Plans to build a new Hall County Correctional Institute are moving forward after county commissioners unanimously approved the architectural contract at Thursday's meeting.
A state Senate committee recommended limiting access to criminal records in order to protect people convicted of crimes and those who were wrongly accused, Sen. Butch Miller said.
According to warrants signed by investigators, a Gainesville woman had a "pre-arranged" plan to kill the victim in a Saturday assault.
Many outdoor workers were excused from having to toil in low temperatures Tuesday, but others braved the single digits - including Gainesville public works crews - to maintain the city.
While considered a milestone for most, a high school degree is an achievement that has escaped a sizable segment of one population: Georgians in the state prison system.
Local government leaders are gearing up for a hard look at how to use money from a new special purpose local option sales tax, pending voters' approval.
Gainesville resident Joseph Bush has always been careful with his bank cards, so he was surprised to learn this month his checking account had been breached.
For years, juvenile stakeholders have asked for an overhaul in state code. In May, they got their wish.
Everyone will face a major problem in his or her life, Gainesville resident Tod Peavy said.
The victim's brother has been implicated in the Christmas Day slaying of a Flowery Branch man, Hall County Sheriff's Office officials said Thursday.
Many people see Christmas as a day of compassion and care that is spent with family, free from their workplaces.
Hall County Sheriff's Office officials said a Christmas Day killing of a Flowery Branch man was a homicide.
Police have charged a man with DUI in a two-car wreck on Thompson Bridge Road, authorities said Tuesday. There were no injuries, but the accident knocked out power and other services for residents in the area.
Jennifer Thuy-Tien McCall had her first daughter at age 16.
Changes at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have been gradual but well-received, DNR Deputy Commissioner Hommer Blyson said.
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