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If you're familiar with Extension you might know that the University of Georgia College of Agriculture and Environmental Sciences partners with the College of Family and Consumer Sciences to offer Extension programming on business development, healthy living, environmental health, and food safety. M

WHITECOUNTYNEWS.NET - 2017-09-21 17:31:00

Free car seat safety event Sept. 23

Heart of Gold Pilot Club, along with the Georgia Department of Public Health, have announced that certified child passenger safety technicians will offer free car seat inspections and education to parents and caregivers from at 10 a.m. to noon this Saturday, Sept. 23, at Walmart in Cleveland. The ev

WHITECOUNTYNEWS.NET - 2017-09-21 17:40:00

Sept. 22 is the first day of autumn

Okay, it's not quite as spectacular as an eclipse. But on Friday, Sept. 22, there's another interesting solar event: the autumnal equinox - also known as the first day of fall. So if you're reading this on Sept. 21, enjoy your final day of summer. What does any of this have to do with the sun? Well,

WHITECOUNTYNEWS.NET - 2017-09-21 17:35:00

Extent of Irma's disruption spurs local assessment

Now that the roads are clear and almost everyone has their power back on, White County officials are assessing the impact of Tropical Storm Irma and thinking about what they could have done differently. The storm hit Monday afternoon, Sept. 11, bringing wind gusts of up to 57 mph. Fallen trees block

WHITECOUNTYNEWS.NET - 2017-09-21 17:18:00

Community busy helping neighbors in storm recovery

In the days after Tropical Storm Irma tore down trees and power lines, people throughout White County began pulling together. Schools, churches, business and residents were among those identifying to addressing needs as access to electricity, water and food was interrupted. The White County School

WHITECOUNTYNEWS.NET - 2017-09-21 17:00:00

Mother of 2 wanted in multimillion-dollar meth operation

Just days after federal and state officials dismantled a $3.2-million meth lab and arrested five people allegedly connected to the operation, arrest warrants have been issued for a sixth person after agents discovered a second lab in North Georgia. And authorities said they have reason to believe th


Suspect sought after additional meth labs discovered in Lumpkin

Just days after a $3.2 million meth lab operation was busted in Dahlonega and Suches, Lumpkin County authorities uncovered two additional locations on Wednesday, Sept. 20, that appear to have been used for the same purpose. According to Lt. Alan Roach with the Lumpkin County Sheriff's Office, agents

THE DAHLONEGA NUGGET - 2017-09-21 16:31:38

VIDEO: Implosion brings down boilers at Plant Branch

After thick dark clouds of dust cleared the air from Saturday's implosions at Georgia Power Company's Plant Branch, the impact of a series of blasts there was obvious as shown in this particular photograph. After thick dark clouds of dust cleared the air from Saturday's implosions at Georgia Power C

DAILY CITIZEN-NEWS - 2017-09-19 18:00:00

Taste what Clarkesville has to offer Sept. 30

Restaurants, wineries and local entertainment will fill the historic downtown Clarkesville square for the 8th annual A Taste of Clarkesville. The town's premier fall event will take place from noon to 3 p.m. Sept. 30. "Local restaurants will be offering visitors a sampling of what they do best, whic

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-20 17:26:00

Power companies bring lights back on

Georgia Power Co. and Habersham Electric Membership Corp., electricity providers in the extreme portion of Northeast Georgia, have reported most ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today! Georgia

NORTHEASTERN GEORGIAN - 2017-09-20 07:05:00

Candidates tackle issues impacting Dahlonega

With the upcoming city elections just around the corner, The Dahlonega Nugget is running a series of candidate Q&A sessions to help better prepare readers for voting day in November. The first part of this five-part series will focus on the mayoral candidates. A total of three candidates are current

THE DAHLONEGA NUGGET - 2017-09-20 17:02:39

Wood River man drowns after falling from dock at Alton Marina

A Wood River man drowned after he fell from a dock at the Alton Marina, the Madison County Coroner said Monday. Michael J. Karlas, 43, was underwater 8-10 minutes after his fall into the Mississippi River on Saturday evening, Coroner Stephen Nonn said. Karlas was pulled from the water by rescuers an

MARIETTA DAILY JOURNAL - 2017-09-18 21:54:00

Incident during movie leads to attack

A woman said she was attacked after she told two women to "shut up" when they were talking during a movie. The woman told a deputy with the Banks County Sheriff's Office that she told the two women to "shut up" at a cinema at Banks Crossing. She said that after the movie, when she went to the bat

BANKSNEWSTODAY.COM - 2017-09-20 13:56:44

Hall sets record for jobs in August

Metro Gainesville, which includes all of Hall County, set a record for jobs in August, reaching 90,000 for the first time, according to figures released Thursday by the state Department of Labor. Other key indicators such as new unemployment claims, increasing workforce and the total number of emplo

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-21 19:57:00

Fair helps give small businesses tools to succeed

A newcomer to Hall County, Joanne Ramsaroop is more than just trying to familiarize herself with the community. The Bank of America mortgage officer is trying to learn about her potential customer base and the housing market. That's why Thursday's Small Business Resource Fair, a first-time event hos

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-21 18:35:00

Residents learn important information at Healthy Aging Expo

Betty Hopkins of Gainesville is feeling fine at 81. But that didn't stop her from checking out The Times' Healthy Aging Expo Wednesday at the Frances Meadows Aquatic Center in Gainesville. "You can't ever learn too much," she said. When it comes to health, "the more you learn, the better you are pre

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-20 21:04:00

Man receives package filled with drugs

FORSYTH COUNTY, Ga. - When returning home Aug. 29, a man received a strange package on his door step that didn't belong to him. The 53-year-old man said the box had another person's name on it with his address. The package had been sent to a location in Colorado, but was refused at its destination a

NORTHFULTON.COM - 2017-09-20 07:00:00

Authorities documenting Irma damage in Hall

With most of the immediate effects of Tropical Storm Irma cleared away, local officials, utility companies and property owners are digging into the numbers and details of the storm. Tuesday marked the last power outages in the area finally being cleared after the storm. Georgia Power restored its f

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-20 00:38:00

Tropical Storm Irma barely raises level of Lake Lanier

Even a tropical storm can't get Lake Lanier to anywhere near full pool. The lake's water level is only up 5 inches since Tropical Storm Irma passed over the Chattahoochee River basin that feeds Lake Lanier on Sept. 11 and Sept. 12. Before the storm hit, National Weather Service forecasts called for

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:29:00

Lanier shoreline holds up well during Irma ahead of Shore Sweep

Tropical Storm Irma roughed up Gainesville and Hall County, but the Lake Lanier waterfront fared relatively well in the storm. That's good news for property owners, but it's also good for the Lake Lanier Association and its volunteers getting ready for their annual cleanup event, Shore Sweep, set fo

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2017-09-19 04:12:00