Parents find note in daughter’s book bag; 80-year-old relative now charged with child molestation
An 80-year-old man is facing a child molestation charge after parents found a concerning note in their daughter’s book bag.
🚨 Traffic Alert: Crash Blocks All Lanes on I-85 South Near Martin Bridge Rd. in Banks County, Georgia
The time displayed is local to the original X account in Georgia. A traffic incident has resulted in a complete lane closure on I-85 South at Martin Bridge Rd. (mile marker 154) in Banks County, Georgia. Commuters are advised to avoid travel in this direction due to the crash and consider alternate routes. The expected clearing time for the incident is approximately 5:00 pm. For continuous updates, travelers can call 511 and stay informed on the situation by following the incident's details here: https://t.co/qfU6vb07ha.
Baldwin Movie Shooting Trial: Day 7 Recap
Several witnesses took the stand in the Baldwin Movie Shooting Trial today, including 'Rust' director, Joel Souza, stuntman, Wyatt Mortenson, and a film set EMT. (3/1/24) Fore more crime and trial news coverage, visit Court TV
Georgia women’s prison inmate says she was brutally assaulted by guard
ALTO, Ga. - A woman incarcerated at Georgia's largest women's prison has filed a federal lawsuit alleging she was sexually assaulted by a correctional officer and had to undergo surgery after the attack. The lawsuit filed earlier this month in federal court in Georgia alleges the male officer "violently and...
South Carolina Couple Facing List of Drug Charges in Franklin County
Franklin County Sheriff Steve Thomas tells WLHR News that on Friday, February 23, a Franklin County Sheriff’s Deputy initiated a traffic stop at mile marker 170 on I-85 NB on a 2016 Nissan for following too closely. During the roadside interview, Thomas said both the driver and passenger demonstrated...
Woman says she was raped by corrections officer while she was in custody at Ga. prison, lawsuit says
A former female prisoner of the Georgia Department of Corrections filed a lawsuit against a former corrections officer alleging he raped her while she was in custody at Lee Arrendale State Prison.
Julie Grant: Careless Armorer Caused Chaos on Baldwin Movie Set
VIDEO: How did live rounds made their way onto the “Rust” movie set, let alone onto armorer Hannah Gutierrez’s prop cart? (2/29/24) Fore more crime and trial news coverage, visit Court TV
Piedmont swim teams thrive with community’s support
Piedmont University’s men’s and women’s swim teams both claimed Independent South Swimming Conference championships earlier this month in Kingsport, Tenn. The double titles mark an amazing feat…
STEPHENS COUNTY HOSPITAL MOVING AHEAD ON MULTIPLE INITIATIVES
A new cardiac program, a major shift in medical records handling, changes in nursing procedures, and financial reports in the black – it’s already been a busy year for Stephens County Hospital, and hospital administration is enthusiastic about the progress. Hospital CEO Van Loskoski sat down with sister...
Overturned tractor-trailer blocks 365 ramp for 5 hours
A one-vehicle wreck at the Tom Arrendale Interchange disrupted traffic for more than five hours yesterday, Feb. 26, as law enforcement officials worked the scene and cleanup crews uprighted the semi truck that overturned near the intersection of GA 365 and Toccoa Highway in Habersham County. Habersham County E-911 received...
February 2024 “Spirit of Stephens” Winners Announced
During the February 20 Stephens County Board of Education meeting, Kai Prather and Courtney Simmons were named the February “Spirit of Stephens” award winners. Prather serves in the school system as a bookkeeper, and Simmons is a special education teacher at Liberty Elementary School. Each month during the...
Cleveland Police Activity For 2-19 through 2-25
Cleveland) – The Cleveland Police Department reports the following activities for February 19th – 25th. Officers stopped a vehicle on South Main Steet for no taillights and slick tires. The driver was issued two citations for taillight requirements and tire requirements. While speaking with the driver about the...
Large truck flips near NE Georgia’s 365
Law enforcement and cleanup crews needed five hours to restore traffic flow in Habersham County, Georgia at the Tom Arrendale interchange Monday afternoon when a semi-truck overturned. The Georgia Patrol reported the driver of a 2020 Freightliner Cascadia from Statesboro was headed south on Georgia 365 and about one-half mile south of the Arrendale interchange failed to maintain his lane, hit a guardrail and overturned. The truck was carrying wire, according to a report by Toccoa Radio WNEG.
Trevonte Jamal Shubert-Helton found hanged from tree in Georgia
We still have four more days of Black History Month and this is NOT the kind of news that we want to be reporting during this time. According to a press release, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation will be working alongside Towns County Sheriff’s Office to investigate the death of 29-year-old Trevonte Jamal Shubert-Helton. He was found hanged from a tree in the town of Sautee Nacoochee, Georgia on February 21, 2024. Fox5Atlanta reports that deputies were called to the scene at High Shoals Falls near Swallow Creek Wildlife Management Area around 2pm to remove the body.
Qualifying for May 21 General Primary set March 4-8
The Qualifying Period for the May 21 General Primary Election will be held March 4 through March 8. Qualifying hours are 9am to 5pm Monday through Thursday, March 4-7, and 9am to noon on Friday, March 8. Locations for qualifying are as follows:. The Habersham County Republican Party will conduct...
Two killed in Commerce house fire
The state Fire Marshal’s Office is investigating in Banks County.
Demorest Local Performs at the Grand Ole Opry
Clint Coker is a Demorest native who loves playing bluegrass music for local residents with his band, Jeff Parker & Company. “I got my first guitar when I was 10 years old,” said Coker. “It was fun learning how to play the guitar and I always loved listening to music, but the cool part to me was learning how the guitar sounded like the songs that I grew up listening to.”
Boys Baseball Roundup – March 2, 2024
Dahlonega Lumpkin County records thin win against Tallulah FallsDahlonega Lumpkin County finally found a way to top Tallulah Falls 8-6 for a Georgia high school baseball victory on March 2.
Woman seriously injured in crash on Ga. 365
A woman from Baldwin was reportedly seriously injured in a crash that happened along Ga. 365 in Habersham County Monday. A report from the Georgia State Patrol said the crash happened just before 12:30 p.m. at the highway's intersection with Antioch Church Road east of Clarkesville. Officials said 75-year-old Bessie Brock was driving a maroon Kia Sorento eastbound on Antioch Church Road when she stopped at the stop sign at the Ga. 365 intersection.