Battling fires in front of a crowd of onlookers, Hall County Fire Department trainees looked ready for the real deal as they extinguished controlled car fires, structure fires and a propane blaze that shot 30 feet into the sky above the Allen Creek training facilities.
In a potential breakthrough on an immigration overhaul, President Barack Obama has hinted that he would be open to a reform bill even if it lacked a special pathway to citizenship for the 11 million people here illegally.
Law enforcement and court officials are touting a new court that Hall County Sheriff Gerald Couch said will help close more cases, enhance public access to hearings and save money by reducing inmate transports.
A Gainesville man is seeking to reduce his sentence after a jury acquitted him of multiple assault and gang violence charges in an apartment shooting, but convicted him of having a gun in the commission of a crime.
Stakeholders are weighing in on a legislative proposal with the governor's support that would establish a fully integrated private-public partnership for some child protective services, including foster care.