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Fatal crash closes several lanes on I-85 in Gwinnett County
Source: WGCLDuluth, GA (WGCL)A fatal crash has forced the closure of several northbound lanes along I-85 in Gwinnett County.The crash is near the Pleasant Hill Road exit.Few details are known about the crash but police have confirmed that a fatality occurred.Police are moving commuters slowly throug
North Hall High security guard hit by pickup truck
Hall County authorities said a security guard at North Hall High School was hit by a pickup truck Tuesday afternoon.Hall County Fire Services Capt. Zachary Brackett said a pedestrian hit by a vehicle was transported Sept. 18 in emergency status to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville. He
Woman Refuses to Get Off Spirit Airlines Flight, Forces Everyone Else to Deplane
A woman filmed herself refusing to get off of a Spirit Airlines flight out of Atlanta, Georgia, on May 1, causing the cabin crew to have all the other passengers deplane. A week later, her Facebook Live had racked up nearly 3 million views.Safira Allen cited a series of unconfirmed incidents includi
3D model of head released in hopes of identifying remains found in Georgia woods
Authorities said at the time the remains had been in the woods for several years, and that there were no obvious signs of trauma or foul play noted at the spot where the discovery was made, FOX5 reported at the time. No clothing or personal possessions were located at the scene.
Commerce adds business, jobs
Wascher said MTI Baths, which has a plant in Sugar Hill, also is opening a facility in Commerce. He said that is expected to start with “about 10 jobs.”
Georgia defensive players compete for Richard LeCounte's "hit stick"
Richard LeCounte, a sophomore defensive back from Riceboro, Georgia, motions at the referees during the University of Georgia vs. Middle Tennessee University football game on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia.Rebecca Wright
The biggest game for Georgia and every other Top 25 team
OK, we've had our fun with the non-conference schedule. Auburn-Washington, LSU-Miami, TCU-Ohio State. But now it's time to really dive into conference play, where postseason spots are won and lost. What's the most important game for each Top 25 team as they jockey for bowl and playoff positioning? L
Gainesville downtown square closed for Thursday events
Motorists could hit traffic delays and lane closures in downtown Gainesville Thursday, Sept. 20, because of several events scheduled around the same time.The Gainesville square will be closed to all traffic, including at West Academy Street, at Spring Street and Washington Street at Green Street, ac
Woman pleads guilty to reselling Gainesville Housing Authority supplies on eBay
A woman who worked as an accounting specialist at the Gainesville Housing Authority pleaded guilty last week to selling $28,000 of stolen office supplies on her personal eBay account, according to court documents.Jennifer Sipe pleaded guilty to one count of federal program theft. She was sentenced T
Man dies after being crushed by machine at Georgia workplace
CARROLLTON, Ga. —A man was killed Monday when he wascrushed by a machineat his job in west Georgia, a fire department official said.The incidentoccurred between 5:30 and 6 a.m. at DieTech Industries in the 100 block of Automation Drive, Carrollton fire Chief Jimmy Bearden toldWSB-TV.
Post-Music Midtown: 3 upcoming fall festivals featuring music in Athens
Music Midtown may be over and summer might be drawing to a close, but festival season in Athens is still going strong. In fact, some may say it’s getting stronger. Fall brings all sorts of seasonal experiences to the Classic City, and festivals are no exception. Check out some of the festivals comin
74-year-old Athens woman killed by car on West Broad Street
A 74-year-old woman died after being struck by a vehicle on West Broad Street, the Athens-Clarke County Police Department reported on Monday.According to an ACCPD press release, Patricia Barker of Athens crossed six lanes of traffic before being struck at the corner of West Broad Street and Briarcli
Column: Forget about No. 2 or 3 in the polls, UGA, just keep avoiding Alabama
ATHENS, Ga.–It's difficult to formulate an opinion about UGA and Clemson alternating the No. 2 and 3 slots in the Associated Press andUSATODAY/Amway Coaches polls, respectively, without coming off as snarky.
Dollar General manager says 2 young men robbed store
Two men, with their faces covered, robbed a Dollar General store in Gainesville of nearly $500 Sunday night, according to police and a store employee.Gainesville Police Cpl. Jessica Van said two men entered the Thompson Bridge Road store around 9:25 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16. One of the suspects carried
Breaking News: Federal Judge Rules ‘No’ on Paper Ballots in Georgia - WhoWhatWhy
Witnesses and attorneys for the state responded to such claims by expressing confidence in security measures such as physically tying up the voting machines, and digital security added since researchers, several times in the last two years, exposed the system’s flaws. They also said it would be cost
Police: Katt Williams threatened with gun by Atlanta radio host's husband outside comedy club
NORCROSS, Ga. - Comedian Katt Williams and Atlanta radio host Wanda Smith allegedly got into a fight outside the Atlanta Comedy Theater in Norcross that ended with Smith’s husband pulling a gun on Williams, according to a report from the Gwinnett County Police Department.Smith and Williams reportedl
Georgia vs. Tennessee kickoff announced by SEC
The UGA offense racked up 294 yards rushing and 5.3 yards per carry in the win. Nick Chubb, after suffering a gruesome knee injury in Knoxville in 2015, led the way with 16 carries for 109 yards. Jake Fromm, a freshman quarterback making his first SEC start on the road, had a pair of rushing scores.
Smart's Soundbites: Kirby Smart gives updates on Swift and Thomas, other notes
Georgia football head coach Kirby Smart yells out to the field during a football game at Sanford Stadium in Athens, Georgia on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018. The Georgia Bulldogs played against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders for their third game of the season. (Photo/Rebecca Wright)Rebecca Wright
How Hall County Fire Services is fixing carbon monoxide issue at stations
When Hall County Fire Services conducted carbon monoxide testing at its stations in January, the levels were high.The levels were from 17 parts per million to 25 parts per million, when the “U.S. standards for (carbon monoxide) levels are maximum of 9 (parts per million) of carbon monoxide for 8 hou
Alabama, Georgia sit on top of latest AP poll
The SEC had a pretty good weekend overall, and now the conference has their top two teams on top of the AP Top 25. No. 1 Alabama remains the king of the AP poll, but Georgia moved just past Clemson in this week's poll. The Bulldogs and Tigers swapped spots in the AP Top 25, but the Tigers received t