What do you call a criminal act that is nearly unenforceable?
The state Senate Transportation Committee on Tuesday made significant changes to a transportation bill approved by House lawmakers earlier this year.
In an unusual case, the Hall County Civil Service Board voted unanimously Tuesday morning to uphold the termination of employee David McCord.
A scattering of exit polling reveals mixed opinions about the fate of a 1 percent sales tax to fund public infrastructure projects countywide.
The buildup to Crossover Day at the state Capitol in Atlanta was more subdued this year than last.
A Gainesville man pleaded guilty this week and has been sentenced to life without parole in the murder of another city resident at Sun Suites Hotel on Browns Bridge Road.
Budget season is beginning for local governments, and the Gainesville City Council reviewed goals and priorities for several departments, including public safety agencies, during a Thursday work session.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners finally voted Thursday to reject a proposal to abandon right of way along Tumbling Circle after a railroad crossing there was closed last year.
Chipotle Mexican Grill, the fast-food chain serving made-to-order burritos and tacos, has plans to open a location on Dawsonville Highway near Ahaluna Drive in Gainesville.
It's not quite back to the drawing board, but Left Nut Brewing Co. is once again seeking approval from Gainesville officials to open the city's first craft brewery.
As local governments continue to clear streets and remove storm debris from roadways left by the ice storm in mid-February, the costs are starting to pile up.
Hall County is still cleaning up from the ice storm in mid-February that tore down limbs and trees, knocked out power to tens of thousands and prompted road maintenance crews to work overtime.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners will finally vote Thursday night on several items that have been put off for weeks, and in some cases months.
Crossover Day at the state Capitol in Atlanta is fast approaching. Legislation must pass out of the House or Senate, wherever it originates, by midnight Friday, or else it will die this year.
From the outside, this home in East Hall looks like any other.
"Thank you," said Maxine Harvey, tears welling in her eyes as she stood on the front porch of her new home on Desota Street in Gainesville on Friday afternoon.
It's déjà vu all over again, except with a little twist.
"I know that lonely, dark feeling," said Chris Dorsey, an Iraq War veteran from Winder.
Earth Day got off to a good start in Gainesville on Wednesday as members of the Atlanta Botanical Garden and city representatives gathered in the downtown square to plant flowers and other vegetation.
While environmental issues are more ingrained in the public mind than ever, Earth Day isn't treated with the same level of gravitas in America that it was when first celebrated 45 years ago today, according to some local academics and activists.
President Barack Obama has allocated federal aid funding to assist Hall County and other regions affected by an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.
A North Carolina man was arrested Sunday on suspicion of driving under the influence after a hit-and-run collision with a Banks County Sheriff's Office patrol car on Interstate 85 near Homer.
The North Georgia Veteran's Outreach Center will host a rally Wednesday afternoon in the downtown Gainesville square to raise awareness about suicide among military veterans.
Hall County has now mailed residential, commercial, industrial and agriculture property tax assessments, but most land and building owners will not see any change in valuation this year.
With restaurants, auto mechanics and small retail shops - among many others - already operating along Atlanta Highway in Gainesville, the busy thoroughfare crossing between predominantly Latino neighborhoods is one of the most diverse business districts in all of Hall County.
The consensus among the Gainesville City Council is that the proposed 2016 fiscal year budget, unveiled by City Manager Kip Padgett on Thursday, is in good shape.
Gainesville-based Rochester & Associates has been authorized to complete design and engineering for a public road accessing Kubota Manufacturing of America's new facility planned in the Gateway Industrial Centre off Ga. 365 in North Hall.
Gainesville police are investigating a man with a history of fraud charges in a possible scam to steal tax refunds from local clients.
Gainesville City Manager Kip Padgett has recommended no property tax increases as part of a $30.76 million spending plan for the 2016 fiscal year, which begins July 1.