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Braselton farmers market returns Friday
After packing up their tents for the colder winter months, vendors are returning to the historic Braselton Brothers Store patio in downtown Braselton for the city’s monthly farmers market.
Barrow County SWAT standoff ends with three arrests
A four-hour SWAT standoff in Hoschton ended with the arrests of three people Thursday afternoon. Capt. Ryan Sears with the Barrow County Sheriff's Office said the SWAT team was called to 1115 Victron Drive around 10 a.m. to investigate a report of a barricaded suspect. Sears said the Hall County She
This South Hall housing complex will have piano bar and pub, among other extras
A 162-apartment, resort-like senior living complex is coming to South Hall, adding to the already booming residential and commercial development in the Braselton area. Construction is underway on Phoenix Senior Living at 1949 Friendship Road.
Cops: 76 driver’s licenses found on Georgia man accused of child molestation, trafficking
A former Department of Drivers Services employee accused of several child molestation and trafficking charges was found with 76 driver’s licenses when he was arrested Tuesday, authorities said.
16-year-old girl ejected from car, dies at scene
HALL COUNTY, Ga. — A 16-year-old died after being ejected from a car in a crash Thursday afternoon. Georgia State Patrol is investigating the wreck that happened on GA-283 east of Oxford Road in Hall County around 4:35 p.m. Authorities said Taylor Beck died at the scene.
RaceTrac off table, for now
A controversial request for a RaceTrac convenience store in Braselton was pulled last week. But developers don’t plan to drop the issue completely. RaceTrac requested a conditional use for the convenience store to locate on a little over 2 acres on Thompson Mill Rd. at Hwy. 211. Developers also aske
Braselton bringing out fresh produce at its winter market
The Braselton Farmers Market is back, starting off its winter season with plenty of produce and goodies in the wider South Hall area. The market, open 4 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, at 9924 Davis St., plans to have about 11 vendors offering everything from vegetables to sausage, boiled peanuts, beef
Georgia judge orders new trial in 1976 case that sent man to death row
In a searing decision, a judge in Columbus has granted a new trial to a man convicted of rape and murder 43 years ago based on new DNA evidence, at the same time condemning “undeniable” race discrimination during jury selection by the prosecution.
Man Hospitalized After Hit-And-Run, Police Seek Public's Help
LAWRENCEVILLE, GA – The Gwinnett County Police Department needs the public's help in identifying the person involved in a pedestrian hit and run accident. On Wednesday, Jan. 16, officers assigned to the Central Precinct were dispatched to the call around 6 a.m.
What’s behind possible Flowery Branch charter change
Flowery Branch is moving ahead with a special election to replace former Councilwoman Mary Jones, but its City Council also is looking at another way to address short-term vacancies such as the one created by Jones’ departure.
Hall County man arrested for enticing a minor
HALL COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Gainesville man faces 76 counts of identification fraud, as well as aggravated child molestation charges. The Oakwood Police Department says it began investigating Esteban Olivas, 25, after receiving a complaint from the family members of a 12-year-old boy. They
Georgia man arrested last night planned to attack White House today, FBI says
ATLANTA - In a last-minute news conference, federal investigators announced that a joint terrorism task force, led by the FBI arrested Hasher Jallal Taheb, 21, of Cumming, after an investigation showed he wanted to attack several federal buildings in Washington, D.C.
Gainesville's Spring Chicken Festival moving to a new location: Longwood Park
When the Gainesville Spring Chicken Festival returns in April, it will have a new home: Longwood Park. Since its inception, the event has been held in downtown Gainesville. "As the Chicken Capital of the World, the Spring Chicken Festival is Gainesville’s signature event,” said Regina Dyer, Gainesvi
What Gainesville residents want to see in city parks
Gainesville residents told parks employees and planners Thursday that they hoped to see more biking and walking trails — an idea that planners said was popular across demographics and also was requested at similar meetings for Hall County Parks and Leisure.
Barrow County man charged with vehicular homicide after Friday crash in Dacula
A Barrow County man, already facing charges in a Friday night crash in Dacula, has now been charged with vehicular homicide following the death of a passenger in his vehicle. The Gwinnett County Police Department said Michael Hall, 40, of Bethlehem was driving under the influence when the crash happ
Georgia candidate behind 'deportation bus' pleads not guilty
ATLANTA (AP) A Georgia Republican gubernatorial candidate who campaigned in a "deportation bus" has pleaded not guilty to fraud charges. Ex-state Sen. Michael Williams was indicted last month in Hall County northeast of Atlanta on charges of insurance fraud and lying to investigators. The Atlanta Jo
Man taken to court over Buford sinkhole
BUFORD, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - The city of Buford is taking a man to court on Friday all over a huge sinkhole which opened up early this year. It happened along Peachtree Industrial Blvd. and Little Mill Road. The city has filed several citations against the owner of the gas station for abatement of
Oakwood break-in leads to $50,000 damage estimate, lost heirlooms
Heirlooms from Resia McFarland’s grandmother were in pieces Thursday, Jan. 17 as she walked through the damage following a break-in that morning at RLM Affairs, an event planning business on McEver Road.
Dacula names Trey King to serve out mayor’s term
The Dacula City Council recently appointed Trey King to complete the unexpired term of Mayor Jimmy Wilbanks, who died Jan. 3 after a battle with cancer. Wilbanks had completed only one year of his current four-year term. The city’s charter allows the city council to appoint a new mayor instead of ho
Ban on Smoking in Cars with Kids 13 & Under Resurfaces in Georgia
State representative Sandra Scott has dropped legislation to prohibit anyone from smoking in a vehicle, in motion or in park, if a minor is present. Any person found to be smoking in a vehicle with a person aged 13 and under would be guilty of a misdemeanor and fined $100. The bill does not apply to