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Gainesville man charged in early Saturday slaying of 21-year-old

Gainesville man charged in early Saturday slaying of 21-year-old

Hall County Sheriff’s Office investigators are charging a Gainesville man with murder following the early Saturday morning shooting of another man off of East Ridge Road. Detectives have identified the victim as 21-year-old Qualyn Tanner, of Gainesville. Tanner’s next of kin has been notified. The body was sent to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation Crime Lab for autopsy. Just before 2 a.m., deputies responded to a call to check the area after a member of the community heard gunshots along Wade Drive. Deputies found Tanner's body, behind a residence on the street. Sheriff's officials say Tanner had been shot multiple…
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Georgia firefighter dies in boating accident

Georgia firefighter dies in boating accident

The Gainesville Fire Department confirmed yesterday that firefighter Chandler Patterson died over the weekend in a boating accident. Chandler died after a boating accident on Lake Tugaloo Saturday evening, while spending time off with his family and friends. Chandler had been with the Gainesville Fire Department since June 2019. He was 27-years old. "Chandler was a super friendly person with an incredible personality! He brought smiles to everyone around him with his laid back and caring demeanor. He will be missed dearly," the department posted on its Facebook page. Flags at all fire stations in Gainesville will be lowered in…
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Police investigate fatal pedestrian crash in Gainesville

Police investigate fatal pedestrian crash in Gainesville

GAINESVILLE -- Police in Gainesville are investigating a fatal crash involving a pedestrian that occurred Monday morning. According to police, the crash is at Browns Bridge Road and McEver Road. The police are advising motorists to use alternate routes. There are no further details at this time. The Georgia Sun will have more information on this story as it becomes available.
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Liquid Nitrogen leak kills six at Gainesville food processing plant

Liquid Nitrogen leak kills six at Gainesville food processing plant

GAINESVILLE -- At least six people are dead after a liquid nitrogen line ruptured at a food processing plant in Gainesville Thursday. Hall County Fire Services responded along with the Gainesville Fire Department to a report of burns at Prime Pak Foods at 10:12 a.m. Thursday, Upon arrival, firefighters found a large group of employees that had evacuated, along with multiple victims who were experiencing medical emergencies around the facility. Additional resources were requested, and the assignment was updated to a Hazardous Materials response at 10:18 a.m. Hall County Fire Services transported nine patients to Northeast Georgia Medical Center. Three…
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Roswell man charged in shooting death of his girlfriend

Roswell man charged in shooting death of his girlfriend

ROSWELL -- Police in Roswell have arrested a 36-year-old man and charged him with murder in the early morning shooting of his girlfriend. Roswell Police Detectives have arrested Jason Hall for the murder of Kelly Vucelich, of Roswell, during an incident that officers responded to in the early morning hours Saturday. Roswell Police Officers responded to the Crest of Riverside apartment community just before 1 a.m. to check on the Vucelich resident after police say Hall notified a family member that his girlfriend may have been shot in her apartment. That family member called Roswell 911 and officers arrived to…
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Hall County Library’s Gainesville branch to reopen next week

Hall County Library’s Gainesville branch to reopen next week

Hall County Library's Gainesville branch will reopen to the public on Monday, Sept. 21 after being closed for several months for what county officials called "a monumental remodel." "This is like an entirely new library-just in the same location as the old one," Hall County Library System Director Lisa MacKinney said. "We have a new entry, a larger youth area, a story time room, study rooms, improved security in the history and genealogy area and a large meeting room. It is such a functional, updated space." In addition, the remodeled space includes a general facelift for the entire building, which…
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