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Sex offender pleads guilty to kidnapping 14-year-old girl

SURGOINSVILLE, Tenn. - A convicted sex offender accused of luring a 14-year-old East Tennessee girl away from home has pleaded guilty to kidnapping and other charges in federal court.

June 09, 2016 | Associated Press | Local


Authorities: Male jogger dies after being hit by vehicle

A male jogger died after being hit by a vehicle in Jefferson on Wednesday night, according to authorities.

June 09, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local


Insurer joins fights against prescription drug abuse

Fighting prescription drug abuse, an epidemic in the United States responsible for taking half a million lives between 2010 and 2014, has become an all-hands-on-deck approach.

June 09, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Program gives fans to keep seniors cool in summer

As forecasts this weekend show temperatures nearing 95 degrees, many in North Georgia will likely try to stay cool inside.

June 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


1 injured in fall exiting house fire

A person trying to escape from a Thornbush Drive house fire sustained injuries and was transported to the hospital, according to authorities.

June 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Police: Home invasion suspect arrested after climbing fence with handgun

A home invasion suspect climbed a fence with a handgun in Buford May 23 and tried to force his way into the home, police said.

June 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


North Georgia Heart Foundation to kick off 'Raise the 8' campaign Friday

Each year, about 365,000 Americans suffer cardiac arrest outside the safety of a hospital.

June 08, 2016 | Kristen Oliver | Local


John Simpson gets new position at Lakeview Academy

John Simpson, who has been at Lakeview Academy for a decade, has been named enrollment and external relations director.

June 08, 2016 | Times staff reports | Local




Traffic light being installed at busy Park Hill-Lakeview intersection

Relief is on the way for drivers at the busy intersection of Park Hill and Lakeview drives in Gainesville.

June 08, 2016 | Clark Leonard | Local


Environmental concerns raised in review of proposed Atlanta River Walk in South Hall

A regional review of a proposed 508-acre waterfront development in South Hall near the Jackson County line raises some concerns about the development's impact on the watershed.

June 08, 2016 | Jeff Gill | Local


Mother accused of wrapping child in cellophane accused of striking officer

A Gainesville woman facing a child cruelty charge for allegedly binding her child in cellophane and packing tape gained new charges Thursday after a grand jury indictment.

June 08, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Tax sales moving from courthouse plaza to government center

Quincy Buffington, 39, is no stranger to tax sales. So when the property he had his eye on came up for auction Tuesday morning, he was ready to outbid his closest competitor.

June 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Low-income apartments targeted for renovation

Big renovations are planned for the Ridgecrest apartments off Park Hill Drive in Gainesville, a welcome respite for resident Terrie Powers, who has absorbed the deteriorating quality of the homes over 24 years but wouldn't think about leaving.

June 08, 2016 | Joshua Silavent | Local


Body pulled from Lake Lanier identified as Snellville man

A man's body was recovered Tuesday evening from Lake Lanier by authorities.

June 07, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


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Authorities: Man charged with breaking into Gainesville Police headquarters

A man is accused of breaking two doors and two windows early Sunday morning to get into the Gainesville Police Department, according to authorities.

June 13, 2016 | Nick Watson | Local


Winter weather tips, contacts

Braving winter weather

January 16, 2016 | From staff reports | Local


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