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Suspect passing bad checks at various Walmarts

Suspect passing bad checks at various Walmarts

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. -- Investigators with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office are looking for a man suspected of cashing counterfeit checks at several Walmart stores throughout metro Atlanta.

The unidentified man has struck stores in Acworth, Alpharetta, Cartersville, Cumming, Kennesaw, Lawrenceville and Woodstock so far, according to Cherokee Sheriff's spokesman Howard Baker. So far, he has cashed 10 checks for a total of about $7,000.

The account numbers on the fake checks have been traced back to a bank account at the Tuscaloosa County Jail in Alabama. Cherokee Sheriff's investigators are working with the Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Office on this investigation.

Anyone with information in these cases is asked to call the Tuscaloosa Sheriff's Office at 205-464-8646.

ADOPT A PET: Meet June

ADOPT A PET: Meet June

MARIETTA, Ga. – If you dream of coming home to a cool purr or a comforting meow adopt a kitten from your local pet shelter. According to the ASPCA, approximately 5 million to 7 million domesticated animals enter animal shelters nationwide, every year, and approximately 3 million to 4 million are euthanized. However, you can change those numbers but adopting a “companion” for yourself or your family. Pets are an investment but, in our opinion, an investment well worth the money.

Thick fog blankets much of state Monday morning

Thick fog blankets much of state Monday morning

ATLANTA -- Thick fog reduced visibility across central and north Georgia, leading to a dense fog advisory for much of the state.

The National Weather Service said the dense fog advisory was in effect through 10 a.m. Monday.

The advisory covered most of the state, including all of metro Atlanta.

Cities included in the advisory included Rome, Dalton, Dahlonega and Blairsville in the northern part of the state. Officials said the advisory also covered Americus, Athens, Columbus, Dublin, LaGrange, Macon and Vidalia.

The weather service said visibility would be reduced to less than a quarter-mile, and rapid drops in visibility would make travel treacherous on roads.

Save your Christmas tree for the Chipper

Save your Christmas tree for the Chipper

ATLANTA -- Now that Christmas is over, it's time to think of ditching your tree.  Georgia's tree recycling program is hoping you'll keep them in mind this weekend.

Bring One for the Chipper has recycled millions of trees over the past two decades.  

Mulch from the trees has been used on playgrounds, beautification projects and private lawns across the state.

For details on where to donate your tree or get free mulch after Christmas, check Keep Georgia Beautiful's website.

USA Today's Super 25 Poll for Metro Atlanta is here

USA Today's Super 25 Poll for Metro Atlanta is here

ATLANTA (WXIA) -- This season, 11Alive.Com and HighSchoolSports.Net will have a weekly Super 25 high school basketball poll for Metro Atlanta schools.  The poll, which is provided by USA Today, will rank both boys and girls teams from all classifications using the Massey Ratings.

With teams from the Atlanta area being ranked among the nation's best again this season, the Super 25 Poll will be a weekly measuring stick. We hope it will spark a conversation about who holds the title of top basketball team in the Atlanta area. We start with the poll for the week of January 2.

Boys Atlanta Super 25 Poll   

1. Columbia

2. Miller Grove

3. Mill Creek

4. Milton

5. Whitefield Academy

6. Douglas Co.

7. North Cobb

8. Shiloh

9. North Clayton

10. Monroe

11. Mt. Vernon Presbyterian

12. Fayette Co.

13. Wheeler

14. Harrison

Making your New Years Resolutions work for you

Making your New Years Resolutions work for you


ATLANTA – Are you finding it hard to keep up with your New Year’s Resolutions? If so, you might not be alone. According to Time Magazine, the top ten resolutions are, also, the top resolutions to be broken. According to the list, the top ten resolutions were to lose weight, quit smoking, learn something new, eat healthier, reduce or eliminate debt, spend more time with family, travel, meditate more, volunteer and to quit drinking.

Stephen Smith, a trainer at Urban Body Fitness, which is located in the Amsterdam Walk area of Midtown, suggests that people should make “realistic goals” when attempting to lose weight as a New Year’s Resolutions.

He says to start off “small” and to “break final goals into micro-resolutions.” Smith urges his clients to set up small goals like training and running a 5K, then running a 10K and possibly completing a marathon by the end of the year.  

BARTOW | 1 killed after train crashes into car

BARTOW COUNTY, Ga. -- One person was killed after a train crashed into a car in Bartow County Wednesday morning.

It happened on Cass White Road near Highway 411.

PHOTOS | 1 killed after train crashes into car in Bartow Co.

No details were immediately available.