South Bracing for Intense Cold

Forecasters issued winter weather advisories across much of the Deep South ahead of plunging temperatures that are expected to last for the next several days.

The advisories in place Saturday covered eastern Louisiana and most of Mississippi and Alabama.

The National Weather Service warned that freezing rain and a wintry mix of precipitation was possible in all three states through the weekend.

In Georgia, advocates for the homeless feared the unusually long stretch of frigid weather in store for Atlanta could bring death to some homeless people in the city, where temperatures are expected to plunge into the teens Monday and Tuesday night.

Drew Benton said he and other volunteers are prepared to distribute supplies to Atlanta’s homeless for the next eight nights if temperatures dip below freezing as expected.

AP via WRBL

Walker Co. Commissioner Looking Forward

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Times Free Press: When Shannon Whitfield campaigned to be Walker County’s commissioner in 2016, he promised to bring the community and government together.

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Free Dog

Free to a good home: chiween dog. 6 months old, inside dog and very hyper. Contact 706-506-1239.

Ring In The New Year By Planning Ahead

New Year’s Eve can be deadly for those that drive impaired and anyone that might be in their path. AAA and Budweiser want all motorists to plan ahead so everyone can get home safely.

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Silver Creek Man Arrested for Stalking Woman

Christopher James Franklin, 30 of Silver Creek,  was arrested this week after he allegedly violated a protective order when he made numerous contact with a woman.

Reports said that Franklin was sending phone messages and Facebook messages to the victim.

Franklin is charged with felonies for aggravated stalking and failure to appear.

CVN

Public Forum on Downtown Tree Idea Coming Up

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The City of Summerville will host a public forum to discuss with city merchants and residents the proposal to have crepe myrtles and hollies installed in the downtown part of Summerville.

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Toddler Boys’ Shoes & Boots for Sale

Toddler boys’ shoes and boots for sale. Various sizes, styles and colors. Styles range from 2-8.  Call or text (706)346-4767 for pictures and more information.

Kingston Fire Kills Two Brothers, Injures Parents

The Insurance and Safety Fire Commissioner’s Office has ruled an overnight house fire in Bartow County that claimed the lives of two brothers and injured their parents accidental.

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Three Marijuana Growing Operations Discovered in DeKalb County During Human Trafficking Investigation

DeKalb County authorities uncovered a marijuana growing operation during an investigation into allegations of human trafficking.

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Tax & Tag Office to Close Early Today

Tax Commissioner Joy Hampton’s office will close Friday morning at 11 AM to begin this year’s tax audit. Hampton said that her office will be open for the first half of the morning, despite past tax commissioners’ precedent, to be as available to countians as possible.

Read Commissioner Hampton’s full statement:

“The tax and tag office will close on Friday, December 29th at 11:00 am in order to close our books for 2017 and begin our end of year audit. In the past, I understand that the office has been closed all day on the last business day of the year, but I wanted the office to be open for business for a few hours to allow citizens needing auto renewals time to do so.  We will reopen on Tuesday, January 2nd at 8:30. Happy New Year!”