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At 4 years old, Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton growing up and reaching out

Road projects and new construction are not the only signs of growth in South Hall — Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton has been expanding, too. The hospital opened in April 2015, off of Friendship Road in a quickly growing area of South Hall near Jackson, Barrow and Gwinnett counties.


Instead of prom king and queen, H.S. crowns 2 'royal knights'

After a transgender teenager was told he could not run for prom king, prompting a backlash, officials at his Georgia high school decided to make the prom court categories gender-neutral — leaving an opening for the student to still be crowned school royalty.


Selfies from the cell? Georgia inmate appears to be posting to Facebook from prison

MACON, Ga. — Georgia inmates are forbidden to have cell phones inside prison, but a Macon man convicted in a 2013 murder appears to be posting photos and videos from his jail cell.


Gainesville City Schools: System makes plans for more student services, school security

Officials with Gainesville City Schools are serving the academic health of students with a major services initiative that, after a year or more of planning, is beginning to come to fruition.


Insurance company files suit in deadly Georgia plane crash that killed Memphis CEO & Associates

​​​​​​​MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - An insurance company is suing a business whose chief executive was flying a plane that crashed in Georgia, killing him and three passengers.


Jury hears about 2017 party, sexual battery and rape as man’s trial begins

A 20-year-old woman told a jury she froze and was afraid to do anything when she was allegedly assaulted at a party almost two years ago in Braselton. “I was scared. I was afraid that if I moved at all, he would do something … I just kind of froze. I didn’t really know what to do,” the woman said.


Man goes missing in Braselton area

ATLANTA — Jackson County authorities are asking for the public's help in locating a missing man. 49-year-old Bahadir Tunctan went missing in the Braselton area Friday, March 22nd around 8:00 a.m., according to the Jackson County Sheriff's Office.


North Georgia car dealer arrested, accused of scamming customers

A North Georgia car dealer was arrested Tuesday following a state investigation into claims he scammed dozens of customers by not reporting his sales, Channel 2 Action News reported.


Hall County Schools: District continues building dual-enrollment options

This time last year, Hall County Schools was putting the finishing touches on renovations to a campus in South Hall that would become the home of Cherokee Bluff middle and high school for the 2018-19 academic year.


Court in Georgia rules to extradite fugitive Brit

TBILISI, Georgia (AP) — A fugitive British man wanted for the manslaughter of a woman killed during a London date on a speedboat is to be extradited from Georgia, a court ruled Tuesday.


New Gainesville Community Provides Perfect Place to Age in Place

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Low-maintenance and convenience have become staples of new-home communities, active-adult or not. Today's homebuyers are looking for communities that have it all with the intention of living there for the foreseeable future – a home that allows them to essentially age in place.


Man arrested, charged with stealing ambulance in Georgia

ATHENS, Ga. (AP) - A man in Georgia has been arrested and charged with stealing an ambulance from a hospital before he was arrested in a drug store break-in. Athens-Clark County police told news outlets that 41-year-old Edward Lee Wessinger is accused of taking an ambulance early Sunday at the St. M


New records system to offer more details, faster on crime statistics

Renters and real estate agents will soon be armed with more information when making housing decisions once the Hall County Sheriff’s Office finishes a feature for its website.


Show dog found after escaping her crate at Atlanta airport

ATLANTA (CBS46) A couple from the Netherlands is happy to soon be reunited with their show beloved dog Gayle, who escaped her crate Saturday night. Gayle, a two-year-old American Staffodshire Terrier, broke out of her crate while being loaded onto a KLM Royal Dutch Airlines flight to Amsterdam. The

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Unborn child killed, 2-year-old injured after head-on wreck in Gwinnett

An unborn child was killed and a toddler was seriously injured when a driver smashed head-on into the car they were riding in, police said. Christina Barnum, 22, of Auburn, was taken to a hospital after the crash that caused the death of her unborn child Sunday, Gwinnett County police said. — Barnum


Winder man dies after being ejected from van during wreck

A 47-year-old Winder man died early Monday morning after being ejected from his van, which he had lost control of as he tried to round a curve, police said. At about 3:45 a.m., Shawn Strackbein was driving his white GMC Safari on Langford Road near Corner Oak Drive in unincorporated Norcross when tr


DEVELOPING: Police warn families to stay inside as officers search for shooter

COBB COUNTY, Ga. - There is an urgent search for the person police said shot at an officer in Cobb County Monday night. Channel 2 Action News has confirmed the officer involved was not hurt.


Buford to hire two school resource officers, creating school police department

Buford City Schools will soon have its own, albeit small, police force, with the hiring of two school resource officers, or SROs. At its regular meeting Monday evening, the Buford Board of Education approved the three-person force: a chief and the two SROs.


Code enforcement: Gainesville fire victim was supposed to be removed from home

While an exact cause has not been determined just yet, it appears a hoarding situation could have contributed to a deadly apartment fire in Gainesville Monday morning. Gainesville Code Enforcement Division officials had been working with victim Alice Law to get her out of the unit at Candler Square


Jackknifed tractor-trailer on I-85 in Barrow County causes major delays

A jackknifed tractor-trailer on Interstate 85 Northbound before State Route 211 is caused major traffic delays Monday evening. The Georgia Department of Transportation said up to seven vehicles are involved, and that all I-85 Northbound lanes were blocked.