Georgia has passed three criminal justice reform laws in two years, with sentencing getting a good deal of scrutiny. However, advocacy groups say the changes may not be enough to stem the tide of aging inmates serving lengthy sentences.
Hall County Sheriff's Office officials said a body found Thursday afternoon in a South Hall park is being investigated as a homicide.
A Flowery Branch man wanted on numerous outstanding warrants was apprehended Thursday night following a pursuit that led into Gwinnett and Walton counties, the Hall County Sheriff's Office reported Friday.
A Dahlonega man was arrested Wednesday on a charge of enticing a child for indecent purposes, following a Hall County Sheriff's Office undercover operation.
The Hall County-Gainesville Safe Kids coalition honored individuals and agencies for their roles in promoting child safety at its annual presentation of awards.
Future demographic changes in Hall County should not be ignored or left unaccounted for when crafting today's policies, experts told community leaders at a meeting Tuesday morning.
Past and present executive directors of Rape Response gave a heartfelt thanks Monday evening to founder Wendy Glasbrenner.
During October, pink has become one of the most universal fall colors. Anything from NFL jerseys to household items is assigned the symbolic pink colors marking the product as supporting a breast cancer charity. For well-meaning folks seeking to partake in charitable giving during Breast Cancer Awareness Month, the Better Business Bureau seeks to help people avoid being taken advantage of. "... every year, some (people) find a way to take advantage of these good ...
While most arrests are for narcotics like marijuana and methamphetamine, keeping the most deadly drugs from being abused poses a challenge for law enforcement - especially when those drugs are dispensed every day in pharmacies.
A patient-caregiver relationship can be shrouded by its stressful terms, but Saturday offered a time of smiles and laughter for cancer patients past and present with their doctors.
Vision 2030 will present a year's worth of research on diversity findings Tuesday morning at the Gainesville Civic Center.
Rape Response is celebrating 25 years serving sexual assault survivors in Northeast Georgia with an event Monday at First Baptist Church in Gainesville.
Ten men who help "build America" were honored Thursday at the second Master Craftsmen Awards.
Three motors have been taken from boats owned by the Lanier Canoe and Kayak Club, a club coach reported.
A vandal damaged dozens of cars at dealerships on Browns Bridge Road early Monday morning, area law enforcement reported.
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.