Law enforcement officials are urging drivers to obey traffic laws as the familiar sight of yellow school buses repopulates the roads today.
Hall County has received a grant from the state toward rehabilitating delinquent youths in their homes and not at a detention center.
Kids got a chance to gape, touch and climb on some heavy machinery Saturday afternoon at City Park in Gainesville at the 14th annual Touch-A-Truck event.
A Hall County woman's boat was stolen from the dock Friday afternoon, but it was recovered by authorities, albeit banged up, later that evening.
The state has dropped murder charges against a teen accused of killing her newborn daughter, and she is now awaiting her sentence on lesser charges.
A Gainesville man arrested in November on charges of robbery and impersonating law enforcement is scheduled to go to trial Aug. 19.
One of the Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies fired after an inmate escape last month had two previous suspensions, and the other deputy a commendation for his good work in transporting inmates, according to personnel records obtained by The Times.
While students examine and compare class schedules, and parents formulate car pool plans, local police are doing their own behind-the-scenes back-to-school preparation as well - planning and preparing for the worst.
About 150 youth turned out Wednesday evening for a teen forum at the University of North Georgia's Oakwood campus, the first in what the Department of Juvenile Justice hopes will be one of many across the state.
Three Gainesville residents were indicted by a Hall County grand jury Tuesday in a human trafficking case involving a young girl.
If you're driving in Gainesville, that patrol car perched in the median might be reading more than your speed.
Do you know the law?
The phrase "neighborhood watch" has been prominent in the news of late, and not always in a positive way.
In recent years, austerity measures in Hall County prompted many of the fire department's firefighters to leave for more lucrative positions in other counties.
Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal, who heads the drug court program, led the latest graduation ceremony Friday, which featured well wishes and words of advice for the four graduates.
The most serious violent felonies were dropped against a Gainesville man after he pleaded guilty to robbery Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.
The Hall County Civil Service Board publicly voted 4-2 Wednesday to affirm the termination of an ex-Hall County Fire Department battalion chief.
After a tumultuous ending more than a year ago, a child molestation case closed on calmer terms Tuesday in Hall County Superior Court.
A Hall County judge denied a defense motion to restrict public access to the pretrial hearings for an upcoming murder trial.
Local attorneys representing Hall's indigent defendants welcomed an executive order providing additional funding for lawyers without conflicting interests.
It may be too soon to tout a lowered re-offending rate or a quantifiable dollar amount saved to taxpayers, but a reverberation of statewide criminal justice reform is being noted by one local entity: the Hall County Correctional Institute.
Under a clear weekend sky, volunteers on land and water did some spring cleaning to make Hall County a bit more pristine.
Hall County's drug court program is an alternative to incarceration for drug offenders. Successful completion ensures there is never a conviction on their record.
The Gwinnett County District Attorney's office has given notice of intent to increase the punishment in the slaying of a Gainesville woman.
Two former Hall County Sheriff's Office employees have entered into mediation with three then-inmates alleging civil rights violations in a Dec. 22, 2010, incident at the jail.
A year later, authorities said there have been no developments in the homicide investigation of a Flowery Branch man who was killed in Griffin.
Power was restored by 8 p.m. Tuesday to thousands of customers who were left without power when a car collided with a power pole, according to Jackson EMC.
Gainesville poultry icon Abit Massey and his family are being honored Friday as the University of Georgia's 2014 Alumni Family of the Year.
In 2003, a battle brewed in Georgia's legislature over the creation of a statewide indigent defense system.
Census figures confirm Hall County is still growing, and if predictions hold true, becoming more diverse.