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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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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
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
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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.
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
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?
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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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.