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Gainesville man killed in weekend hit-and-run

A Gainesville man was killed after he was struck by a vehicle Saturday afternoon just east of the city, and police are searching for a suspect. The Georgia State Patrol said Victor Rodriguez, 49, was crossing Thousand Oaks Drive at about 6:30 p.m. A vehicle struck Rodriguez and fled the scene. Rodriguez died from his injuries. GSP said Rodriguez was wearing reflective clothing at the time of the incident.
GAINESVILLE, GA
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Car crashes into VA clinic in Cobb County

COBB COUNTY, Ga. — Emergency crews are investigating after a car seemingly crashed through a Cobb County Veteran Affairs clinic. An 11Alive viewer shared photos Tuesday depicting Cobb County Fire and Emergency crews in the area. A firetruck and medical vehicle were seen in the parking lot. A small...
COBB COUNTY, GA
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Big Canoe Animal Rescue: Kitten-palooza

Late on a Thursday afternoon in Big Canoe a tiny, persistent cry emanated from under the porch stairs at a home on Ahaluna Place. Upon investigating, the homeowners discovered a days-old kitten. They contacted BCAR and brought the little orphan to Maggie’s House. These kind folks returned to their home and searched for a mother cat and littermates, but none were found. The baby was bottle-fed while we searched for a foster. Tiny orphan kittens must be fed every two hours, no small task for humans who require uninterrupted sleep. We contacted Big Canoe residents who had visited the shelter two weeks earlier and told us they liked to bottle-feed rescue kittens. One call and they came immediately to take the little guy home for an overnight.
BIG CANOE, GA
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Ludacris’ manager and 2 others shot, 1 fatally, in Georgia

ATLANTA (AP) — A man was killed and two others were injured, including rap star Ludacris’ manager, in a parking lot shooting in an upscale neighborhood north of downtown Atlanta on Sunday night. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that the men were all taken to hospitals, where one was...
ATLANTA, GA
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Rabid raccoon found in Gainesville

A rabid raccoon was recently captured in Gainesville. Hall County Government issued the positive rabies alert Tuesday afternoon. The raccoon had contact with a person in the 4600 block of Pinyan Drive in Gainesville. The raccoon was shipped to the Georgia Public Health Lab - Virology Section in Decatur. Hall...
GAINESVILLE, GA
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Roswell City Councilman Marcelo Zapata resigns after lengthy medical leave of absence

ROSWELL — A Roswell City Councilman who was granted a medical leave of absence in January has resigned his post. Roswell City Councilman Marcelo Zapata was granted the leave of absence for medical reasons on Jan. 24. The Mayor and city council have not released any additional details about the leave of absence out of respect for Zapata and his family’s privacy.
ROSWELL, GA

FSU football: 3-star 2023 LB DeMarco Ward commits to Noles

FSU football picked up their first 2023 linebacker commitment Tuesday when three-star DeMarco Ward announced his pledge to FSU. The announcement came as no surprise, with Ward officially visiting the Noles over the weekend and tweeting he had a change of plans to announce a commitment Tuesday afternoon. Ward holds...
DULUTH, GA
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A local nonprofit finds a home

A local nonprofit finally has a place to call home.  Backpack Buddies of Metro Atlanta, an initiative that gives food insecure students access to food over the weekend when they can’t get meals from school, has a new headquarters. The new facility is located at 2458 Jett Ferry Road, Suite 350, and is expected to […] The post A local nonprofit finds a home appeared first on Reporter Newspapers & Atlanta Intown.
DUNWOODY, GA
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Sisu names new executive director

Sisu in Gainesville announced Tuesday morning Dr. Ashley Carter will serve as its new executive director. The announcement follows an interim year where Carla Baker and Gloria Farrell served as interim co-executive directors. Dr. Carter has more than ten years of experience in both education and healthcare through her time...
GAINESVILLE, GA
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X's and Noles: DeMarco Ward Scouting Report

Recruiting momentum continues for the Florida State Seminoles as Demarco Ward a three-star linebacker commits to join the 2023 recruiting class. Ward hails from Duluth, GA and is a prospect that LB coach Randy Shannon has targeted for some time. Linebacker recruiting has been a bit of a hot topic on the Noles247 message board, will this cool things down?
DULUTH, GA
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Photo Club enjoys summer offerings

The photographers from Big Canoe have been extremely busy since the weather warmed up and summer provides more hours of daylight. The Photography Club has been meeting often to allow members to participate in special workshops for topics like off-camera strobe lighting and macro photography. The club’s Facebook page is...
BIG CANOE, GA
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Dunwoody to offer court amnesty program

Dunwoody Municipal Court will hold an amnesty program throughout July for individuals with past-due traffic citations and/or active bench warrants for failing to appear in court. City officials said the goal of the amnesty program is to settle outstanding violations with the court and reduce arrests. “We thought this would...
DUNWOODY, GA
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GAINESVILLE, GA
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GIRLS RUNNER OF THE YEAR: Peachtree Ridge's Tamiia Fuller

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