Two juveniles with gang affiliations were arrested Tuesday at Gainesville High School on disorderly conduct charges, but the incident appears unrelated to a fatal gang shooting that happened Sunday, authorities said Wednesday.
Times reporter Ashley Fielding conducted a brief one-on-one interview with U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal immediately after Wednesday morning's health care discussion. She spoke with him about health care reform.
A federal judge set an October sentencing date for a Dawsonville man convicted of conspiring to provide support to terrorists after the man's co-defendant was found guilty of similar charges Wednesday.
Before she was chosen as one of the few people who asked a question at Wednesday's discussion of the federal health care reform bill, Peggy Hoynes of Dahlonega scrawled two statements on the notepad the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce provided to her.
It took 12 minutes for a panicked teenager to drive his four bleeding friends from an East Hall subdivision to a local hospital after a confrontation between rival gangs ended in gunfire early Sunday. By the time the driver reached Northeast Georgia Medical Center, one of his passengers was dead.
When the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce first asked U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal to speak to the organization about health care reform, chamber president Kit Dunlap never expected it would become a public event with hundreds of people in attendance, she said.