Helen, GA

Three Suspects Believed Involved In Cleveland Gun Shop Burglary

(Cleveland)- Authorities are pursuing leads on three suspects who they say were involved in a burglary at Straight Shooters, a gun and ammo store in Cleveland. Just before five AM Friday morning, Cleveland Police Officers responded to an alarm call at the business located on South Main Street. Cleveland Police...
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Gainesville PD: body found in Lake Lanier

Gainesville Police say they have pulled a man’s body out of Lake Lanier. The man’s name has not yet been released. Gainesville Police responded to Lake Lanier off Pearl Nix Parkway for an accidental drowning. An adult male was recovered from the lake. The identity is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. This is not related to the ongoing search at Lake Knickerboker.
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Habersham County chase ends with 80-mph crash south of Homer

A Madison County man was seriously injured after crashing the motorcycle he was riding into the back of a sport utility vehicle at 80 mph Wednesday afternoon while fleeing from Habersham County deputies. Robert Brown, 45, was being pulled over for speeding at Level Grove Road in Cornelia when he...

2 ejected from motorcycle, seriously injured in GA 365 crash

A Toccoa couple was seriously injured when a pickup truck sideswiped their motorcycle, causing it to overturn, the state patrol says. Todd and Amy McCollum, both 41, were ejected from the bike. The crash happened around 12:14 p.m. on June 22 on GA 365 South near Cody Road in Mt. Airy.

Gainesville Police recover man's body from Lake Lanier

The Gainesville Police Department said Thursday afternoon that they had recovered a man's body from Lake Lanier. The agency said in a social media post that they recovered the man near Pearl Nix Parkway. They believe the man died in an accidental drowning. Lt. Judd Smith the Georgia Department of...

Family Fun Tubing In Helen, Georgia

If you are looking for family fun in Helen, Georgia, look no further than tubing on the Chattahoochee River. We have been to a couple of spots in Georgia and South Carolina. Helen is the best so far! The humidity isn’t too bad in the summer and my wife enjoys the shopping.

NGMC Lumpkin breaks ground on future hospital near Dahlonega

The future of healthcare in Lumpkin County and the anchor of the Gateway Corridor is now officially under construction. Hundreds of people, community leaders, healthcare workers and project members gathered Thursday to break and bless the ground at the future campus of Northeast Georgia Medical Center (NGMC) Lumpkin. “This hospital...

Authorities recover body of man who drowned in Lake Lanier

A body of a man was recovered Thursday afternoon from Lake Lanier in what Gainesville Police said was an accidental drowning. Police responded to Lake Lanier off Pearl Nix Parkway near Longwood Park, according to a social media post by police. The man's identity is being withheld pending notification of...

Police: One man dead following accidental drowning at Georgia lake

GAINESVILLE, Ga. — Above video: Your Thursday headlines. Police say one man is dead after drowning in a Georgia lake. On Thursday, the Gainesville Police Department responded to Lake Lanier, off Pearl Nix Parkway. Authorities say an adult male died following an accidental drowning. His identity is being withheld...

Local briefs include Athens Tech, Brenau agreement on credit transfers

There is a signing ceremony set for 10 o’clock this morning in Gainesville: officials from Athens Technical College and Brenau University will put pen to paper on an agreement that will allow Athens Tech students to transfer credits from their associates degrees in interior design toward bachelor’s degrees in the same program at Brenau.

Toccoa Raceway sees three first time winners

On a good night, you might see one first time winner on at a Saturday night dirt track race. On Saturday, Georgia’s Toccoa Raceway hosted three drivers who scored their maiden victories on the historic 3/8-mile speedway. Sammy Calhoun won in the Toccoa Pro Trucks feature, while Kyle McAlister...

Hall County Commission approves Bark Camp Farm for Hunter Road

The Hall County Commission on Wednesday voted to approve a special use for a dog day-care venue near Clermont. Bark Camp Farm will be built on a 30-acre property on Hunter Road near the intersection of U.S. 129 and Jim Hood Road. Applicant Megan Patrick said the business will run...

Georgia Police and Fire Games: Sharpshooters compete in sniper competition

First responders from across Georgia competed Wednesday afternoon in a sniper competition during the 2022 Georgia Police and Fire Games in Gainesville. About 20 competitors were tasked with using their bolt or semi-automatic long-range rifles to hit targets at various distances down range. Investigator Robert Talley with the Hall County Sheriff's Office said competitors could only use 20 rounds and were given a deduction for each miss.