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Gainesville man faces 200 new criminal counts in child porn case

Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigators are charging a Gainesville man with 200 additional criminal counts in an ongoing investigation into possession of child pornography. Investigators...

Henderson Receives ‘Lifetime Service’ Award

The Georgia Municipal Association awarded outgoing Cornelia City Clerk Janie Henderson its Lifetime Service Award for her 39-year municipal career. Henderson accepted the award during...

Habersham BOE explores stop-arm cameras for all buses

Of the 110 buses in the Habersham County School System fleet, 10 are equipped with stop-arm cameras, and only seven are operational. The board...

White County Development Authority receives ARC grant

(Cleveland) — This week, the White County Development Authority received word that they have been approved for a $70,000  Appalachian Regional Commission Grant that...

Demorest fire chief resigns; interim chief appointed

At a last-minute called meeting on June 8, the City of Demorest appointed an interim fire chief to replace Ken Ranalli, who resigned effective...

Escapee returned to Habersham

A state prisoner who escaped from custody after leaving her job in Baldwin nearly two years ago is back behind bars in Habersham. Cheryl...

Two alleged meth traffickers arrested in Northeast Georgia

A two-month-long drug investigation led to the recent arrests of two Northeast Georgia men. Drug agents arrested Ted Steven Williams, age 57, of Royston,...

Habersham commission considers hiring interim manager

The Habersham County Board of Commissioners met in called session today to discuss the possible hiring of an interim county manager. Now Habersham has learned...

Athens man drowns while fleeing traffic stop

The Georgia State Patrol has identified the man who drowned while fleeing from a traffic stop in Tallulah Falls as Lazavier Shamar Cook of...

Cleveland, White County consider consolidating fire services

The Cleveland City Council and White County Board of Commissioners are considering consolidating their fire departments. The two governing bodies issued a joint statement...

Arson suspect arrested after heroin overdose

The man accused of setting a fire at a Cornelia hotel was taken into custody after a heroin overdose, police records show. On June 3,...

GA Power opens EV charging station in Cleveland

(Cleveland)- Georgia Power has officially launched a new community electric vehicle (EV) charger station at Freedom Park in downtown Cleveland. A Georgia Power news release...