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Alabama Man Killed In Wreck on Highway 411 in Georgia

An Alabama man was killed in a wreck on Highway 411 in Bartow County, Georgia on Wednesday afternoon.

According to the Georgia State Patrol, around 5:20 a Hyundai Veloster, driven by 30-year old Jeremy Dakota Moon of Gadsden was traveling west in the left lane at a high rate of speed approaching Macedonia Road.  The driver of a vehicle ahead observed the Hyundai approaching at a high rate of speed.

The driver started to change lanes to allow the Hyundai to pass however the Hyundai sideswiped that vehicle.  After impact, Moon lost control and the Hyundai rolled several times.  Moon sustained fatal injuries.


Man Arrested After Pointing Rifle at Police Officer

A Cartersville man was arrested early Thursday after pointing an AR-style rifle at a police officer

According to the Cartersville Police report, the officer had been dispatched to a residence on Green Ives Lane in reference to a hit and run.

The officer knocked on the door several times and identified himself as a police officer.

The man inside, 34-year old Blake Ryan McAlavy, told the officer “You’re about to get a gun.”

The officer backed away and McAlavy swung the door open and pointed the rifle at the officer, who then drew his service weapon.

McAlavy walked back into the house and then came back to the door, holding his hands in the air with the rifle still in his left hand.

McAlavy eventually dropped the gun and was arrested.

He is facing charges of aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer and hit and run.

Cartersville Police Report

21 Year Old Dies From ATV Accident Injuries

Floyd County Coroner Gene Proctor confirmed that 21 year-old Spenser Sumner of Cave Spring passed away Wednesday from injuries he sustained in an ATV accident Easter weekend.

Proctor said that Sumner was transported to Chattanooga’s Erlanger Hospital for treatment of head injuries before passing away less than a week later.

Sumner was a 2018 graduate of Coosa High School.

This marks the second death from an ATV accident in the past month in the Coosa Valley area.

Coosa High Graduate Dies from ATV Wreck



Out of an abundance of caution, the Georgia Department of Public Health (DPH) and the North Health District are pausing COVID vaccinations using the J&J (Janssen) vaccine at the Cumming Fairgrounds site. Eight people experienced adverse reactions after being vaccinated on Wednesday. One person was evaluated at a hospital and released, the others were monitored at the site and sent home.


The reactions were consistent with common reactions in adults being vaccinated with any vaccine, but due to the number of individuals affected, the site stopped the J&J vaccinations to evaluate. There were 425 J&J vaccines administered at the site on Wednesday, and tens of thousands of J&J doses have been given statewide with no adverse reactions.

“There is no reason to believe there is anything wrong with the vaccine itself, and other individuals who have received the J&J vaccine should not be concerned,” said Kathleen E. Toomey, M.D., M.P.H., DPH commissioner. “We are looking into what happened and what may have caused the reactions, including the conditions at the fairgrounds such as heat and the ability to keep the site cool.”

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is evaluating the incidents in Georgia and three other states – Iowa, Colorado, and North Carolina. CDC has analyzed the vaccine lots and has not found any reason for concern.

For updates on COVID-19, follow @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Twitter and @GaDPH and @GovKemp on Facebook.

One Fatality in Traffic Accident on Hwy. 411

According to Georgia State Patrol officials, 30 year-old Jeremy Dakota Moon, of Gadsden, was killed in a two vehicle accident that shut down Highway 411 between Rome and Cartersville on Wednesday during rush hour.

Reports said that at around 5:21 p.m., a Hyundai Veloster, driven by Moon was traveling west in the left lane at a high rate of speed approaching Macedonia Road.

The driver of a vehicle ahead observed the Hyundai approaching at a high rate of speed when the driver of that vehicle started to change lanes to allow the Hyundai to pass.

The Hyundai sideswiped that vehicle.

After impact, Moon lost control of the Hyundai and it began to overturn several times.

One Dead in Wreck on Highway 411 Between rome and Cartersville

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Acrey Arrested for Threats To Burn House and Kill Persons

Kristy Danielle Acrey, 43 of Rome, was arrested this week after reports said she threatened to burn down another’s home and kill them.

Reports added that when police arrived she attempted to avoid arrest by running from them.

Acrey is charged with terroristic threats and acts, obstruction, criminal trespass and disorderly conduct.

Rome Woman Jailed for Threats of Violence


Warning To Enjoy Little River in Alabama Safely

Little River is primarily a rain-fed river, with miles of river north of the park and numerous tributaries along the length of the river. Because of this, water levels can change rapidly and with little warning, as storms may be occurring up-river from the park sight unseen.

Your safety while in, on, and around the Little River is our concern and your responsibility.

According to a Forbes article from December 2, 2020, Little River Canyon National Preserve made a list of the “Deadliest Parks in America” in the #5 position (average deaths per 10 million visitors).

There have been 16 Loss of Life incidents at Little River Canyon National Preserve since 2016


Three Arrested In Walker County for Drugs ; Stolen Truck

Walker County Sheriff Steve Wilson says three men, including a man who is 73 years old, face charges after deputies recovered marijuana, ecstasy and four pounds of methamphetamine.

Sheriff Wilson says on Monday, agents with the Lookout Mountain Judicial Circuit Drug Task Force, Lafayette Street Crimes Unit and Dalton Narcotics Unit followed up on a drug complaint at 327 Joe Robertson Road in LaFayette.Sheriff Wilson says agents located over four pounds of Methamphetamine, an amount of MDMA (Ecstasy) which the sheriff didn’t disclose, about two ounces of marijuana, and a stolen truck out of Meigs County

Those who face charges include

  • Thomas Garrison, 73, of Dalton: Trafficking meth, possession of meth with intent to distribute.
  • Donald Mark Brown, 49, of LaFayette: Possession of methamphetamine.
  • Michael Lynch, 33, of Chatsworth: Possession of methamphetamine with intent to distribute, possession of marijuana with intention to distribute, theft by receiving stolen property.

Sheriff Wilson says as the investigation continues there could be more charges filed in this case.