When high school students get together in droves, underage drinking is more likely to be a part of the mix, studies show.
Maria Friedrich retired from the Hall County Sheriff's Office Saturday at age 70 on Saturday. Feb. 5 marked 16 years working for the department, 11 on patrol.
Travis Williams, Hall County's senior public defender, has made a name for himself from one his birth mother pulled out of thin air.
Members of the local Catholic community gathered to perform and witness the "Stations of the Cross" re-enactment at Laurel Park in Gainesville to celebrate Good Friday.
Arm yourself with the proper knowledge and training. That was the goal of a Thursday evening gun safety presentation at the Brenau Downtown Center in Gainesville, hosted by U.S. Rep. Doug Collins and led by the Hall County Sheriff's Office. More than 200 people came for the 90-minute presentation on gun safety techniques and governing codes and regulations of proper firearms carry and use. "This was, as you saw tonight, a good overview. It's not ...
Five Gainesville men and a Flowery Branch woman were arrested Wednesday on drug trafficking charges, local narcotics agents said.
Country Charm Eggs of Georgia helped in the fight against hunger by donating more than 8,000 eggs Wednesday to the Georgia Mountain Food Bank.
The University of North Georgia's job fair at the Gainesville campus reflected a lineup of employers largely seeking career-oriented graduates, a sign of more promising economic times, organizers said.
A judge set bond Monday at $10,000 for two Cumming men charged with aggravated assault after allegedly threatening customers when a dog belonging to one of the men bit a child earlier this month at a Gainesville pet store.
Narcotics agents released information Tuesday about three men arrested last Thursday on charges of trafficking about $22,400 in methamphetamine.
As substance abuse caused his life to spiral out of control, Jason Bennett began to lose hope.
Law enforcement officers boast many skills, but they're no match for Hall County's sharpshooting 4-H kids and their BB guns.
The Hall County Courthouse has a new staff member in its security ranks. Star, a 4-year-old black Labrador and retired Marine Corps bomb-sniffing dog, now is conducting courthouse checks with her handler, Sheriff's Deputy Rusty Blalock. "We received Star in November. I went up to North Carolina and picked her up," Blalock said. "Her last deployment was with the Marine Corps. She returned from Afghanistan where she was a bomb dog for the Marines, explosion ...
People in the immigration community reacted positively to a federal judge's ruling on Wednesday permanently blocking Georgia from enforcing the statewide criminalization of harboring and transporting of illegal immigrants.
Nine graduates had reason to celebrate Thursday in Gainesville, but if they learned anything, they'll be celebrating with juice, and not champagne.
Georgia Department of Natural Resources officials are seeking the pilot of a boat that struck and injured two people late Friday on Lake Lanier, then fled.
Snakes, scorpions and tarantulas were just a few of the eye-popping sights Saturday as part of JAKES Day at Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center.
Parole officers in more than 30 offices in Georgia have cleared out their desks to make way for a transition to mobile-based offices, a move which has earned national attention.
A Wednesday visit to Hall County by several German tourists served to illuminate a reality prominent in the U.S., and increasingly in the forefront of modern Europe - the tide of immigration.
Gene Jones was outside his Commander Drive home cutting his grass when he saw smoke pouring out to the road.
Outside The Tire Store and Lakeview Automotive Group on Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch, workers hauled equipment to dry areas and washed sheets of mud off the pavement.
In anticipation of the summertime increase in lake recreation, the Lake Lanier Association held a Boating Safety Awareness Day Saturday at Lake Lanier Islands resort.
To spot victims of sex trafficking, it takes the keen eye of an expert - one like Brian Johnston, assistant special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Human Trafficking Unit.
Fifty-two foreign nationals from more than 25 countries walked into the federal court in Gainesville at 11 a.m. Friday and walked out as citizens of the United States at noon.
In conjunction with National Police Week and the honoring of fallen officers, the Gainesville Police Department is lit up blue at night.
An icon of Southern style helped a Gainesville elementary school boost its aesthetic appeal Wednesday morning.
State and local officials and lawmakers gave their initial thoughts on the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation of lowering the blood-alcohol content rule to .05 for roads, from .08.
Two measures passed unanimously at a brief city of Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board meeting on Tuesday evening at the Public Safety Complex.
Today's remarks at Laurel Park by Gov. Nathan Deal are expected to focus on the boating under the influence portion of the boating safety reforms passed by the legislature and signed into law April 23.
A man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday after a jury convicted him on Monday of several violent felonies and property crimes, the Northeastern Judicial Circuit's district attorney's office said.