However you celebrate the new year, use the roads cautiously, the Hall County Sheriff's Office warned.
Mandatory minimum sentences may get a hard look from state legislators in the upcoming session, and at least some Hall County leaders think that's a good idea.
Gainesville police are seeking a suspect and clues in the shooting death of a man found Friday morning at a local car dealership.
An ex-jailer for Hall County has been charged with using excessive force on an inmate after a Sept. 8 incident that resulted in his firing.
A 20-year-old Gainesville man is scheduled for arraignment Jan. 8 after being indicted Dec. 19 on 17 counts of felony child sex abuse charges, according to court documents.
Hall County officials reported at least 50 times more people have applied for licenses to carry a gun in Georgia compared to this time last year.
On a sloping hill across from the railroad tracks, Wiley Lancaster lives quietly with his wife of 60 years, Hazel.
Three Northeast Georgians were killed in traffic accidents over the holiday weekend, dampening Christmas for some families and friends.
On a dreary Christmas day, a community gathered at noon to serve those most in need. Gene Beckstein has run the Good News at Noon homeless shelter for 24 years, and it's Christmas dinner is a tradition. But it's not unusual to see Good News serving people in need. "We're always open. Never closed," he said. "You come by at 2 a.m., drunk, we'll take you in. Only place open day and night." Although the ...
A string of former Hall County jailers has been charged in the past year with crimes ranging from identity theft to sexual abuse of a female inmate.
You can train them, but the county doesn't always retain them. Fire Chief David Kimbrell said in the past year, Hall County has had trouble with high turnover in the fire services department. "People have left for different reasons. Some people leave to be closer to where they live. Some have left for a raise, some have left for retirement. There's been a number of reasons," he said. In all, about 23 firefighters went to ...
Marvin Orenstein, longtime owner of Gem's Jewelry in downtown Gainesville, died Friday morning. He was 91.
Today, 12 children will be getting the Christmas presents they hoped for, thanks to the Gainesville Police Department, the Rotary Club and Walmart.
The Guest House and the owners of the building it has occupied for years were spared immediate eviction in Magistrate Court on Thursday, attorney Lydia Sartain said.
A former Hall County jailer was released on a bond "of his own recognizance," stemming from charges of felony sexual assault.
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.
Fire officials are warning residents not to let food and fun distract them from keeping an eye on the fire hazards that come with cooking the turkey.
The Oakwood Police Department will soon be sharing quarters with the City Hall and municipal court, City Manager Stan Brown said.
Under the Bridge Ministries continued its Thanksgiving season tradition of distributing boxed meals on Saturday in its most successful year yet, ministry founder Jason Ladd said.
As surveillance and monitoring technology increases, groups like the American Civil Liberties Union advocate safeguards and limits to ensure government uses data in ethical and legal ways.
An Oakwood spa agreed to close its business after an employee was arrested for prostitution in an undercover sting, law enforcement officials said.