Dahlonega, GA

Woman saves boy from potential human trafficking

The Stone Mountain Park police department is investigating after a Cumming woman may have foiled an attempted human trafficking during holiday fireworks Saturday evening. Kelly Pittman and her family were visiting the park for a day of fun and fireworks. But when rain began to fall and people on the lawn started to scatter, she noticed a 3-year-old boy all by himself.
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Gainesville man jailed after White County police chase

A Gainesville man remains was arrested in White County early Wednesday morning following a chase with police. A White County deputy sheriff attempted to pull over a 2008 Chevrolet Impala on Webster Lake Road at about 11:56 p.m. Tuesday, according to the sheriff’s office. The vehicle was weaving excessively and crossed the centerline. The driver of the vehicle refused to stop and began driving at a high speed.
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Buford woman arrested in connection with armed robberies

A Buford woman is facing criminal charges in connection with a series of armed robberies. Larkerria Dominque Stevenson, 25, has been charged with armed robbery and aggravated assault and is accused of perpetrating the crimes alongside 35-year-old Atlanta resident Steve Alan Coleman, who is charged with four counts of armed robbery, four counts of aggravated assault, four counts of possession of a firearm during a felony and one count of possession of a firearm by a convicted felon.

Man and woman arrested for various armed robberies in Gwinnett County

The Gwinnett County Police Department arrested on Tuesday one man and one woman who are connected to a series of armed robberies in the county and other jurisdictions. Steve Alan Coleman, 35 of Atlanta, and Larkerria Dominique Stevenson, 25 of Buford, were arrested after their final armed robbery at O’Reilly Auto Parts in Buford.

Two-Time Piedmont Alumnus Named One of State’s Most Promising Lawyers Under 40

Two-time Piedmont University alumnus Bennett Bryan has received an On the Rise Award from The Daily Report, a legal newspaper based in Atlanta. Bennett holds two degrees from Piedmont — a bachelor’s degree in Political Science that he earned in 2005 and a Master of Business Administration that he completed in 2018. After his MBA, Bennett went on to the University of Georgia School of Law. He is now a supervising attorney, specializing in land use and development, with the DeKalb County Law Department.

'Crying tears of joy': Murrayville's Kevin Mendoza still feeling the bliss of qualifying for Under-20 World Cup for Guatemala

Kevin Mendoza’s feet have barely been able to touch the ground, and his mind is still racing with joyous thoughts about everything that’s happened in the past week. Flying back to Atlanta on Tuesday, the 18-year-old from Murrayville was still riding the high of being part of the Under-20 World Cup qualifying team for Guatemala.

Fieldale worker injured in early morning incident

A worker at the Fieldale poultry plant in Cornelia was injured on the job Wednesday morning when his arm got stuck in a machine. Around 4:30 a.m., Habersham County E-911 dispatched EMS and Cornelia firefighters to the plant on Irvin Street. “Upon arrival, [the] subject had been removed from the...

Gainesville driver arrested after police chase in White County

A 30-year-old Gainesville man remains in jail following his arrest just after midnight Tuesday on charges of fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer. A press release from the sheriff’s office states that on July 5, at approximately 11:56 p.m., a deputy with the White County Sheriff’s Office attempted to make a traffic stop on a 2008 Chevrolet Impala on Webster Lake Road. The vehicle was weaving excessively and crossing the centerline, the release states. The driver refused to stop and began driving at a high rate of speed.
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Man and woman wanted for string of robberies in Gwinnett County

ATLANTA, Ga. (CBS46) - An Atlanta man and a Buford woman were both arrested by Gwinnett County Police in connection to a string of armed robberies in and around Gwinnett County. Police say 35-year-old Steve Alan Coleman and 25-year-old Larkerria Dominique Stevenson were arrested and charged with multiple counts of...

Panel to draft guidelines for development of old county courthouse

The Habersham County Development Authority (HCDA) is expected to vote next week on an agreement with the county to establish requirements for the development of the old county courthouse. A 5-member panel will draft the Requirements for Proposal (RFP) that will be given to developers who may want to bid...

McEver Road United Methodist Church welcomes new senior pastor

McEver Road United Methodist Church, in Oakwood, will welcome a new Senior Pastor Sunday, for the first time in 11 years. According to a press release from McEver Road UMC, Reverend Tyler Jackson will take over from Reverend Dr. Rob Bruce who has been transferred to Watkinsville First UMC in Watkinsville, Georgia.

Your Mall of Georgia fun guide

Clothes and shoes in a retail storeAlexander Kovacs. The Mall of Georgia is one of my favorite places to be, there is nowhere like it! From fun activities, stores galore, great food, beautiful scenery, fun, entertainment-you name it. You can easily spend an entire day at the Mall of GA as it is the largest mall in Georgia. Inside the mall, there are over 200 shops with everything from clothing, makeup, shoes, jewelry, electronics, sporting goods, and much more. Apple, H&M, Michael Kors, Pandora, and Sephora are among the many retailers. Additionally, there are hundreds of stores and restaurants around the Mall equally pleasing. You can find something to satisfy every taste bud, whether you want a sit-down restaurant or a quick on-the-go meal. The cities of Buford, Sugar Hill, Suwanee, Gainesville, and Lawrenceville are served by the Mall of Georgia located off I-85, Exit 115.

Cleveland To Hold Two Public Forums On Package Liquor Sales

(Cleveland)- City residents in Cleveland could get the opportunity to vote on allowing the sales of packaged sales of distilled spirits. During last night’s city council meeting City Administrator Kevin Harris cited the passage of Senate Bill 145 by the state house and senate and signed by Governor Kemp that gives local elected officials the authority to authorize package sales of liquor.

Person struck by train, killed on tracks in Oakwood

A pedestrian walking on train tracks Monday in Oakwood was struck and killed by a train, police said. Oakwood Police Chief Tim Hatch said the pedestrian was walking on the tracks around 8:20 p.m. July 4 near the intersection of Railroad Street and Tara Drive. Hatch said the pedestrian was...

Fireworks cause two Gwinnett County house fires

GWINNETT COUNTY, Ga — Two Gwinnett County families didn’t properly extinguish their Fourth of July fireworks, causing overnight house fires, according to authorities. According to the Gwinnett County Fire Department, in both cases, people who lived at the homes thought fireworks debris was extinguished and put it outside to be thrown away later.

New dining concept featured at a 3-story restaurant headed to Cumming City Center

Guest pick up their putting supplies at this restored Airstream,(Photo/City of Cumming) (Cumming GA) Another unique eatery is getting ready to open at The Cumming Center. According to the new announcement, Cindy and Scott Echols, the husband and wife team who brought The Course @ Tin Cup to the development, signed the final lease agreement on their restaurant, Tin Cup Grill.