Hall County Fire Services has had a busy couple of weeks with an increase in residential fires as colder temperatures crept in.
In a year that saw a number of serious wrecks in the area involving children, authorities say 2011 was an average year overall for fatalities on local roadways.
Georgia lawmakers are poised to introduce a bill that would revamp the state's juvenile code, one that has not been updated in about 40 years.
A prominent Hall County real estate developer was remembered Friday as being "a good friend" and leader in the community.
Hall County authorities netted more than $83,000 in seized cash when they, along with the FBI, arrested seven people through an undercover cocaine trafficking investigation.
For the second time in as many months, a Hall County Sheriff's Office jailer has been arrested.
The co-founder of J&J Foods in Gainesville was described Thursday as a "visionary," an "inspiration" and "a man of wisdom and integrity."
A family was left homeless Wednesday morning after a fire broke out and destroyed their Gainesville home.
Gainesville police are still investigating a report of an armed robbery at Gainesville's Holiday Inn on the first morning of the New Year.
Habersham County authorities say before turning the gun on himself, a father shot his stepdaughter Tuesday in Mount Airy during an argument over dinner, wounding them both.
In a year that saw a 13 percent increase in police fatalities across the nation, Hall County authorities escaped death and even serious injury in the line of duty.
Firefighters and Emergency Medical Technicians must undergo extensive training, leaving a significant bill for fire services to pay.
In 2011, 78 people convicted of murder were sentenced to die. It's the first time in 35 years there have been fewer than 100 new death sentences, according to the Death Penalty Information Center. Since executions resumed in the 1970s, new death sentences have declined 75 percent, according to the center. "Any case on which the death penalty is sought has to have a statutory aggravating circumstance that would be connected with murder in order ...
One person was injured in a four-vehicle wreck Saturday afternoon on Green Street in Gainesville.
Many people are looking to begin the new year with a bang. And to accomplish that, many plan to celebrate New Year's Eve by lighting the night sky with fireworks. With fireworks, though, comes the increased risk of injuries and fires. Last year, fireworks sparked 102 fires across the state, 12 of them structure fires causing $201,000 in damages, according to figures from the Insurance Department's State Fire Marshal's Office. Last July 4, Hall County ...