Marble Hill, GA

Candidates qualify for Ball Ground City Council

The Ball Ground City Council is slated to have two new members next year, one of which will be decided in November’s municipal election. Qualifying ended Wednesday afternoon, and council members Andrenia Stoner and Lee Prettyman did not sign up to run for re-election. In Stoner’s Post 1, Scott Barnes was the only person to qualify for the seat. ...

After years of pleas, Forsyth County father gets results at intersection where his teen daughter was critically injured

(FORSYTH COUNTY, GA) On August 12, 2019, Scott Ordway experienced a father’s worst nightmare. His daughter, Zoe, a teenager at West Forsyth High School, was on the way to cross country practice when she was in a terrible car accident at the intersection of Bentley and Post Road. Zoe broke her sternum, fractured her pelvis in five places, and had such a significant break in her femur that she had to have a titanium rod placed in her leg. She endured months of painful physical therapy before she was able to walk again. Her cross country career was put on hold for an entire year.

History Cherokee awards successful preservation efforts

History Cherokee honored preservation successes in Cherokee County from the past year Thursday at its annual Historic Preservation Awards Banquet on Thursday at the Cherokee County Conference Center in Canton. Six historic sites were awarded. “The award winners this year represent a diverse type of historic properties found throughout Cherokee County,” History Cherokee Executive Director Stefanie Joyner said. “Four properties are all community landmarks — churches, a country store and...

NEWS BRIEF: Toll lanes returning to Georgia 400, DOT says

Toll lanes along Georgia 400 in Fulton and Forsyth counties are under consideration by the Georgia Department of Transportation, administrator Tim Matthews told board members Wednesday. The agency is issuing a draft request for proposals next month from road construction firms interested in bidding for the job. The plan would...

Downtown Woodstock building vacant after restaurants close

The Johnston building at the corner of Main and Mill streets in downtown Woodstock is available for lease after two restaurants there closed, according to a listing for the space. The multi-level restaurant, bar and lounge, located at 8634 Main St., has been listed for lease by Atlanta-based The Schumacher Group. PUBLIC Woodstock was on the ground level, and Main and Mill was on the second story. ...

Local woman celebrates 104th birthday

Besides being an extremely rare occurrence, living to be 104 years old is almost incomprehensible to most people. One hundred and four years is a long time. To put that in perspective, when Thelma Brookshire of Ball Ground was born on August 10th, 1918, Woodrow Wilson was president. She was just shy of being three months old on November 11, 1918, when World War I ended at 11a.m. on the 11th day of the 11th month.

Canton to receive plans for proposed 'West Main Street Pedestrian Corridor'

Canton is taking the first steps to make the west side of its downtown more pedestrian-friendly. The Canton City Council unanimously voted to pay Practical Design Partners, LLC $2,500 for a site plan rendering of what the city calls the “West Main Street Pedestrian Corridor” Thursday. The West Main Street Pedestrian Corridor project is estimated to cost a little over $3.1 million, City Engineer Bethany Watson said. ...

Atlanta man indicted on charges of stealing guns, cars

An Atlanta man has been indicted on charges related to a string of thefts from vehicles in Cherokee County, in which authorities say multiple cars and guns were stolen. Cordovas Tucker, 19, of Atlanta, is charged with 10 counts of entering an automobile, 9 counts of theft by taking, one count of burglary in the first degree, and one count of aggravated assault on a peace officer, according to an indictment filed Aug. 9. ...

Men wanted for questioning in Cherokee Waffle House assault

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities in Cherokee County are working to identify two men wanted for questioning related to an assault that happened at a local Waffle House. The two men are white males and are believed to be driving a black or dark-colored pickup truck. Anyone with information pertaining...

Senior women are unrecognizable after easy-to-replicate makeovers

First up in this makeover challenge is Robin from Ohio. She’s 65 years old with shoulder-length strawberry blonde hair and a pinkish hue to her skin. Robin wears all black before her transformation. She says she hopes to feel striking, distinctive, and gorgeous. She comes through the curtain looking just that.

Man indicted in stabbing of Woodstock couple

A Woodstock man has been charged with attempted murder by a Cherokee County grand jury after authorities say he stabbed his aunt and uncle. According to an indictment filed Aug. 8, J’dahkiz Brooks, 21, is accused of stabbing a woman in the neck, chest and hand, and stabbing a man in the head and chest. He is additionally charged with two counts of aggravated assault family violence, two counts of aggravated battery family violence and possession of a knife during commission of a felony. ...

How you can help FoCo law enforcement learn a valuable skill to protect themselves on the job

706Jitz is an Adopt-A-Cop BJJ affiliate gym in Dawsonville, GA(Image by Cumming Police Department) (Forsyth County, GA) Beyond the typical police academy training, there’s one program that has proven to be beneficial to police officers, and residents in Forsyth County have the opportunity to help them acquire it. The skill is the martial art Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

Staff Sgt. George ‘Quint’ Taber

Staff Sergeant George Lindley Taber V (Quint), 30, of Glen St. Mary, died suddenly Tuesday, August 9, 2022, while attending U.S. Army Ranger School in Dahlonega, GA. Quint succumbed to injuries received during a weather induced training hold. Quint was born May 15, 1992, in Beaufort, SC. He graduated from...

Buford man has serious injuries after a hit and run

A Burford man has severe injuries after a hit and run on Hamilton Mill Rd and Hamilton Mill Ln intersection. The Gwinnett Police Accident Investigation Unit is working to identify the driver of a silver Chevrolet Traverse LS who hit a motorcycle on July 3, 2022, around 3:15 p.m. 28-year-old...

Forsyth County bus driver receives touching final tribute

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - A group of bus drivers in Forsyth County held a special ceremony on Wednesday in memory of one of their own. Linda Stowers was a beloved bus driver in the Forsyth County School District for 15 years. The 72-year-old Atlanta native passed away last week from...