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NWS: Tornado touches down in Southeast Georgia
A line of severe thunderstorms and a tornado barreled across Southeast Georgia on Friday, leaving a trail of damage. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-trailer was blown over on the causeway to St. Simons Island.
Body found in Lumpkin County river confirmed to be missing woman
WHITE COUNTY, Ga. - Authorities say a body found in a Lumpkin County river Wednesday is a Cherokee County woman who was reported missing early Monday morning. The body of Belinda Butterfield, 34, was recovered from the Chestatee River near Dahlonega.
Severe storms, heavy rains wash out roads, down trees across north Georgia
ATLANTA - Another line of storms moved through parts of the metro Friday after a fast-moving storm system produced tornado warnings and watches in the morning. We continue to receive reports of damage throughout metro Atlanta and north Georgia. There are thousands of power outages and the number con
6 reasons to check out popular north Georgia festival
DAHLONEGA, Ga. - Dahlonega’s Bear on the Square Festival returns April 27-28 to the north Georgia town. Here are the top reasons to check it out. It’s Dahlonega: There’s a reason that the town of Dahlonega consistently makes national ‘best of’ lists. Dahlonega is a picture-postcard, authentic Appala
Tree falls on Hall County church, but Easter service is still on
GAINESVILLE, Ga. — A church in Gainseville was hit by Friday morning's storm. According to Richard Clarke, a deacon at Dewberry Baptist Church, a tree fell through the roof of the church's fellowship hall Friday around 6:30 a.m.
UNG alumnus Matthews named new Commandant of Cadets
A 1994 graduate has been selected as the next Commandant of Cadets for the University of North Georgia (UNG) in Dahlonega. Dr. James Conneely, vice president of student affairs and enrollment management at UNG, announced the hiring of Col. Joseph Matthews, a military intelligence officer and 1994 gr
Georgia Governor Brian Kemp says he's not concerned about backlash from the "heartbeat" bill
The "heartbeat" bill in Georgia has not yet been signed by Governor Brian Kemp but the governor told reporters Thursday night in Liberty County he's not concerned about reported backlash from the film industry. The bill would prevent an abortion at six weeks or when a heartbeat is detected.
Hall will soon begin taking Lumpkin County’s recyclables
Starting April 15, Hall County will take in Lumpkin County’s recycling, after commissioners approved an agreement with Lumpkin at their Wednesday meeting. Lumpkin will bring its recyclables, except glass, to the Hall County Recycling Center on Chestnut Street in Gainesville. Hall will pay Lumpkin ha
Measles cases reported in Tennessee and Georgia
"It is kind of scary because its not something that's been seen in a long time," said Meg Jones. Jones lives in Fyffe. That means she's less than an hour away from Tennessee or Georgia, two states that are dealing with confirmed measles cases. The Alabama Department of Public Health says a single ca
Tornado Watches, Warnings Issues for Counties in Florida, Georgia Friday Morning
Friday morning's commute was complicated for those who had to worry about tornadoes slowing them down. In several Florida and Georgia counties, tornado watches or tornado warnings had been issued. Understanding the timing, and severity, of these National Weather Service announcements can be a matter
How Hall County Schools is preparing for its 2020 budget
Hall County Schools Superintendent Will Schofield this week outlined several critical components of the next budget in an interview with The Times. The Hall County Schools Board of Education won’t approve a budget for the 2020 fiscal year until the end of June, and negotiations, funding estimates an
Overnight storms hit North Hall hard, downing trees, knocking out power
Overnight storms downed trees, blocking roads and causing power outages, with the most severe damage concentrated in the North Hall area. Brian Stewart, spokesman for Hall County government, said road maintenance had cleared at least four downed trees blocking roads in North Hall.
Strong line of storms rolls through North Georgia
A strong line of storm rolled through Northeast Georgia Friday morning, spawning multiple tornado and severe thunderstorms warnings. No reports of significant damage were immediately available, but trees were down and power was out in many areas around the region. Law enforcement was dealing with nu
Learn firearms safety with the Hall County Sheriff’s Office
The Hall County Sheriff’s Office will be hosting a free firearms safety course on May 18. There will be two sessions at 8 a.m. and 1 p.m. Hall County residents can take the class to learn about firearms ownership, legal issues, safe firearm handling and storage, and the basics of marksmanship.
Forsyth Sandwich Shop Health Score Drops From Multiple Violations
CUMMING, GA -- Several local restaurants and schools were recently graded on their cleanliness by the Forsyth County Environmental Health Department. Click on the date or score to see more information. Each item on an inspection form has a point value ranging from 1 to 9 points, with violations dedu
Deadly April storm leaves trail of damage across Florida, Georgia
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A line of severe thunderstorms and possible tornados barrelled across North Florida on Friday morning, leaving at least one child dead and a second injured near Tallahassee. The front facade of a furniture store in Kingsland, Georgia, was ripped off by high winds and a tractor-t
Hall County Schools announce personnel changes
The Hall County School District announced a number of personnel changes and departures from top administrative leaders on Friday, April 19. Gordon Higgins, director of athletics and community relations who has served as the school district’s spokesman, will retire at the end of June.
Easter Festival at Free Chapel
Bring your entire family to our annual Easter Festival with food, rides, inflatables, and the best egg hunt you’ve ever seen because this time we're dropping the eggs out of a helicopter! For more details and upcoming events, visit freechapel.org.
Human trafficking in Georgia
ATLANTA (WJBF) - Also called modern day slavery, human trafficking affects millions of lives -- and unfortunately Georgia is one of the leaders in the number of people trafficked.
Car dealer denied bond in alleged $2 million scheme
WHITE COUNTY, Ga. - A north Georgia car dealer was denied bond Thursday in what’s now being described as a more than $2 million fraud and theft case, prompted by a Channel 2 investigation.