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Derreck Booth

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Recent Articles by Derreck Booth

  • UNG Spring Semester enrollment at a record high
    While many colleges and universities are struggling with declining enrollment, the University of North Georgia (UNG) continues a trend of steady growth. Spring 2015 enrollment is up 5 percent over this past year to 15,702 a record for spring semester at the university
  • Early morning fire damages Hall home
    Hall County fire officials are crediting a smoke alarm with waking two men Saturday morning, enabling them to escape their burning home.
  • Second rabies case of 2015 confirmed in Hall County
    Hall County officials Friday confirmed the county's second case of rabies for 2015.
  • Alabama seeks to stay order overturning gay marriage ban
    The Alabama attorney general is asking a federal judge to stay a ruling that overturned Alabama's ban on gay marriage, as advocates cheer what once seemed an improbable victory in the deeply conservative state.
  • Small fryer fire causes brief scare at Church's Chicken
    Employees at a restaurant in Gainesville got a brief fire scare Friday night, but no one was hurt.
  • Court officials working on time capsule for new Forsyth County Courthouse
    As work on a new Forsyth County Courthouse nears completion, the chief judge in that judicial circuit is putting together a time capsule for the facility.
  • Lula council member Vicky Chambers dies
    Vicky Chambers, a Lula business owner, civic volunteer and Mayor Pro Tem of Lula died Thursday afternoon following injuries she suffered in a traffic accident on Saturday, January 10.
  • Forsyth Co. firefighters salvage items from damaged house
    No one was injured, but fire did heavy damage to a garage and living space above it Wednesday morning in Forsyth County.
  • Former Gainesville GDOT District Engineer to lead Georgia DOT
    Hart County native and longtime Georgia Department of Transportation (GDOT) executive Russell McMurry was elected Tuesday to be the new commissioner of the agency.
  • Obama's tax proposals get cool reception from GOP lawmakers
    Republican lawmakers are already signaling they will do what they can to block President Barack Obama's pitch for tax increases on the wealthiest Americans.
  • Two suspects arrested in Hall, agents seize over $112,000 in drugs and cash
    Hall County authorities arrested two people and seized drugs and cash valued at over $112,000 in a bust Thursday on Sherry Lane off of Atlanta Highway.
  • Atlanta Highway in Hall County reopened after pedestrian hit
    Atlanta Highway has reopened after it was blocked in Hall County Thursday afternoon while authorities worked an accident involving a pedestrian and vehicle.
  • Rape suspect awaits committal hearing in Hall County
    Hall County authorities said the suspect in a December rape case remained behind bars with no bond Wednesday.
  • FBI: Ohio man planned to bomb US Capitol, kill officials
    A 20-year-old Ohio man's Twitter posts sympathizing with Islamic terrorists led to an undercover FBI operation and the man's arrest on charges that he plotted to blow up the U.S. Capitol and kill government officials.
  • Energy sector leads a decline in U.S. stocks as oil falls
    Energy companies are leading a decline on the stock market as crude oil continues to tumble.
  • Gov. Deal begins 2nd term focused on crime, education
    Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal re-committed to supporting criminal justice changes and alternatives to public schools on Monday as he was sworn in for a second term in office, and said his mission for the next four years is "building upon the foundation we have laid." The full text of Governor Nathan Deal's Monday afternoon address is posted at the end of this story.
  • Georgia DOT announces routine maintenance plans for the week
    The Georgia Department of Transportation says they will be doing routine maintenance in four local counties for the coming week.
  • France works to avert new terror attacks, hunts suspect
    France's government urged the nation to remain vigilant Saturday, as thousands of security forces try to thwart new attacks and hunt down a suspected accomplice in a rampage by terrorists linked to al-Qaida in Yemen that scarred the nation and left 20 dead.
  • Ex-soldier sentenced in Afghan bribe case
    A former soldier has been sentenced to more than three years for conspiring to launder about $250,000 in bribes from Afghan contractors.
  • Older aluminum wiring appears to be cause of Hall mobile home fire
    Hall County fire investigators believe older aluminum wiring is the cause of an accidental fire that left a mobile home unliveable Friday afternoon.
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