Wednesday, March 27, 2013
The Cherokee Sheriff's Office needs the public's help in identifying two men suspected of burglarizing a convenience store shortly after midnight on Monday.
The Cherokee Sheriff's Office is asking the public to help them identify two men who were captured on video burglarizing a convenience store near Woodstock. The burglary took place around 12:15 a.m. on Monday at West Market, located at 9411 Hickory Flat Highway. The store sits just south of Hickory Flat Highway's intersection with Mountain Road and Earney Road. "Due to the fact that one of the suspects can been seen talking on a phone or walkie-talkie during the incident, investigators believe at least one more person was involved and served as a lookout," Cherokee Sheriff's Office Spokesman Lt. Jay Baker wrote in a press release. After the suspects allegedly disabled the alarm and outdoor security cameras, they removed the Plexiglass …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
The Georgia Department of Transportation will cut the grass alongside I-575 and Highway 140/Hickory Flat Highway on Monday.
The Georgia Department of Transportation's maintenance crews will make cosmetic improvements along Interstate 575 and Highway 140/Hickory Flat Highway in Cherokee County. Along with those two highways, the crews will continue to cut vegetation along Highway 20 in Bartow, Highway 5 and Highway 60 in Fannin County, Highway 515 and Highway 282 in Gilmer County. Weather permitting, work will proceed daily between the hours of 7:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. GDOT calls the grass cutting "integrated roadside vegetation management," which is a method to "bring together social and cultural elements, biological concerns, and mechanical treatments to economically manage roadsides for motorist safety, environmental health and visual quality," according to a …
Monday, October 8, 2012
The tractor trailer was hauling garbage when it overturned.
Update: (3:00 p.m.): Detective Candy Worthy of the Canton Police Department says the wreck and debris has been cleared and 140 is back to full operation. There are no further updates on the condition of the driver of the tractor trailer, but authorities are hopeful they will have more infotmation soon. Update (11:20 a.m.): Canton Police Chief Robert Merchant says that the tractor trailer was traveling southbound on 140 down a hill when the driver lost control at the railroad tracks. When the truck overturned, garbage was spilled on to the highway. Merchant says the driver has been transported to a hospital, though his injuries do not appear to be life-threatening. The identity of the driver is unknown at this time. Drivers on westbound 140…
Wednesday, September 7, 2011
A regional penny sales tax that would pay for four Cherokee County road projects and others across metro Atlanta doesn't sit well with some East Cobb residents.
Monday, September 5, 2011
The Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable executive committee approved a draft of a $6.14 billion package that includes four Cherokee County road improvements.
The Atlanta Regional Transportation Roundtable, which recently approved a draft of a $6.14 billion package of road improvements to be funded by a regional penny sales tax referendum on the ballot next summer, wants input from Cherokee County residents. From 6 to 8 p.m. Sept. 19, the Roundtable will host a forum at the county administration building. "Roundtable members have already heard from more than 200,000 citizens and have worked very hard to develop a list of transportation investments that will give people across metro Atlanta more travel options and reduce congestion," said Norcross Mayor Bucky Johnson, chairman of the Roundtable. "Now we need to hear from our neighbors one more time and make sure we’re putting a list on the ballot…
Saturday, September 3, 2011
Jason Denny's convertible struck a retaining wall on Hickory Flat Highway early this morning, authorities said.
A Cherokee County Sheriff's Office spokesman said speed may have been a factor in a single vehicle crash that killed a 36-year-old Canton man early this morning. Lt. Jay Baker said deputies were called to the scene of an accident at Hickory Flat Highway and Cherokee Overlook Drive in Canton at 1:50 a.m. Jason Denny died instantly when his Saab convertible struck a retaining wall as he drove west on Hickory Flat Highway, he said. There were no passengers in the vehicle. The Traffic Enforcement Unit's investigation is ongoing, Baker said, but preliminary findings show that speed may have played a role in the crash.