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Man charged in deadly Bartow County crash
Fri, 31 Oct 2014 13:54:19 -0700

A Tennessee man is facing multiple charges after a wreck on I-75 that killed two people in Bartow County on Thursday night.

Crash cleared at I-75 and Ga. 20 in Bartow County
Wed, 22 Oct 2014 11:00:10 -0700

A crash that shut down travel on Ga. 20 and slowed northbound traffic on Interstate 75 in Bartow County has been cleared, Georgia Department of Transportation officials announced around 4:30 p.

The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation Announces Its 2015 List of State's 10 'Places in Peril'
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 07:00:00 -0700

ATLANTA, Oct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation released today its 2015 list of 10 Places in Peril in the state. ...

Drug cops converge on Ga. home for okra
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:35:59 -0700

The grower was alarmed when the police helicopter swooped low over his property. Soon, Bartow County, Georgia, deputies -- "strapped to the gills" and with a drug dog in tow -- converged on his doorstep. They had the grower dead to rights. Except the plant that the chopper cops had spotted from the air was ... okra.

Drug cops converge on man’s property after spotting…okra
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 08:17:09 -0700

(CNN) — The grower was alarmed when the police helicopter swooped low over his property. Soon, Bartow County, Georgia, deputies — “strapped to the gills” and with a drug dog in tow — converged on his doorstep. They had the grower dead to rights. Except the plant that the chopper cops had spotted from the […]

Drug cops converge on Georgia man's property after spotting ... okra
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 12:32:41 -0700

A grower was alarmed when the police helicopter swooped low over his property. Soon, Bartow County, Georgia, deputies - "strapped to the gills" and with a drug dog in tow - converged on his doorstep.

Police: Okra plants, cannabis plants have 'quite a number of characteristics' in common
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 06:38:19 -0700

The grower was alarmed when the police helicopter swooped low over his property. Soon, Bartow County, Georgia, deputies -- "strapped to the gills" and with a drug dog in tow -- converged on his doorstep.

In Georgia's U.S. Senate race, it's all about ... race
Wed, 29 Oct 2014 17:21:54 -0700

In the final stretch of one of the nation's most competitive Senate contests, the politics of race — always present in this Southern capital — are dominating the campaign.

Georgia man outraged after drug 'raid' over okra plants
Tue, 07 Oct 2014 11:04:24 -0700

A Georgia man is outraged after the governor's drug suppression task force showed up at his doorstep demanding to investigate his okra plants. Bartow County investigators on Wednesday mistook Dwayne Perry's vegetables for marijuana plants, showing up on his property "strapped to the gills," he told a local ...

Deputies bust ... okra farm
Thu, 09 Oct 2014 04:16:10 -0700

The grower was alarmed when the police helicopter swept low over his land. The deputies were "strapped to the gills," he says. But what they thought was pot was actually ...