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Buford eyes possible future school in Hall County

Buford City Schools could be operating a school inside of Hall County in the future. At a meeting earlier this month, the Buford Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to authorize the city manager and city attorney to negotiate and purchase 16.43 acres located at 995 Gainesville Highway. City Man

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-20 22:04:00

Local Firefighter Killed In Motorcycle Crash

CUMMING, GA - A 21-year-old firefighter from Cumming was killed early Thursday when his motorcycle crashed while he was going around a curve. Forsyth County authorities say Jacob Hammond was riding his motorcycle on Bannister Road near Namon Wallace Road in Cumming at around 1:14 a.m. While he was n

PATCH - 2017-09-21 18:30:22

20-Year-Old Woman Dead On Street | Will Hurricane Maria Hit Georgia? | Ga. Tech Police Mourn Student: News Nearby

There was plenty of news across Georgia on Thursday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here's a roundup of some of the top stories from the past 24 hours. Second Meth Lab Found In $3.2 Million Georgia BustA second north Georgia meth lab has been discovered and a woman is on the run in con

PATCH - 2017-09-21 21:00:21

JUST IN: I- 85 North reopens after deadly wreck

All lanes of I-85 North near North Druid Hills Road have reopened after a fatal wreck shut down the interstate for hours. The crash is still affecting the drive between Midtown and DeKalb County, according to the WSB 24-hour Traffic Center. It is not impacting the southbound ride from Gwinnett Coun


Person struck, killed on I-85 N after pedestrian crash

ATLANTA - A pedestrian was hit and killed Friday morning on the interstate. Police are on the scene of the fatal collision between a person walking and a vehicle on I-85 N just past N. Druid Hills Rd. All lanes are blocked, including the entrance ramp to I-85 N. Taking the Buford Spring Connector t

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-09-22 09:28:12

Residents of Marketplace Commons question extra fee

City of Cumming officials, along with members of a neighborhood just off Buford Dam Road, will form a group to look at a unique payment made by that community. The Cumming City Council and Mayor H. Ford Gravitt decided to work with members of Marketplace Commons to decide the future of an $85 monthl

FORSYTH COUNTY NEWS - 2017-09-21 23:44:00

Lake Lanier Fishing Report: Fall brings major changes for anglers

Water Conditions: Lake Lanier's level is 1,065.53, or 5.47 feet below the normal full pool of 1,071. Lake surface temperatures are in the mid-70s. The main lake and creeks mouths are clear. The creeks and rivers are clear-to-stained. The Chattahoochee River below Buford Dam is clear. Check generati

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-21 23:17:00

Man given 25-year prison sentence in rape case

A Flowery Branch man was convicted Thursday in a 2015 rape case, according to authorities. Kyle Janess, 20, was found guilty by a jury after roughly 40 minutes of deliberation. Janess was sentenced to life with 25 years to serve in incarceration. The rest of the sentence may be on probation. Attorne

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-22 20:19:00

Quarry gets Flowery Branch OK to add landscaped 20.74-acre buffer

Vulcan Materials Co.'s rock quarry in Flowery Branch will expand by 20.74 acres, but mining operations won't grow an inch. Instead, the company is planning to use the extra land bordering Hog Mountain and Blackjack roads as a protective, landscaped buffer between the quarry and surrounding propertie

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-22 03:45:00

Georgia's Price Under Fire For Expensive Flights As Trump's HHS Director

A member of President Donald Trump's cabinet from Georgia has garnered some unwanted attention this week for what some are calling his excessive use of private flights at taxpayer expense. Top lawmakers and late-night comedians alike are honing in on reports that Health and Human Services Secretary

PATCH - 2017-09-22 14:13:17

Get in free at dozens of local museums on Saturday

Duluth's Southern Railway Museum, the Wren's Nest, and Bulloch Hall in Roswell are just some of metro Atlanta and Georgia museums that are offering free admission on Saturday. The museums are participating in Smithsonian Magazine's Museum Day Live. More than 1,250 art museums, science centers and cu

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2017-09-22 15:07:52

Editorial: Falling into a new season of gratitude

As the calendar turns to fall today and we await the cooler weather and colorful leaves it brings, the equinox gives us reasons for thanks and much to celebrate. So we touch on a few items of note in our headlines of late that are worthy of acknowledgment: As the final toll is tallied over the impac

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-22 00:27:00

Septic and Drainfield Installation in Milton, GA

In Milton, GA, Action Septic Tank Service installed a French drain. This repair included adding a gravel-filled trench and perforated pipe to divert the flow of effluent away from the home. This drainage system disperses the water downward into the soil. The gravel helps to absorb the water while al

PATCH - 2017-09-22 15:41:12

Noon To Night Fashion Show At Avalon Raises More Than $52,000

From Avalon: Last Thursday, Avalon transformed the Boulevard into a blue-carpeted runway for its third annual Noon to Night fashion show and raised more than $52,000 for Bert's Big Adventure. Noon to Night drew a crowd of over 550 fashionistas and was hosted by Bert Weiss and Kristen Klingshirn of T

PATCH - 2017-09-22 13:27:10

Local classes for Moms and Kids

Those early years with your child are full of wonderful firsts and watching them grow everyday! They can also be full of long, monotonous days. Mommy and Me classes are a great way to get out of the house, and bond with your child in new and fun ways! Here are a few classes nearby that fit the bill:

PATCH - 2017-09-22 12:28:19

Get scared: metro Atlanta's biggest haunted house now open in Gwinnett

Hyosub Shin / AJC Posted: 10:15 a.m. Friday, September 22, 2017 Get ready to get scared: Netherworld Haunted House is now open for the Halloween season. This year is the attraction's last in Norcross, where it's been since 1997. It will move to Stone Mountain after the Halloween season, joining th

MYAJC.COM - 2017-09-22 15:59:57

Gainesville goes gold to raise money for childhood cancer

Gainesville Cancer Moms, a private Facebook group, hosted the second Gainesville Goes Gold event Thursday night on the downtown square. The event was held to raise awareness and funds for childhood cancer research. Guests were encouraged to wear gold, the ribbon color for the cause. Proceeds from th

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-22 05:43:00

Gainesville waits for offers on old jail site in hopes of midtown revitalization

The old Hall County jail on Main Street in midtown Gainesville is just a memory as city officials wait for an offer on the property. Looking out her office window, longtime income tax preparer Maria Enriquez said Thursday she saw all the brick and mortar removed over the past five months. Earlier th

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-22 02:47:00

Gwinnett Swim looking to expand into bigger building in Hall

A Buford company offering swimming lessons to everyone from infants to athletes is looking to expand with a new property on Friendship Road in South Hall. Gwinnett Swim hopes to open in a new location at 2700 Friendship Road, near the Braselton city limits, to offer private, by-appointment swim less

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-20 02:14:00

Mattie's Call | Roswell Hazing Victim's Death | Armed Man At Youth Football Game: News Nearby

There was plenty of news across Georgia on Tuesday. If you missed any of it on your local Patch, here's a roundup of some of the top stories from the past 24 hours. The third victim in a pedestrian collision that killed a Hurricane Irma evacuee and her baby has died. Kathy Deming, 61, of Marietta, d

PATCH - 2017-09-19 22:15:41