Toyota is recalling more than 1 million vehicles over faulty airbags and windshield wipers. The airbag control issue affects about 752,000 Corolla and Corolla Matrix cars sold in 2003 and 2004. The windshield wiper issue affects some 270,000 Lexus IS models sold between 2006 and early 2012.
The Cedartown Recreation Department girls fast-pitch softball sign-ups will begin on Feb. 4.
Registration will be held Feb. 4, 5, 7, 9, 11, 12 and 14. Sign-ups during the weekdays will be from 5-8 p.m. and sign-ups on Saturday, Feb. 9 will be from 10 a.m. until noon at the Northwest Park gym. The registration fee is $50.
Late registration will be held Feb. 18, 19 and 21 from 5-8 p.m., and the fee will be $55.
Anyone interested in coaching youth softball will be required to attend a meeting on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 12:30 p.m. at the Northwest Park gym.
No child will be turned down from playing. If they are unable to pay, they will be given a fundraiser item in lieu of payment.
For additional information, call 770-748-7783.
A strong cold front will pass through Georgia tomorrow; as it approaches, instability and wind shear will be sufficient to support the development of scattered to numerous thunderstorms, particularly in the afternoon and evening hours.
Some storms may be severe. The primary threats will be damaging winds, frequent lightning, and heavy rain. Isolated tornadoes are also possible.
A corrections officer and a sergeant were stabbed during a fight around 1:00 a.m. Sunday involving an inmate at Hays State Prison, Trion. One of the officers was stabbed with a home made knife “shank” outside the dormitory. The other was stabbed while he came to help. Over the past month, four inmates have died, three of those deaths have been homicides according to the Ga. Department of Corrections.
Al Qaeda’s number 2 man in Yemen died from wounds sustained in a U.S. drone attack. Saeed al-Shihri, a Saudi national, who fought in Afghanistan and spent six years in the U.S. military prison at Guantanamo Bay was wounded then fell into a coma. Officials say it is not clear when he actually died.
Former State Senator Chip Rogers will earn $150,000 a year for his new job as executive director of job creation at Ga. Public Broadcasting. The move to hire Rogers is controversial since the governor asked state agencies to cut $550 million from their budgets.
The Tennessee Aquarium is being sued for $1.5 million. William Lloyd Graham and Rebekah Condra said they were riding a waverunner when the River Gorge Explorer caused them to capsize. The accident happened in August when the boat approached them at a high speed causing them to capsize. They received severe injuries. The suit says the boat knew they had capsized but didn’t stop to help.
Cherokee County Sheriff Roger Garrison joined a number of sheriffs across the nation who are against President Barack Obama’s stricter gun control measures. Garrison said in a letter that his job is to enforce state laws and the president has no authority to order the county sheriff to do anything. Garrison said he will “not enforce any laws or regulations that negate the constitutional rights of the citizens of Cherokee Co.” Garrison says he is a strong supporter of the Second Amendment.
Two inmates at Hays State Prison near Trion have been charged with the murder of an inmate killed Friday. Nathaniel Reynolds, 30, was killed Friday outside in the prison’s courtyard. This is the third inmate killed in a month. Derrick Stubbs was found dead in protective custody on December 19th and Damion MacClain was strangled in his bed Christmas night. The inmates charged in the murder of Nathaniel Reynolds are Ricardo Beltran-Gonzales and Leonardo Rodriques.
ATLANTA — Georgia’s top-ranking legislative leaders have backed a plan by Gov. Nathan Deal to preserve some $450 million in federal Medicaid funding.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker David Ralston effectively endorsed a plan Wednesday that would empower the state Board of Community Health to establish assessments on hospitals. Those assessments would then be used to generate federal financing for the health care system. The assessments would replace a tax that is scheduled to expire at the end of June.
A Senate committee voted Tuesday to support Deal’s plan.
Ralston called the plan fair during a forum hosted by the Georgia Chamber of Commerce. Cagle said the funding cuts required if the tax went away would be “devastating.”