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Tom Cruise in Ball Ground scouting movie location

Two different residents of the small town told our Ball Ground reporter they saw Tom Cruise in town Monday to scout a location for an upcoming film “Mena." 
We reported in our March 19th edition that the city council had discussed a movie company's request to use their local scenery, possibly at some point between May and July.

One of the people showed our reporter a photo of them with the famous actor but said they were asked to not make the photo public.

Seasonal trout streams open March 28


     GAINESVILLE, Ga. (March 24, 2015) Make sure you put a trout fishing trip on your list of things to do this spring, especially with the opening of seasonal trout streams beginning Sat., March 28, 2015.  The Georgia Department of Natural Resources’ Wildlife Resources Division and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service plan to stock more than 80,000 trout during the last full week of March, with more than one million trout scheduled for stocking by the end of this year.

Third CVS robbed in Cherokee

Authories seek help finding suspect


Cherokee Sheriff's deputies responded to an armed robbery this morning at a CVS Pharmacy on Highway 92 at Woodstock Road in Acworth at approximately 7:30am. The suspect, who was wearing a ski mask and displayed a handgun escorted a CVS clerk to a back room and forced the manger to open the safe. Only two employees were in the store at the time and no customers. An undisclosed amount of cash was taken. The suspect

Check out real falcons in Atlanta, live falconcam

FalconCam GaDNR
From Ga. DNR

 Atlanta’s fastest-flying family is online again.


The Georgia Department of Natural Resources camera is streaming live video of a pair of peregrine falcons nesting atop SunTrust Plaza Tower. Although the adults switched nest sites this spring, delaying the project, viewers can now watch as the raptors start a new family more than 50 stories above downtown Atlanta.


Half-naked man Tasered after ruckus at QuikTrip

    A wild scene unfolded early Sunday morning at the Jasper QuikTrip when a Dawsonville man took off his pants in the bathroom, threw food at employees, tossed merchandise into the aisles and knocked over kitchen equipment.
    The incident report notes that deputies used Tasers on the man twice before they could secure him, after he had jumped the fence in front of the store and raised concerns the half-nude perpetrator might dash into the four-lane.
     For the rest of this story see our print or online editions.

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