Cherokee County School Police Officer Charged in Death of K-9

Cherokee Marshal's have arrested Daniel Peabody, a former school police officer, and charged him with Aggravated Cruelty to Animals and making false statements to a Law Enforcement Officer. Both charges are felony offenses, and Peabody has been booked into the Cherokee County Jail with bail set at $22,400.00. The arrest comes as a result


Prominent Cherokee County Business Owner Dies

52 year old Chris Chandler, owner of Chandler Graphics in Canton, passed away on Monday at his home. Chris graduated in 1981 from Cherokee High School, and was a graduate of UGA with a bachelors degree in journalisim. Chris started Chandler Grphics in 1986 and was a member of the Thrillhammers band for 30 years where he enjoyed writing, producing, and performing music. Funeral services are


Be On The Lookout Issued for Cherokee County Woman

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office has posted a BOLO (Be On The Lookout) for Latenya Washington is missing out of Cherokee County. Latenya was last seen around the Goodwill Store located on Bell's Ferry Rd near Wyngate Parkway around 6:30pm on Monday. The family


Governor Nathan Deal Orders Flags at Half Staff

Gov. Nathan Deal has ordered all flags on state buildings and grounds in Georgia to be flown at half staff in memory and honor of the 49 people killed and 53 injured in the Orlando attack at Pulse nightclub Sunday morning.


Gilmer County Hospital Now Closed

Gilmer County has closed North Georgia Medical Center. They suspended all services as of Monday evening. A release from the hospital stated that they have experienced a decrease in the number of patients and a large increase in indigent care, resulting in big financial losses. The medical center has announced


Graduation Time this Weekend in Cherokee County

First Baptist Woodstock is hosting many graduation ceremonies

Woodstock and Creekview held their graduation ceremonies last night, but there are still plenty more to go this week.  Today, Cherokee High School seniors will graduate at 4PM, and Sequoyah High will graduate at 8PM tonight. On Saturday,


2016 Election Coverage

More Election Results-



3 of 3 Counties Reporting

David Ralston-66%

Sam Snider-34%



42 of 42 Reporting

State Representative in the General Assembly (21st District)

Kevin Moore-34%

Scot Turner-66%


Clerk of Superior Court (Cherokee County)

Patty Baker-79%

Derek S. Poarch-21%


Tax Commissioner

Burt Fronebarger-23%

Sonya Little-77%


County Commissioner (District 2)

Ray Gunnin-56%

Jim Hubbard-44%


County Commissioner (District 3)

Benny Carter-23%

Bob Kovacs-29%

Jack Staver-30%

Presley White-17%


County Board of Education Chairperson

Kyla Cromer-73%

Susan Tlacil-27%


Judge Superior Court of the Blue Ridge Judicial Circuit

David Cannon Jr.-70%

Channing Ruskell-30%


Judge of State Court of Cherokee County

J. Bart Glasgow-45%

Michelle Homier-55%



13 of 13 Reporting


 Commission Chairman

Rob Jones-60%

Bill Newton-40%


B.O.E Post 1

Mike Cowart-39%

J. Larry Cantrell-17%

Katherin White-44%


Tax Commissioner

David Lester-23%

Darrin Satterfield-77%



Mark Godfrey-72%

Bradley McKinney-28%



13 0f 13 Precincts Reporting

County Commission Post 1

Dallas Miller-51%

Jeff Baxter-48%


Probate Judge

Scott Chastain-32%

Susan Keener-18%

Andrew Lowman-22%

Joshua Teaque-28%



 12 of 12 Reporting

County Commissioner District 1

Michael Farley-39%

Bud Owens-61%


County Commissioner District 3

Wes Roland-44%

Norris Sexton-56%


County Commissioner District 5

Kevin Cunningham-63%

Kathy Ryan-37%


B.O.E Post 4

Bobby Hall-62%

Jeff Knight-38%


B.O.E Post 6

Chris Johnson-64%

Mark Johnson-36%



Jim Banks-29%

Mitch Ralston-71%


Chief Magistrate

Larry Bain-21%

Pat Rasbury-34%

Ricky Silvers-44%



12 of 12 Reporting


County Commissioner Chairman

Stan Helton-60%

William Simonds-40%



Jeremy Davis-29%

Chad Galloway-39%

Clarence Farmer-31%



Larry Bennett Sr.-8%

Dane Kirby-54%

Johnnny Scearce-34%

Jack Taylor-4%

Rusty Whittenbarger-100% (D)


Probate Judge

Scott Kiker-100%

Lynne Wagoner


Chief Magistrate Judge 

Danette Davis-18%

Brian Jones-36%

Sherri Walker-46%







Today is the Last Day to Vote Early for the May 24th Election

Polls are open until 7pm today for you to go ahead and cast your early votes. Election officials are urging people to get out and vote, as turnout has been lighter than expected. The advantage to voting today is


The Wall Vietnam Memorial in Chatsworth Through Sunday

The Vietnam Veterans Memorial and Museum Traveling Wall will be in Chatsworth through Sunday. Folks will have access to the Wall 24/7. It will be located at 651 Hayden Tyler Road in Chatsworth. The Wall is


Get Out and Vote-Early Voting Underway for May 24th Election

Early voting is underway for the May 24th Election. You can vote early in person through May 20th. On Saturday, May 14th, from 9am to 4pm, you can cast your vote early on the weekend.


Holly Springs to Host Job Fair Today at the Train Depot

The City of Holly Springs is hosting a job fair today from 11am-4pm at the Historic Train Depot. Some employers on hand include, Kroger, Chart Industries, Northside Hospital Cherokee, and many others. There will also be services for


Early Voting for May 24th Primary Election Starts Today

Registered voters will be able to cast their ballots from 8am-5pm Monday through Friday (this week and next) at the Cherokee County Elections and Registration Office in downtown Canton. Saturday voting will be available on


Two Hour Parking Now Being Enforced in Areas of Downtown Jasper

Motorists in downtown Jasper need to be aware of the new 2-hour parking zones in some areas in town, because officials are now enforcing the 2-hour parking rule. At $20.00 per


Drop off Old Passenger Tires for April Clean Up Month

Pickens County residents only, may take up to four scrap passenger tires (off the rims) to the Pickens County Recycle Center on Camp Raod and Cove Road all through the month of April. It's all part of


Pickens County Road Rage Suspect Arrested in Dunwoody

US Marshals apprehended Jeffrey Nathan Coleman, 39, the man who Jasper police were seeking in connection with a late December road rage incident that happened on Cove Rd. According to detective Chris Webb with the Pickens County Sheriff's Office, Coleman was located on April 1st in a Dunwoody basement where he was hiding. Officers tried to call him out, but he did not respond, so


Cherokee County Republican Women to Host Candidate Forum Monday

Cherokee County Republican Women to host a candidate forum Monday, April 18th at the Historic Courthouse in downtown Canton. The debate will feature State Court Judge candidates Bart Glasgow and Michelle Homier, as well as


Racing Returns to Dixie Speedway this Saturday Night

It's time for the annual Spring Championship races at Dixie Speedway in Woodstock GA. It all kicks off this Saturday night at 7pm. Gates open at


Cherokee County School System School Registration

The Cherokee County School District will hold registration for the 2016-2017 School year for kindergarten and first grade students who are entering school for the first time ...


Cherokee Sheriff's Office to Host Town Hall Meeting Regarding Traffic Issues

The Cherokee County Sheriff's offce will host a town hall meeting this Thursday to address accidents and motorist safety along a major thoroughfare. It will be held at 7pm Thursday, March 31st att he agency's Hickory Flat Precint-located at 7625 Vaughn Road. The Sheriff's office has received information from


Vietnam War 50th Anniversary Commemoration Ceremony March 29th

An event to pay tribute to the veterans of the Vietnam War will be help Tuesday March 29th in the assembly area at the Georgia National Cemetery in Canton.


Be Safe-Assign a Sober Driver When Celebrating St. Patrick's Day

GSP is reminding party goers to be safe while celebrating St. Patrick's Day tonight. Colonel Mark McDonough, commisioner of the Georgia Department of Public Safety, says driving while impaired is "dangerous and not worth the risk of killing yourself, or someone else".

If you consume alcohol during your celbrations...


Forum Set for Cherokee County Sheriff Candidates

The Ball Ground Business and Community Association will host the candidates running for Cherokee County Sheriff at a free public forum tonight. All four announced candidates have agreed to attend. Expected are


Ellijay Man Tom Jones, Found in Las Vegas

Tom Jones, 54, of Ellijay, left his home on Friday March 4th, to go and meet someone in Atlanta about purchasing a hot tub. The Gilmer County Sheriff's Office reports that they have communicated with Mr. Jones, and he is alive and well in Las Vegas NV. That is all the information we have right now. 

Gilmer County Man Charged with Child Molestation

Investigators have charged Jerry Lee Ledford, 63, of Ellijay with criminal attempt to commit child molestation, as well as other related charges. As a result of a "proactive, undercover investigation" coordinated by the GBI's Internet Crimes Againist Children Task Force, Woodstock detectives assigned to the case arrested Ledford after..


Forum Set for Cherokee County Sheriff's Candidates

The Ball Ground Business and Community Association will host the candidatess running for Cherokee County Sheriff in a free public forum on Tuesday March 15th at 7pm. All four announced


Ellijay Man Missing Since Friday

Tom Jones, 54, of Ellijay has been missing since Friday March 4th. He was driving a 2015 black Dodge Ram Truck, Tag# QAZ3442. Tom had left Ellijay to


Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta to Open Urgent Care in Cherokee County

On Monday, March 22nd, Childrens Healthcare of Atlanta will open it's sixth Urgent Care in metro Atlanta to serve patients in Cherokee County and


Pickens 4-H Master Gardener Sale Continues

The Pickens 4H Master Gardener Plant sale is still going on through March 16th. The list includes a variety of plants for your yard and garden. There are plants that produce fruit, flowers, and other plants that are just great plants. Plenty to choose from. Plants will be available for pick up on...


Trump and Clinton Big Winners in Presidential Preference Primary

Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton were the big winners in yesterday's Georgia Presidential Preference Primary. Trump took nearly 39% of the vote among republican voters, getting close to 500,000 votes across the state. Trump won in every county in the WLJA listening area....he pulled more than 50% in...


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