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Senators Ossoff and Warnock secure $2 million in funding to support the creation of nearly 700 Jobs, expansion of Georgia ports

Georgia U.S. Senators Jon Ossoff and Reverend Raphael Warnock and U.S. Commerce Secretary Gina Raimondo announced, on Thursday, June 10, a $2 million grant for road and infrastructure improvements necessary for the establishment of a new Inland Port in Hall County, Georgia, that will allow expansion of operations through the Port of Savannah.
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Cumming, GAForsyth County News

Looking for fresh produce? Try these 6 farmers markets.

Not everyone has access to farmland or the time or patience to grow their own food. Still though, as summer continues, the desire for fresh, crisp, locally grown food rises. To help whet your appetite a little, here are a few of the most unique farmers markets in Forsyth County where you can stock up on produce and peruse other homemade goodies.
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Cumming Dispatch

Analysis shows most expensive gas in Cumming

(CUMMING, GA) Gas prices vary across the Cumming area, with some registering significantly above the average. If you choose the most expensive station in the area, you could be paying as much as an extra $0.42 per gallon, according to an analysis by GasBuddy Sunday.
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WSB Channel 2 Atlanta

3 killed, 4 injured during early morning shooting in Cleveland

CLEVELAND — Three people died and four others were injured during an early Saturday shooting in Cleveland, authorities said. A 40-year-old man died at the scene, and two men, ages 40 and 36, died at an area hospital, The Plain Dealer of Cleveland reported. None of the victims have been identified, the newspaper reported, citing Cleveland police spokesperson Sgt. Jennifer Ciaccia.

Federal grant awarded to Gainesville's future inland port

A new port project that will link Gainesville to the docks of Savannah is getting a big grant from the federal government. A 104-acre inland port is planned for Gainesville and will provide a direct rail route to the Port of Savannah. According to the website, the Norfolk Southern rail terminal will open with 9,000 feet of working track, expanding to 18,000 feet at full build-out.

Research finds fungal pathogen in region's snakes

More than two years ago, Jessy Patterson and some of her students combed the Smithgall Woods State Park and other woodland places for snakes. "We looked for the presence of a fungal pathogen that causes snake fungal disease," the lecturer of biology at the University of North Georgia (UNG) said. "We did that by finding and capturing snakes, swabbing them, and sending the sample out for analysis."

Clarkesville Police warn of phone scam

The Clarkesville Police Department is warning residents against a phone scam currently being run in the area. According to the agency, scammers are calling people pretending to be from the Clarkesville Police Department. The caller states they need to send money for past due fines; otherwise, a warrant will be issued for their arrest.

Gainesville dermatologist offers tips for summer skin care

Summer does not officially begin until June 20, but a dermatologist in Gainesville is giving tips on how to best protect your skin when soaking up the summer sun. Dr. Misty Caudell with Georgia Skin Center said on WDUN's Newsroom on Monday, June 7, that proper sunscreen use is key in the summer months.
Dawson County, GAForsyth County News

Two arrested in Dawson County, including one from Cumming, after string of entering autos

Dawson County Sheriff’s Office arrested two suspects Saturday, June 12, after several cars were broken into overnight. Sabrina Bronson, 22, of Cumming, and Brandon Strickland, 20, of Gainesville, have been arrested and face numerous charges including drugs, firearms and numerous entering auto charges which may be in excess of 30 vehicles, according to officials.

Inland rail port for NE Georgia getting $2M federal grant

GAINESVILLE, Ga. (AP) — An inland port project linking northeast Georgia to the Port of Savannah by rail is getting a $2 million federal grant. U.S. Sens. Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock announced the Department of Commerce grant, which will fund road and infrastructure improvements needed to open the Northeast Georgia Inland Port in Hall County.
Fannin County,

Law enforcement detains two suspects on Fannin County highway

FANNIN COUNTY, Ga. - FOX 5 Atlanta has obtained video of Fannin County deputies detaining suspects after an alleged car chase involving multiple law enforcement agencies. FOX 5 Atlanta is working to learn the circumstances leading up to their detainment and the identities of the people involved. Viewer video captured...