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Georgia running back injured in practice

ATHENS- Georgia Bulldogs football coach Kirby Smart announced Saturday that running back Zamir White injured his left knee in practice Saturday.According to Smart, White was covering a punt when the injury occurred."Zamir was on punt coverage and it was a non-contact injury,” said Smart. “We don’t k

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-08-18 22:11:00

A doughnut heist, Flo Rida and dancing deputies. Hall County Sheriff’s Office meets lip sync challenge.

Messages were coming in — about one every four hours — to Derreck Booth, spokesman for the Hall County Sheriff’s Office.They were messages from the community “begging” the sheriff’s office to take part in a trend that’s been sweeping the nation’s law enforcement: a lip syncing challenge.After a chal

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-08-17 15:50:00

Five months later, man still missing from Hall County

Johnny Edgar Vickers, 42, of Flowery Branch has been missing for five months according to his family.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-08-17 20:22:59

‘Old Joe’ Confederate statue protest slated today in Gainesville

Old Joe stands in the center of the downtown square of Gainesville, Ga. Called Old Joe by locals, the soldier wears a belt buckle emblazoned with the initials "CSA" for Confederate States of America and boasts a plaque declaring he is dedicated to "Southern Convictions." (AP Photo/The Times, Paula

MYAJC.COM - 2018-08-18 09:43:00

Could there be a compromise over a long-standing Confederate statue in Gainesville?

GAINESVILLE, Ga. -- The battle over Confederate statues continues in Georgia. Now, a famous statue in Hall County is under scrutiny, but organizers to a protest on Saturday believe they have a solution that can solve the controversy.The preparation for the protest lasted longer than the protest itse

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-08-18 18:29:42

Prisoner’s suit over treatment leads to $1.5M settlement against state

The attorneys for a woman incarcerated at Arrendale State Prison in Alto said she laid on the floor of a segregation cell “not eating” and “verbally unresponsive for three days.”The state of Georgia agreed to pay $1.5 million to settle a lawsuit brought by attorneys for Mollianne Fischer, who is now

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-08-17 20:19:00

Two arrested in alleged father-daughter drug operation

Authorities have arrested two people in connection with what they are calling a “father-daughter drug operation” that allegedly supplied large amounts of marijuana and MDMA to the north Forsyth area.Daniel McGregor Williams III, 51, and Morgan Christina Williams, 17, both of Cumming, were arrested l

FORSYTH COUNTY NEWS - 2018-08-17 12:29:00

AP News - Deputies: Dad, daughter arrested for dealing drugs to teens

Investigators with the Johns Creek-Alpharetta-Forsyth County Drug Task Force on Wednesday raided the family's home in the Quail Hollow community, as well as a storage unit. Deputies seized 2 pounds (0.9 kilograms) of marijuana, 87 colorful MDMA pills (otherwise known as "Molly" or ecstasy), and $22,

TOWNHALL - 2018-08-18 17:36:00

What Gainesville is doing about abandoned properties

Gainesville officials are working on two initiatives, a land bank and adjustments to the city’s property maintenance regulations, part of efforts to improve housing conditions and neighborhood blight.The city’s community development director, Rusty Ligon, said city staff are working to determine exa

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-08-17 17:15:00

5th alleged victim joins sex abuse lawsuit against Athens scoutmaster

“Beyond the five men named in this suit, we want the Boy Scouts, the churches and institutions that are their chartering organizations, and the leaders they select, to focus on protecting our children rather than protecting those accused of sexual abuse,” says attorney Darren Penn, representing the

MYAJC.COM - 2018-08-17 19:47:00

Trump administration's suspension of clean water rule halted by judge

Environmental groups, including the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, are celebrating a federal judge’s ruling in South Carolina on Thursday that the Trump administration did not properly seek public input when it suspended protections designed to thwart waterway pollution.The ruling is likely to be appeal

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-08-17 18:20:00

Tornado warning issued for Banks county

3:51 P.M. |The NWS says the storm that prompted the warning is weakening below severe limits, and is exiting the warned area. Therefore, the warning will be allowed to expire at 4P.M.. However heavy rain is still possible with this thunderstorm.

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-08-17 19:34:23

Explosion at Homerville coffee shop sends 3 employees to the hospital

HOMERVILLE, Ga. — Authorities are investigating a case of possible arson after an explosion at a Georgia coffee shop sent three people to the hospital.The Georgia Department of Insurance said it happened Friday, Aug. 17 at the Coffee Corner shop in Homerville.The intensity of blast collapsed several

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-08-18 01:55:53

SATURDAY EDITION: Around Northeast Georgia

*"One Gainesville" community pep rally, Wednesday, Aug. 22, 6:00-8:00, at Bobby Gruhn Field at City Park. Food, music, games, and free admission. Meet the Gainesville High School athletic teams.

ACCESSWDUN.COM - 2018-08-18 00:01:00

Caught on cam: Teacher choke-slams student

DAHLONEGA, Ga (WXIA) - A Georgia teacher accused of grabbing a student by the throat and slamming him onto a lunchroom table appeared in court on Tuesday, claiming the student initiated the attack.


New JROTC and Science facility coming to Lumpkin County High School

Representatives from RLR Architects and Carroll Daniel Construction presented drawings for the proposed facility, which will replace the temporary trailers currently used for JROTC purposes. Dewayne Roof, with RLR Architects, explained that the ROTC building will be two-stories tall, equipped with e

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2018-08-17 00:00:00

Why protesters will be gathering around Old Joe Saturday

A year after a nonviolent protest against “Old Joe,” the confederate statue in the center of Gainesville’s square, another demonstration is set for Saturday, Aug. 18 at 11:30 a.m.The monument, erected in 1909 by the Gen. James Longstreet Chapter of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, sits on ab


Restaurant coming, another business growing

For many months, there’s been construction activity on the north end of Cleveland’s downtown square, and White County residents have ...


FCHS engineering students to repurpose Power Wheels for children with disabilities

This week, city of Cumming Mayor Troy Brumbalow and his son, Zach, delivered a Lightning McQueen Power Wheels car to Forsyth Central High School for more than just child’s play.The car was delivered to the school’s engineering program on Wednesday for students to get an inside understanding of how i

FORSYTH COUNTY NEWS - 2018-08-17 08:00:00

PHOTOS: 3-year-old Georgia boy has adorable birthday at Waffle House

BUFORD, Ga.- Some kids want a bounce house, others maybe a Barbie dream house, but one young Georgia boy wanted something different for his birthday -- Waffle House.