A judge on Thursday sentenced a former Jefferson police captain to a year in prison for having a gun while using crack cocaine, but declined to increase the sentence for a grenade found in the ex-officer's car.
UPDATE: Georgia's Republican Governor, Sonny Perdue, and Democratic Vice President Joe Biden stood together on at least one issue this morning: an effort to improve communication - and attract industry - in North Georgia.
Kristi Cornwell's 39th birthday will be marked with a candlelight vigil Sunday in her hometown as authorities continue to track down new leads in the Blairsville woman's disappearance more than four months ago.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch may end up spending $75,000 to $100,000 for repairs to a portion of Spring Street that collapsed last week after overnight steady rainfall, city officials said Wednesday.
A grand jury met Tuesday to begin considering whether criminal charges should be brought against undercover drug officers involved in the Sept. 1 shooting death of a Baptist minister outside a Toccoa convenience store.
With only a few agenda items and the pending departure of City Manager Kip Padgett, who has resigned to take a similar job in North Carolina, the Gainesville City Council has canceled its scheduled work session for Thursday morning.
Kayla Spurlock watched Monday afternoon as her daughter enjoyed the sprayground at Laurel Park. She takes Violet, who is 18 months old, about once a week to the area where she can play in the water spraying up from the ground.
The tired eyes of Justin Biggerstaff grew more weary when he learned that he'll soon be paying an extra $5 per night for his family, which includes three young kids, to stay at the Gainesville Inn and Suites on Jesse Jewell Parkway over the next month or so while he seeks permanent housing.