A former church van driver went on trial Wednesday on charges of sexually groping a 16-year-old girl on a desolate dirt road, and prosecutors planned to present evidence alleging he did the same thing to a 14-year-old.
It would be hard not to notice there's an upcoming election for clerk of court in Dawsonville.
If you've been putting off getting a passport for that overseas trip, you might want to get in line today. That's because starting Tuesday, the cost of passport books will go up by 35 percent, after the U.S. Department of State tacked on another $35 to adult passports that now cost $100. Passport card fees will go up Tuesday from $45 to $55, and a passport book for children younger than 18 goes up from ...
It's been more than 60 years since there was an open seat for Georgia's top state attorney position, but with Thurbert Baker leaving the post of attorney general to run for governor, five people are running in what should be a heated race to succeed him.
Gainesville's last murder mystery occurred more than four years ago, on Memorial Day 2006, when police found the body of a 23-year-old man in the stairwell of a Summit Street apartment, dead of a gunshot wound to the chest.
Three of the five Hall County commission candidates invited to a forum put on by the Hall County Republican Party were no-shows Saturday, but the program went on as scheduled.
Sitting Superior Court judges in Georgia usually don't face opposition at the polls, but in the circuit that includes White and Lumpkin counties, two are being challenged for their jobs for a second straight election cycle.
At the overcrowded Veterans Affairs outpatient clinic in Oakwood, help is on the way. The Oakwood clinic has exceeded its capacity and officials have had to close its doors to new patients while demand for VA medical services is on the rise, said Gary Bratcher, a registered nurse who has worked at the Oakwood clinic for more than seven years. "We're beginning to see more and more veterans using the health care system," Bratcher said. ...
An alleged gang member initially charged with murder in last month's death of a Gainesville man run over by a car has been indicted on a lesser charge of vehicular homicide.
Nearly six years after a 13-year-old boy hanged himself while in solitary confinement at a Gainesville special-needs school, the state school board banned the practice.
Nearly six years after a 13-year-old boy hanged himself while in solitary confinement at a Gainesville special needs school, the state school board banned the practice.
They were running out of fans at the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Life Center. With temperatures approaching triple digits, employees at the Prior Street center already had given away 75 box fans to the elderly in a month's time, and on Wednesday, had to purchase more. "We still have people calling wanting to pick fans up," said the center's manager, Merry Howard, who was down to two fans Wednesday morning. Demand for the fans is up ...
One of Gainesville's oldest architectural jewels is getting polished. An extensive, six-month renovation project to the exterior of the U.S. Federal Building and Courthouse in downtown Gainesville began this week with workers erecting scaffolding along the Spring Street entrance side. The neoclassical Georgia marble building was completed in 1910 with an addition built in 1934 and is on the National Register of Historic Places. It is home to the Gainesville Division of the U.S. District ...
As one of several new faces at the Gainesville Fire Department, 23-year-old firefighter Jordan Green feels he's as ready as he can be for his first big fire call.
Attorneys for the city of Jefferson argued to the Georgia Supreme Court Tuesday that a judge should not have allowed a lawsuit filed by fired Police Chief Darren Glenn to go forward.