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Police: Dahlonega man had stolen merchandise from 10 stores

A Dahlonega man was caught with stolen merchandise from Walmart stores and other businesses across multiple counties totaling $25,000, police said. Richard Lee Jackson, 42, was charged with theft by shoplifting, criminal damage to property and two counts of driving on a suspended license. Oakwood Po

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-03-24 03:23:00

Police department, city employees to see pay increases

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. - After a one-hour and 26-minute executive session during their Tuesday, March 13, meeting, the Blue Ridge City Council reconvened to announce and approve pay increases for the city Police Department and other city employee positions. Pay increases for the Police Department are as fo

FETCHYOURNEWS.COM - 2018-03-23 07:00:00

BREAKING NEWS: Body found at Yahoola Creek Reservoir

DAHLONEGA, Ga. - The body of an unidentified male, apparently in his early to mid-50s, was discovered this afternoon (March 22) at the Yahoola Creek Reservoir in Dahlonega. Authorities say the cause of death appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound but the case is under investigation. Fetch Your


Murphy Man Charged For Threats

Murphy, NC- Sheriff Derrick Palmer announced that March 13th, 2018 arrest of 55 year old Keith Charles Celebreeze Sr of Murphy North Carolina in connection with making threats via social media and emails. For the past several months numerous threatening and demeaning emails and social media postings


The March 21 edition of the Cherokee Scout is out ... Full coverage of allegations at DSS, Authorities say local sex offender used young girls to run drugs and more

Murphy - The state has taken over operations at the Cherokee County Department of Social Services. Starting Monday, the Department of Health & Human Services assumed "leadership of child welfare services" in the county. How long this interim period will last in anyone's guess in the wake of the leg


Hayesville fifth graders graduate D.A.R.E.

I liked D.A.R.E a lot. The information the officer gave me I think is really going to help me in the future. Some of the most important things I learned are staying away from smoking, drugs and bullying. These things are really going to help me in life. I am now going to talk about some of the thing


Ed's Supply to occupy Development Authority speculative building

BLUE RIDGE, Ga. - In a called meeting Wednesday morning, March 21, the Fannin County Development Authority (FCDA) announced a tenant has been found for the speculative building off of state Route 5 near McCaysville. The FCDA will soon be entering into a lease purchase, pending final approval from On


Police: Neighborhood cars damaged with paint

Multiple vehicles were damaged with paint between Tuesday, March 20, and Wednesday, March 21, on Eagle Eye Road. Gainesville Police took seven reports on Wednesday, March 20. According to the victims, they believe it took place between 8 p.m. Tuesday and 7 a.m. Wednesday. Most of the reports list th

GAINESVILLE TIMES - 2018-03-24 03:10:00

Officials confirm tornado struck White County on Saturday

HELEN, Ga. - Investigators from the National Weather Service confirmed this week that it was an EF-1 tornado that tore through an area of White County last Saturday. The storm, packing winds of up to 105 mph, slammed though the Top of Georgia Airstream Park on GA-75, north of Helen, on Saturday nigh

WMAZ - 2018-03-22 21:22:00

Prescribed burn at Tallulah Gorge will benefit habitat, wildlife

SOCIAL CIRCLE | State and federal agencies are planning a controlled burn at Tallulah Gorge State Park this spring to benefit unique wildlife at one of Georgia's most unique places. This prescribed fire will cover 1,300 acres of the northeast Georgia park and adjacent Chattahoochee National Forest a

ATHENS BANNER-HERALD - 2018-03-22 18:55:53

Duncan terminated as HMC CFO

Habersham Medical Center (HMC) will welcome next week a new face to serve as its chief financial officer. Interim HMC CEO ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today! Habersham Medical Center (HMC)

NORTHEASTERN GEORGIAN - 2018-03-23 04:05:00

Man shot, killed in Seneca, ruled homicide

SENECA, SC (WSPA) - A man was shot to death and his death has been ruled a homicide, according to Oconee Co. Coroner Karl Addis. The shooting was reported around 3:37 a.m. Wednesday morning in the 600 block of Lands Ends Rd. in the Crossroads Community. Jason Edward Dalton, 43, who lived at the loca


Officials: 7-year-old killed in fire; adults injured

DOUGLAS COUNTY, Ga. - State officials said a child is dead and several adults were injured after a house fire in Douglas County Thursday afternoon. It happened at the N Sweetwater Road at the intersection of Old Douglasville Road. A spokesperson with Georgia Insurance Commissioner's Office said a 7-

FOX5ATLANTA.COM - 2018-03-22 22:52:00

Questions surface after school lock-down drill

HIAWASSEE, GA. - On the morning of Wednesday, March 14, 2018, a lock-down training exercise took place at Towns County School at 10:00 a.m. While there was a call for a nationwide walk-out in remembrance of the 17 lives lost on Feb. 14, 2018, at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, FL,


Woman killed in Green Street wreck

A woman was killed in a two-vehicle wreck on Green Street late Monday night, March 19. Gainesville Fire Department Division Chief Keith Smith said one patient was trapped before being transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in critical condition in the wreck. Gainesville Police Sgt. Kevin Ho


Emergency notification system up and running

After a bit of confusion on Saturday night, McMinn County's emergency notification system is working as intended. The Emergency Preparedness and Mass Notification System was launched on July 30 and allows local governments and other public entities to communicate with citizens quickly before, during


Two-hour delay for Cherokee County Schools Wednesday

MURPHY, N.C. - Due to the threat of inclement weather this morning, all Cherokee County Schools will operate on a two-hour delay today (Wednesday, March 21), according to a post issued on the school system's website. The school system will continue to monitor and access the weather situation and sta


Manhunt for armed suspect ends in Lavonia

LAVONIA, GA - The manhunt is over for an armed man in northeast Georgia. Franklin County Sheriff Stevie Thomas said deputies were searching for a man who fled a chase around 7:30 p.m. on 3/14. The driver of the vehicle involved in the chase was caught, but the passenger Robert Huckaby ran from the c


Festival season starts and we can help you get to every event in the Upstate

Village Green, Pendleton The start of the festival season is always in Pendleton with the Spring Jubilee. More than 100 vendors come to town from all over the country, featuring everything from pottery and jewelry to paintings, iron work, wood and so much more. Then there are a dozen or so food vend


Georgia Vision Project adopted by Union County Board of Education

BLAIRSVILLE, Ga. - The Union County Board of Education held its monthly work session and meeting Tuesday evening, March 20. A resolution to adopt the Georgia Vision Project was discussed by Superintendent Dr. Fred Rayfield in the work session and later approved by the board in the regular meeting. A