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Tyler Jett

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Before announcing whether a 16-year-old would be tried for three murders as a boy or as a man, Hamilton County Juvenile Court Judge Rob Philyaw explained his dilemma.

More than a decade after a jury convicted him of murder in the death of a Hamilton County deputy sheriff, Marlon Duane Kiser is coming back to court.

The case against a man accused of opening fire outside an O'Charley's restaurant is headed to the Hamilton County grand jury.

Prosecutors in the Calhoun High School sexual battery investigation want to kick one defense attorney off the case and ban every lawyer involved from talking about it.

A man accused of shooting three people in three places within one hour is back in jail.

Eddie Sizemore found his father in the back of the family's Chickamauga grocery store, beaten and shot, blood leaking from his chest.

Before a string of killings marked Hays State Prison as one of the most dangerous penal institutions in Georgia, Correctional Officer Leonard Schrader tried to help another officer who was under attack.

Catoosa County taxpayers are expected to pay less money toward schools and the state government next year.

Prosecutors have dropped the case against a Whitfield County, Ga., man who used profanity while talking to a police dispatcher in June.

Two Whitfield County, Ga., animal control employees will be suspended without pay after they euthanized the wrong dog.

As students returned to area schools last week, teachers were greeted with some fresh faces.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — Catoosa County's law enforcement leaders want to create a new court next year.

The three suspects in the Calhoun High School sexual battery investigation now face a combined 10 life sentences in prison, plus an additional 351 years behind bars.

Gordon County, Ga., sheriff's investigators say three people are responsible for a dead body found in the woods this week.

A Gilmer County grand jury has re-indicted Fields Benjamin Chapman, Andrew Isaac Haynes and Damon Avery Johnson in connection with a sexual assault that followed Calhoun High School's prom.

ELLIJAY, Ga. — Defense attorneys in the Calhoun High School rape case say prosecutors mixed up which student is accused of which crime.

Boy, that was a cold month.

TRENTON, Ga. — Waiting for an elected official to make a motion to vote for a 44 percent property tax increase, Dade County Commissioner Allan Bradford took a deep breath.

Faced with massive opposition Thursday night, Dade County commissioners did not vote on a proposed tax increase.

Hadas Peled lifted her cellphone to the mic and pressed play.

Calvin Lee Metcalf ran away from the cops, toward his truck and his gun — or rather, somebody's truck and somebody's gun.

After Whitfield County, Ga., deputies used a stun gun on a man on the run Monday morning, his accuser said she exaggerated her claims against him.

When is a "mandatory minimum" sentence not mandatory?

A fight longer than the Civil War itself continues to drag on between Ringgold, Ga., and a Confederate advocacy group.

A Dalton, Ga., man apparently found ways to scare several women in several places in one night.

RINGGOLD, Ga. — The robbers brought gifts.

When deputies arrived, a bloody Ringgold, Ga., man stumbled out of his Nissan Altima and fell to the pavement.

The Detroit fashion designer, dancer, model and rapper accused of killing a North Georgia convenience store clerk won't be back in court until next month.

A woman accused of abandoning her pregnant, dying friend remains at large more than a month after her friend's death.

A North Georgia judge up for re-election says his opponent is breaking the law by forcing citizens to give the city government thousands of dollars in extra money.

A 27-year veteran of the Cleveland, Tenn., police department is on administrative leave on allegations that he violated the department's drug use policy.

After getting into an argument at a convenience store Wednesday night, a Dalton, Ga., man slid a knife out of his pocket.

ONLINE: Go to timesfreepresscom/hays to see our special landing page on violence at Hays State Prison.

Police say the 90-year-old man knew exactly what he was doing when he invited a teenage girl into his bedroom.

A convicted murderer in Dalton, Ga., is going to prison for the rest of his life without a chance of parole.

The Georgia State Patrol arrested a prominent Ringgold attorney last week on charges of drunk driving.

Investigators think they've found the gun that killed William Robert Packer.

The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office has found the gun believed to have been used to kill William Robert Packer on June 14.

The Whitfield County Sheriff's Office has arrested a second teenager connected to the Beaverdale Baptist Church arson.

A Gilmer County, Ga., grand jury will hear evidence against three former Calhoun High School athletes accused of sexually abusing a fellow student.

The Chattooga County Sheriff’s Office is draining a local pond as they search for a murder weapon.

The group gathered in the Waterhouse Pavilion on Thursday afternoon remained confident.

Some Southside residents say their nights start so calm, so peaceful. And then, across the train tracks …

LaFAYETTE, Ga. — The Chickamauga man accused of beating his grandmother to death still says he didn't do it.

Deputies found William Robert Packer in his living room face down, with three bullet holes in his back and a pool of blood surrounding his stiff, lifeless body.

Deputies found William Robert Packer in his living room, lying face down, three bullet holes in his back and a pool of blood surrounding his stiff, lifeless body.

Hollie Berry was hoping for triple digits — a one followed by a couple of doughnut holes.

A Dalton, Ga., man is headed to prison for life after a jury convicted him of murder this week.

Two men were convicted last week for traveling to Murray County, Ga., to have sex with children.

CALHOUN, Ga. — The doctor's receptionist called Jenny Parks on Wednesday evening to confirm her niece's appointment.

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