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Samuri sword killer sentenced


    Joseph Mika Addis, 18, the boy charged with killing his step-father with a Samurai-style sword during an argument at a  Preserve at Sharp Mountain home in November of 2012, was sentenced in a Pickens juvenile court last week to serve a maximum of two years at a state facility.
    The sentence was handed out by visiting Judge Frank Fulford and places Addis in the hands of the Department of Juvenile Justice for a period of 34 months. Addis – who was 16 when the crime was committed - may be released after 12 months and placed on intensive supervision for the reminder of his sentence if he completes education goals created by the Department of Juvenile Justice.
     Pick up the print and online editions for comments from the district attorney and family of the victim.

Ga. Supreme court upholds murder convictions in two child killing cases

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Body removed from Lake Arrowhead in Waleska

Cherokee Sheriff Press Release


Cherokee Sheriff's deputies were dispatched to Lake Arrowhead in Waleska Monday afternoon at approximately 7:44 p.m. after a boater  reportedly observed a body floating in the water.

The Cherokee Fire and Emergency Services Dive team removed the body from the lake. The body has been identified by investigators as an elderly female that resides in Lake Arrowhead. Her name is not being released at this time pending notification of the family. An autopsy will be scheduled for Tuesday.

April 21 is deadline for May 20 Primary Election


Atlanta – Secretary of State Brian Kemp wants to remind Georgians they must be registered to vote by April 21st in order to participate in the May 20th Primary Election.  This leaves just one week before the deadline.