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Rescue crews attempting to reach person who fell at Rainbow Falls
TRANSYLVANIA Co., N.C. (WSPA) - Lake Toxaway Fire Rescue reports that a recovery effort is underway Saturday after a person reportedly fell from Rainbow Falls in Transylvania County, N.C.
What happens to properties along major road projects like Spout Springs Road widening
Widening Spout Springs Road will take two or three years of hard labor, more than a hundred million dollars and require small mountains of dirt and asphalt to be shoveled around South Hall from 2019 to 2021.Problem is, that’s the straightforward part.Stretching 6.1 miles from Interstate 985 to Thomp
Severe thunderstorm warnings for portions of northwest Georgia
ASevere Thunderstorm Warninghas been issued for portions of Fannin, Gilmer and Murray counties until 3:15 pm. At 2:36 pm, severe thunderstorms were located along a line from near Conasauga to Carters, moving east at 45 mph.
NEW DETAILS: 2 injured in wreck; took 45 minutes to extricate driver
A 2004 Kia Optima was allegedly traveling westbound on the wrong side of the road, causing a head-on wreck with an oncoming 2007 Chevy Tahoe, Georgia State Patrol said. Witnesses told GSP the Kia had allegedly passed another vehicle on a double yellow line stretch of Ga. 115 and continued driving in
Jackson Co. man wounded in shootout with police during SWAT standoff, shoots his mom
JACKSON COUNTY, Ga. -- The Jackson County Sheriff's Office contacted the Georgia Bureau of Investigation late Friday afternoon to investigate an officer-involved shooting that occurred in conjunction with a three-hour SWAT standoff on Friday.According to the report, 37-year-old Jonathan Wayne Allen
Police arrest wanted man after brief chase, manhunt in Baldwin
“When I ramped back on there at Level Grove, I got behind this pickup truck that had been coming southbound right there,” Crawford said.
Zipping into a 'cool' weekend at Helen attraction
HELEN, Ga.- There are always lots of big things happening in Georgia’s Alpine Village – Helen! But if you’re looking for a particularly high-flying thrill when you’re in town, there’s a place where “adventure” is right there on the sign out front!
Weather hampers rescue of hiker injured at waterfall
CLARKESVILLE, Ga. -- A hiker was injured Saturday afternoon at Panther Creek Falls in Habersham County and had to wait for several hours to be rescued.Rescue crews had difficulty in reaching the man because of the weather.Officials said aviation crews from the state Department of Natural Resources a
2 women arrested in massage parlor sting operation
Kim is also facing prostitution, masturbation for hire, and massage without a license charges.
Pair of wrecks involving same car leave one person seriously injured
A Cleveland man was seriously injured after his car was involved in two separate wrecks on Interstate 985 northbound Wednesday night.Joseph Chute, 58, of Cleveland, was driving a Toyota Camry northbound on the interstate at the same time as Nolan Lassiter, 81, of Cornelia, in a Lincoln Town Car.Geor
Hiawassee tree ordinance may cost private land owners
HIAWASSEE, Ga. – The City of Hiawassee has adopted yet another mandate, this time a tree ordinance which has the potential to impact the owners of private property. A “City Tree Board” has been appointed, and while the bulk of the responsibilities entrusted to the committee involves the cultivation
Man shot in Jackson County by police after allegedly shooting woman
Maj. Michael Steffman of the Braselton police department said the woman, who called 911, was taken to Northeast Georgia Gainesville Hospital in critical but stable condition, and will require surgery.
Why Lula hopes to lure movie, TV production companies
Lula is preparing for the camera.The city is working on a film ordinance to encourage production companies to consider filming there and to set guidelines for companies to film while minimizing disturbance in the community. Hall County already has a film ordinance, and the city of Oakwood passed its
Police: SWAT team arrests man after he shoots mother, fires at police
BRASELTON, Ga.- Police are investigating after a mother said she was shot by her son Friday afternoon.The woman called 911 around 4:30 p.m. to report the shooting at a home on Charlie Cooper Road.Police believed the son is barricaded in the home and the Hall County SWAT team was been called to the s
Georgia town braces for up to 10,000 for Rainbow Family gathering
LUMPKIN COUNTY, Ga.- A small north Georgia town is bracing for as many as 10,000 self-proclaimed "hippies."
2 Buford Women Charged In 'Massage Parlor' Sting Operation
Mi Young Jeon, 50, of Buford, was charged with keeping a place of prostitution. Misook Kim, 46, of Buford, was charged with keeping a place of prostitution, prostitution, masturbation for hire and massage without license.
Murrayville Park to reopen within a year
Within about a year, Hall County plans to reopen Murrayville Park, which closed in 2011 due to budget cuts.
Hotel Clermont celebrates historic reopening and new, vintage design
ATLANTA -- Whether from the sixth-floor rooftop bar or the Ponce de Leon sidewalk, guests and passersby alike viewed the ceremonial tower lighting on Wednesday night, celebrating the return of an Atlanta namesake.
Pedal bike tours discussed at Helen meeting
Could pedal bike tours be coming to the streets of Helen? Chris Holloway, owner of Catch 22 Gastro Pub, proposed the ...
Man running from deputies found hiding in laundry room
Steven Walden, 29, of Dacula was pulled over for a traffic stop around 11 am on June 18 on East Jones Frive near Friendship Road. Deputies said he was wanted for a misdemeanor count of obstruction and driving on a suspended license in Gwinnett County. Deputies said during the traffic stop Walden res