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Woman rescued from kidnapper in Flowery Branch

A woman was rescued by police in Flowery Branch after saying she was kidnapped. On Monday, a Flowery Branch Police Officer was patrolling the area of Phil Niekro Boulevard at Atlanta Highway when he noticed a white Nissan Altima had an expired registration. When the officer pulled the car over, a woman got out of the backseat of the car and tried to communicate with officers. After getting a Russian interpreter, they were able to determine that the woman had been forced into the man’s car and he refused to let her leave.
FLOWERY BRANCH, GA
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Cornelia Police officer involved in rear-end collision on Duncan Bridge Road

The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office is investigating a rear-end collision involving a Cornelia police vehicle and SUV. The accident happened at approximately 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the 4200 block of Duncan Bridge Road. The male officer, who has not been identified, was driving westbound on Duncan Bridge Road when...
CORNELIA, GA
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GSP: Driver flees scene after wreck that injured 10 in Toccoa

State troopers are looking for the driver who they say caused a multi-vehicle wreck on Big A Road in Toccoa that sent ten people to the hospital. Six of the injured were children. The Tuesday crash happened around 3 p.m. at the intersection of Big A Road/GA 17 Alt. and...
TOCCOA, GA
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Driver flees after crash hurts 11 on Big A Road in Toccoa

The Georgia State Patrol hopes someone can identify the driver and white SUV who fled after a five-vehicle crash that hurt nearly a dozen people, including six young children, in Toccoa Tuesday afternoon. The wreck happened about 3 p.m. on Big A Road at Toccoa Chevrolet and extended off both...
TOCCOA, GA

Meet NGMC Braselton’s first set of triplets and the mom who waited for them nearly 10 years

Maria Vega Solis waited the better part of a decade to be a mother; today, her prayers are answered threefold. On April 18, 2022, the 43-year-old Winder resident gave birth to Maria (4 pounds, 1 ounce and 17 inches), Samuel (4 pounds, 8 ounces and 18.25 inches) and Leah (3 pounds, 13 ounces and 17.5 inches) — the first set of triplets to be born at Northeast Georgia Medical Center’s Braselton campus.
BRASELTON, GA
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What’s taking the place of old SunTrust Bank in Gainesville

Peach State Bank & Trust is moving its downtown Gainesville operations into the old SunTrust Bank building off E.E. Butler Parkway. Not only will Peach State be picking up about twice the space it has now, “we think this new location has a lot more visibility and is easier to get in and out of,” bank president and CEO Ron Quinn said Tuesday, May 17.
GAINESVILLE, GA
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Cleveland traffic stop leads to drug charges

(Cleveland)- A Gainesville man was arrested on Sunday after a traffic stop revealed narcotics ready for distribution, according to information from Cleveland Police Chief Jeff Shoemaker. Shoemaker, in an email, stated that on Sunday, Cleveland Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2011 Nissan Titan for speeding 61 in a...
CLEVELAND, GA

This new restaurant may be coming to downtown Flowery Branch

Downtown Flowery Branch may be getting a new Mexican restaurant. Details are scarce, but Flowery Branch City Council is set to vote Thursday, May 17, on a lease for El Sabor Costeno Taqueria in the new retail-apartment building at 5519 Main St. El Sabor would be the first tenant in...
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Traffic Stop Turns Into Drug Charges

(Cleveland)- A Gainesville man was arrested on Sunday after a traffic stop revealed narcotics ready for distribution, according to information from Cleveland Police Chief Jeff Shoemaker. Shoemaker in an email stated that on Sunday, Cleveland Police conducted a traffic stop on a 2011 Nissan Titan for speeding, 61 in a...
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City of Lula issues Boil Water Advisory for area including 13 streets

The City of Lula experienced a water main break at the intersection of Toombs Street and Oconee Street Tuesday afternoon. Consequently, there is a Boil Water Advisory in effect for any area/locations east of Athens Street (railroad crossing) and Athens (east) and/or any location experiencing “low water pressure” and the following locations until further notice:
LULA, GA
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Blackwell, Brown win in Toccoa ‘4 Cylinder Frenzy’ action

Four Cylinder powered racers took center stage on Saturday night at Georgia’s historic Toccoa Raceway, as the 3/8-mile clay speedway hosted “4 Cylinder Frenzy.”. Trent Blackwell topped the deep South Eastern Hornets Association field, besting 18 other drivers to take the victory, while Austin Brown won the Southeastern Mod4 Mini Association feature.
TOCCOA, GA
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Buford BOE recognizes student accomplishments, superintendent announces meal costs will increase

The Buford Board of Education held a meeting Monday, May 16, and recognized the Buford High School state championship Literary Team. This included the region runner-up boys quartet of Dylan Appling, Mauricio Garduno-Rea, Kaden Roberts, Geo Nam and alternate Trevor Puckett. The team’s region champions included Amelia Barnard for rhetorical...
BUFORD, GA
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