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Hall County inmate who escaped a work detail captured in Buford

A Hall County inmate who walked away from a work release detail on Dec. 22 is back in custody. On Friday, deputies with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office located 45-year-old Cedric Demitri Rogers, of Flowery Branch, at an abandoned house on Talley Lane just off Thompson Mill Road. Rogers was taken into custody without incident at about 2:30 p.m.  At the time of Rogers’ escape last month, he was on assignment at the Hall County

Atlanta Daily World

Dr. William F. Pickard Delivers Powerful Speech, Signs Copies Of New Book ‘Surviving The Shift’ At Spelman College

Dr. William F. Pickard understands how the ability to adapt to change can lead to long-term success. Standing as one of the nation’s most prominent business leaders, Dr. Pickard seeks to inspire the next generation with his new book, Surviving The Shift.  On Jan. 19, a capacity audience, mostly students from Spelman, Morehouse, Clark Atlanta, … Continued The post Dr. William F. Pickard Delivers Powerful Speech, Signs Copies Of New Book ‘Surviving The Shift’ At

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What will the weather in Georgia be like this weekend?

The weekend will start out mild, but will end with rain, according to the National Weather Service. If you’re planning to do any outdoor activities this weekend, Saturday is your day. The high will be near 56 degrees for most of the day. Rain is expected to start moving in after 5 p.m. and will stick around through Sunday. On Sunday, there is a 90% chance of rain with a high near 62 degrees. Showers

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Severe beating leads to death of 52-year-old Atlanta man

A 52-year-old Atlanta man died Saturday as a result of a being severely beaten in December, police say. The Gwinnett Police Department has charged 21-year-old Bryan Alvarado, of Duluth, and 23-year-old Yeison Alvarado, also from Duluth, with felony murder, aggravated assault, aggravated battery, robbery, and false imprisonment in connection with the death of 52-year-old Raul Diaz-Villalba, of Atlanta. On Tuesday, Dec. 20, officers from the Central Precinct responded to an assault call where a man was bleeding

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A vote next week could launch Georgia’s long-delayed medical marijuana program

Georgia’s long-delayed medical marijuana program is about to take off, despite a spate of unresolved lawsuits from companies that lost out in the bidding for licenses. The Georgia Access to Medical Cannabis Commission is expected to vote Jan. 25 on rules governing all aspects of the program from growing the leaf crop in greenhouses under close supervision to manufacturing low-THC cannabis oil to treat patients suffering from a variety of diseases to selling the product