Like the undisturbed surface of Lake Lanier, sometimes drowning can be calm and quiet. It's a frightening reality that medical experts point to during swim season. "Most drownings are like 'silent death.' A person can slip underwater unnoticed, even with other swimmers or a parent close by," said Lynn Adams, senior director of aquatics at the Georgia Mountains YMCA. "It also happens very quickly. A person will not struggle at the surface for long before ...
The president and CEO of the Georgia Mountains YMCA is resigning to take a job as executive director of the Siskey YMCA in Matthews, N.C., a suburb of Charlotte.
A probable cause hearing is set for later this month after a Gainesville man made his first appearance Tuesday in Hall County Magistrate Court on murder charges.
A Hall County Superior Court judge Tuesday denied a motion to dismiss the case against Paul Bennett, who is charged with eight counts of homicide by vessel in a Lake Lanier accident that killed two Buford boys.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office is teaming up with the North Georgia Detention Center and the American Red Cross to host a blood drive to honor victims of natural disasters both close to home and hundreds of miles away.
A stagnant motor pool at the Hall County Sheriff's Office will soon be invigorated with several new patrol cars.
It's just after the lunchtime rush at Perla Medrano's ice cream shop, La Mejor De Michoacan, on Atlanta Highway in Gainesville.
Social media started out largely as a hangout for young people. But as it evolved to reach wider audiences across generations, law enforcement agencies have latched on as well.
Decked out in University of Georgia garb, Charlie Peterson suffered a moment of weakness at the tail end of his brief stint as a UGA fan.
Junior League members found an unsettling surprise Wednesday when they discovered the storage unit for their annual thrift sale had been ransacked.
In Lula, a North Hall town of a little less than 3,00 people, acts of violence are often only read about or seen on the news.
A female passenger was flown by helicopter to Grady Hospital in Atlanta on Tuesday after a Ford Explorer was involved in a single-vehicle accident.
Gainesville's annual Memorial Day parade boasted a terrific crowd, and the "best weather we've had," according to David Dellinger, American Legion Paul E. Bolding Post 7 commander.
Bolstered by good weather and a full pool, Lake Lanier enforcement officials were kept busy over the holiday weekend with boating incidents and citations.
Two serious ATV accidents earlier this month serve as caution for another spring/summer recreation activity which, like boating and motorcycling, can cause serious damage.
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.
Advocates and stakeholders are seeking extra resources to help rehabilitate veterans who have wound up in the criminal justice system.
Concerned over the cost of fire protection being paid to Hall County by its residents, Oakwood officials are again discussing the possibility of a city fire department.
Holidays are a time of giving, but they can be a time of taking for opportunistic criminals, law enforcement officials say.