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Thursday | TwinCities

Wisconsin children still have nightmares after 'flash bang' incident

The family of six was asleep in the home of a relative in Cornelia, Georgia, when police raided in the early mornings hours of May 28 and tossed a stun grenade.

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Related Topix: World News, Asia, Georgia, Cornelia, GA

Wed Jul 09, 2014

WDUN-AM Gainesville

441 back open in Habersham County

Highway 441 northbound was back open in Habersham County following a one-vehicle wreck near Tom Born Road Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Clarkesville, GA, Rabun County, GA

WKOW-TV

Family of toddler injured by flash bang grenade arrive at home and plan lawsuit

Justice is the dream of a Janesville family after their 1-year-old son was severely injured during a drug raid near Atlanta Georgia.

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Related Topix: Cornelia, GA

Tue Jul 08, 2014

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Johnson appointed Habersham chief magistrate judge

Gerald William Johnson of Demorest has been appointed Habersham County chief magistrate judge.

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Related Topix: Demorest, GA, Rabun County, GA, Clarkesville, GA, White County, GA

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Driver indicted in death of Demorest 5yearold

More than three and one-half years after a wreck that claimed the life of 5-year-old Haley Jade Robinson of Demorest, a driver has been indicted in the case.

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Related Topix: Demorest, GA

Mon Jul 07, 2014

Daily Kos

Could SWAT team that nearly killed toddler with stun grenade be held in contempt of court?

In case you missed it, back in May two-year-old Bounkham "Bou Bou" Phonesavanh was nearly killed when a flashbang grenade thrown by a SWAT team in Cornelia, Georgia, an hour north of Atlanta, landed in his playpen and exploded in his face.

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Related Topix: Cornelia, GA, Family, Kids, US News, Liberal Political News

Fri Jul 04, 2014

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Motorcyclists hurt in 3vehicle wreck

Two motorcyclists were hurt just before noon Thursday when their bikes collided with a minivan near Cornelia.

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Related Topix: Cornelia, GA, Banks County, GA, Alto, GA, Clarkesville, GA, Rabun County, GA

Thu Jul 03, 2014

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Demorest gearing up for Glorious Fourth of July

The City of Demorest is gearing up for a milestone Independence Day celebration.

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Related Topix: Demorest, GA

Athens Banner-Herald

Former Baldwin cop arrested for child molestation

A former investigator for the Baldwin Police Department was charged this week with child molestation, according to the Banks County Sheriff's Office.

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Related Topix: Banks County, GA, Baldwin, GA, Hall County, GA, Lula, GA

On Common Ground News

Community Rallies for Baby "Bou Bou"

Alecia Phonesavanh, said words can't describe what it feels like to see her son, whom family members call "Bou Bou," laugh and walk again.

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WTOC-TV Savannah

Baby Bou Bou makes first public appearance

Besides the scars still healing on his face, neck and the hole still in his chest, 19-month-old Bounkham 'Bou Bou' Phonesavanh seemed happy at a breakfast farewell and fundraiser for his family Wednesday.

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WDUN-AM Gainesville

Demorest Council designates Johnny Mize Drive

A segment of Laurel Drive between Georgia Street and Massachusetts Boulevard has been renamed for Johnny Mize.

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Related Topix: Demorest, GA, Piedmont College

Wed Jul 02, 2014

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Habersham, authority reach agreement to help solidify hospital

In joint called meetings of both bodies Tuesday night, the Habersham County Commission and Hospital Authority of Habersham County took steps to solidify the hospital's finances.

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Related Topix: Demorest, GA

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Fire reported at Cornelia RaceTrac

Cornelia Fire Department personnel were called to a reported commercial fire at RaceTrac convenience store on Business Highway 441 around 3 a.m. Wednesday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Cornelia, GA

Tue Jul 01, 2014

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Two established primary care practices join TLC

Two well established primary care physicians - W. Rhett Weaver, M.D., FACP, of Mountain Internal Medicine and Michael Mulberry, M.D., of Valley View Medical Center - have joined The Lonegstreet Clinic effective today.

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Related Topix: Demorest, GA, Dahlonega, GA, Lumpkin County, GA

CBS Local

Farewell Breakfast For Bou Bou And Family

A farewell breakfast for the Phonesavanh family and their victimized son, Baby Bou Bou, will be held on Wednesday, July 2 at the Delightful Eatz Restaurant as they prepare to return to their home in Wisconsin.

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Sat Jun 28, 2014

WDUN-AM Gainesville

State probing cause of fire that destroyed Alto daycare

State fire officials are investigating the cause of a fire that heavily damaged a longtime Habersham County daycare center near Alto overnight Friday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Banks County, GA, Alto, GA, Baldwin, GA, State Prisons, Prison, Arrendale State Prison

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Gainesville among places in state getting GDOT roadside beautification grants

GAINESVILLE, Ga. - The Georgia Department of Transportation announces awards of $359,782 to the Northeast Georgia Region from Georgia Transportation Enhancement Grants.

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Related Topix: Hall County, GA, Gainesville, GA, Georgia, Bowman, GA, Elbert County, GA, Dawson County, GA, Demorest, GA

Fri Jun 27, 2014

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Red Cross seeking donors to ward off summer blood shortage

The American Red Cross has launched a campaign for blood donors in order to avoid a summer shortage.

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Related Topix: Georgia, Cornelia, GA, Winder, GA, Barrow County, GA, Social Circle, GA, Walton County, GA, Hall County, GA, Flowery Branch, GA

WDUN-AM Gainesville

Fire destroys Habersham County home

Fire ripped through a 2,000-square-foot brick house outside Clarkesville early Thursday.

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Related Topix: Fire, Clarkesville, GA, Rabun County, GA, State Prisons, Prison, Arrendale State Prison

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