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Man’s body recovered from Lake Knickerbocker in Gainesville

Emergency crews on Saturday recovered the body of a man from Lake Knickerbocker in Gainesville. An autopsy will be conducted to determine if it’s the same man they’ve been searching for since Wednesday. Authorities believe the man may have taken his own life. According to Gainesville Police, the...
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Dallis Goodnight Transferring to Georgia

Dallis Goodnight is transferring to Georgia, she announced on social media. “I’M COMING HOME,” Goodnight wrote on Instagram on Saturday. A Dacula, Georgia native, Goodnight’s new home in Athens is roughly 35 miles from her home. Goodnight, a true freshman in 2022 at Alabama, was an every...
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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...

Developers finalize property sale for $400 million development in Forsyth County

152 acres of land have officially been purchased by Green Brick Partners, Inc. for the $400 million Sawnee Village development project(Image by The Providence Group) (Forsyth County, GA) 152 acres of land have officially been purchased by Green Brick Partners, Inc. for the $400 million Sawnee Village development project. The sale of the property closed in early June.

Cuban cuisine debuts in South Hall

Empanadas, sweet fried plantains, Cuban croquettes — inextricable partners with the Miami foodscape, these Latin American classics have made their debut in South Hall. Opened last week by chef Joel Ferrer and his wife, Yinet, Cuban Café brings new life and flavor to the former Checkers on Wallis Road.

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.

Rochester elected to Ivester Foundation Board of Directors

Brian Rochester of Rochester & Associates has been elected to the Board of Directors for the M. Douglas Ivester & V. Kay Ivester Foundation. Rochester is the fifth director to be named to the board and the first director who is a resident of Hall County, Georgia, according to a press release from the foundation.

BONEYARD: State adds new commitments in two sports, Emerick to leave

Mississippi State picked up a pair of verbal commitments on Friday in two sports. Coach Mike Leach and the Bulldog football program added the pledge of Norcross, Georgia wide receiver Nakai Poole. The three-star standout selected Mississippi State over another two dozen plus offers. Poole is the first wide receiver in the Bulldog 2023 class. The 8th member of the class, Poole is just the second out of state prospect for the 2023 class to pledge his allegiance to Mississippi State. Leach and staff are expected to sign close to a full class in the current recruiting cycle.

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...

Sugar Hill Arts Commission issues call for works created by black artists

The Sugar Hill Arts Commission has issued a call for artwork created by black artists for an exhibit at the city’s art gallery. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Sunday, July 17. Artists should submit original work only, up to three pieces, including paintings, photographs, mixed media pieces, ceramics, textiles and sculptures.

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...

Shoe company reinvests in existing Georgia facility

ATLANTA – A Georgia-based shoe company plans to reinvest into an existing facility that will create about 340 new jobs. Governor Brian P. Kemp announced that Okabashi Brands Inc., a Georgia-based shoe company, will create approximately 340 new jobs as they reinvest in their existing facility in Gwinnett County and grow.

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.