Changes at the Georgia Department of Natural Resources have been gradual but well-received, DNR Deputy Commissioner Hommer Blyson said.
Habitat for Humanity of Hall County celebrated the construction of its 43rd home at a Saturday morning dedication ceremony.
Four Gainesville men will be sentenced in Gainesville's federal court on drug charges after entering guilty pleas as part of plea agreements with the government that will dismiss previously indicted charges.
Child welfare advocates called the current foster parent shortage a "crisis" as unprecedented numbers of kids are being taken into emergency care.
An early Thursday fire that destroyed a vacant home has been labeled suspicious, fire officials said.
Gainesville Police Chief Brian Kelly stood in front of dozens of children Wednesday afternoon, their eyes wide in anticipation.
When Gerald Couch became Hall County's sheriff a year ago, he knew he faced the challenge of a budget barely out of the grips of austerity.
A Suwanee man was sentenced in federal court Tuesday on assault charges for attacking a U.S. Army Corps of Engineer park ranger in a July 15, 2012, incident.
Although legislative changes to the juvenile code have helped some teen offenders, public defenders hope legislators will consider another change in the criminal code.
Gainesville must continue paying for a bond used to buy the old Hall County jail on Main Street, but the income it expected to receive from the tenant of the facility will dry up in 2015. And the 14-year lease agreement between the city and the Corrections Corp. of America shows there is no penalty to the CCA for pulling out of the facility early.
Gainesville Parks & Recreation wants to swap properties with the Gainesville School Board.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners asserted earlier this week that politics and emotion have clouded the decisions of the seven-person Hall County Civil Service Board.
The Gainesville City Council has placed on the consent agenda a policy for the naming of city-owned property, including parks.
Two Flowery Branch residents face trafficking charges after $26,600 in methamphetamine was found at a home Wednesday off McEver Road.
Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Mecum on Thursday asked members of the county's legislative delegation to change state law pertaining to legal organs in order to allow legal advertising to be posted on local websites rather than printed in newspapers.
A Flowery Branch man was sentenced to two years in prison for his role in an October standoff with the Hall County Sheriff's Office.
Gainesville officials explained to residents Saturday at an advisory meeting how low-income individuals can go about getting government assistance for a cornerstone achievement - owning a home.
In Georgia, "pedestrian under the influence" is a criminal offense. So is walking while drunk illegal?
The Gainesville Police Department is seeking a No. 2 in command after Maj. Paul Sherman retired in January, officials said.
Jeffrey Hubbard of Atlanta will serve four years in prison for crashing into and killing 11-year-old Kile Glover in a summer 2012 wreck on Lake Lanier.
Although the inmates' emotions were sometimes imperceptible as they learned they were the inaugural class in a first-of-its-kind educational and vocational training program for Georgia prisoners, one man voiced joy at being back home.
Overdoses have surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in Hall County.
From 2009 to 2011, the Hall County Sheriff's Office solved each of the seven homicides it investigated.
A Clermont home was destroyed by fire overnight Friday but the residents escaped safely.
The Georgia Senate passed a bill Wednesday seeking to curb the mugshot-for-profit publications model in the state.
The Gainesville Jaycees make a special effort to keep under wraps the identities of the Young Man and Young Woman of the Year recipients.
A Gainesville man was acquitted Tuesday by a Hall County jury in a misdemeanor theft by shoplifting case.
In a 5-4 decision, the Supreme Court last year gave states the authority to collect DNA before suspects are convicted, and Georgia may do so.
Page 1 of 1