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Banks, White counties latest to report officer impersonation scams
The trend of scammers impersonating local law enforcement is continuing in Northeast Georgia with two more agencies reporting the scams this week. The White County Sheriff's Office and the Banks County Sheriff's Office made social media posts Thursday and Friday, respectively, saying they've received reports from citizens of callers claiming to be with their agencies and requesting money. The scammers' methods, however, do differ based on the sheriff's offices' reports.
2 arrested in Georgia drug bust after more than 1 pound of cocaine is found, GBI says
JACKSON COUNTY, N.C. — A man and woman are behind bars for what regional drug enforcement officers found in a car and home, according to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations. Authorities say on May 18, a car was pulled over for a traffic violation at the intersection of Highway...
$183,000 worth of drugs discovered during traffic stop; NC woman charged
RABUN COUNTY, Ga. (WLOS) — A North Carolina woman is in custody after a traffic stop in Georgia turned up several thousand dollars worth of drugs. According to the Rabun County Sheriff's Office, after observing "multiple traffic violations" on May 24, 2023, a deputy pulled over Kerry Stratton, of Leicester, North Carolina.
High school girls soccer coach arrested on child molestation charges in Hall County
He has been with the Hall County School District since 2018.
Toccoa couple arrested after traffic stop leads to discovery of drugs in home
STEPHENS COUNTY, Ga. - A man and woman from Toccoa in Stephens County, 45-year-old Leonardo Gabriel Steeple and 38-year-old Aija Monique Wilson, are facing multiple charges related to drug trafficking and illegal possession of narcotics. The incident unfolded when the Jackson County Sheriff's Office conducted a routine traffic stop near...
Keri Smith recommended as principal for new elementary school consolidation in 2024
Keri Smith has been recommended as the principal for Sandra Dunagan Deal Elementary School, which will be formed by the consolidation of Riverbend and White Sulphur Elementary Schools in the fall of 2024.
This Gainesville baker is sweetening the city with free cupcakes. Here’s why
While setting out to establish relationships with community members and fellow business owners, a Gainesville baker inadvertently fell into a weekly rhythm of sweetening people’s day. Every Tuesday, Diane Acuna of Acunas Cake Shoppe boxes up an assortment of cupcakes for a recipient of what she’s coined “Tasty Tuesdays.”...
BOE Holds First Budget Hearing On FY-24 Budget
(Cleveland)- The White County Board of Education held the first public hearing on next year’s education budget Thursday evening. Director of Finance for the school system Julie Dorsey said 45 percent of the funding for the proposed 74.7 million dollar budget comes from local funds. The new budget does include state increases for certified employees and the board has voted to provide a 5.1 percent increase for classified workers.
Georgia Town Named The Best Historic Town In The State
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Wednesday Night Weather Update
A pleasant evening across North Georgia with a few clouds and temps falling into the 50s by Thursday morning. Sunny and mild by afternoon with highs in the low 80s. Cooler on Friday and still unsettled for the weekend. Here is the latest.
It’s Graduation Day
(Cleveland)- It’s that magic graduation day for White County High School students. The ceremony will get underway at 8 PM tonight at White County High School Stadium. White County Superintendent of Schools Dr. Laurie Burkett said close to 250 students will be receiving their diplomas during the ceremony. Dr. Burkett says some folks don’t have a child graduating, but they come out to help celebrate accomplishments.
Meet the new president at University of North Georgia
An administrator at Georgia Tech has been tapped to become the next president of the University of North Georgia. The University System of Georgia Board of Regents voted Wednesday to name Michael P. “Mike” Shannon sole finalist for the UNG post. The school’s current president, Bonita Jacobs, will retire next month after 12 years of service.
White County Senior Center Receives Home Delivered Meal Donation
(Cleveland)- The White County Senior Center thanks Cleveland First Baptist Church for their continued support of the Home Delivered Meal Program. Dr. Phil Weaver, Senior Pastor at Cleveland First Baptist recently delivered a donation to Barbara Overton, White County Senior Center Director.
Cleveland Residents Share Their Thoughts During Town Hall Meeting
(Cleveland)- Several citizens of Cleveland turned out Tuesday night for a town hall meeting to discuss what was on their minds about city government and the city in general. Ward 2 Councilwoman Rebecca Yardley arranged the meeting at, Cleveland Community Center/Police Department Building, to provide an open dialog to hear from citizens and answer any questions they had.
Deadly tractor-trailer crash shuts down Hall County highway
HALL COUNTY, Ga. - A deadly crash involving multiple tractor trailers shut down parts of a highway in Hall County for hours early Wednesday morning. Officials with the Hall County Sheriff's Office say the crash happened shortly before 3:15 a.m. Wednesday in the northbound lanes of Georgia State Route 365 near White Sulphur Road.
Lady Warrior Golf Runner-up In State Tournament
(Cleveland)- Congratulations to our Lady Warriors golf team as they finish runner-up in the 2023 GHSA AAA State Tournament.
Charges Pending Against Cleveland Man Following Accident May 4th
Flowery Branch – A moped driver who was stuck near Flowery Branch High School died from his injuries Wednesday, 13 days after the accident, according to Hall County Sheriff’s Office officials. 36-year-old Christopher Lee Powell was struck by a vehicle the morning of May 4 as he was...
Injured woman on the run after tossing drugs at Ga. prison, hitting officer with car, sheriff says
A man is arrested and a woman is still on the run after she was accused of ramming into a prison vehicle Wednesday morning.
Bleeding woman on the run after ramming into Georgia prison guard’s vehicle, deputies say
The Habersham County Sheriff’s Office says Laticia Perry and Devonte Jenkins tried to make an illegal drug drop at the Lee Arrendale State Prison.
Here we go again: Company again files to annex 50 acres into Buford
After multiple defeats, Atlanta-based real estate company Seefried Industrial Properties has again submitted a request to annex five contiguous parcels of nearly 50-acres on Bennett Road into the city of Buford. Plans are for the construction of two warehouse/distribution facilities totaling 434,320 square feet. But according to city officials, the...
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