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Dahlonega man charged with DUI in wreck that injured motorcyclist
DAHLONEGA, Ga. –– Benjamin Jacob Bruner, 20, of Athens was seriously injured Tuesday when the Suzuki motorcycle he was riding struck the rear end of a Dodge Dakota that was backing out of a private driveway on Ben Higgins Road.
Military college cadet faces uncertain future after devastating car accident on his way to school
DAHLONEGA, Ga. — A military college cadet with dreams of becoming an officer in the U.S. Army was in surgery again Thursday and faces an uncertain future after he was seriously injured in a traffic wreck on his way to school.
Motorcyclist taken to hospital after wreck in Lumpkin County
A motorcyclist struck a pickup truck that was backing out of a private driveway Tuesday morning in Lumpkin County, according to Georgia State Patrol. State patrol Cpl. J.A. Caldwell said a trooper responded before noon Feb. 12 to Ben Higgins Carlton Seitz roads.
Georgia business owner owing over $300,000 in back taxes admits he tried to bribe IRS agent, agrees to leave country after prison
ATLANTA (AP) — A Georgia business owner has pleaded guilty to attempting to bribe an IRS agent to reduce his tax burden. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports Magdaleno Garcia Alonso offered cash to an IRS agent who audited his tax returns in 2015 and 2016 if she reduced the amount of money he ow
UNG fraternity suspended by national organization, university
A fraternity at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega has been suspended by their national organization after allegations of alcohol misuse. The Georgia Delta chapter of Sigma Alpha Epsilon was investigated for allegations of alcohol misuse at an unauthorized, off-campus event, according to a
Police: Man accused of taking thousands of dollars from UNG vending machines
University of North Georgia officials and their vendor believed money was going missing from the vending machines on campus over the Christmas break. When a UNG officer met with the suspect Jan. 30 at the Fulton County Detention Center, a man reportedly “admitted to taking money from the vending mac
GARY EDWARDS: Peach Belt cuisine
FLORENCE, S.C. -- After a successful home stand, the Francis Marion University men’s basketball team takes to the road this weekend to play the University of North Georgia on Saturday afternoon, and then Young Harris College on Monday evening.
Mobile home heavily damaged by fire in Dawson County
Crews with Dawson County Fire Services made quick work of knocking down a mobile home fire on Elliott Family Parkway Friday morning. Firefighters were dispatched at 10:48 a.m., according to a press statement from Dawson County Emergency Services. They arrived at the scene at 10:55 a.m. and had the f
Forsyth County: Plant a Tree on Georgia Arbor Day
FORSYTH COUNTY, GA — Residents are invited to celebrate Georgia Arbor Day by attending a tree planting ceremony at The Orchard at Chattahoochee Pointe (5790 Chattahoochee Pointe Dr.) as well as planting their own trees. A limited number of free Swamp Chestnut and Dogwood tree seedlings will also be
Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter at University of North Georgia closed after underage drinking incident
A fraternity has closed at the University of North Georgia in Dahlonega following an incident of underage drinking that hospitalized one student in December. The Sigma Alpha Epsilon chapter was shuttered by the national organization in conjunction with UNG, which has also suspended the organization.
Norm's Tasting Notes: The Three Sisters Winery
#nb-38-12 Can you find good wine in North Georgia? You bet you can! Whether it be the French Bordeaux style, "Meritage", or the smooth blended red, "Fat Boy Red", a local favorite. The wines from Three Sisters Vineyards are all pleasing to the palate, and provide choices for almost any range of tast
Georgia woman pleads to hauling kilos of drugs on I-75
MACON, GA (WALB) -- A Tifton woman pleaded guilty in Macon federal court Wednesday on a drug charge after she was arrested for carrying four kilos of meth and cocaine in her car with the intent to distribute.
Police: Man wanted for Hard Rock shooting in Atlantic City arrested in Georgia
Police say a man wanted for a shooting at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Atlantic City has been arrested in Georgia. Emory Chapman, 39, of Pleasantville, was taken into custody Thursday by FBI agents in Atlanta.
7 of America’s best hospitals are in Georgia, according to a new report
Of the nearly 175 hospitals in Georgia, seven facilities were recently recognized as the country’s best of the best. That’s according to a new report from Healthgrades, for which analysts ranked the top 250, top 100 and top 50 hospitals in the United States “based solely on clinical quality outcomes
Georgia soldier comes home from Afghanistan after daughter’s sudden death
The 5-year-old daughter of a National Guard soldier died unexpectedly last weekend, and her father hurried home to Georgia from his deployment in Afghanistan, according to a news report.
Georgia drivers must make more stops for school buses
Gov. Brian Kemp on Friday signed a bill into law revising the state’s traffic regulations for driving past school buses stopped to load or unload students. Now drivers must stop for school buses stopped to load or unload passengers unless they are driving on a highway divided by a grass median, unpa
Teen accused of molesting young boys testifies ‘that’s not who I am’
Saying he was mad and confused when learning of the allegations against him, a 16-year-old took the stand Thursday, Feb. 14, in his defense against multiple charges of aggravated child molestation.
Aurora, Illinois police respond to active shooter at Henry Pratt manufacturing business
Authorities are investigating the report of an active shooter at a suburban Chicago facility. The City of Aurora confirmed there is an active shooter near Highland and Archer. Several local media outlets are reporting a massive police response at a manufacturing facility in Aurora, Ill.
Atlanta rapper 21 Savage booked into S. Georgia jail on felony warrant
It was a busy day for Atlanta rapper 21 Savage Friday, starting with a pre-taped appearance on Good Morning America, followed by being booked into a South Georgia jail on a felony theft by deception warrant. He was later released, according to the Liberty County Sheriff’s Office.
Georgia National Guard's first black female pilot gets surprise sendoff
HENRY COUNTY, Ga. - The Georgia National Guard's first black female pilot got a surprise send-off in Henry County Friday. Channel 2's Steve Gehlbach was at Stockbridge Elementary School, where students packed the gym to celebrate Lt. Andrea Lewis.