Commissioner Avery D. Niles announced on Friday two Department of Juvenile Justice educational and workforce initiatives, one of which will be piloted at the Gainesville Regional Youth Detention Center.
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.
Gainesville officials explained to residents Saturday at an advisory meeting how low-income individuals can go about getting government assistance for a cornerstone achievement - owning a home.
In Georgia, "pedestrian under the influence" is a criminal offense. So is walking while drunk illegal?
The Gainesville Police Department is seeking a No. 2 in command after Maj. Paul Sherman retired in January, officials said.
Jeffrey Hubbard of Atlanta will serve four years in prison for crashing into and killing 11-year-old Kile Glover in a summer 2012 wreck on Lake Lanier.
Although the inmates' emotions were sometimes imperceptible as they learned they were the inaugural class in a first-of-its-kind educational and vocational training program for Georgia prisoners, one man voiced joy at being back home.
Overdoses have surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in Hall County.
From 2009 to 2011, the Hall County Sheriff's Office solved each of the seven homicides it investigated.
A Clermont home was destroyed by fire overnight Friday but the residents escaped safely.
The Georgia Senate passed a bill Wednesday seeking to curb the mugshot-for-profit publications model in the state.
The Gainesville Jaycees make a special effort to keep under wraps the identities of the Young Man and Young Woman of the Year recipients.
A Gainesville man was acquitted Tuesday by a Hall County jury in a misdemeanor theft by shoplifting case.
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court last year gave states the authority to collect DNA before suspects are convicted, and Georgia may do so.
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