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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.
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
Weather preventing rescuers from helping person injured at waterfall
CLARKESVILLE, Ga. -- A person was injured Saturday afternoon at Panther Creek Falls in Habersham County, but crews are having difficulty in reaching the person because of the weather.
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
Asphalt patching on Hwy. 20 starts Sunday night
Baldwin Paving Co. Inc., will begin a deep base patching project on portions of the driving surface between Echols Road, milepost 12.11 and Alley Road, milepost 8.04. Baldwin Paving has 90 days to complete the contract.
Cyclists ride from Toccoa to Vidalia
Cyclists from Toccoa and surrounding areas will ride their bicycles from the Paul Anderson Memorial Park in Toccoa to the Paul Anderson Youth Home in Vidalia Saturday and Sunday, June 23-24.The event is called RideStrong since riders are expected to cover 100 miles per day over two days to complete
Man Dies After Fall From NC Waterfall
Lake Toxaway Fire Rescue, assisted by Rosman Fire Rescue and Balsam Grove Volunteer Fire, responded and found the person who fell.
Oconee County deputies say moped driver led them on a chase with guns, drugs — and a kitten
OCONEE COUNTY — A South Carolina man had drugs, weapons and a kitten on his moped when he led sheriff's deputies on a purr-suit Wednesday, according to claw enforcement.
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
A-Team: AFCO plant on schedule to close in the fall
The plant, which opened in 1991, makes fuel pumps and fuel pump modules at a modern facility near the Bosch plant. Bosch and Denso, which is based in Japan, decided last year to dissolve the joint venture.
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 woman fights off bobcat with her bare hands
A woman suffered two bites and several scratches after a rabid bobcat attacked her in Hartwell, Georgia.It happened June 7 when Hart County deputies responded to reports of a woman calling for help.Police arrived to find DeDe Phillips, who was covered in blood, holding the bobcat down on the ground
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
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.
Fast-growing Aldi's new store set to open in Seneca
A ribbon-cutting ceremony is scheduled June 28 at 13190 Clemson Blvd. in Seneca, at the new location. The store is part of a $3.4 billion investment to expand to 2,500 stores nationwide by the end of 2022.
Man on moped with weapons, drugs, kitten arrested after chase, deputies say
A man was arrested Wednesday after he led deputies on a chase on a moped that had a kitten, drugs and weapons in it, said Jimmy Watt, with the Oconee County Sheriff's Office.
2 women arrested in massage parlor sting operation
Kim is also facing prostitution, masturbation for hire, and massage without a license charges.
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!
Lions Club to open pet park
Lions will hold a dedication ceremony for Pride Paws Park on Sunday, June 24, beginning at 1 p.m.