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Hinton festival going strong, saving tax dollars

Nancy Roland did a happy dance after winning in the cake walk at Hinton Volunteer Fire Department’s Fall Festival.


Despite a hotly anticipated Georgia Bulldogs game at the same time, hundreds of people turned out for the Hinton Volunteer Fire Department Fall Festival, an annual fundraising event for the west end station. 

“We’ll have 400 people in here after 7 p.m.,” said station chief Jerry Edwards. “After the cake walk we’ll put more tables up on that end of the station and it’ll be jam packed with people playing until after 10:30 tonight.” 

Two arrested in Ball Ground shooting


 Press Release Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office

      Cherokee County, Ga. November 9, 2017. Cherokee Sheriff’s Office deputies were dispatched on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 at 12:18am to a residence on Flatbottom Road south of Ball Ground in reference to an unknown trouble call.  When deputies arrived on scene they located a victim who had a gunshot wound to the head.  The victim was able to advise the responding deputies she had been shot by an unidentified male who then fled the residence.  A Criminal Investigations Division investigator made contact with the victim at the hospital and was able to obtain more information in regards to the suspect. 

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