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Fatal wreck takes life of 17-year-old from Canton


Press Release from the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office 

Cherokee County, Ga. April 3, 2017.  The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office responded to a single vehicle accident early Saturday morning on Ball Ground Hwy near Evergreen Road.  The Jeep Cherokee, driven by Tyler Callahan 20 years old of Jasper, left the roadway and struck a tree.  A passenger in the vehicle, a 17 year old of Canton, was pronounced dead at the scene.  The 17 year old's name is not being released at this time.  The Cherokee Sheriff’s Office Traffic Enforcement Unit is investigating the accident. 

Beaver’s biscuit makers win big Bojangles’ franchisee announces its Master Biscuit Maker winner


        The Bojangles’ made-from-scratch buttermilk biscuit, made hot and fresh every 20 minutes, is iconic across the Southeast. The biscuit is so important to Bojangles’ that each year, Bojangles’ franchisee Acorn Food Group hosts its own internal biscuit-making competition, the Master Biscuit Maker Challenge.

Acorn Food Group recently announced the winners of their Master Biscuit Maker Challenge:

·1st Place: Gabby Sosa, Towne Lake Bojangles’ (2072 Eagle Drive, Woodstock)

·2nd Place: Darryl Johnson, Hickory Flat Bojangles’ (3010 East Cherokee Drive, Canton)

·3rd Place: Marion Sykes, Canton Bojangles’ (1665 Ball Ground Highway, Canton)

Supreme Court suppresses confession from man who beat girlfriend with golf club



            When a man goes on trial in Fulton County on charges that he brutally beat his girlfriend with a golf club, then stabbed her to death, the jury will hear nothing about the man’s videotaped confession to the crime.

Under a decision today, written by Justice Robert Benham, the Supreme Court of Georgia has upheld a lower court’s decision and ruled unanimously that the man’s statement was not “voluntary,” as the law requires, and it must therefore be suppressed.