Dog in Back of Moving Truck Dies, Driver Charged with Misdemeanor
Cartersville police this morning arrested a Savannah man whose dog was later treated for exhaustion and low glucose levels.
Authorities responded to an East Main Street gas station after they received a complaint the man was driving a U-haul through Cartersville with his Cocker Spaniel-mix in the back of the moving truck, according to a news release.
Get more details at Cartersville Patch.
Cromer, Ruskell Request Recounts
Kyla Cromer, who lost the Cherokee County Board of Education contest against Kelly Marlow by 24 votes, and Channing Ruskell, who finished last in his three-way race with Commissioner Jim Hubbard and former Cherokee County Fire Chief Ray Gunnin, requested the recounts.
Read more at Canton-Sixes Patch.
5 South Cobb Men Indicted on Drug Trafficking and Money Laundering Charges
Following a yearlong, multi-agency investigation of two drug trafficking organizations, five South Cobb men and nine others have been indicted and arrested on charges of trafficking narcotics from Mexico and laundering the drug money.
During the course of the investigation of both narcotics trafficking rings, a total of $1.6 million, multiple kilograms of cocaine and crystal methamphetamine were seized.
Read more at South Cobb Patch.
Sprayberry Principal Must OK Paper Content
In a move stemming from the publication of an April Fool's edition of a student-run newspaper that called President Barack Obama "a Nazi," the Cobb County School District has ordered that all journalistic content must be approved by the school's principal.
Sprayberry High School's newspaper "The Stinger" became a lightning rod for controversy in April, when it published an article listing 20 reasons why President Obama should not be re-elected.
Get more details at Northeast Cobb Patch.