Cornelia

Here’s why Chase Road in Cornelia will be closed next week

Here’s why Chase Road in Cornelia will be closed next week

CORNELIA -- Habersham County will be placing a road detour for Chase Road located in Cornelia. This detour will be in place from September 20, at 8 a.m. until September 24 at 5 p.m., weather permitting.  This detour is needed to replace two failing cross-drain pipes. The area of Chase Road not highlighted in yellow will only be accessible to local traffic. Points of turnaround for others will need to be at Locke Road and Sellers Loop, both located on the map.  School buses are to use Chase Woods Drive/Bent Twig Drive and McAllister Road as turnaround points. 
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Missing 12-year-old Georgia girl found with 20-year-old man in Florida

Missing 12-year-old Georgia girl found with 20-year-old man in Florida

A missing 12-year-old girl from Cornelia was located and is safe in Palm Beach County, Florida with local authorities.  The child’s family told authorities they believed she had run a routine errand Tuesday morning, but she never returned home. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation, agents and investigators learned that the missing child likely left her home to meet a man authorities say she met online. The man, later identified as Martin Francisco-Tomas, is believed to be about 20 years old. Authorities say he allegedly traveled to Cornelia and took the child with him to Palm Beach County, Florida. …
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