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Cold Case Files: A brutal slaying in a violent time

There is a two-week gap in Tina Buffington Andrews' final days that police want to fill.

August 16, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Back to School Rally offers tips on finding hidden drugs

As the mother of a teenage son, Barbara Allen randomly searches his room for illegal drugs.

August 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Audit: State’s sex offender registry outdated

The basis of Georgia's statewide sex offender registry is an antiquated and inflexible system which contains incomplete, inaccurate and outdated information on sex offenders, according to a recent audit.

August 15, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Marina's neighbors complain of loud noise

BUFORD - Robert Davis said when the music cranks up at Holiday Marina, he can hardly hear himself think.

August 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Woman sentenced to rehab after wreck with jogger

A Gainesville woman who struck and seriously injured a youth minister while driving drunk will spend at least a year in a substance abuse rehabilitation center and another four years in a work release jail after pleading guilty in Hall County Superior Court.

August 13, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


GBI’s area office has new agent in charge

Kim Williams first stepped into the real world of criminal investigations 15 years ago as a young intern.

August 12, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Hall fire chief heads up state group

As a member of the Georgia Association of Fire Chiefs executive board for the past eight years, Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell has gotten to know public safety officials hailing from the tiniest of small-town volunteer departments to the largest, most complex agencies.

August 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Letter released in Kristi Cornwell case

The full contents of a letter that could be a crucial clue in the search for Kristi Cornwell's disappearance were released Wednesday on the one-year anniversary of the Blairsville woman's disappearance.

August 11, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Victim in fatal golf cart crash identified

A woman who died as a result of a golf cart crash at a campaign event for U.S. Rep. Tom Graves has been identified as 45-year-old Beverly McDowell of Gainesville.

August 10, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Cold case: Seeking killer of ‘a vulnerable target’

Manuel Williams lived for seven months after he was shot in his Gainesville used appliance store, but he was never able to tell detectives who shot him.

August 09, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Nearly half-million dollars in pot seized in I-985 stop

A traffic stop for a tinted window violation on Interstate 985 Saturday turned up 240 pounds of marijuana, authorities said.

August 08, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


One year later, still no trace of missing woman

BLAIRSVILLE - Nearly a year has passed since Jo Ann Cornwell's daughter Kristi walked out the door of their Union County home for what was supposed to be a 30-minute walk.

August 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Woman critically injured at campaign event

A private campaign event for 9th District U.S. Rep. Tom Graves in a Gainesville subdivision was marred by a golf cart accident that left a woman in critical condition Friday night.

August 07, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Helicopter crash in Lumpkin kills 2

The wreckage of a helicopter carrying two occupants that was missing since Monday night was found Friday in a heavily wooded area of Lumpkin County. There were no survivors.

August 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


Unit trained to prevent jail riots

On Christmas Eve 1987, an uprising at the Hall County jail brought out every available officer to quell the rioting and put out the fires, literally, as 30 agitated inmates took over a cell block.

August 06, 2010 | Stephen Gurr | Local


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