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GBI: Officer shoots, kills man in Carrollton


CARROLLTON, Ga. -- The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said that a Carrollton Police officer shot and killed a man reaching for a gun Thursday night.

According to the GBI, a call came in to Carrollton 911 at about 9:20 p.m. regarding a "man with a gun."

Carrollton Police Cpl. Chad Cook was dispatched to a gas station at 900 Bankhead Highway where he located the suspect, later identified as 40-year-old Kenneth Joel Dothard.

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Transcript and 911 call | Carrollton PD officer-involved shooting


CARROLLTON, Ga. -- A Carrollton Police officer shot and killed a man Thursday night, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation said.

According to the GBI, Carrollton Police Cpl. Chad Cook shot 40-year-old Kenneth Joel Dothard after Dothard reached for a gun. Click here for more information on the shooting.

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Devil is coming down to Georgia: Charlie Daniels Band to perform at Mill Town

Devil is coming down to Georgia: Charlie Daniels Band to perform at Mill Town

BREMEN, Ga. -- Legendary Charlie Daniels will once again take the stage at Mill Town Music Hall, along with his band, on Saturday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. The Grammy Award-winning band will pull from its 50-year catalog of hits.

From his Dove Award-winning gospel albums to his genre-defining Southern rock anthems and his Country Music Association Award-winning country hits, few artists have left a more indelible mark on America’s musical landscape than Charlie Daniels. Since the eponymous band was formed in 1972, it has produced memorable hits such as "Long Haired Country Boy," "The South’s Gonna Do It Again," "In America," "The Legend of Wooley Swamp" and the platinum single, "The Devil Went Down to Georgia," which won a Grammy Award and topped both the country and pop charts.

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

3 things to know before filing a tax extension

By Chris Smith

With this year’s tax deadline rapidly approaching, you may find that filing an extension is a good option for you. But before you plan to do that, here are three things you’ll want to keep in mind.

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Taxes are due April 15. The extension only gives you additional time to file your return; it is not an extension of time to pay the tax that may be due. The assessed tax, even if you have not yet determined how much it is, is due by the April 15 deadline.

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Race this weekend: Tortoise Run

Race this weekend: Tortoise Run

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- Oak Grove Montessori School will hold its third annual Tortoise Run 5K this weekend.

The family-friendly race will be Saturday, Apr. 18 at 8 a.m. Runners have the option of tackling a 5K, a 1-mile fun run, or a tot trot. Participants of all ages and fitness levels are welcome to attend.

Courses for both the 5K and 1-mile run will begin and end on the Oak Grove Montessori School campus, and will wind along Oak Grove and Oak Grove Church roads.

Registration is $25 for the 5K and $15 for the miler, and includes a T-shirt. The tot trot is free; a tot trot T-shirt costs $10.

Visit oakgrovemontessori.com for more information and to sign up.

The school is located at 180 Oak Grove Road in Carrollton.

Another weekend of minimal road construction

Another weekend of minimal road construction

(WXIA) -- You'll see less construction than usual on Atlanta's interstates and highways this weekend -- and you have the Braves to thank for it.

Due to Friday's home opener at Turner Field, as well as spring break, the Georgia Department of Transportation has suspended its typical weekend roadwork.

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No lane closures will take place on the surface streets around Turner Field. However, emergency-related closures are always a possibility.

GDOT to limit roadwork for 2 weekends

GDOT to limit roadwork for 2 weekends

(WXIA) -- Here's some good news for spring breakers and Atlanta Braves fans: road construction will be limited for the next two weekends.

The Georgia Department of Transportation announced Wednesday it will close fewer interstate lanes than usual from midnight on Friday, Apr. 3 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 6. The construction break is meant to accommodate drivers who are heading into or out of Atlanta for spring break and Easter weekend.

Lane closures will also be limited from 10 p.m. on Friday, Apr. 10 to 5 a.m. on Monday, Apr. 13, for the Braves' opening weekend at Turner Field.

Traffic throughout Georgia is expected to be heavy both weekends, and drivers are asked to be cautious.

"Also, incident management or emergency maintenance-related lane closures could become necessary on any time on any route," GDOT director of construction Jeff Baker said.