A wonderful opportunity is waiting with open arms for the governments of Gainesville and Hall County. It's the piece of pavement now used for parking on the north side of the downtown parking deck and Brenau University.
Author Muffet Frische spoke to sixth-graders on Tuesday at C.W. Davis Middle School in Flowery Branch. She told the students, who are reading her book, how it was inspired by her cousin's experiences during World War II. The book is a historical novel set in northern California about children that fought to keep their town alive while their parents were serving on battlefields and working in factories during the war.
A change in policy that would make one of the state's most secretive agencies more transparent overwhelmingly passed last week in the Georgia House.
Liz Fischer and Alyssa Turner each tallied three goals to lead Gainesville's girls to a 9-0 win against Winder-Barrow on Tuesday.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons fortified the middle of new coach Dan Quinn's defense Tuesday by signing free-agent linebackers Brooks Reed and Justin Durant.
A father and son from Gainesville have been sentenced to prison after being convicted of racketeering for taking millions of dollars from a Cobb County widow, according to the district attorney for the Cobb Judicial Circuit.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Freddie Freeman hit his second home run of spring training, helping the Atlanta Braves beat the New York Mets 3-2 Tuesday.
ATLANTA - The Atlanta Falcons have re-signed backup quarterback T.J. Yates.
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Olivier Hanlan came through with another big moment at the Atlantic Coast Conference tournament, keeping Boston College alive for one more game while giving Georgia Tech another painfully familiar finish.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - Atlanta Braves left-hander Mike Minor will start the season on the disabled list because of inflammation in his pitching shoulder's rotator cuff.
For decades, students at the traditional public schools in Georgia have been denied the chance to win a state championship because the system overseen by the Georgia High School Association ignores the fact that there is no parity among traditional public schools, private schools and city schools.
The Jackson EMC Foundation awarded more than $100,000 in grants during its January meeting, including $48,000 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin county residents.
Area agencies on aging like Legacy Link want to hear from residents about how to change senior centers across the state to boost participation.
KISSIMMEE, Fla. - The Atlanta Braves have optioned outfielder Eury Perez and two other players to Triple-A Gwinnett.
Winter isn't turning loose of Northeast Georgia just yet.
Many people are like sheep concerning buzzwords. One participates and the rest follow the herd. Eventually, a buzzword becomes annoying, trite and ready for banishment.
The sunshine of spring is peeking through homes across North Georgia and revealing messes that piled up during the winter. That means one thing: It's time for spring cleaning.
The Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce hosted the eighth annual Chamber Chase 5-kilometer race Thursday at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. Kenneth Slavik of Flowery Branch was the race winner. Race coordinator Megan Martin estimated more than 1,100 runners participated in the race, which marks an increase from last year's 1,000.
The Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution recently celebrated students and community members during the chapter's annual Awards Tea.
Local celebrity dancers expected at this year's Dance for a Cause have been announced.
Lake Lanier's water level remains rock steady and close to full pool. The lake water level is 1,070.41 feet, or .59 feet below a full pool of 1071. Lake temperatures are in from the upper 50s to lower 60s.
Spencer Ralston shot a 7-under par 137 to win the individual championship for Gainesville in the Champions Invitational on Tuesday and Wednesday in Alpharetta.
Spring has sprung and all that comes with it. Blooming daffodils, blossoming trees, green fields and hawks nesting all signal the rebirth of the beauty of a North Georgia spring day. To those of us who love to live in the outdoors, there are also wild turkeys gobbling, the cooing of nesting doves and of course the splash of a beautiful trout that could not resist a night crawler.
BRADENTON, Fla. - Josh Harrison led off the game with a home run that ended Wandy Rodriguez's scoreless streak at 12 innings, and the Atlanta Braves beat the Pittsburgh Pirates 7-5 Thursday.
Gainesville City Schools is changing its director of athletics position, a move that appears to leave longtime AD, coach and local sports icon Wayne Vickery out of his job.
ATLANTA - Adam Gotsis wasn't on any of the recruiting lists when the Australian signed with Georgia Tech three years ago in what looked like a strange experiment.
The jobless rate in Hall County is headed back in the right direction and remains the lowest in Georgia.