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Man arrested, accused of nearly hitting deputy with car

A Gainesville man is in jail on a dozen charges after authorities said he nearly hit a deputy with his car. Authorities were trying to arrest Donald Passmore on Wednesday after he tried to break into a storage building in the 3700 block of Baker Road and a home at the same address, according to the


High school basketball: Riverside Military storms back to beat Walker 64-63 in second round of state

Shad Dabney hit the go-ahead basket for the Riverside Military Academy basketball team as it rallied from nine points down to beat Walker, 64-63, in the second round of the Class A private schools state playoffs tonight in Gainesville.


Body cam video shows bloody brawl between officer and suspect

Gainesville, GA (CBS46) CBS46 has the body camera video that shows how a police officer had his head busted open with his own handcuffs. Police say the incident started with the officer trying to arrest a suspect but it ended up in a bloody fight. They say the man even tried to grab the officer’s gu

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Gainesville High modular unit destroyed in overnight fire

Lightning may be to blame for an overnight fire that gutted a modular unit behind the Ninth Grade Center on the campus of Gainesville High School. The investigation is ongoing, according to fire officials, and there were no injuries caused by the blaze early Thursday, Feb. 21.


Sheriff: Georgia firefighter stole from burning home

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - Deputies in Coweta County have arrested a firefighter after they say he went into a burning house to steal from the homeowner. According to the Coweta County deputy's report, fire crews were called to a home on Cannon Road in Sharpsburg, Georgia the night of Jan.


Gainesville officer attacked while arresting trespasser

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (FOX 5 Atlanta) - A Gainesville man is behind bars after police said he assaulted an officer last week. It happened at the Home Towne Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway. According to police, Gainesville officers first made contact last Thursday, February 14, with suspect Eric Pitts at t


Chamber expo matches businesses to potential customers

For Shatana Smith, the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce’s annual Business Expo started out as a healthy walk after math class with grandson Julian. “I go to school at Lanier Tech,” where Thursday’s expo was taking place, “and I just wanted to see what was going on,” said the Gainesville grandmom, wh


GBI: Food that sent 28 middle school students to hospital contained THC

ATLANTA - A lab test conducted by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation found THC in at least one food sample from Sandtown Middle School, where 28 students were sent to local hospitals last week after eating Valentine’s Day treats.


Man’s role in million-dollar drug ring earns him 13-year prison sentence

A Winder man targeted in a 2016 Georgia Bureau of Investigation takedown operation was sentenced Feb. 12 in the U.S. District Court in Gainesville to more than 13 years in federal prison, according to court documents.


Mixed-use development with apartments no longer planned at Engine 209 site

The fate of the Engine 209 site in downtown Gainesville is still undecided, but developer Tim Knight will not be building there. The Gainesville City Council will vote Tuesday, Feb. 19, on an agreement that would release Knight’s option to purchase the 1.7-acre property at Jesse Jewell Parkway and W


This new Zaxby’s location will be better than the old, owners say

The Zaxby’s that closed at 995 Riverside Drive will receive its revamped replacement at a new Gainesville location Monday, Feb. 25. People can find this recently built Zaxby’s at 1977 Textile Way, off of Jesse Jewell Parkway across from Kroger.


Teen acquitted of child molestation charges, convicted of sexual battery

A 16-year-old who faced life in prison on four counts of aggravated child molestation was convicted instead of sexual battery, which carries a much shorter sentence. Jadyn Young was arrested last spring and accused of molesting four boys when he was 14, records show. The Gainesville teenager was tri


Green Street post office building is for sale

The Green Street post office in Gainesville is relocating, and the property is now for sale. The 29,000-square-foot building on an almost 3-acre lot at 364 Green St. is listed with The Simpson Co.


Georgia food stamp recipients will get March benefits in two parts

The 1.6 million Georgia residents who receive food stamps will get their benefits in two parts next month. Georgia’s Division of Family and Children Services announced the change to the normal timing of food stamp distribution as a way to make sure recipients won’t have to wait too long between gett


The ups and downs of living on the lake

GAINESVILLE – “What’s up, doc?” is the catchphrase of cartoon character Bugs Bunny, but remove the comma and it’s a question and answer many who live on the shore of Lake Lanier are finding commonplace.


Man stole from Chattahoochee National Forest parking lots

A man was sentenced to three months of probation after pleading guilty to taking roughly $300 from the Chattahoochee National Forest’s parking lots. Joey Dean Green pleaded guilty to theft of U.S. property and was sentenced in January in U.S. District Court in Gainesville.


New Gainesville youth sports complex will be named for Melvin Cooper

A new youth sports complex in Gainesville will be named after longtime city parks director Melvin Cooper, who will be retiring in May after 47 years with Gainesville Parks and Recreation.


JUST IN: New flood watch issued for parts of north Georgia

ATLANTA - If you're ready for an end to this rain -- you're going to have to wait a few more days. Light showers will continue throughout the day and more waves of rain will move through this evening and into tomorrow, with a focus over the north Georgia mountains.


Investigators Find No Evidence of Foul Play In Tamla Horsford’s Death, Closes Case

Georgia authorities have closed their investigation into the death of a mother of five whose mysterious demise has gripped the nation. At a Wednesday press conference, the Forsyth County Sheriff’s Office announced they were closing the case of Tamla Horsford after investigators said they found no ev


Three Georgia residents busted for theft in Bartholomew Co.

COLUMBUS, Ind. – The Bartholomew County Sheriff’s Office has three people in custody pending further investigation and the possibility of forthcoming additional charges. All three suspects are from Georgia.