Local legislators are gearing up for a short, dense Georgia General Assembly session, with earlier primary elections around the corner.
In his first State of the County speech, Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Mecum expressed cautious optimism for county budget's future.
A Bibb County man faces charges after telling a Hall County deputy at a traffic stop he was a police officer.
A voter-approved 2009 special option local sales tax fell short of covering planned projects in Gainesville.
Gainesville police officer Chelsea L. Laughlin is in stable condition at Northeast Georgia Medical Center following a Friday afternoon traffic accident at E.E. Butler and Jesse Jewell parkways.
Plans to build a new Hall County Correctional Institute are moving forward after county commissioners unanimously approved the architectural contract at Thursday's meeting.
A state Senate committee recommended limiting access to criminal records in order to protect people convicted of crimes and those who were wrongly accused, Sen. Butch Miller said.
According to warrants signed by investigators, a Gainesville woman had a "pre-arranged" plan to kill the victim in a Saturday assault.
Many outdoor workers were excused from having to toil in low temperatures Tuesday, but others braved the single digits - including Gainesville public works crews - to maintain the city.
While considered a milestone for most, a high school degree is an achievement that has escaped a sizable segment of one population: Georgians in the state prison system.
Local government leaders are gearing up for a hard look at how to use money from a new special purpose local option sales tax, pending voters' approval.
Gainesville resident Joseph Bush has always been careful with his bank cards, so he was surprised to learn this month his checking account had been breached.
For years, juvenile stakeholders have asked for an overhaul in state code. In May, they got their wish.
Everyone will face a major problem in his or her life, Gainesville resident Tod Peavy said.
The victim's brother has been implicated in the Christmas Day slaying of a Flowery Branch man, Hall County Sheriff's Office officials said Thursday.
A Gainesville man decided to plead guilty to assault charges after his trial was underway.
Gainesville police said Tuesday there was no new information as to how or what caused the apparent drowning of a man Thursday in Lake Lanier.
The Supreme Court of Georgia unanimously upheld Tuesday a Gainesville man's convictions of malice murder and other crimes for beating to death his girlfriend's 18-month-old daughter and physically abusing her other two children.
Construction has started on the Hall County Correctional Institute.
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.