Hall County has received a grant from the state toward rehabilitating delinquent youths in their homes and not at a detention center.
Kids got a chance to gape, touch and climb on some heavy machinery Saturday afternoon at City Park in Gainesville at the 14th annual Touch-A-Truck event.
A Hall County woman's boat was stolen from the dock Friday afternoon, but it was recovered by authorities, albeit banged up, later that evening.
The state has dropped murder charges against a teen accused of killing her newborn daughter, and she is now awaiting her sentence on lesser charges.
A Gainesville man arrested in November on charges of robbery and impersonating law enforcement is scheduled to go to trial Aug. 19.
One of the Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies fired after an inmate escape last month had two previous suspensions, and the other deputy a commendation for his good work in transporting inmates, according to personnel records obtained by The Times.
While students examine and compare class schedules, and parents formulate car pool plans, local police are doing their own behind-the-scenes back-to-school preparation as well - planning and preparing for the worst.
About 150 youth turned out Wednesday evening for a teen forum at the University of North Georgia's Oakwood campus, the first in what the Department of Juvenile Justice hopes will be one of many across the state.
Three Gainesville residents were indicted by a Hall County grand jury Tuesday in a human trafficking case involving a young girl.
If you're driving in Gainesville, that patrol car perched in the median might be reading more than your speed.
Do you know the law? On the surface it's a simple question, but staying within the boundaries of a complex criminal justice system can be more difficult than it seems, particularly for younger people. And there are important distinctions to know, Hall County Juvenile Court Judge Cliff Jolliff said. "In some ways, until you're 18 you're a minor, but in the criminal laws, when you turn 17 - and some crimes, when you turn 13 ...
The phrase "neighborhood watch" has been prominent in the news of late, and not always in a positive way.
In recent years, austerity measures in Hall County prompted many of the fire department's firefighters to leave for more lucrative positions in other counties.
Hall County Superior Court Judge Jason Deal, who heads the drug court program, led the latest graduation ceremony Friday, which featured well wishes and words of advice for the four graduates.
The controversial acquittal of George Zimmerman in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin brought 50-plus people to Antioch Baptist Church on Thursday evening in Gainesville, although little was mentioned about the case.
Gainesville's youth detention center will be accommodating more offenders, according to Thursday's Department of Juvenile Justice announcement to close the Gwinnett Regional Youth Detention Center by June 2014.
Gainesville Public Utilities Department Director Kelly Randall said fewer companies were cited this year than previously for noncompliance with federal wastewater regulations.
A Gainesville church is continuing a tradition that may go on hiatus next year.
Jose Galaviz was abusing drugs, including injecting heroin, when he wound up in the Hall County Drug Court program after being presented with two options.
Gainesville residents Friday shared their thoughts and respect for Nelson Mandela, South Africa's international icon who died Thursday at age 95.
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.