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Gainesville man killed in hit-and-run

A Gainesville man died after a fatal hit-and-run Saturday, June 25, in Gainesville, according to authorities. Georgia State Patrol Cpl. J.G. Tucker said Victor Rodriguez, 49, was crossing Thousand Oaks Drive Saturday wearing reflective clothing. Tucker said a car, possibly a 2008-2010 black Dodge Charger, was heading southbound and hit...
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6 places to see Fourth of July fireworks in North Georgia

This weekend, North Georgia offers multiple opportunities to gaze at fireworks in the name of American independence. Here are a few:. 57th annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks. Hosted by the Paul E. Boling American Legion Post 7, the all-day event features hamburgers and hot dogs as well as food...
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North Georgia classic car museum just keeps growing

CLARKESVILLE, Ga. - North Georgia museum Miles Through Time boasts an incredible collection of classic cars celebrating the history of the automobile — but right now, founder Sean Mathis is just as focused on the future as he is the past. This morning, we made a return visit to...

3 wrecks snarl traffic on GA 365 in Cornelia

Three wrecks within an hour and a mile of each other disrupted the evening commute Tuesday on GA 365 North in Cornelia. The first crash happened around 4:39 p.m. near the on-ramp from GA 105/Business US 441. According to the Georgia State Patrol, 19-year-old Holly Wade of Gillsville was driving north on GA 365 in a Toyota Corolla when she failed to maintain her lane. She overcorrected and ran off the highway. The Corolla plowed through a road sign before stopping in a ditch.

Auburn man charged with molesting girl

An Auburn man was charged with molesting a child in February at a Gainesville home, according to authorities. Eleazar Antonio Hernandez-Mendez, 25, was charged with child molestation and sexual battery on a child under the age of 16. Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman B.J. Williams said the case involved a...

Auburn man arrested in child molestation case

Authorities arrested an Auburn man on Tuesday for the alleged molestation of an underage girl. Hall County Sheriff's Office public information officer B.J. Williams said Eleazar Antonio Hernandez-Mendez, 25, is accused of committing the crimes in February against a pre-teen girl. The incident reportedly happened at a home in Gainesville.

Report: NGMC had $3.5 billion impact on economy in 2020

A recent report from the Georgia Hospital Association estimated Northeast Georgia Medical Center had a more than $3.5 billion impact on the local and state economy in 2020. The report from GHA found that NGMC generated $3,554,257,187 in revenue for the local and state economy, provided more than $70 million in charity care and sustained more than 22,500 full-time jobs throughout the region and state. Northeast Georgia Health System also directly employs more than 9,000 people.

Gainesville's Ralston living the tough pro golf dream

Finally, Spencer Ralston appears to be living the dream. Or, at least he’s in the early stages of what he hopes will be a long-lasting R.E.M. experience. “Yea, I kinda am living it right now,” the former Gainesville High and University of Georgia golfer said on Wednesday from somewhere in Colorado as he prepared to play in the latest Korn Ferry Tour event in Berthoud, Colo., The Ascendant at the TPC Colorado course.

Hall woman named new executive director for Sisu

A Hall County woman will now lead a Gainesville nonprofit that serves children with special needs. Ashley Carter was named this week as the new executive director and CEO of Sisu Integrated Early Learning, an organization providing child care and education for children 6 weeks to 6 years old with special needs.

Celebrate Fourth of July with fireworks and more at local events

Fourth of July celebrations — complete with fireworks — are planned for two local cities, Sugar Hill and Braselton, as well as Lanier Islands. Sugar Hill will host Sparks in the Park, its annual free fireworks display, Sunday, July 3, at E. E. Robinson Park North. Festivities will begin at 6:30 p.m. with fireworks to start at sundown. Sibling Rivalry: Tristan and Tyler Reese Tritt will perform live during the event, and guests are invited to bring chairs and blankets, as well as food and drinks. Food trucks will be parked at the entrance to Sugar Hill Elementary School.

Ossoff makes stop in Athens

Georgia Senator Jon Ossoff paid a Tuesday visit to the University of Georgia: Democrat Ossoff talked about agriculture and he used his stop in Athens to criticize the US Supreme Court decision that overturns the Roe vs Wade abortion ruling, and the recently adopted state laws restricting access to abortion in Georgia.

Loganville parents arrested for child cruelty after months on the run

Two Loganville parents were arrested on Wednesday for cruelty against children charges after about two months on the run. A press release from the Gwinnett County Police Department said William Linn McCue, 47, and Carina Wisniewski, 38, were the parents of Zoe McCue, 10, who was killed in a house fire in Loganville on April 17, 2022. The two ran from authorities shortly after the fire.

St Mary’s hospitals receive stroke care awards

All three hospitals in St. Mary’s Health Care System have received American Heart Association/American Stroke Association achievement awards for their commitment to ensuring stroke patients receive the most appropriate treatment. Fast treatment in accord with AHA’s nationally recognized, research-based guidelines can save lives and reduce disability. Ø St....

Jerry Lamar Nunn, Age 73 Clarkesville

Jerry Lamar Nunn, 73, of Clarkesville, GA, passed away June 28, 2022 following a brief illness. Jerry was born May 7, 1949, in Toccoa, GA, the son of the late Jack Nunn and Lounell Keesee Nunn. He retired after more than 30 years from the Georgia Department of Corrections, and then worked at Habersham Hardware for many years where he enjoyed serving the public. Jerry was an avid woodworker making furniture and toys for church family and friends and helped alongside his late wife Regina with the Backyard Bible Club. He was an avid Georgia football fan and a dear, sincere friend to everyone he met. He was a member of Carnes Creek Baptist Church and has previously attended Bethlehem Baptist Church and Providence Baptist Church.