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Gainesville man arrested for felony theft by taking

CLEVELAND, Ga. – White County authorities arrested Oscar Rene Escobar, 43, of Gainesville last week. He is charged with felony theft by taking, giving deputies a false identity and driving on a suspended license.

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Loitering suspect arrested for methamphetamine at local store

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – On Tuesday, Aug. 7, Towns County Sheriff’s deputies, along with an officer from the Hiawassee Police Department, responded to the Lakeview store on Highway 76 East in Hiawassee, in reference to a subject who was loitering on the property.

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Caught on cam: Teacher choke-slams student

DAHLONEGA, Ga (WXIA) - A Georgia teacher accused of grabbing a student by the throat and slamming him onto a lunchroom table appeared in court on Tuesday, claiming the student initiated the attack.

NEWS4SANANTONIO.COM - 2018-08-15 08:48:18

Towns County students to return to renovated campus, second resource officer

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County students are scheduled to return for the 2019-2019 school year tomorrow, Aug. 16. First-stage renovations to the campus have been completed on time, and a second school resource officer is signing on to provide additional safety measures for students and staff.

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Helen man arrested on terroristic threat charge

A knife-wielding man was arrested after being subdued by law enforcement on Sunday, Aug. 5. Authorities responded to a home in ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT Our website requires visitors tolog into view the best local news from The White County News. Not yet a subscriber?Subscribe today!


SWAT standoff underway in Hall County

HALL COUNTY, Ga.-News Chopper 2is over what appears to be a SWAT situation with a heavy police presence in Hall County.Hall County Fire confirmed they are at a scene on Stephens Rd. and Waverly Way but have not released any details.We're working to learn more details for a LIVE report on Channel 2 A

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-08-14 21:09:51

This adorable 3-year-old celebrated his birthday at Waffle House

Natalie Cooper of Buford, Georgia, is the mother of four kids — ranging in age from 9 months to 9 years — so to say she’s hosted a lot of birthdays over the years is an understatement.

TODAY.COM - 2018-08-15 23:59:00

Teacher says Blackwell “was a troubled kid and serious threat”

DAHLONEGA, Ga. – Teachers and students at Lumpkin County Middle School were afraid of 17-year-old Kaylor Blackwell. One math teacher refused to be in the same classroom with the volatile teen and another refused to be in the same class unless Pat Garner, a math teacher and former criminal investigat

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2018-08-15 00:00:00

Cherokee Sheriff's Video: Don't Touch Phone When You Drive

CANTON, GA — A lip-sync video released this week by the Cherokee Sheriff's Office pays tribute to a 16-year-old driver who lost her life last year in a traffic accident. As young motorists return to school this month, the video cautions them and all drivers to avoid distracted driving by staying off

PATCH - 2018-08-15 01:58:14

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Cass defeats Rome; Canes, Tigers fall to region foes

Lee singled in the first and third innings, doubled home two runs in the sixth and even her lone out brought home a run in the fifth. In the circle, she allowed five hits and three walks with two strikeouts.


$1Million Powerball ticket sold in Cumming

One winning ticket worth $1,000,000 was sold in Cumming for the Aug. 11 Powerball drawing.

WSB-TV ATLANTA - 2018-08-15 21:34:21

Son of slaying victim testifies he didn't want dad to 'seem like a bad person'

Tyler Gayton screamed and told his father, Dennis, to slam on the gas and get out of there when a man pulled out a gun on Carlton Street, according to testimony Tuesday in Superior Court.Marquis Lejon Studivant is on trial in Superior Court Judge Andrew Fuller’s court for charges of felony murder an

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-08-14 20:52:00

3-year-old Georgia boy celebrates birthday at Waffle House

BUFORD, Ga. – If you’re from Georgia, odds are you frequent Waffle House quite a bit but have you ever thrown a birthday party there?

MSN.COM - 2018-08-15 14:54:26

North Carolinians ask local police for directions, arrested on drug charges

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – On the evening of Monday, Aug. 6, a Hiawassee Police Department patrol officer was in the parking lot of a local business when the officer was approached by two white males in a white Ford F250, requesting directions. The officer advised the driver that an incoming call for service


Head for the Hills: Shopping, dining and attractions in mountain towns

If you’re visiting or thinking of buying a home in the North Georgia Mountains, you’ll obviously be looking for peace and quiet. But you’ll also want to be near shopping, restaurants and activities when you need a break from rustic living. Here are a few suggestions.


Baldwin water plant in crisis after heavy rains

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NORTHEASTERN GEORGIAN - 2018-08-15 04:05:00

Toddler stable after being left in car for 3 hours

A 3-year-old boy was taken to the hospital after he was left in a locked car for roughly three hours, according to authorities. He is now in stable condition.Hall County Sheriff’s Office authorities responded after 8 p.m. Monday, Aug. 13, to a woman’s 911 call in Chicopee Village, saying she “accide


Blairsville man arrested for Hiawassee auto theft

HIAWASSEE, Ga. – Towns County Sheriff’s Office deputies arrested Aaron Dale Patterson, 29, of Blairsville, Georgia, on Wednesday, Aug. 8.


Man accused of stealing soda from Arby's, shocked with stun gun

A man, who allegedly placed soda into a cup he was given for water, was shocked with a stun gun after becoming aggressive toward police.