Some 400 people showed up for Rosemary Dodd's "family reunion." Her friends, family and fellow Girl Scouts gathered Tuesday to honor her as the Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia 2012 Woman of Distinction. Julia Cromartie, Dodd's friend and "little sister," praised her ability to adopt strangers, making them feel part of her family. "She has the most generous accepting heart of anyone I know," Cromartie said. "And even when she's being outrageous and people say ...
Georgia students now will be able to transfer more of their college course credits between state technical colleges and universities.
A German manufacturing company in Oakwood plans to break ground on an 95,000-square-foot expansion this month.
A woman suffered severe injuries Wednesday morning in a car accident in South Hall County. Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said a call came in at 7:55 a.m. about a passenger car that left the roadway. According to the Georgia State Patrol, Brock James Lobner, 22, of Buford attempted to turn from Windgate Drive onto Friendship Road when his 1999 Saturn hit the right rear end of a 2004 Chevrolet Malibu. The Malibu, driven ...
Two local women will be honored in Atlanta as "phenomenal trailblazers" today. First lady Sandra Deal and former Hall County Commissioner Deborah Mack will be honored at The National Organization of Black Elected Legislative/Women's Fifth Annual Awards Luncheon. The event will be held at Twelve Atlantic Station in Atlanta from noon until 2 p.m. and will honor 15 women with varying backgrounds. Mack said she was surprised when she got an invitation in the mail ...
Gainesville Police are investigating a Friday burglary at the Georgia Power office on Skelton Road in Gainesville.
Geraldine Wells knows she is one of the lucky ones. Wells was diagnosed with colon cancer, what she calls "the silent killer," in 2008. She had no symptoms, no pain, no reason to suspect that something might be wrong. The American Cancer Society estimates that in 2011, 141,210 people were diagnosed with colon cancer, and nearly one-third of them will die from the disease. Wells' only clue came from eating a salad that upset her ...
The emergency medical service community in North Georgia knows that time is critical during a heart attack.
Three Gainesville residents will be recognized by the Boy Scouts of America for exemplifying the Scout Law and Scout Oath in their lives.
Abby Ellin was a 12-year-old with an extra 10 or 15 pounds, she told students at Gainesville and Flowery Branch high schools on Wednesday.
After retiring from the Gainesville Police Department, John Sisk has decided to join the race for Hall County sheriff.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office has met the requirements of the state's top law enforcement standards.
Students in Hall County and Gainesville with special needs will get the opportunity to prepare for life after high school this week.
For the last four generations, Payton Edge's family has worked its 125-acre farm in Clermont. Today, Edge raises cows for beef and grows grains on about 300 acres. Like many farmers, he leases additional surrounding lands to grow crops on. Yet he said it's getting harder for farmers to find land. Much of the land that was once used for farming has been developed. "The area changed so much from when I was younger. There ...
In a fitting start to Georgia's official tornado season, the National Weather Service in Peachtree City issued severed weather warnings with the chance of tornadoes Wednesday night and into this morning.
By eight o'clock Saturday morning, Bill and Latrelle Thomas had already sold all of their beets.
Aaron Turpin could only watch as his team of fourth- and fifth-graders from World Language Academy tried to turn on a waterwheel.
Erica Granger expected to see a different way of life when she went on a mission trip to Uganda. But she didn't expect the trip to change her view of her life after returning home.
From the road, Jim and Mary Beth Tharp's home is a pleasant sight with a green, manicured lawn and garden. A small sign by the road hints more artistry may be involved than one would notice on first glance.
Lynnett Farmer was walking outside to check on her garden Wednesday afternoon when she heard a distinctive rattle coming from a ditch a few feet away.
On the surface, an old cornfield in North Hall County is just another place to grow feed for livestock. But 2 feet under ground, it's a 1,500-year-old time capsule.
Animals lovers understand the comfort and unconditional love that pets bring into a home.
Sister Tara Reese, 20, and her companion, Sister Britteny Breinholt, 19, ride their bicycles six miles each day around the neighborhoods in the Oakwood area attempting to share the gospel with people they meet.
Children laughed and screamed excitedly as they held their balloons up in the air waiting for the countdown to finish so they could let go and watch them float away.
A rental home on Cleveland Highway in North Hall County was destroyed by fire Thursday morning.
A Cleveland woman was uninjured when her van crashed Wednesday morning into Lake Lanier.
A wreck killed one just after 9 Wednesday morning on Tanners Mill Road in southeast Hall County.
While cleaning out her files of old papers, Deborah Abercrombie noticed an envelope for an egg cooking contest she participated in almost 30 years earlier.
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