George Pittman was mowing his lawn Tuesday morning when he noticed something strange; a raccoon had stumbled across his driveway in broad daylight and was walking in his direction.
As a child, Bill Rezak often was questioned about the origin of his last name. "And I would always answer that my father was Palestinian and my mother was British," Rezak said. "And that I'm the quintessential American in a country of immigrants." Rezak, a Hall County resident, has always been intrigued by the very different worlds from which his ancestors came. His mother's parents were sent from Great Britain to Canada alone at the ...
Every Wednesday morning, five students with special needs board the school bus and prepare to go to work at various local businesses.
Most people wouldn't consider running across the world's driest desert a vacation.
Last Friday afternoon after school, 10 students gathered in a computer lab to listen to a beat they'd created a few days earlier.
As more new forms of communication emerge, such technology is giving local churches an opportunity to reconnect to the early days of Christianity.
The Hall County Library System wants to help local families learn strategies to protect themselves from danger.
These days, you can hardly log onto the Internet without coming across a video of people dancing in costume doing the "Harlem Shake."
Though the Walters Barn, a popular event venue in Lula, was destroyed by fire just two days ago, plans to rebuild are already in the works.
When Cathy Little heard there was plenty of garbage lining the streets of the rural Haitian town she was preparing to visit, she didn't think of it as offensive or unsanitary.
Parents in Hall County can rest just a little bit easier knowing that several community organizations are watching out for their children.
For more than 20 years, Robert McDonald brought his "good friend" Smokey the Bear and their shared message of forest fire safety and prevention to fourth-grade students in Banks and Hall counties.
Between 75 and 80 percent of people in Hall County are overweight or obese, according to a study done by local health care leaders.
If you saw a student carrying a backpack home on a Friday afternoon, you probably wouldn't give it a second thought.
Sometimes business owners don't measure success by profits and sales, but by the doors their enterprise can open for others.
Fifth-grader Heartley Twiggs loves to read fiction books and thinks kids are better off when they read books they enjoy.
Though severe weather Saturday night washed out roadways in Flowery Branch, most students in the area made it to school Monday morning.
The Hall County Board of Education grappled with "philosophical issues" as it discussed ways to continue to function with a tight budget next year.
Whit Carmon was stepping off the bus after delivering his final term paper at the University of Georgia when his phone rang.
Brittany Evans wanted a storybook wedding but what she got was something more like a movie.
Jennifer Robson sits in front of her laptop computer and scrolls through a list of ads on an adult website, looking for a local woman to call.
With tears in her eyes, second-grade teacher Maria McConnell says goodbye to her class.
The 2013 graduating class of Gainesville High School has many accomplished students who are destined to do something meaningful with their lives.
Even though children aren't going to be able to visit their school library over the summer, there are still plenty of opportunities to hone their reading skills.
The Hall County Board of Education discussed ways to maintain employee morale while working within next year's tight budget.
Making a sandwich is easy: two slices of bread, some meat and cheese, and voila.
"It will be a blessed Mother's Day for my kids, my granddaughter, my wife," Grady Nolan said, his voice cracking slightly. "And for me."
Sometimes Allison Zafft said she thinks about the way her family and her life might have turned out if she'd never had her youngest daughter Aleah.
When Marett Peets first heard about Scotland's University of St. Andrews at a seventh-grade college fair, she thought it would be an interesting place to study but an unlikely place for her to land.
Most mornings Aaron Mullican is on the lake before sunrise and returns as the day is ending.