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Eleven arrested after GBI multi-agency drug investigation
HARALSON Co. – The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has arrested and charged eleven people after a drug investigation involving multiple agencies. The GBI has arrested and charged eleven people following a joint drug investigation by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s West Metro Regional Drug Enforcement Office, Northwest Georgia Drug Task Force, Haralson County Sheriff’s Office, Troup County Sheriff’s Office, the DEA Birmingham District Office Task Force Group 42, and 7th Judicial Circuit Major Crimes Unit.
The Haralson County Crackdown: A Microcosm of Drug Trafficking's Community Impact
Haralson County recently took center stage in a major crackdown on drug trafficking, with a multi-agency operation leading to the arrest of eleven individuals. The primary suspect, Daniel Lee Provo, and his associates face charges for methamphetamine traffic and marijuana possession. Law enforcement seized around 4 kilograms of methamphetamine, 2 pounds of marijuana, 6 firearms, and $14,000 in cash. This operation, involving the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and DEA, underscores the broader battle against drug distribution networks that threaten the safety of local communities.
Polk Jail report – Wednesday, December 6, 2023
Officials from the Polk County Jail provide arrest reports on weekday mornings. Find the Wednesday, December 6, 2023 report below.
Tragic Road Incident in Habersham County Highlights Global Road Safety Challenges
In the subdued hours after midnight, Habersham County became the scene of a harrowing event that shook the local community. On an evening preceding December 6, 2023, a Cadillac CTS with two occupants from Rockmart, Georgia, succumbed to a fatal mishap at the crossing of Duncan Bridge Road and Willingham Avenue. The 46-year-old driver, accompanied by a 61-year-old, failed to heed a stop sign, resulting in the vehicle's launch into the air and subsequent tragic descent onto railroad tracks below, ending their journey abruptly against a stationary railcar. Both occupants were pronounced dead at the scene, leaving behind a community in mourning and a Georgia State Patrol tasked with untangling the circumstances of this devastating crash.
Bride locked up by probate judge testifies in JQC hearing for Douglas County judge
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. - Tears flowed during testimony over whether an embattled Douglas County probate judge should be punished for her actions both on and off the bench. Christina Peterson faces 30 counts of violating the judicial code of conduct, including decisions she made before ever becoming a judge. A probate...
Georgia man’s stolen-car smuggling operation intercepted at Port of Savannah
SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – A Douglas County man has been sentenced to 28 months in prison after pleading guilty to a scheme to smuggle stolen cars to Africa. Prince Bediako, 41, of Douglasville, was sentenced after pleading guilty to smuggling, according to Jill E. Steinberg, U.S. Attorney for the Southern District of Georgia. Bediako was […]
Polk Jail report – Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Officials from the Polk County Jail provide arrest reports on weekday mornings. Find the Tuesday, December 5, 2023 report below.
New Businesses Opening in West Georgia
Our pinpointed coverage area includes the cities of Bremen, Bowdon, Carrollton, Dallas, Newnan, Peachtree City, Sharpsburg, Temple, and Villa Rica. Everything below is currently either under construction or opening soon. Items from the list are deleted once notified they are operating/open/on hold. Have a business news tip? Email it to [email protected]
Carroll County to Conduct Monthly Emergency Siren Test Today at Noon
The Carroll County Emergency Management Agency plans to conduct its monthly Emergency Warning Siren System test on Wednesday, December 6, 2023, at 12 p.m. This test, scheduled in Carroll County, Georgia, includes a one-minute siren sound across the county. The purpose of this regular test is to confirm the system's operational status.
A Classic Take on America’s Favorite Food, Billy Bob’s Bar-B-Q is Celebrating 26 Years in Carrollton
Billy Bob’s Bar-B-Q in west Georgia has a menu that is sure to delight any fan of classic American food whether you are in Newnan, LaGrange, or Carrollton. With 26 years of experience and numerous family recipes, Billy Bob’s takes Texas barbecue and gives it a twist of southern hospitality. “We opened Billy Bob’s in October 1997,” said owner Bill Green. “My late father and I for several years talked about opening a restaurant, and right away we knew we wanted it to be barbecue along with southern home cooking and whatever else we came up with along the way.”
Woman jailed after three agencies charge her with fraud, theft
A local woman racked up charges with city and county police in recent months after three different reports alleged various criminal acts. Alisha Suzanne McCullough, 48, of a Rockmart address, was booked into the Polk County Jail on Saturday after Cedartown Police, Polk County Police and Rockmart Police all took out charges against her for […]
REPORT: Man gets into chase with PCPD, crashes into patrol vehicle
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Get ready to laugh at Comedy Night with Big Rich Brock!
🎉 Get ready to laugh your socks off! The much-anticipated Comedy Night with Big Rich Brock is just around the corner. Set to take place on Fri, Dec 08 from 7pm to 9pm, this event promises an evening filled with laughter, fun, and good company. The stage is set at the picturesque Three Strands Vineyard and Winery, located at 1505 Willow Springs Road, Dallas, GA 30132.
The gas price fluctuate between $2.79 and $3.19 in Carrollton as of 2023-12-06. Find the cheapest station near you.
Photo from Unsplash and unrelated to the city. For most people, it is a constant necessity of life to manage gas prices. The national average price for a gallon of regular-grade gas on Wednesday is $3.216, a week ago the price is $3.246 , according to AAA.
Open Your Homes and Hearts: The Dogs Of douglasville, GA Need You!
Have you been contemplating pet adoption, or simply love perusing adorable pets? A myriad of delightful pets are available for adoption at various animal shelters in the vicinity of douglasville..
Man suffers severe burns after being trapped inside burning Paulding County home
The victim, whose identity has not been released, suffered severe burns as well as smoke inhalation. He was flown to Wellstar Cobb Hospital’s burn unit, where he is currently undergoing medical treatment.
Former councilmember comes out on top in Villa Rica mayoral race
VILLA RICA, Ga. — Villa Rica now has a new mayor following a run-off election on Tuesday. Leslie McPherson, who previously served on the city council and was mayor pro-tem for 2017, was the winner Wednesday morning, results showed. Through her campaign, McPherson emphasized her faith and pledged to...
Blackmon back behind bars – bond dropped
A man previously let out on bond for murder charges is now back behind bars after the company covering his bond decided they will no longer guarantee his appearance before a judge. Jimmy Brian Blackmon will have a court hearing on December 14 to determine if he gets the option to get back out of […]
Discover Fashion, Art, and More at Vend & Vibe - The Ultimate Shopping Extravaganza!
Get ready for an exciting evening at the "Vend & Vibe - The Ultimate Shopping Experience"! This shopping extravaganza is set to take place on Fri, Dec 08 from 6pm to 9pm. Hosted at the Douglasville Conference Center located at 6700 Church Street, Douglasville, GA 30134, this event promises an unforgettable experience for all. The Vend & Vibe is not just any shopping event. It's an immersive world of fashion, art, and unique treasures waiting to be discovered.
Powder Springs Parks & Rec named Agency of the Year for cities under 20k population
The City of Powder Springs announced in the following news release that their parks & recreation department was honored with Georgia’s Agency of the Year in the cities with population under 20,000 category. Powder Springs’ Parks, Recreation and Cultural Affairs department is at the top of its class, recognized...