Brooke Mill Apartment Complex in Woodstock on Sunday night.

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Record Breaking Temps and More Heavy Rain in Our Area

Over the Christmas Holiday week, Georgia had record breaking temps, as the mercury topped out at 77 degrees on Christmas Day. Rainfall in our area was over seven inches, and even more in some spots. Here in Georgia, we are fifteen inches over normal for 2015. Christmas week also brought heavy flooding to Gilmer County, with all three major rivers out of their banks. Governor Nathan Deal declared a...........

state of emergency in Gilmer, Fannin and Pickens County after State House Speaker David Ralston toured Gilmer County along with FEMA Director Jim Butterworth. This will allow for state and federal aid for some property owners in the affected area. A Flood Watch for the majority of northern and central Georgia has been issued and will remain in effect through Wednesday night.

Canton Mother Charged with Infant Death to Stay in Jail

The woman arrested and charged in connection to the death of her 24 day old infant daughter has been denied bond. Chief Judge of the Magistrate Court of Cherokee County has denied bond for Alyssa Kincaid. Kincaid is charged with one count of child crueltyto children in the second degree following the death of her........

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Pickens County & Jasper to Celebrate with 3rd Annual New Years Eve Celebration

The City of Jasper and Pickens County are gearing up for a BIG New Years Eve Celebration in downtown Jasper. It's the 3rd Annual New Years Eve celebration, and it has been very popular the last two years. The event will include a gigantic fireworks display, along with a...........

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Canton Mother Arrested After Death of 24 Day Old Baby

Aylssa Kincaid, 24, of Canton was arrested last night near Holly Springs during a routine traffic stop. She is being charged with one count of cruelty to children in the second degree in the death of Ciara Campbell, who died on Sunday at Children's Heatlhcare of Atlanta after being hospitalized for three days. Kincaid's boyfriend, Nicholas Campbell, was arrested on Friday, and charged with.........

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Local Activists Ordered to Pay Back Legal Fees

Two local activists who filed an injunction against the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners and the Resource Recovery Development Authority, along with their attorney, have been ordered to reimburse the county for Legal fees....

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Holiday Lights of Hope in Woodstock

Holiday Lights of Hope invites you to come out to Hobgood Park in Woodstock. Starting tonight through December 22nd, come out and see some beautiful Holiday lights, and help support a great cause. All proceeds will benefit...........

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GDOT to Widen Hwy 20 from Canton to Cumming

Georgia Department of Transportation Commissioner Russell McMurry has announced that due to the state's Transportation Funding Act of 2015, work will soon start on widening the 24 mile stretch of Hwy 20 from Canton to Cumming. McMurry said.....

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Florida Man Denied Bail

A Florida man charged with shooting an Acworth man to death is in jail, and will stay there. Following a long hearing on a motion for bond, Cherokee County Superior Court declined to allow Alexander Walkine's family to post bond for him. The court fears he may be a flight risk, as before his arrest, he traveled back and forth from Georgia to Florida. On September 16th of this year, Walkine was arrested after......

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Flood Waters in Gilmer County leave Potential Health Issues

Recent flooding in Gilmer County could pose potential health risks....
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Thanksgiving Closings

Thanksgiving brings some local school and business closings to the area..............
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Pedestrian Killed While Crossing Highway 92

A 53-year-old man was hit and killed while trying to cross a four-lane highway Friday evening in southwest Cherokee County.
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