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State trooper fired after fatal Carroll County crash

CARROLL COUNTY, Ga. -- The trooper involved in a crash that killed two teens and injured two others in Carroll County has been fired, Georgia State Patrol officials confirmed on Friday.

Officials said Trooper First Class A.J. Scott was driving over 90 mph while not on an emergency call just before he struck a vehicle carrying Kylie Lindsay, 17, Isabella Chinchilla, 16, and two other teens.

The speed limit at the area was 55 mph. Investigators found that he was traveling about 65 miles per hour when he struck the other vehicle killing Lindsay and Chinchilla.

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Violent fight breaks out at breast cancer charity event

VILLA RICA, Ga. -- One man was hospitalized and three others arrested after a fight broke out at a breast cancer charity event. 

Villa Rica Police responded to a call about a fight Monday afternoon. The Watering Hole Sports was hosting a motorcycle charity event to raise money for breast cancer. Investigators say members of the Hard Life Motorcycle Club started a fight in which a person was stabbed. That person was transported by Life-Flight to Atlanta Medical Center and is now in stable condition. 

One member of the motorcycle club was arrested at the scene. Two others were arrested the next day:

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One year after teen's death, have things changed in Carrollton?

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- One year after he was killed while sleeping in his own bed, Nizzear Rodriguez continues to inspire the city of Carrollton.

"He was an amazing kid, I can't believe how many people he touched around here," said Kaheel Balson, Nizzear's father.

 Nizzear was killed on August 24, 2014, just hours after celebrating his 13th birthday.

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"We respect each other": Why a neighbor took down his Confederate flag

CARROLLTON, Ga. -- For the last two months, the Confederate flag has dominated the news. Most stories surrounding it have been enveloped in animosity, with some calling it a symbol of heritage and others calling it a symbol of hate.

But this story comes from a viewer who recently saw it as a symbol of communication.

On Ashley Drive in Carrollton, many houses look the same. Jimmy Bolden, Jr. does not.

‘Stand Beside Me’ at the Joe Dee Messina concert at Mill Town

‘Stand Beside Me’ at the Joe Dee Messina concert at Mill Town

BREMEN, Ga. -- Mill Town Music Hall welcomes Jo Dee Messina to the stage on Sept. 26, with MamaDear as the opening act. Messina has sold more than five million records worldwide and recently released her album, Me, which was produced by her fans through the popular crowd-funding website Kickstarter.com.

Since being named Top New Female Vocalist in 1998 by the Academy of Country Music Awards, Messina has been thrilling country music fans across the world. She has charted nine number one singles on the Billboard country music charts such as "Bye, Bye," "I’m Alright" and "Stand Beside Me." With two Platinum and three Gold-certified albums, she has received numerous awards by the Academy of Country Music, Country Music Association and Boston Music Awards.

Prepare to be ‘Amazed’ when Lonestar takes the Mill Town stage

Prepare to be ‘Amazed’ when Lonestar takes the Mill Town stage

BREMEN, Ga. -– The multi-platinum, country music quartet Lonestar will bring a little Texas flavor to Mill Town Music Hall on Thursday, Sept. 10 at 7:30 p.m. Opening the concert, and making his return to the venue, will be Brent Rupard.

Lonestar, which is still led by original lead singer Richie McDonald, has been entertaining crowds for more than two decades with robust melodies, fine vocals and well-grounded country roots.

"Tequila Talkin’" was the first of the band’s nine songs to reach Number One on the Hot Country chart. Other songs reaching the peak include "No News," "I’m Already There" and "Smile." However, it was their crossover hit "Amazed" that also reached Number One on the Billboard Hot 100. While they enjoy making albums and performing at concerts, what they love most is the impact their songs make on the lives of others.