Thursday's shooting of a Cleveland father and son has turned into a murder investigation. Tim Whelchel, 47, died shortly after the incident, Cleveland Police Chief John Foster said. Jack McDonald, a 69-year-old roommate and friend of the victims, is charged with the murder, Foster said. Whelchel's son, Scott Whelchel, 27, also was injured in the shooting but has since been released from the hospital. Though the incident is still under investigation, Foster said it appears ...
With the economy in a slump, cheap help has never been more valuable. For the Hall County Sheriff's Office, that means using a volunteer reserve unit for special events, emergencies and even routine patrol, said Capt. Harry Chapman, commander of the unit. The unit, started in 2001, is made up of 29 former sheriff's office law enforcement officers. "As economic times have gotten tough, we've called on them to help us," said Col. Jeff Strickland, ...
Lightning may have caused a fire that destroyed a historic 1830s Clarkesville home last week. The residents were out of the country when their Jefferson Street house caught fire around 10:52 p.m. Thursday, Clarkesville Fire Chief Jerry Palmer said. The fire marshal is still investigating, but Palmer said heavy lightning damage to a nearby tree has investigators looking at the storm as a possible cause. More than 50 emergency personnel responded to the fire only ...
The U.S. Supreme Court has broadened rules allowing officers to break into residences without warrants, but it's a ruling Gainesville police say likely won't change the way they operate.
As the mercury on the thermometers stretches higher, it can mean only one thing for Lake Lanier law enforcement - time to scrape the cobwebs off the citation books.
Cleveland police are investigating the shooting of a father, 47, and son, 27, both of whom are in the hospital with serious injuries.
Kelly Parham merrily rowed past the indoor rowing world record Thursday morning. But life was anything but a dream - he hadn't slept in 77 hours.
Colleagues and friends are remembering Sam Oliver, a prominent lawyer and community leader who died Wednesday of leukemia at age 68.
Quenn and her partners assisted in 135 arrests, apprehended 52 suspects and seized more than $35,000 worth of drugs and property in 2010.
Superior Court Judge Jason Deal is still considering whether to suppress statements Reginald Coleman made during interrogation.
Evidence in the 2010 Valentine's Day murder of Richard Schoeck may be circumstantial, but it's sufficient, Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal said Tuesday.
A judge denied a motion Monday to dismiss the grand jury indictment of Reginald Coleman, the alleged triggerman in the 2010 Valentine's Day contract killing of 45-year-old Richard Schoeck.
An employee at Cleveland's Kountry Kupboard said Thursday that the owner and some customers chased away a man who attempted to rob the store Wednesday afternoon.
Jim Walters and Gus Whalen do more than just impact the local economy. Junior Achievement honored the two local men's accomplishments Thursday night as they were inducted into the Northeast Georgia Business Hall of Fame. "They've given so much back to the community," said Tanya Applebaum, director of education for Junior Achievement, which puts on the event honoring the inductees. "They've done a lot, socially and economically. ... I think they're great role models for ...
Gainesville Fire Department officials say smoke detectors they've been installing are safe, unlike those in Atlanta that were found to be defective.