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Gainesville mother charged after 3-year-old left in car for 3 hours

A Gainesville woman was accused of child cruelty four days after her 3-year-old son was left in a car unattended for roughly three hours, according to authorities.Investigators took out a warrant on Alejandra Suarez, 26, for second-degree child cruelty Friday, Aug. 17. She was arrested Sunday, Aug.

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-08-20 12:43:00

Body found in parking lot at Winder Walmart

Police lightsThe Barrow County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a body that was found Monday night at a Walmart in Winder.Maj. Ryan Sears said the body was found in the parking lot of the Walmart located at 440 Atlanta Highway. Officials are not releasing any additional information at this time bec

GWINNETT DAILY POST - 2018-08-21 00:59:00

Gang leader convicted of ordering man’s murder from prison

Gordon Evans was convicted of malice murder, three counts of felony murder, aggravated assault, false imprisonment, aggravated battery and two counts of criminal street gang activity. He was accused of ordering the murder of Jeffery Anderson, who was found in Lawrenceville with two gunshot wounds in

GWINNETT DAILY POST - 2018-08-20 21:17:00

128-home subdivision off Atlanta Highway in Oakwood gets initial OK

A 128-home subdivision proposed on a long-abandoned farm off Atlanta Highway was given the Oakwood Planning Commission’s OK Monday, Aug. 20.“We’re excited to do business here, and it’s going to be a nice community,” said Brad Cooper of Cumming-based Blue River Development, which is proposing Falcons

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-08-20 21:28:00

Cumming Woman Kills Husband, Then Self: Police

FORSYTH COUNTY, GA – A Cumming woman murdered her husband sometime over the weekend and took her own life early Monday morning, according to the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office.

PATCH - 2018-08-20 19:38:31

‘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


Wreck on I-85 southbound at Indian Trail snarls traffic for motorists

Several lanes are being blocked on Interstate 85 southbound at Indian Trail after a multiple-vehicle wreck that has quickly snarled inbound traffic for motorists during the morning commute.11Alive's Crash Clark says motorists should get over to Buford Highway as an alternate, but to do so quickly, b

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-08-21 10:43:06

What’s planned for Oakwood property that’s been vacant more than 50 years

A once “viable farm” that has sat unused and vacant for 50 years is now being eyed as part of 128-home subdivision proposed off Atlanta Highway near Plainview Road in Oakwood.“Historically, it was a viable farm that supported the local economy,” Blue River Development of Cumming says of 35 acres at

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-08-19 18:08:00

2 Deaths Under Investigation: Forsyth Deputies On Scene: Police

FORSYTH COUNTY, GA – The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is investigating two deaths inside a house in the 5400 block of Memphis Street in north Forsyth County. Forsyth County Sheriff's Office has reported that their Major Crimes Unit is on scene.(For more news like this, sign up for Patch real-time

PATCH - 2018-08-20 13:59:53

Shore Sweep event celebrates 30 years of trash cleared from Lake Lanier

Hampton Brown, an intern with Chattahoochee Riverkeeper, carries Styrofoam and other litter during the 2017 Lake Lanier Shore Sweep in Gainesville.- photo by David Barnes

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-08-20 17:27:00

Body of missing kayaker located days after disappearing

TROUP COUNTY, Ga. - Three days after 24-year-old Maranda Witten went missing on West Point Lake, her body was discovered.Troup County Sheriff's Office said Witten's body was found early Monday morning and was a victim of an apparent drowning. Officials said Witten's body was found with an extension

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-08-20 16:16:32

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


2 people found dead at home in Forsyth County

Boy dying from leukemia wants racing stickers for his casketMARTA service resumes after 2 people were hit by train, police sayDrugs hidden in cappuccino maker at convenience store, police say

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-08-20 12:07:43

Arrests made after more than 2 dozen bullets fly in apartment shooting

Ballistics experts are examining 29 shell casings recovered from a drive-by shooting at a Milledgeville apartment complex early Saturday.Baldwin County sheriff’s deputies were called to Milledgeville Manor at 1498 South Jefferson Street where three vehicles and an apartment were hit by gunfire at ab

MACON TELEGRAPH - 2018-08-20 10:20:00

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


How patients were left stranded by Oakwood clinic’s closure

Guilford Immediate Care office manager Christie Conner said her staff had no idea former Oakwood Medical Clinic patients were being referred until the phones started ringing.“What we have been told — they did not receive any kind of notice. All they did was go to the office and see the note that was


Weekly restaurant health inspections for Aug. 20

Antojitos Dominicanos; 510 Pleasant Hill Road, Suite B, Lilburn; 89

GWINNETT DAILY POST - 2018-08-19 19:00:00

'Please, let us know you're OK' | Mother opens up after daughter's disappearance

ATLANTA -- Troup County sheriff's deputies and volunteers spent the day scouring the banks of West Point Lake Sunday searching for 24-year-old Maranda Whitten.The recent Auburn graduate was last seen in her blue kayak Friday night -- which has since washed ashore.11Alive spoke with Whitten's mother

WXIA 11 ALIVE - 2018-08-20 03:08:22

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


Did Elvis die Aug. 16, 1977? Gainesville author says no

Elvis Presley died on Aug. 16, 1977. At least, that’s what most people think and what news reports indicated.