Robert Patterson has only been a firefighter for a few days, though you wouldn't know it by his resolute instinct when the alarms signaling an emergency rang through the station around 11:30 a.m. Saturday.
The Gainesville Police Department on Saturday confirmed the identities of the three people killed in an early Friday morning wreck on Ga. 365 at Howard Road.
In the moments following Friday's overnight accident that claimed three lives, employees and customers at the nearby RaceTrac convenience store turned into first responders. They frantically warned oncoming vehicles headed directly toward an overturned tractor-trailer that covered most of the northbound lanes on Georgia 365 at Howard Road in Gainesville.
Four men accused in a string of car break-ins that netted more than $20,000, authorities said, will make their next appearance in Hall County Magistrate Court on July 22.
A Gainesville man was formally charged Monday by a Hall County grand jury with aggravated assault, malice murder, felony murder and possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime.
The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board approved two annexation requests, one zoning request and a name change for a city street at its Tuesday meeting.
Jim "Bimbo" Brewer, a former Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy who resigned last fall after an alcohol-related incident, has taken a position with the Governor's Office of Highway Safety, Director Harris Blackwood confirmed Tuesday.
Security at the Hall County Courthouse was enhanced a few months ago with a new monitor at the entrance, officials said.
The magic number for drinkers is 0.08. Past that and, if you're caught driving, your next stop will be a jail cell.
A large tree fell across Forrest Avenue in Gainesville on Saturday, knocking down power lines.
State action on juvenile justice reform has sparked a Hall County request for a grant to create and implement programs that will help divert troubled youth away from detention.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office arrested four men Friday charged in a spree of breaking into cars.
There were flashes of light and loud booms on the Fourth of July. Unfortunately they weren't the controlled, colorful kind.
The land for both new North Hall fire stations - the relocation of Station 3 and new Station 16 - have been secured by the county, and construction bids are open.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office will soon be getting the new patrol cars it requested, although they won't be the wheels originally anticipated.
Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said a new fire station in North Hall will improve insurance rates only on the condition that a second ladder truck is secured by the county.
A man was arrested today in the theft of more than a dozen bronze animal statues from Memorial Park Funeral Home, sheriff's officials said.
The Hall County Correctional Institute occupies a 50-year-old building that has seen better days, Warden Walt Davis said.
Gainesville's youth detention center will be accommodating more offenders, according to Thursday's Department of Juvenile Justice announcement to close the Gwinnett Regional Youth Detention Center by June 2014.
Gainesville Public Utilities Department Director Kelly Randall said fewer companies were cited this year than previously for noncompliance with federal wastewater regulations.
A Gainesville church is continuing a tradition that may go on hiatus next year.
Jose Galaviz was abusing drugs, including injecting heroin, when he wound up in the Hall County Drug Court program after being presented with two options.
Gainesville residents Friday shared their thoughts and respect for Nelson Mandela, South Africa's international icon who died Thursday at age 95.
Immigration attorneys are welcoming the shuttering of a Gainesville immigration detention center, owned by the city and operated by the Corrections Corp. of America.
Many people cite the pitfalls of jostling crowds as one reason to forgo a line at the door in favor of the Internet when shopping for deals after Thanksgiving.
When Gem Jewelry Co. owner Marvin Orenstein died last December, his daughters said they were unsure of the business's future, prompting many to wonder who might carry on the tradition of gifting football players at every high school in the county with a shiny new timepiece.
When the Oakwood Police Department executed an undercover sting on a massage parlor, netting a prostitution arrest and other charges related to trading sex for money, they noticed some odd circumstances.
Gem Jewelry Company owner Linda Orenstein noted that term "Small Business Saturday" was coined by the American Express Company, but the marketing just stuck.
Retailers are calling gray the new black after store hours on Thanksgiving diluted the frenzy of shoppers on the popular day-after shopping event.
Black Friday boasts lots of sales, but with them come some pushing and shoving.