Hampton, GA

McDonough woman accused of lying about Uber crash for insurance

MCDONOUGH, Ga. - Investigators have issued a warrant for the arrest of a McDonough woman accused of lying about being in an Uber crash for insurance money. Officials with the Office of the Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner have charged 30-year-old Jasmine Bland with one count of insurance fraud. According...
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3 men sentenced for Smyrna's largest meth bust ever

ATLANTA (CBS46) — Three men have been sentenced for Smyrna's largest methamphetamine seizure ever, according to the acting U.S. Attorney for Northern Georgia. Alejandro Salazar-Gama, Miguel Salazar-Gama and Arturo Acevedo were sentenced for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy that involved nearly 40 kilograms of 100% pure meth. According...
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3 people sentenced for Smyrna’s largest meth seizure ever

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Three men have been sentenced for their roles in a drug trafficking conspiracy that involved nearly 40 kilograms of 100 percent pure methamphetamine. In 2019, an undercover agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration’s Atlanta-Carolinas High-Intensity Drug Trafficking Area program arranged via telephone to purchase methamphetamine at a business in Smyrna.

Butts County Jail Logbook

The following names and charges appeared in the Butts County Jail Logbook for the period of Sept. 13-20, 2021. They were reported by the Butts County Sheriff’s Office, Jackson Police Department, Georgia Department of Natural Resources, and Georgia State Patrol:. • Paul Nathan Beaver, 38, Stockbridge, probation violation. • Quincy...

Dear Governor Kemp: There Is No AIDS Vaccine

In trying to make his case against requiring people to get COVID-19 vaccines or to wear masks, Georgia Governor Brian Kemp, a Republican, drew a parallel to a failed AIDS vaccine mandate, Atlanta’s 11Alive reports. Problem is, there has never been an AIDS vaccine—in fact, HIV researchers announced just last month that a large clinical trial for a vaccine had failed—and therefore no mandate could have existed either.
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More than 300 citations/arrests during most recent Atlanta crime suppression detail

ATLANTA (CBS46) — The Georgia Department of Public Safety coordinated the 21st wave of its multi-agency crime suppression detail in Atlanta from Sept. 17 to 19. Georgia State Patrol (GSP), Motor Carrier Compliance Division, Georgia Bureau of Investigation, Department of Natural Resources, and Atlanta Police Department. Enforcement Totals During Sept....
Marietta Daily Journal

U.S. Senate candidate Gary Black lands endorsements of dozens of legislative Republicans

ATLANTA – Georgia Agriculture Commissioner Gary Black’s U.S. Senate bid is attracting support from a significant number of Republicans in the General Assembly despite former President Donald Trump’s endorsement of Herschel Walker. Black announced Monday the endorsements of 55 GOP legislators, including Georgia House Majority Leader Jon Burns of Newington...
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Prominent Atlanta architect named one of three victims in central Georgia helicopter crash

ATLANTA (CBS46) — A prominent Atlanta architect has been identified as one of three people killed in a helicopter crash in central Georgia on Wednesday, Sept. 16. According to The Macon Telegraph, Carson McElheney, a father of two, was on board when the helicopter crashed into the Piedmont National Wildlife Refuge. The other victims were identified as Alister Pereira, 42, one of the pilots and Charles Ogilvie, 46, another pilot.
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Barbara Anne Chambers of Fayetteville, Ga.

Lived in Fayetteville, Georgia, went to be with the Lord September 16, 2021. Barbara Anne Chambers was born in Gadsden, AL on January 31, 1942, to the late Carl and Imogene Cox Beasley. She had two sisters and brother in laws, Faye and Rev. Joe Hicks, Elizabeth (Sis) and Rev. Ray Hill, stepmother Jewell Beasley, and nephews, all preceding her in death.

The New Depot Players brings ‘Crazy Ladies’ to Conyers

The New Depot Players opens its latest production, “Those Crazy Ladies in the House on the Corner,” Thursday at the Conyers Rockdale Council for the Arts Black Box Theater at 910 Center St., Conyers. The play, a comedy written by Pat Cook and produced by special arrangement with Dramatic Publishing...

Three sentenced in Smyrna's 'largest methamphetamine seizure ever'

ATLANTA - The U.S. Attorney's Office in the Northern District of Georgia said three Sandy Springs residents were sentenced in a drug-trafficking operation that involved nearly 40 kilograms of 100% pure methamphetamine. The U.S. Attorney's office said 31-year-old Alejandro Salazar-Gama, 29-year-old Miguel Salazar-Gama and 22-year-old Arturo Acevedo are facing years...
Newnan Times-Herald

Buckhead files for divorce from Atlanta

With all eyes focused on the pandemic, redistricting and the ever-important college football, it would be easy to miss the brewing fight to create the independent city of Buckhead, but make no mistake, it will be highly contentious and could ultimately dominate local news cycles. For several years, there has...
Marietta Daily Journal

Sandy Springs restaurant Petite Violette brings back dinner theater with murder mystery series

Sandy Springs restaurant Petite Violette is giving guests a taste of mystery with its inaugural dinner theater series, "Murder, Mystery and Mayhem at Petite Violette." Featuring the production, cast and crew formerly of Agatha’s in downtown Atlanta, "Murder, Mystery, and Mayhem at Petite Violette" is an interactive murder mystery dinner. The event showcases unique, original, hilarious murder mysteries with live actors and audience participation, paired with a four-course dinner of fine French food.