Buford Couple Represent Themselves in Court

On Wednesday, December 28 a Buford couple represented themselves in the Gwinnett County courtroom after locking one of their sons in basement of their home. The father of the boy, Recardo Wimbush, was a former linebacker for Georgia Tech. His wife, Therian Wimbush, was also involved in the incident. The 13-year-old boy was found in… READ MORE

Parade of Boats — Not Your Ordinary Parade

Much like the streets in small towns, the marinas at Lake Lanier were crowded with onlookers last Saturday, anxiously awaiting the arrival of this years floats in the annual Parade of Boats. Lanier Partners of North Georgia Inc., hosted the 2016 Lake Lanier Parade of Boats. The event, which has raised hundreds of thousands of… READ MORE

Lake Goers Celebrate the Last Holiday of the Season

On June 28, 1894, President Grover Cleveland signed legislation that had been rushed through Congress, declaring Labor Day a national holiday. The day was to be observed on the first Monday in September as a way to celebrate the social and economic achievements of American workers. Now, 122 years later, Labor Day signals the end… READ MORE

Man Drowns after Ignoring Safety Precautions

Man Drowns after Ignoring Safety Precautions

On Saturday, 48-year-old Arsenio Urbano Santiago of Atlanta, went swimming with his family at Lake Lanier. What started as a fun filled family day, quickly turned into a life-threatening situation, after Santiago, who was swimming outside of the recommended area, was pulled from the lake in critical condition. A multi-agency response with fire and rescue… READ MORE

UPDATE: Urn Found in Lake Lanier Returned to Owners

The search for the owner(s) of an urn that washed ashore at Lake Lanier last Monday morning has ended. The Forsyth County Sheriff’s’ Department reached out to the public for help in leading them to the rightful owners after finding a non-biodegradable urn, without engravings or other identifiers floating in the lake last week. Deputy… READ MORE

Nude Man Arrested at Lake Lanier

On Friday, July 22, Jeffery Lynn Everett, 52, of Jefferson, was arrested after exercising in the nude on the shores of Lake Lanier. Everett was “nude at the campground exercising,” said Scott Ware, Lieutenant of Hall County Sheriff’s Office. Ware also wrote in a news release that “[Everett] refused to leave several hours after having… READ MORE