ATLANTA - Three people were arrested Friday in connection with a raging fire that collapsed an elevated portion of Interstate 85 in Atlanta and shut down the heavily traveled route through the heart of the city.
Often working side by side in the courtroom, a longtime Gainesville Police investigator and the Hall County Chief Assistant District Attorney were honored Friday during a kickoff event for National Crime Victims' Week.
Visually impaired players enjoyed a Beep Ball match at the North Hall Commnunity Center on Friday. The game is basically kickball with sound emitting bases and balls. Audible pitchers and defensive spotters aid the blindfolded participants.
ATLANTA - Georgia lawmakers sent Gov. Nathan Deal a bill on Friday that would permit licensed gunowners to carry concealed handguns on public college campuses, hoping they've made enough changes to win over the Republican who vetoed a similar measure last year.
Runners lined up at the start line Thursday night during the Chamber Chase 5K and 2-Mile Wellness Walk at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. More than 1,000 people signed up to participate in this year's event. The event was started to support company fitness and wellness. Awards were given out for the fastest corporate team, fastest community team, fastest CEO and best team spirit.
Thursday night was Celebrity Server Night at Mellow Mushroom in Gainesville. Twenty percent of the proceeds and tips go toward the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children to help raise funds to prevent child abuse. This year is the 20th anniversary of the Edmondson-Telford Center for Children, which hosts the event. Nearly 20 celebrities from the Falcons, Braves and University of Georgia attended the event.