Calhoun, GA

An Acworth Woman Dies in a Two Vehicle Crash on Hwy. 61, Bartow County

An Acworth woman dies in a two-vehicle crash in White, Georgia. According to reports with the Georgia State Patrol, on June 21, 2022, at approximately 3:48 p.m., troopers responded to a two-vehicle crash on Highway 61 at Mahan Road. Forty-eight-year-old, Tonya Sue Lofasso of Acworth died in the two-vehicle crash. The preliminary investigation determined that a white Freightliner truck hauling a car dolly was traveling north on Highway 61, attempting to turn left into a private drive at 4093 and 61. A blue Harley Davidson Motorcycle was traveling north on the highway one vehicle behind the Freightliner truck. Lofasso, the driver of the Motorcycle was following too closely to the vehicle in front of her and swerved left in an attempt to avoid striking the rear of the vehicle. The motorcycle traveled into the southbound lane of travel and struck the left front side of the Freightliner truck with the front of the motorcycle. The driver of the Harley Davidson was identified as Tonya Sue Lofasso of Acworth, who succumbed to her injuries.
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Calhoun and Ware State Prison conduct 2-day shakedowns, more than 500 weapons confiscated

The Georgia Department of Corrections staff have been conducting unannounced shakedowns at its facilities. In a post to the Georgia Department of Corrections Twitter page, the agency announced that two local prisons confiscated a combined 700 weapons, 200 cell phones, and drugs, tobacco, and homemade alcohol. The Department of Corrections says they regularly conduct shakedowns with Tact Squads throughout the state.
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Latest Car Hopping Incident

Authorities suspect a black male and another male of entering four unlocked vehicles at four residences on Long Island Drive, Foley Drive, and Innis Brook Circle near Cartersville early Thursday morning. The perpetrators reportedly stole a pistol, a bookbag containing weightlifting gear, two wallets with contents, and a jar of about $40 in change.

Two charged with aggravated animal cruelty

Two Lindale residents were jailed over the weekend on felony warrants charging with aggravated cruelty to animals. According to the warrants, 23-year-old Bridgette Leann Warren and 32-year-old Kurt Lee Branton failed to provide two dogs with adequate food, water, sanitary conditions, or ventilation. They also left the dogs at a...

Shaw Hiring Center to Open in Cartersville, Ga.

Prospective candidates are invited to join the company at the new center. Cartersville, Ga. — June 24, 2022 — Shaw Industries Group, Inc. (Shaw) has announced the opening of a new hiring center in Cartersville, Ga., as the company creates a more accessible hiring process for candidates in the area. The facility will open to the public on Monday, June 27, 2022 at 790 Joe Frank Harris Parkway, Cartersville, Ga. 30121.

Dalton business owner pleads guilty to dumping hazardous waste

ROME, Georgia (WDEF) – A northwest Georgia businessman has pleaded guilty to dumping barrels of hazardous waste in our region. Amin Ali owned Goldstar Investment Group LLC, 7 Days Property Management Inc., and Rock Springs Farming LLC, which included property in Dalton and Rock Spring. Federal prosecutors say Ali...

Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority Locations Closed for Independence Day

(Dalton, GA, June 21, 2021) – Four Dalton-Whitfield Solid Waste Authority facilities will be closed on Monday, July 4, 2022 in observance of Independence Day. Locations include the Old Dixie Landfill & Convenience Center, McGaughey Chapel Convenience Center, Westside Convenience Center, and the M.L. King Convenience Center. All locations...