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Young Harris man arrested on additional drug charges

YOUNG HARRIS, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office Investigators arrested Jeffery Dale Plott, 47, of Young Harris, a second time on Tuesday, July 10, 2018, for Violation of Georgia Controlled Substance Act, and Possession of Marijuana.


Summer Fun in the Sun event set for Saturday

Fort Hembree Baptist Church invites everyone to their Summer Fun in the Sun event, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, July 21 at the Clay County Recreation Center in Hayesville. The event is free and features free food, bounce houses, games and special guest youth artist, Dre Hilton.

CLAYCOUNTYPROGRESS.COM - 2018-07-17 18:19:59

Police: Gainesville man arrested for molesting 4-year-old girl

According to officials, on Saturday, July 14 a relative of the victim took her to Northeast Georgia Medical Center.

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-07-17 20:40:00

Hayesville Mayor Harry Baughn visits Hiawassee

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Hayesville Mayor Harry Baughn was invited to address the Mountain Movers and Shakers on the morning of Friday, July 13, and the city official cited several similarities between Hayesviile and Hiawassee. Situated north of Towns County, Hayesville is the county seat of Clay County, No

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2018-07-17 00:00:00

Missing man found after Rainbow gathering

After a tense ten days and increasing concerns from friends, family and community members, Dahlonega resident Curtis Jay ‘CJ’ Elliott was found to be “alive and well” in Crow Wing County, Minnesota after he disappeared from the Rainbow Family of Living Light Gathering on July 4, according to officia

THE DAHLONEGA NUGGET - 2018-07-16 22:09:25

Gainesville man charged for fatal wreck

Ryan Travanti Stephens, 34, of Gainesville was arrested on Saturday and was charged with homicide by vehicle following an investigation into the wreck by the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office, said Cpl. Doug Rainwater, a spokesman for the sheriff’s office,

FORSYTH COUNTY NEWS - 2018-07-17 14:05:00

IGT deploys Dynasty ETG and Dynasty Auto Roulette at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino -

International Game Technology (IGT) has deployed 15 IGT Dynasty Electronic Table Games (ETG) terminals with Dynasty Auto Roulette at Harrah’s Cherokee Valley River Casino & Hotel in Murphy, N.C. The property leveraged IGT’s new landscape-oriented Dynasty ETG terminal and Random Number Generator (RNG

INNOVATEGAMING.COM - 2018-07-17 02:35:42

Hwy. 53 turn lane restriping to start Tuesday

Restriping of the passing lane on Hwy. 53 east between Hugh Stowers Road and Buddy Burt Road will begin tomorrow, according to a press release from the Georgia Department of Transportation.The release states that the project will convert the second westbound lane, or current passing lane, into a two

DAWSONNEWS.COM - 2018-07-16 11:48:00

Changes to City of Blue Ridge alcohol ordinance

Blue Ridge, Ga. – Alcohol sales could be allowed until midnight on Fridays and Saturdays in the City of Blue Ridge, and area establishments could begin to offer drink specials.


Hiawassee hosts back-to-back Moonshine Cruiz-In events

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Two pit stops took place in the heart of Hiawassee during the 9th annual Georgia Mountain Moonshine Cruiz-In, the first on the evening of Wednesday, July 11, for a newly-added event: An aptly “drive-in” movie, the 1978 classic, ‘Grease’, starring John Travolta and Olivia Newton-John


Clay County to dedicate renovated courthouse

HAYESVILLE, NC – Clay County in North Carolina will celebrate the grand opening dedication of the historic Clay County Courthouse on Saturday, July 21, 2018, on Hayesville Town Square. The 11:00 a.m. ribbon-cutting ceremony will feature the Joint American Legion-Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Color


Dahlonega Gold Museum shines brighter than ever

DAHLONEGA, Ga.- Mention Dahlonega to people here in North Georgia, and one word will most likely come to their minds: Gold. And now, the rich history of gold in Dahlonega is shining brighter than ever thanks to the newly-renovated Dahlonega Gold Museum State Historic Site.

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-07-16 09:04:00

Sen. Steve Gooch issues press release supporting Casey Cagle

DAHLONEGA, Ga. –On July 24th,it is vitally important that we cast our ballots for a strong leader who is prepared to be our state’s next CEO. As your state senator, I want you to know that I’m 100% behind Casey Cagle for governor. I have served with him for eight years in the senate now and I am con


Georgia governor primary leaves Casey Cagle, Brian Kemp vying for GOP nomination

Casey Cagle has already made history in the state. In 2006, hebecame the firstever Republican elected to serve as Georgia’s lieutenant governor; prior to that, he was the youngest state senator, elected in 1994 at 28 years old.

FOXNEWS - 2018-07-16 06:35:38

The Historically Charming Shop In Georgia Is A Hidden Gem Filled With All Things Savory & Sweet

We’re constantly being surprised at how historically charming Helen, Georgia is every time we visit. While right about now it’s the time of year for people inHelen to tube the Chattahoochee River, we have another reason to visit this Alpine town. If you’re a fan of things savory…and even all things


'I killed her' | Woman murdered after Rainbow Family gathering identified

Police have released the name of the woman who was murdered following a Rainbow Family gathering in Lumpkin County over the July 4 holiday.Amber Robinson was identified through dental records. Joseph Capstraw, 22, has been charged with her murder.Capstraw was arrested last weekend in Elizabethtown,


UNG partners with Hilliard A. Wilbanks Foundation on Corps of Cadets scholarship

Rosemary Wilbanks described her husband, Hilliard A. Wilbanks, as a patient and humble man who always had a pleasant expression on his face. Hilliard's sister, Patricia Wilbanks DeWitt, agreed.


Contestants saddle up for Myrtle Beach Stampede Rodeo

Devin Richardson is a bull rider.“I always wanted to ride,” he said. “You got 2,000 pounds of muscle under you. There’s no other feeling.”The Blairsville, Georgia resident was one of several participants competing Friday during the second annual Myrtle Beach Stampede Rodeo. Hayesville, North Carolin


Man stabbed in chest at Gainesville hotel, in critical condition

A man is in critical condition after being stabbed in the chest late Saturday, July 14, at Hometown Studio Suites in Gainesville.


SUNDAY EDITION: Around Northeast Georgia

*Forsyth County Parks & Recreation will begin accepting registrations for fall baseball and softball on Monday, July 23, and ending Wednesday, Aug. 8, at 5 p.m. Leagues are offered for boys and girls ages 4 (by Sept. 1, 2018) through 17.