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Alto man charged with DUI, hit-and-run in Helen
HELEN, Ga. – An Alto man has been arrested following a hit and run accident Saturday that injured a Helen pedestrian. Christopher Allen Hatter, 41, faces multiple charges after he allegedly struck James Forrest Stephens, 45, of Helen on Hwy. 75 near the intersection of Hamby Street. Stephens was tra
Law enforcement in three counties search for man who fled when deputies tried to serve warrants
CLEVELAND, Ga. – Law enforcement agencies are still searching this afternoon for a fugitive wanted in Lumpkin, Dawson and Baldwin counties. White County Sheriff Neal Walden said when his deputies attempted to serve felony and misdemeanor warrants on Jeremiah Wayne Wendt, 39, at his residence on Wauk
White Co. Drug bust nets $13,000 in illegal narcotics
CLEVELAND, Ga. – In the continuing effort to remove illegal narcotics from the community and deter drug dealers, law enforcement officials from several agencies searched 31 residences Thursday, made two arrests and confiscated $13,000 in illegal narcotics.
Authorities find $20,000 in meth, marijuana in Habersham home
A North Georgia drug task force found roughly $20,000 in methamphetamine and marijuana at a Baldwin home Wednesday, Dec. 12. The Appalachian Regional Drug Enforcement Office executed a search warrant at a Hubert Harris Road home following six months of investigation.
County Commission to hold called meeting Tuesday
CLEVELAND, Ga. – A couple of funding requests will highlight the White County Board of Commissioners called meeting scheduled for Tuesday (Dec. 11) at 8 a.m. The Sautee Nacoochee Community Association will present a request for funding of the official guide and destination map for the historical Sau
Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office Arrest Report 12/03 to 12/09
Arrest report and photos provided by the Lumpkin County Sheriff’s Office. The Georgia Open Records Act (O.C.G.A. 35-01-18) allows for www.fetchyournews.com to obtain and post the arrest records of any and all individuals arrested in Lumpkin County. Those arrests are posted on www.fetchyournews.com f
Inmate charged after fight at Hall Co jail
A man serving time in the Hall County jail is facing new charges after a fight with another inmate at the lockup in Gainesville: 40 year-old Osmond Douglas is facing an aggravated assault charge after allegedly stabbing the other man with a sharpened pencil, causing extensive damage to one of the ma
David Headley chosen GMRC Official of the Year
DAWSONVILLE, Ga. — The Georgia Mountains Regional Commission (GMRC) named Dawson County Manager David Headley Appointed Official of the Year at a meeting in the Dillard House in Rabun County Friday.
Jones responds to Station 8 Issue
JASPER, Ga. – “We’re old country people. We always work on a handshake and a person’s word is his bond.” These were the words of Pickens County Commissioner Rob Jones when questioned about an outstanding issue of a water tank for what is known as the Wildcat Community.
Trump escalates shutdown threat over border wall in heated White House meeting
WASHINGTON — Arguing heatedly in public with Democratic leaders, President Donald Trump threatened repeatedly on Tuesday to shut down the government if Congress doesn't provide the money he says is needed to build a wall at the Mexican border.
Assault allegations at Gainesville military school date back years, police say
A now-former cadet at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville is suing the school in federal court, claiming he was raped and assaulted by other students, and accusing the school of not doing enough to protect him. Now, records from Gainesville Police indicate he wasn't the only student to claim h
Man gets 15 years for dragging officers with car during traffic stop
A Hall County man received a 15-year prison sentence for dragging two Gainesville police officers with his vehicle during a traffic stop. Fabian Mata Garcia pleaded guilty to felony obstruction of an officer in a negotiated deal Monday, Hall County District Attorney Lee Darragh said. He will be on p
School closings in north Georgia
Here's an active list of school closings in north Georgia due to the current winter storm impacting northeast Georgia. Copyright 2018 WGCL-TV (Meredith Corporation). All rights reserved.
Officer shot while investigating smell of marijuana at gas station
CALHOUN, GA. - An officer has been rushed to the hospital after he was shot at a gas station in Calhoun. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said Officer Joe Yother, a 25-year veteran of law enforcement, was inside the BP gas station at the corner of East Line and North Wall streets.
White County Board of Commissioners discusses framework for Historic Preservation Commission
CLEVELAND, Ga. – The White County Board of Commissioners agreed Monday on a framework of membership for the future Historic Preservation Commission during Monday’s work session and directed County Clerk to draft by-laws for Board review.
Firefighters battle industrial fire in Gainesville
GAINESVILLE, Ga. - Firefighters were battling an industrial fire in Gainesville Tuesday afternoon. SKYFOX 5 flew over the scene near the corner of Industrial Blvd. and Bradford Street. S. just after 3:30 p.m. It spotted a ladder truck dumping water on a collapsed building.
Georgia native out of running for President Trump's chief of staff
WASHINGTON (AP) - President Donald Trump is weighing at least four people to serve as his next chief of staff, after plans for an orderly succession for departing John Kelly fell through.
Everything to know about Georgia's "Little Grand Canyon"
Everyone is familiar with Arizona's Grand Canyon, but many Georgians aren't aware of the state's "Little Grand Canyon," which is formally named Providence Canyon. Compared to its more famous counterpart, it may be relatively small, but by any other measure, the gullies are massive.
Worth the trip: HELEN, GEORGIA A Blue Ridge Bavaria
Craving a getaway sure to inspire holiday inspiration? How does a blend of rejuvenating nature, German-style holiday decor and palette-delighting tastings from local vineyards sound?
Winter storm warning closes White Co. schools
CLEVELAND, Ga. – The National Weather Service at Peachtree City has extended the Winter Storm Warning for White County and most of Northeast Georgia until today (Dec. 10) at noon. Forecasters say light snow with additional accumulation of 1 inch or less, except above 3,000 feet where 1 to 2 inches c