KKK Sign | Teen ‘Peeping Tom’ | Cop Charged With Drug Trafficking | Bomb Threat: Top Stories

Patch has sites in dozens of communities around Georgia. Here are this week’s top headlines:

Cop Charged With Drug Trafficking, Bribery

CARTERSVILLE, GA — A former officer with the Rome Police Department has been charged with trafficking drugs following a six-month investigation. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation arrested… Read more


Teen Arrested In Deadly Loganville Parking Lot Shooting

LOGANVILLE, GA — A 17 year old from Stone Mountain has been arrested in the Saturday shooting death of another teen in Loganville. Terrance Elisha Thornton was arrested Sunday and booked into… Read more


‘Friend’ Convicted In Atlanta Body Shop Slaying

ATLANTA, GA — A Fulton County jury convicted a man of felony murder for gunning down his longtime friend after an argument, District Attorney Paul Howard Jr. announced Tuesday. In addition… Read more


KKK Sign In Dahlonega Incites Raw Emotions And Controversy

DAHLONEGA, Ga. ­­— Local
politics appears to have been the reason behind the pro-Ku Klux Klan sign
planted atop a downtown Dahlonega
building last week,… Read more


Atlanta Jewish Community Center Receives Bomb Threat: Authorities

DUNWOODY, GA — The Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta received a bomb threat late Tuesday, the second this year, Patch has learned. The latest incident… Read more


15-Year-Old ‘Peeping Tom’ Arrested At Hiram High

HIRAM, GA — A 15-year-old boy at Hiram High School has been arrested for peeping into girls restrooms.On Thursday, the school’s administration was alerted about a student possibly looking into… Read more



Canton Bans Retail Sale of Cats, Dogs

CANTON, GA — The Canton City Council has taken a bold step to crack down what it believes could lead to unsavory business practices surrounding pets in its jurisdiction. The Council voted… Read more


‘Campus Carry’ Bill Advances Through Georgia Legislature

ATLANTA, GA — A bill that would allow licensed gun holders to carry concealed weapons on public college campuses continues to advance through the Georgia legislature. A Senate committee late… Read more


Jail Nurse Arrested For Illegal Contact With Inmate

DOUGLASVILLE, GA — A former nurse at the Douglas County Jail has been arrested on multiple counts involving inappropriate contact with an inmate.Alisha Morgan, 35, was arrested Tuesday. She… Read more


The ‘SunTrust Park Spark’: Cobb Homes Rise in Value with Braves Move

SMYRNA, GA — The Atlanta Braves’ entry into Cobb County is not only set to provide dividends to surrounding businesses and municipalities, but it has been a boon for homeowners, according to new real… Read more


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