Sunday October 4th, 2015 1:07AM

Lion sighting reported

By Ken Stanford Reporter
GAINESVILLE - The Hall County Sheriff's Office responded to Dahlonega Highway near the Lumpkin County line Tuesday morning after receiving a call from a motorist who said he had seen a lion on the shoulder of the road.

Col. Jeff Strickland says it was just after 5:00 that deputies were dispatched to the call.

"Several deputies responded to the area but were unable to locate any sign of the animal. Deputies personally spoke with the complainant who was adamant that he had saw what appeared to be a lion."

Strickland said officers also talked with the owner of a nearby game preserve, less than five miles from where the spotting was reported, and were told that all of the preserve's animals were accounted for.

The sheriff's office only received a single call reporting the sighting but Strickland said the decision was made to make the matter public "out of an abundance of caution."

© Copyright 2015 AccessWDUN.com
All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed without permission.
2009... year in review
A state budget crisis, continued local government cutbacks, the end of the drought and a judge's ruling sharply curtailing the state's access to water in Lake Lanier were among the top stories in the state and Northeast Georgia duirng 2009.
11:55PM ( 5 years ago )
House Fire in Gainesville
Firefighters responded to the scene of a mobile home fire in the 6000 block of Hummingbird Court in Timber Ridge Estates Subdivision this evening.
7:07PM ( 5 years ago )
INK brings in New Year, kids celebrate
Around 300 youngsters celebrated New Year’s Eve early Thursday at Gainesville’s Interactive Neighborhood for Kids, (INK), in the Featherbone Communiversity Center on Chestnut Street.

3:51PM ( 5 years ago )
Local/State News
More heavy rain and flooding forecast along parts off waterlogged East Coast
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — While spared the full fury of Hurricane Joaquin, parts of the East Coast saw record-setting rain Saturday that shut down roads, waterlogged crops and showed little sign of lett...
12:02AM ( 1 hour ago )
Tide rolls over Dogs in a rout
Jake Coker ran the offense to perfection, the defense turned in a dominating performance, and No. 13 Alabama even got a touchdown from its special teams Saturday in a 38-10 rout of No. 8 Georgia that re-established the Crimson Tide as a force in the national race.
By The Associated Press
11:59PM ( 1 hour ago )
Two injured in head on collision Saturday
A two car accident snarled traffic on Dawsonville Highway Saturday afternoon.
10:26PM ( 2 hours ago )
Flood Warnings issued in North Georgia
The National Weather Service has issued flood warnings in the north Georgia area.
10:02PM ( 3 hours ago )
6 US airmen who died in Afghanistan plane crash identified; Georgian among them
DYESS AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AP) — The Department of Defense has identified the six American airmen killed when a U.S. Air Force military transport plane crashed in eastern Afghanistan.
6:04PM ( 7 hours ago )