Category: Northeast Georgia

TIMELINE: A history of Winder EMS approval

The battle for the sole emergency medical service provider in Barrow County continues to rage on. A lawsuit has been filed by county attorney Angie Davis of the Barrow County Superior Court against the city of Winder. The city has since responded by hiring Smith, Welch, Webb and White Attorneys at Law in McDonough to…

Athens Academy football in state playoffs

ATHENS, Ga– The Athens Academy Spartans are hosting their first playoff game of the season tomorrow night after coming off of a bye last week. They finished the season with a perfect 10-0 undefeated record in the Single A Private class. Athens Academy plays First Presbyterian Day tomorrow night at Slaughter Field in Athens. Kick…

Cedar Shoals rape case trial date set

ATHENS, Ga. — The trial date for three former Cedar Shoals students who raped a fellow classmate has been set. All three — Javious Collins, Xavier Clarke and Markel Bannon are facing charges for felony rape, false imprisonment and child molestation.  For an in-depth look at how the case unveiled back in 2016, check out this…

Congressman Hice holds tele-town hall

Congressman Jody Hice is holding a teleconference town hall meeting in under an hour at 6 p.m. for Georgia’s 10th Congressional District. Representative Hice said in a press release that he hosts telephone town halls because they give every constituent the ability to join the conversation from the convenience of their own home. Since being…

UPDATE: Four Barrow County Schools on lockdown, bank incident

12:57 pm  Updated: According to a press release from Winder Police, near 7:54 am, at least two suspects wearing masks, physically assaulted the driver of an armored truck as he serviced a drive-up ATM behind the Bank of America on Broad Street in Winder. No one was shot during the incident, but according to police, both…

Where Can You Get a Flu Shot?

Flu season is upon us. Did you know that the flu virus can survive for up to 8 hours on a surface? With Thanksgiving only two weeks away, many people have made a point to get their shot before heading home to spread those pesky germs. There are many places offering flu vaccinations in Northeast…

2017 Special Election Results

UPDATE (10:16 PM 11/07/17): All results are in. Deborah Gonzalez wins State House seat District 117. Jonathan Wallace wins State House seat District 119. TSPLOST is passed (73.87%). UPDATE (9:17 PM 11/07/17): 21 out of 24 precincts have reported their results. UPDATE (9:02 PM 11/07/17): 15 out of 24 precincts have reported their results. UPDATE (8:28 PM 11/07/17) :…