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Is Kevin Costner connected to new movie filming in Cherokee Co.?

CANTON, Ga. -- Movie filming is in full swing around metro Atlanta and now it appears Cherokee County is getting in on the action with a silver screen heavy-weight.

Canton Police posted a press release from 20th Century Fox that announces filming for the movie "Hidden Figures."

According to Internet Movie Database (IMDb), the Theodore Melfi-directed film stars Kevin Costner, Taraji P. Henson and Octavia Spencer and tells the story of a team of Afircan-American women who provided NASA with important mathematical data needed to launch the program's first successful space missions.

Officials with the filming agency's location's department are asking shoppers and visitors to avoid leaving modern cars and appliances on the affected streets during filming.

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Canton police investigate restaurant break-in

CANTON, Ga. -- Police in Canton are asking for the public's help identifying two suspects in a restaurant burglary Wednesday afternoon.

The incident happened at Williamson Bros. Bar-B-Q in the 1600 block of Marietta Highway around 2 a.m.

That's when, police said, the business's alarm was activated and two suspects were caught on video breaking in through the rear door.

Canton detective's are investigating along with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office to determine whether the incident is related to another in the county around the same time.

Anyone with information that could help solve the case is being asked to call Canton police detectives at 770-720-4883 or 911.  Callers can remain anonymous. 

4 arrested, 42 pounds of meth powder seized

CANTON, Ga. – Authorities seized 42 pounds of methamphetamine base powder and arrested several people accusing of dealing drugs in north Georgia.

According to Lt. Jay Baker of the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, the investigation began Jan. 26 Bartow County Sheriff’s Office agents arrested an Emerson woman who had a trafficking amount of methamphetamine.

Authorities said they were able to identify a group who were selling and importing drugs into north Georgia. Agents said they followed one of the suspects, 43-year-old Alberto Gabriel, of Woodstock, to Houston, Texas where they believed he received a shipment of meth.

Group offers major reward for info on tortured Cherokee Co. dogs

WALESKA, Ga. -- Law enforcement in Cherokee County have found the owners of two tortured dogs but continue working to find the culprits involved in the animals' deaths.

And now a group is offering $5,000 for information on the people who did it.

Atlanta Humane Society partnered with the Atlanta security firm Norred and Associates to offer the reward in connection with what the groups call a "horriffic case of animal cruelty".

The incident was first reported in Waleska on Wednesday.

There a person walking on Friendship Road found two pit bull mix dogs – one male and one female – on the ground facing each other.  Further inspection revealed something much more disturbing however.

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Former city manager arrested on theft charges in Cherokee Co.

CANTON, Ga. (AP) -- Authorities say a former city manager of Waleska has been arrested on theft charges following a four-week investigation into missing city funds.

Cherokee County Sheriff's Office Lt. Jay Baker said Friday that 43-year-old Aimee Abernathy has been charged with two counts of felony theft of taking. Baker says Abernathy was arrested Thursday.

Baker says Abernathy is accused of making more than $14,000 in fraudulent payroll payments to herself for nearly five years she served as city manager in Cherokee County. She is also accused of using two of the city's credit card accounts to make $8,000 in personal purchases.

Abernathy resigned in late October.

Cherokee Co. stabbing suspect turns himself in

CANTON, Ga. -- Cherokee County officials have confirmed that the suspect in one of three unrelated stabbings over the weekend has turned himself in to police.

A spokesperson for the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office said that 28-year-old Brian Miller of Canton, Ga. turned himself into deputies on Wednesday afternoon.

Miller faces charges of aggravated assault charges in connection with a stabbing that happened on Saturday on Waleska Road near Mill Street in Canton, Ga.

The victim, who suffered wounds to the head back and abdomen, was transported to Northside Cherokee Hospital for treatment.

Miller is being held on $22,200 bond.

The stabbing was the second of three in Cherokee County in a matter of two days.

A man was accused of stabbing his roommate on Saturday morning and another man fatally stabbed his mother on Sunday night.

Cherokee Co. deputies investigate second stabbing in matter of hours

CANTON, Ga. -- For the second time in only a few hours, deputies in Cherokee County are searching for a stabbing suspect.

Investigators learned of a stabbing victim receiving treatment at Northside Cherokee Hospital Saturday night.

The 43-year-old victim had been stabbed in the back, head and abdomen. Investigators uncovered that the incident unfolded at Waleska Road near Mill Street in Canton at about 8 p.m.

They believe 28-year-old Brian Miller of Canton was responsible. Miller is currently wanted on aggravated assault charges in connection to the Saturday incident.  He was last seen in a dark SUV with a cracked windshield.

It’s the second stabbing reported since Saturday morning in Cherokee County.