A group acting on behalf of county commissioners is again trying to get the state's General Assembly to make it harder for Georgia residents to keep up with what is going on in the governments they support.
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Hannah Hodge recorded 11 saves to help Johnson (1-3-1) hold Lumpkin County to a 0-0 draw Saturday afternoon.
A gospel music concert Saturday was put on by the Disabled American Veterans at Lakewood Baptist Church in Gainesville. Last year's concert raised about $9,000 for the DAV to help provide food, services and occasionally a paid bill for veterans in need.
PHILADELPHIA - Hollis Thompson and Luc Mbah a Moute scored 19 points apiece, and the Philadelphia 76ers surprised the short-handed Atlanta Hawks 92-84 on Saturday night.
A house fire Saturday afternoon in Flowery Branch caused extensive damage, but no one was injured.
AUBURN, Ala. - J.J. Frazier hit two free throws with 4.9 seconds left and Georgia held on for a 64-61 win over Auburn Saturday in the regular-season finale.
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I appreciate Jeff Casper's recent letter. He's right when he says voting for a president is like changing a light bulb. We voted repeatedly for illumination and each time we've been disappointed. Not just with President Barack Obama, but also George W. Bush, before him.
In reading Kathleen Parker's Thursday column, "GOP is a tragedy in 52 acts," I find the usual liberal twisting of facts.
CUMMING - Forsyth County residents will be able to get their oil changed, a haircut and makeover for free today thanks to a regional church.
The Gainesville Dental Group hosted its annual free cleaning on Friday at their offices on Thompson Bridge Road.
A concrete pour Wednesday and Friday "tying together the pieces" made the new Ga. 284 bridge into one structure, according to the Georgia Department of Transportation.
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.