After 20 years as a Democratic stronghold in an otherwise Republican county, Hall County's District 4 is turning red.
The sights, smells, tastes and sounds Wednesday afternoon in Gainesville were truly American. Surrounded by American flags and patriotic T-shirts, thousands gathered at the Fourth of July celebration in Gainesville to enjoy hot dogs, barbecue, watermelon and gospel music. They also got plenty of face time with political candidates seeking votes in the upcoming July 31 primary election. The festivities marked the 19th time Memorial Park Funeral Home has held the Independence Day celebration in ...
Ten people were sickened Wednesday morning by what appeared to be high levels of carbon monoxide in a houseboat on Lake Lanier.
Water and sewer rates are set to rise again in 2013 for Gainesville Public Utilities customers after Gainesville City Council approved an increase Tuesday night.
For the first time in four years, Hall County employees will work an entire month without having to take an unpaid day off.
It's a statement of fundamental American values. "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their creator with certain unalienable rights, that among these are life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness." That excerpt, along with the rest of the Declaration of Independence, will be read outside the Hall County Courthouse today in recognition of Independence Day on Wednesday. Attorneys with the Gainesville-Northeastern Circuit Bar ...
One of the chief goals in recent months for Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan and other city officials has been to acquire the old county jail on Main Street so it eventually can be torn down.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners gave final approval Thursday to sell the old county jail on Main Street to the city of Gainesville for $7.2 million.
Just as the national debt has become a rallying cry for some politicians in recent elections, Hall County's long-term debt is turning into a hot issue in the race for the next Board of Commissioners chairman.
The Red Rabbit bus service could have brand new buses joining its fleet in the coming year. The Hall County Board of Commissioners is considering accepting $1.1 million in federal funds to pay for four high-end buses with a 12-year shelf life. The possibility of new buses being added to the Red Rabbit fleet seems like odd timing considering that the service could be increasing its fares and reducing operating hours while it tries to ...
The city of Gainesville is looking to join efforts to restore a historic lakeside pavilion named to Georgia's 10 "Places in Peril" list.
A U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Monday overturning portions of Arizona's controversial immigration law is sure to have ramifications for a similar law passed in Georgia last year.
After tossing a few beer bottles Friday into one recycling bin, Hall County resident Kenny Free grabbed a bucketful of plastic bottles of various sizes and a few aluminum cans and dumped it into a recycling bin at the East Crescent Drive Compactor site.
Fairly little has changed in the process of water treatment in over the decades. The Riverside Water Treatment plant, which marks 58 years, is a testament to that. Gainesville Public Works Department held an open house Friday with tours at the facility. Guides explained how clean water comes to Hall County's faucets from Lake Lanier, through multiple steps of filtration with chemicals and with old-fashioned means like gravel and coal. "They've changed some stuff and ...
With little fanfare or controversy, the Hall County Board of Commissioners adopted its fiscal 2013 budget Friday.