In 2011, citing Fourth Amendment concerns, the Georgia legislature gutted a Senate bill that would have allowed collection of DNA evidence upon arrest for those charged with felonies.
Hall County has taken another step toward relief for North Hall homeowners suffering from skyrocketing insurance rates.
The first celebration of Juneteenth Day in Gainesville, sponsored by the Gainesville-Hall County Black History Society, was held Saturday afternoon at Midtown Greenway & Park in Gainesville.
Gainesville resident Luis Santos-Rivas took the Hall County Sheriff's Citizens' Academy as a curious new resident.
Like the undisturbed surface of Lake Lanier, sometimes drowning can be calm and quiet.
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.
When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, became the first non-European pope in 1,200 years in March 2013, he also carried a burden of expectation.
False alarms during severe weather can draw the ire of residents, or worse a complacency that causes people to ignore real dangers.
Doctors, former patients and hundreds of other walkers didn't let rain dampen their enthusiasm for helping ensure healthy babies Saturday.
A judge said Friday that although the government's conduct had raised some eyebrows, it didn't excuse the actions of a Gainesville man who served as lookout for federal-agent-initiated drug deals.
Gainesville police and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources are investigating the reported drowning of a Gainesville man in Lake Lanier.
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.