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..

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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

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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

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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

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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...

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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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Presidential Candidates Visiting Atlanta

U.S. Sen. Marco Rubio will make a campaign stop in Kennesaw tomorrow. The event will be held at Mt. Paran Christian School at 12:30.

Ohio Gov. Kasich already held a town hall meeting on Tuesday at Kennesaw State, and U.S. Sen. Ted Cruz will

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Cherokee County Sheriff's Father, Wesley Garrison, Dies at 83

The father of Cherokee County Sherriff Roger Garrison, Wesley Garrison, has died at age 83. He passed away at his home in Ball Ground yesterday. He is survived by his wife, and his son Sherriff Roger Garrison, as well as other relatives. His body is at Darby Funeral home in Canton. The family will recieve friends today from 4:00pm to 8:00pm, and funeral services are scheduled for 11am Thursday at the Darby Funeral Home in Canton.

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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School Board Approves Land Swap

Two historic buildings in downtown Canton will continue to stand.
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Man Faces Two Counts Of Murder In Union County

Two bodies were found inside a residence at 903 Highway 325 in Blairsville on Monday, March 16. The bodies, which appeared to have been shot, were discovered after the Union County Sheriff's Office received a call from Dayton Tennessee Police Department.
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Land Swap Between Canton And Cherokee School Board

The move has been made that will effect a land swap between the City of Canton and the Cherokee County School District to save the two historic buildings in downtown Canton that the school superintendent said would be torn down to build a new three-story school system office building.
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Controversial Rezonings In Cherokee

The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners will have to decide on two controversial rezoning requests that rallied hundreds of nearby neighbors to show opposition when the cases went before the Planning Commission earlier in March.
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Teen Throws Drink At School Bus, Shatters Window

A Forsyth County school bus driver was on his afternoon route when he saw "a large green blob come out of nowhere" before his window was shattered.
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Wrong House, Wrong Door, Wrong Guy

A case of confusion while serving warrants has the Dalton Police Department apologizing for a mistake and in the market for a new door.
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Cherokee Sheriff's Investigators Asking For Assistance

Cherokee Sheriff's investigators are asking for assistance from the public in identifying a man that entered the CVS Pharmacy in Highway 92 at Woodstock Road at approximately 2:00 PM and demanded they give him all of the Dilaudid in the store.
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Man Accused Of Taking Cash Register From Store

A Canton man has been arrested and charged with armed robbery after allegedly taking a cash register from a convenience store.
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Cumming Teen Killed In Car Crash

A Cumming man was killed and a second was slightly injured in a Wednesday evening car crash, sheriff's deputies said.
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Groom Pleads Guilty To Vehicular Homicide

The groom who was charged with a wreck that killed his bride on the night of their wedding pled guilty to vehicular homicide with reckless driving in Cherokee court Tuesday. The wreck occurred in Ball Ground and captured national media attention in December 2013.
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Residents Battle Air Pollution From Plant

The smell of a plastic garbage bag burning is how Canton residents have described the odor coming from International Thermocast.
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Pickens Woman Dead After Head-On Collision

A Pickens County woman died in a horrific head-on, wrong way collision on I-575 between Canton and Ball Ground early Saturday morning.
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Major Damage From Frozen Pipes At First Baptist Church

Last Friday morning, Jasper Fire Department Responded to a sprinkler system alarm at First Baptist Church of Jasper. 
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Winter Storm Warning

A winter storm warning remains in effect from 10:00 AM this morning to 10:00 AM Thursday morning according to the National Weather Service.
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Semi-Truck Crashes Into Home, Injuring Driver

An investigation is underway into a bizarre accident that involved an 18-wheeler, a parked vehicle and a house.
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Major Heroin Arrest In Cherokee County

On Thursday, February 19, agents of the Cherokee Multi-Agency Narcotics Squad were conducting an investigation in the Woodstock area where they observed an individual later identified as Joseph Dejesus Centeno, 23 years old, of Woodstock.
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Fire Services Agreement Back On Canton Agenda

The Canton City Council at its meeting tonight will consider an intergovernmental agreement with Cherokee County for the operation of the city's new fire station.
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Winter Weather Advisory

Urgent winter weather advisory for Hall, Banks, Floyd, Cherokee, Bartow, Pickens, Dawson, and Forsyth counties:
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