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.
The classic tale of a toymaker and his wooden puppet which comes to life will appear on stage in Dahlonega this weekend.
While many pieces of art can fill a gallery, it is a rare to see one piece take over one room. But the University of North Georgia has such a piece of art.
Anglers of all ages will vie to be the best fisherman in the 26th annual Helen Trout Tournament this weekend.
For the second year in a row, downtown Gainesville will be crammed with people and their four-legged friends for the Mutts on Main event.
Jonah Crocker tossed a complete-game shutout as the East Hall High baseball team used a five-run sixth inning to roll to a 7-0 win against rival West Hall on Wednesday in Gainesville.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal's plan allowing a state takeover of schools dubbed "chronically failing" won Georgia House approval Wednesday, setting up a statewide vote in 2016 and accomplishing the Republican's top priority kicking off his second term.
ORLANDO, Fla. - The Atlanta Hawks want to do everything they can over their last dozen games to be as playoff-ready as possible.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal will announce Friday he plans to sign a hard-fought medical marijuana bill into law after the 2015 General Assembly session ends April 2 and will order state agencies to begin preparing to implement it, his office said Wednesday.
ATHENS - The challenge of learning new offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer's playbook has evened Georgia's three-man quarterback competition.
The front page headline Sunday in The Times read "Where have all the voters gone?" Let's go back just a few months to the fall of 2014 when midterm elections were in the news. Recall The Times writing about how politicians in Hall County were concerned that SPLOST VII would not be passed by voters for a seventh time if SPLOST VII was placed on the November 2014 ballot?
I read with concern the two recent items in The Times regarding alleged bullying at Myers Elementary (March 7 article, March 19 letter to the editor). Quite honestly, I was confused; I thought perhaps I had read the name of the school incorrectly, and even more confused when I read the principal involved in the articles. I started shaking my head, thinking,"Are you kidding me? Are they really accusing Beth Hudgins of dealing improperly with a situation so potentially hurtful?"
I am writing in response to the article, "Bullying incidents test school policy in Hall County, Gainesville" of March 7. It saddened me to read such negative words about Beth Hudgins.
The Jackson EMC Foundation board of directors awarded $110,500 in grants to organizations during its February meeting, including $41,000 to agencies serving Hall and Lumpkin county residents.
Norton Agency's Backman chosen as a top female adviser
Schools may be nearing a tipping point over standardized tests.
PHILADELPHIA - Andrelton Simmons ended Atlanta's scoreless drought with one big swing.
The Jefferson High boys and girls track and field program claimed the Region 8-AAA championship Saturday. The Dragons' boys won with 177.5 points, ahead of second-place Oconee County (158) and Elbert County (92). The Jefferson girls won with 168, ahead of Morgan County (96) and Hart County (89.5).
The Chattahoochee Ladies Golf Association opened their spring season with a team Lauderdale event on Tuesday at the Chattahoochee Golf Course.
NEW YORK - Brook Lopez had 22 points and 13 rebounds, Thaddeus Young added 18 points and 11 rebounds, and the Brooklyn Nets beat Atlanta 91-83 on Saturday to cut the Hawks' lead to 2-1 in the Eastern Conference series.
To Hall County Commissioners: I write on behalf of the Hall County Library System. I have been honored to be associated with them for several years. I have been able to personally view how well they perform. I have also witnessed the distressing shortage of funds allocated by the county commissioners during this recession.
We make decisions based on emotion, not reason, especially when it comes to religion and politics. One recent example is how most conservative Christians support "Citizens United," the Supreme Court decision that says corporations are people and have the same rights as people, even though they don't always die after 80 or 90 years like real people do.
I was encouraged to see that White County Sheriff Neal Walden showed compassion and a little common sense in dropping the charges against a heartbroken, grieving father.
The second floor of Lanier Park Hospital on Friday may have looked like a scene from a horror film, but actually it was just the setting for some great lessons for many area first responders.
Why are so many of the county's tornado sirens in South Hall? It seems they overlap a lot.