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Pursuit ends in arrest inside White County

A Cleveland man is facing charges after officials said he sped through Habersham County, crossed into White County, and then fled on foot. Habersham County...

Baldwin considers FY 2025 budget, CAO contract, special election

The Baldwin City Council will consider approving next year’s annual budget and the Chief Administrative Officer’s (CAO) employment contract during its Monday, June 10...

Local law enforcement warns of counterfeit bills circulating

Northeast Georgia law enforcement agencies are warning the public to watch for counterfeit bills. On June 6, the Towns County Sheriff's Office reported a customer...

Former employee accused of embezzling $3M from Athens company

Athens-Clarke County police are investigating the alleged embezzlement of more than three million dollars from a Northeast Georgia poultry processing plant. The alleged theft...

Gunman surrenders after hours-long standoff in Winder

An incident involving a barricaded gunman in Winder ended peacefully after seven hours. The standoff began Friday night at about 10 p.m., according to...

Baldwin Police awarded grant for AEDs

The Baldwin Police Department has been awarded a grant to purchase four new life-saving devices for first responders. The city says the $7,980 grant...

DOT postpones weekend road work north of Clarkesville

Road work on GA 197 north of Clarkesville, which was scheduled to take place Sunday, June 9, has been postponed. "The maintenance absolutely will take...

New nonprofit leverages state law to boost local law enforcement

Gainesville is taking advantage of a new state law that allows Georgians to keep their tax dollars closer to home while reducing their tax...

$20k reward now offered for safe return of missing Gainesville girl

The reward in the search for a missing Gainesville girl has doubled since being announced on June 6. Anonymous donors are now offering $20,000...

Baldwin residents voice concerns over proposed millage rate hike

A handful of Baldwin residents attended the FY 2025 budget public hearing this week and spoke out against the proposed budget that includes a...

Residents review White County’s bike, pedestrian and paddle plan

Cleveland and White County officials held a public information meeting Thursday night to give residents an opportunity to see the latest version of the...

$10,000 reward offered in search for missing 12-year-old Gainesville girl

A $10,000 reward is being offered by an anonymous donor for information leading to the safe return of 12-year-old Maria Gomez-Perez. On Thursday, authorities...