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Man stabbed in Cherokee; sheriff seek public's help locating suspect


 Cherokee Sheriff's detectives responded to Northside Cherokee hospital Saturday night after they were notified there was a patient in the emergency room being treated for multiple stab wounds. Brandal Byrd, 43 years old of Canton received stab wounds to his back, head and abdomen. He was released from the hospital after being treated for his injuries.
   Detectives determined that the stabbing took place on Waleska Road near Mill Street in Canton at approximately 8:00 pm. Brian Miller, 28 years old of Canton, is suspected of committing the stabbing. He was last seen driving a dark colored SUV with a cracked windshield. Miller is currently wanted for Aggravated Assault charges related to this incident. Anyone with any information on Miller's whereabouts is urged to call 911.

From Tom to Trees: The Top Stories of 2015

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    The filiming of the new Tom Cruise movie Mena in downtown Ball Ground was one of our Top Stories from 2015. We've compiled a list of most important stories as well as those that had the most hits online. Check out this week's print and online editions to find out which ones made the cut.  


Antioch/515 crossing subject of second called meeting



A bus prepares to make a left from Antioch Church Road onto Highway 515. GDOT says this intersection has a high rate of crashes. 

Per the request of incoming Talking Rock Mayor Randy Banks, the Georgia Department of Transportation will hold a public meeting regarding proposed changes to the intersection of Antioch Church Road and Highway 515, which has been determined to have a high rate of crashes.  

Seized cash ensures crime doesn’t pay


     Following the December 22 arrest of a 22-year-old suspected of dealing drugs and burglary, Pickens sheriff Donnie Craig said the ability to seize money prevents drug dealers and burglars from keeping what they made by the criminal actions.

            “Even if they make a little by selling drugs, that is going to be forfeited to law enforcement when they get caught,” the sheriff said.

            Read about the recent arrest and how local law enforcement and courts ensure that crime doesn’t pay in our print and online editions.