Clarkesville, GA


Man ID’d who was pulled from Lanier but pronounced dead at hospital

A Gainesville man drowned at a residence in the Little River area on Lake Lanier Saturday, July 2. The victim was identified Sunday as Frantz Joseph Scutt, 48, of Gainesville. Around 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Game wardens with the Department of Natural Resources responded to the possible drowning, Mark McKinnon of DNR wrote in a press release Sunday, July 3.

Authorities ID Lake Lanier drowning victim

The Georgia Department of Natural Resources said Sunday afternoon that 48-year-old Frantz Joseph Scutt of Gainesville is the man who drowned Saturday night on Lake Lanier. According to officials, Scutt is the first fatality on the state's waterways since the Independence Day Holiday weekend started. Original story below. A man...

Bad storm floods these roadways in Gainesville

Some major roadways were flooded after a strong storm in Gainesville Sunday, July 3. E.E. Butler Parkway at its intersection with College Avenue. Enota Avenue at its intersection with Thompson Bridge Road. Bradford Street. Industrial Boulevard. Some vehicles were stalled and Gainesville Police advised motorists to not attempt to drive...
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Man reportedly drowns at Lake Lanier on Saturday

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - The body of a 40-year-old man who reportedly drowned was recovered from Lake Lanier Saturday. According to authorities, a 911 call came in at 7:30 p.m. about a possible drowning at a residence in Little River on Lake Lanier. Officials say the man was pulled out...

Peach Picking Near Atlanta

Enjoy peaches in all their tasty forms, like peach pie, at Southern Belle Farm. Photo courtesy Southern Belle Farm. Southern Belle Farm is a reliable source for great u-pick fun —throughout the seasons, visitors can pick strawberries, pumpkins, blueberries, blackberries, and more. But we're all about peach picking for this article and Southern Belle offers 10 different varieties of peaches (start ripening in early June and continue through the summer). U-pick peaches are $14.95 for half-peck; $23.95 for peck (when available). Visit the Country Market for pre-picked peaches, as well as tasty items like jams, jellies, breads, and more, and see the animal farm for a few minutes to oooh and ahhh.

Hearing for man charged with homeless camp murder delayed again for attorney issues

For the second time, a hearing for a homeless man accused of fatally shooting another homeless man was delayed due to issues with his legal representation. Pedro Morales-Valle, 42, appeared in Magistrate Court Friday, July 1. He was charged in May with malice murder in the death of Billie Lee Davis, 37, near the Gainesville homeless camp on Aviation Boulevard and Queen City Parkway.

Traffic stops lead to multiple drug arrests in White County

Three Northeast Georgia men face drug charges following three separate traffic stops overnight Thursday in White County. During the stops, patrol deputies seized over 40 grams of methamphetamine and two firearms, Sheriff Ricky Kelley says. Kelly identifies those arrested as 42-year-old Edwin Henry Johncox, Jr., of Eastanolle, 50-year-old Marcus Fred...

Yvonne Allen Lindsay

Yvonne Allen Lindsay, age 86, of Clarkesville, Georgia, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, July 2, 2022, following an extended illness, at Habersham Medical Center. Mrs. Lindsay was born on June 4, 1936, in Habersham County, Georgia, to the late Arvel and Nell Power Allen. In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by all eight of her brothers and sisters and was welcomed to heaven by her beloved grandson, Ashley Alley.

Downtown Cornelia railroad crossing will be closed this week

CORNELIA – Drivers who routinely travel through downtown Cornelia should take note that beginning Tuesday, the railroad crossing will be closed for repairs. A contractor for Norfolk Southern will be working on the rail crossing on South Main Street beginning July 5 and lasting for up to four days, a sign in place at the crossing reports.

Officials release name of Lake Lanier drowning victim

Authorities have identified the man who drowned at a residence on Lake Lanier Sunday as Frantz Joseph Scutt, age 48, of Gainesville. According to the Georgia Department of Natural Resources, game wardens responded to a possible drowning in Little River around 7:30 pm on July 2. Bystanders pulled Scutt from the water. He was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville where he was pronounced dead.

UNG names Steven Smith VP of regional campuses

The University of North Georgia has named Steven Smith as its vice president of regional campuses. Smith will step into the role on Aug. 1. Smith will succeed Richard Oates as the chief administrator based at UNG's Gainesville Campus, and will also oversee UNG's Blue Ridge, Cumming and Oconee County campuses.