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Highway reopens after Cherokee County 'suspicious device' investigation

Authorities have provided no further information about the device

CHEROKEE COUNTY, Ga. — Authorities say a Cherokee County highway has reopened following the investigation of a suspicious package on Sunday afternoon.

The Cherokee County Sheriff's Office shared on Facebook around 5:30 p.m. that Highway 5 - also known as Hally Springs Parkway - in Holly Springs from Hickory Road to Sixes Road was initially shut down due to police activity. The department later clarified that it is investigating a "suspicious device" located in a wooded area.

By 8 p.m., the department confirmed that the highway had reopened but provided no additional information about the previously-mentioned device, how it got there and how it may have been disposed of.