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DDS adds new kiosks to shorten wait times

The Georgia Department of Driver Services is testing out new technology designed to cut down your wait time. New check-in kiosks have been added at the department’s locations in Conyers, Forest Park, Gainesville and Sandy Springs. Many people are used to seeing a familiar scene when they enter the DDS. ...

Police officers ‘thank God’ for arrest of suspected serial killer

The officers who came face-to-face with a suspected serial killer are giving new insight into the alarming arrest. Police said a mistake the suspected killer made in a surveillance video from inside a MARTA station was key to the arrest. The MARTA officers said they are thankful they walked away ...

Conyers police take children to 'Shop With A Cop'

Conyers police invited Channel 2 Action News to go along with them on a very special mission Saturday afternoon. They call it Shop with a Cop. Conyers police raised enough money to help 120 children. Saturday, they paired up for a shopping spree. Each child got $100 to spend. One ...

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Man accused of selling counterfeit Viagra pills arrested

A Rockdale County man is accused of selling counterfeit Viagra and Cialis pills. Officials conducted a search warrant Thursday at the home of Don Huggins, 40, where they recovered more than 7,000 tablets of counterfeit medication. Police say the total value of the pills is estimated to be $238,085. Officials ...

Woman charged with DUI, accused of driving wrong way on I-20

A Covington woman is charged with DUI after driving the wrong way on Interstate 20, according to police. An off-duty police officer said he witnessed a red Dodge Avenger make a U-turn in the middle of I-20 early Monday morning. The officer said he had to swerve to avoid a ...

Georgia high school football scores

This week marked the first round of the Georgia high school football playoffs. Check the scores from across the state right now, check updated brackets and watch plays from many of the first round's first set of games. Class AAAAAA First Round    Alpharetta 21, Cherokee 18    Archer 38, ...

Waffle House score drops from 98 to failing score

A Waffle House in Rockdale County failed its latest health inspection. Channel 2's Carol Sbarge investigated details about the more than a dozen violations. One problem the inspector found at the Waffle House on Highway 138 was that the sanitizer they were using was too weak. The restaurant was told ...

Georgia high school football scores

Here are the scores from the final week of the regular season of Georgia high school football. The playoffs start for AAAAAA-AA next Friday night. The playoffs for A start the following week.   Adairsville 49, Gordon Central 14    Alexander 35, New Manchester 26    Allatoona 42, Chapel Hill ...

CarMax under fire for selling recalled cars

A Channel 2 Action News investigation found CarMax employees making promises that contradicted company policy on getting recalls fixed on its used cars.  Now, that nation’s largest used car dealer will implement policy changes. Consumer investigator Jim Strickland went shopping under cover at all five local CarMax stores.  Each touted its ...

Deputies issue several citations at Halloween roadblock

Two local sheriff's offices were out in numbers to slow down impaired drivers and get them off of the streets for Halloween. For four hours Friday night and Saturday morning, Rockdale County deputies and DeKalb County deputies held a roadblock, stopping every car on Old Covington Highway to make sure ...

Georgia high school football scores

   Adairsville 63, Coahulla Creek 3    Alpharetta 17, Northview 0    Americus Sumter 40, Dougherty 21    Apalachee 28, Cedar Shoals 17    Appling County 29, Brantley County 24    Aquinas 15, Lincoln County 13    Arabia Mountain 26, Grady 21    Archer 24, Dacula 10    B.E.S.T. Academy ...

Georgia high school football scores

     Alexander 32, East Paulding 29    Allatoona 48, Paulding County 20    Alpharetta 24, South Forsyth 14    Appling County 17, Pierce County 14    Aquinas 43, Warren County 14    Archer 35, Central Gwinnett 14    Athens Academy 60, Providence Christian 0    Athens Christian 40, Lakeview ...

Georgia high school football scores

   Archer 45, Shiloh 7    Athens Christian 35, George Walton 7    Baldwin 20, West Laurens 12    Banks County 49, Lumpkin County 46    Bethesda Academy 56, Palmetto Christian Academy, S.C. 7    Bowdon 40, Temple 12    Brantley County 28, Tattnall County 7    Brookstone 52, Central-Talbotton ...

Georgia high school football scores

   Adairsville 49, Murray County 6    Alexander 40, Hiram 35    Allatoona 28, New Manchester 7    Alpharetta 39, Centennial 0    Aquinas 55, Georgia Military 27    Arabia Mountain 38, Redan 20    Archer 24, South Gwinnett 7    Athens Christian 46, Towns County 0    Bacon County ...

Georgia high school football scores

   Allatoona 62, Alexander 21    Aquinas 31, Hancock Central 6    Archer 42, Berkmar 3    Athens Academy 41, Towns County 0    Athens Christian 54, Providence Christian 7    Bainbridge 55, Americus Sumter 28    Baldwin 22, Veterans 19    Benedictine Military 34, Wayne County 14    Bethesda ...

Police said this is the BB gun that a 6-year-old took to school Monday, Sept. 29, 2014.

Kindergarten student takes BB gun to school

Rockdale County sheriff’s officials confirmed to Channel 2 Action News that a kindergartener took a BB gun to school today. According to sheriff’s officials, the 6-year-old had the unloaded BB gun in his backpack at D.L Sims Elementary, located at 1821 Walker Rd. SW in Conyers. Other students saw it ...

Construction worker killed on I-20

A construction worker died on Interstate-20 when he was struck by a dump truck. Police say it happened at mile marker 84 in Rockdale County around 9:30 p.m. Saturday. The crash happened in a construction zone. Police say a dump truck was backing up in the westbound lanes in unison ...

Georgia high school football scores

     Adairsville 42, Sonoraville 3    Alexander 24, Lithia Springs 14    Allatoona 33, South Paulding 13    Aquinas 55, Mount de Sales 35    Archer 42, Parkview 7    Benedictine Military 56, Bryan County 6    Blessed Trinity 45, Douglass 7    Bremen 44, Stewart County 8    ...

Georgia high school football scores

   Alpharetta 35, Lambert 17    Aquinas 28, Stratford 27    Benedictine Military 47, Bacon County 0    Bleckley County 28, Dublin 21    Blessed Trinity 42, Maynard Jackson 0    Brentwood 34, Gatewood 21    Brookwood 35, Berkmar 7    Buford 42, White County 10    Cairo 20, Westover ...

Firefighter charged in officer-involved shooting

An Atlanta firefighter and his wife are both facing criminal charges after an officer-involved shooting Sunday.  Atlanta firefighter Matt Ross, 34, is facing charges for aggravated assault and reckless conduct. His wife Holly Imlach, 40, is facing charges for reckless conduct. Both are in the DeKalb County Jail. Imlach is ...

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