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Statesboro Aldi On Track to Open August 29th, Ribbon Cutting Ceremony to Kickoff Opening The Statesboro Aldi will open as planned on August 29th, according to the company. An Official Grand Opening and Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony is also planned for the 29th at 8:45 a.m. with the opportunity to win in the Golden Ticket giveaway, Produce for a Year sweepstakes, and product sampling.

Georgia Will Get a New Director for Judicial Watchdog Agency The state agency is responsible for serving as the judicial watchdog arm of court oversight and it is taking applications over the course of the month. The JQC is responsible for investigating complaints and allegations of misconduct that are filed against Georgia judges.

WEATHER-TRAFFIC: Showers, storms to drop temps as humidity returns Temperatures are gradually coming down in North Georgia as rain chances step up this week, according…

Northeast Atlanta pizza joint hit by armed robbers for second time this month For the second time this month, two armed men stormed into a Candler Park pizza restaurant and deman…

Man, woman killed in apparent murder-suicide in Paulding County A man and a woman were killed inside a Paulding County home Saturday in what appears to be a murder…

Firefighter accused of hunting deer on city property, missing court date A Chattahoochee Hills firefighter is a wanted man after he did not appear in court to address allega…

Dunwoody police force improves training on mental illness Its police department fulfilled its One Mind pledge by entering into a partnership with a local mental health organization, creating new policies guiding officers' interactions with people affected by mental illness and implementing additional training.

Torpy at Large: Carroll County courtroom conflict — it’s out of order In truth, conflicts between district attorneys and judges seem to be getting more common. In Gwinnett County, a judge thought longtime DA Danny Porter might be spying on her through computers. So, she set up her own investigation by hiring a private eye.

New Leaders at State Transportation Board Selected The State Transportation Board elected its new executive leadership team at their Board meeting on Thursday, Aug. 15. Tim Golden was named chairman; Rudy Bowen was named vice chairman; and Emily Dunn was named secretary. The new positions are effective immediately.

First Human Case of West Nile in Georgia Confirmed August may be the eighth month on the calendar, but it is the first month of 2019 in which a case of West Nile virus has been confirmed. Health officials confirmed the diagnosis ahead of the weekend. An elderly man from southwest Georgia has been hospitalized due to some of his underlying medical conditions.

Former Deputy Who Asked for Sexual Favors Banned from County A former law enforcement official has been banned from the county he once served as a deputy. Former Monroe County Deputy William "Bill" Miller reportedly told a 38-year-old woman that he would reduce her Driving Under the Influence charge in exchange for sexual favors.

Blue Ribbon Department at the Chattooga County Agricultural Fair Chattooga County residents and those in the surrounding counties of Floyd, Gordon, Walker, Dade, and De Kalb and Cherokee Alabama, are invited to show off their skills in the Blue Ribbon Department at the Chattooga County Agricultural Fair!

Alpharetta to debut baby grand 'neighborhood piano' Play Me Again Pianos, the nonprofit organization that’s been installing pianos in public place…

Alpharetta to close streets Thursday for 5K race Motorists should avoid downtown Alpharetta during the Thursday afternoon rush hour, the city says, a…

Forsyth County bans tobacco use, vaping at county parks Forsyth County announced it is the 22nd county in Georgia to adopt a tobacco-free policy by passing…

Traffic pacing, lane closures set for I-285 in Perimeter area Sunday through Thursday, weather permitting, the Georgia Department of Transportation said. Police will conduct "traffic pacing," slowing traffic on eastbound I-285 to about 15 mph from Roswell Road to Ga. 400. Police also will be posted on the eastbound entrance ramps from Roswell Road and Ga.

Cherokee school board meeting postponed by gas leak The monthly meeting of the Cherokee County School Board was delayed a week after an apparent natural…

First Annual Miss Tri-County Elite Pageant hosted by Mothers Mending Halos Mothers Mending Halos Beauty Pageant held the organization's first beauty pageant on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at Chattooga High School. Winners were:. Baby Miss Tri-County Elite - Brayleigh Jackson. Tiny Miss Tri-County Elite: Raelyn Hogue. Toddler Miss Tri-County Elite: Marlie McCutchins.

Armed and dangerous’ man wanted on murder warrant in Rome Police in Rome are trying to find an “armed and dangerous” man who they say is conn…

Cumming Police Chief David Marsh to bring ‘progressive’ approach to agency With just a few weeks under his belt as the new head of the Cumming Police Department, David Marsh already has big plans. After nearly 15 years at the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office in a variety of different capacities, officials say that Marsh will bring a progressive approach to the department as the city changes and grows.

Driver dead, baby in car seat OK after car crash in DeKalb County One person is dead after a car crash in DeKalb County, but an infant who was strapped into a car sea…

Career, Technical and Higher Education Certificates in GA Prisons Reach All-Time High As part of a continued effort to improve reentry programs, the Georgia Department of Corrections reports that Career, Technical and Higher Education certificates in Georgia prisons are at an all-time high. The number of certificates surpassed its fiscal year goal of 11,000 by achieving 18,659 certificates earned.

Rail Activity at Georgia Ports Continues to Climb Over the past three years, the Port of Savannah has grown its rail volume by 35.4 percent, completing more than 507,000 intermodal lifts in the fiscal year that ended in June. "We're moving containers from ship to outgoing rail in less than 24 hours at the Port of Savannah," said GPA Executive Director Griff Lynch.

Scam Artists Targeting Older, At-Risk Georgians with Genetic Testing Scheme The scheme involves offers of "free" genetic testing and exploits people's healthcare concerns. "We are becoming increasingly concerned about this scam which is making its way throughout Georgia," said Attorney General Chris Carr.

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