Hall County sheriff's deputies and Gainesville police officers are investigating three separate stabbings during the July Fourth weekend that resulted in serious injuries to four people, one arrest and the search for one suspect.
Roommates Lalo Gomez, 35, and Henry Velasquez Pineda, 36, began arguing at 2:52 a.m. Sunday in their home in the 300 block of Lee Street in Gainesville, said Lt. Brian P. Kelly of the Gainesville Police Department on Monday.
A Lula woman was sentenced Monday in Gainesville to four years and nine months in federal prison on tax-related fraud charges.
Molly A. Smith, 50, also was placed on three years of supervised release and ordered by U.S. District Judge William C. O'Kelley to pay restitution of $413,847 to the IRS and $777,901 to North Carolina.
Local educators say the new flexibility Georgia was granted in implementing the No Child Left Behind Act is a step in the right direction, but won't do enough to distinguish between nearly adequate schools and grossly inadequate schools.
A 14-year-old boy has become the second teen to drown on Lake Lanier this holiday weekend, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.
Both drownings happened after the teens fell into drop-offs in otherwise shallow water and a Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman stressed warnings made to the public before the beginning of the holiday weekend: Be extremely careful in the waters of Lake Lanier because the lowered lake level makes the terrain unpredictable.