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A routine check on a call of gunfire Tuesday night turned tricky when deputies found out they were really dealing with an armed robbery where at least one person had been tied up, according to reports. Things turned stranger still when several people at the home were arrested on drug charges.
Secretary of State Karen Handel will not be intervening in the election dispute between Republican District 5 commission candidate Tim Fleming and his Democratic opponent, Randy Vinson.Vinson's campaign had written to Handel requesting she make a ruling on the qualifications of Fleming to run for office in the district. The Vinson campaign is challenging Fleming's eligibility on the grounds he has a homestead exemption for a house outside of District 5.
A 19-year-old Newton County teen was shot in the back during a robbery Tuesday night and is now unable to speak after going through surgery according to investigators from the Newton County Sheriff's Office.
During the month of October, enlarged portraits of 36 local women will be displayed in the storefronts on the square. Though the women vary in age, shape and size all of them have one thing in common - they are all breast cancer survivors.