Dawsonville, GA

Gainesville man killed in hit-and-run

A Gainesville man died after a fatal hit-and-run Saturday, June 25, in Gainesville, according to authorities. Georgia State Patrol Cpl. J.G. Tucker said Victor Rodriguez, 49, was crossing Thousand Oaks Drive Saturday wearing reflective clothing. Tucker said a car, possibly a 2008-2010 black Dodge Charger, was heading southbound and hit...
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Like sunflowers? Forsyth County woman’s flower patch provides donations to nonprofit

Sharon Hendricks and her husband are raising money for a non-profit through their sunflower patch(Image by Justine Lookenott) (Forsyth County, GA) Nestled off of Jot Em Down Road in Cumming is a 4,000 square foot patch of sunflowers - 8,000 sunflowers to be exact. But the flowers aren’t just there for the beauty they provide to drivers, they are also there for a cause.

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.

Georgia ENT clinics owner sentenced to 3 years in prison for fraud

Jeffrey Gallups, MD, owner of a chain of Alpharetta, Ga.-based medical clinics, has been sentenced to three years in prison for a scheme in which the former Georgia insurance commissioner also has been indicted, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported June 28. Dr. Gallups profited from ordering physicians who worked at his...

Gwinnett 'Best Charity' closed after commercial gambling arrest

BUFORD, Ga. - A popular charity poker room in Buford closed its doors amid criminal allegations its founder was actually running a commercial gambling operation. It’s quite the fall for Little Kings and Queens, which was honored by Gwinnett Magazine as Best Charity of 2021. Shane Maxwell, 51, faces...

NASCAR champ from Dawsonville celebrates with Bulldogs

Dawsonville native and 2020 NASCAR Cup Series champion Chase Elliott took part in an unprecedented celebration of Georgia champions in Atlanta Wednesday. In recognition of recent title triumphs by Elliott, the Atlanta Braves, and the University of Georgia, Elliott’s 2020 Cup championship trophy was proudly on display at the College Football Hall of Fame alongside the College Football Playoff National Championship trophy and the Atlanta Braves 2021 World Series trophy during the event, much to delight of Georgia sports fans in attendance - including Elliott himself.

3 amazing burger places in Georgia

If your favorite comfort food is a juicy burger and some crispy french fries on the side, and you also happen to live in Georgia, then you have come to the right place because I have put together a list of three great burger places in Georgia that serve insanely delicious burgers.

6 places to see Fourth of July fireworks in North Georgia

This weekend, North Georgia offers multiple opportunities to gaze at fireworks in the name of American independence. Here are a few:. 57th annual Independence Day Celebration and Fireworks. Hosted by the Paul E. Boling American Legion Post 7, the all-day event features hamburgers and hot dogs as well as food...

Auburn man charged with molesting girl

An Auburn man was charged with molesting a child in February at a Gainesville home, according to authorities. Eleazar Antonio Hernandez-Mendez, 25, was charged with child molestation and sexual battery on a child under the age of 16. Hall County Sheriff’s Office spokeswoman B.J. Williams said the case involved a...

Big Canoe Hiking Club returns to Cartecay River

This July, the Hiking Club will stay closer to home as we return to the Cartecay River Loop Trail off Highway 52, near Ellijay. This trail is part of the larger Rich Mountain Wildlife Management Area. Thus, our hikers will carry a hunting or fishing license from Georgia Department of Natural Resources. For more information on licenses, go to Licenses are inexpensive with lifetime licenses available to seniors. One recommendation is to add the Outdoors GA app to your phone, which allows easy access to your license as well as simple renewal options. Monies for your license support wildlife management programs in our state.