Five area organizations teamed up to make a safer community Wednesday in Clermont. The main attraction under the Clay E. Gailey Park pavilion was free bicycle helmets for kids from Safe Kids Gainesville/Hall County. Safe Kids coordinator Kim Martin said the organizations gave away about 50 helmets between 4 and 6 p.m. Clermont parent Jonathan Sargent was driving by with his daughters and spotted the event. "They love to ride bikes, almost every day," Sargent said of daughters Brooklyn, 9, and London, 6. "Brooklyn was so excited to get a new one because she's outgrown hers." Six ...
Hall County investigators are asking for community help after vandalism was reported in a South Hall County neighborhood.
State GOP granted an extension in bias lawsuit
Plans are moving forward on a "pocket park" for the area between the historic train depot and Growlers on Main in downtown Flowery Branch.
A Gainesville man was sentenced Tuesday to serve 10 years in prison in connection with an October 2012 knife attack.
Worries about losing federal road money may force area officials to put funding back on track for Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway improvements between McEver Road and Lake Lanier Islands.
After legendary comedian Robin Williams' death Monday, local artists and performers, including some who had the privilege of knowing the late actor personally, joined in the outpouring of grief from all corners of the world.
Obstruction charges against Times photographer Nat Gurley stemming from an incident with Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies last Sept. 13 have been dismissed.
Efforts to repair a Gainesville sinkhole are going slow because the work space "is extremely tight."
Jamie Louise Longstreet Paterson, a Gainesville native and granddaughter of Confederate Gen. James Longstreet, died on Aug. 5.
Change was the overarching theme at a Tuesday forum on health care law at Brenau University's downtown center in Gainesville.
Hall County officials are still jabbing at Gainesville's decision to annex unincorporated "islands" last year, asking the city for an update on its plans with regard to additional properties.
Two Hall County schools are on the state's radar as a result of a lack of progress in student achievement over a three-year period.
The Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board tabled a request Tuesday from Medical Arts Properties, a local real estate firm, to have the city abandon a portion of Broad Street between Prior and Spring streets.
The Army Corps of Engineers plans to begin accepting applications Sept. 16 for the remaining boat dock permits on Lake Lanier.
Students at North Georgia Technical College in Clarkesville have been given the all-clear to re-enter most buildings on campus after a threat was written on the wall of one building.
After deadlocking earlier this month on whether to raise water rates 1 percent, Gainesville City Council will hold another vote to try and end the stalemate Tuesday night.
While county officials have requested about $14.5 million in direct investment from the state - which does not require any payback - through the Governor's Water Supply Program, they did not apply for a loan.
When Keaton Coker was struggling with brain cancer, his positivity was so persistent his family found it almost hard to believe.
Area veterans replaced old sidewalk with new bricks Wednesday at a war memorial in Gainesville's Rock Creek Park. The bricks are inscribed with the names of people who have donated money for improvements to the park's memorials, including a planned archway. More than 200 inscribed bricks were installed.
Department of Juvenile Justice Commissioner Avery D. Niles has been selected by Gov. Nathan Deal to be chairman of the Georgia State Council for Interstate Juvenile Supervision.
Eric Thomas is the lone candidate in Clermont Town Council's special election set for Nov. 4.
A lost videotaped interview contributed to a murder defendant pleading guilty to a lesser charge Wednesday in Hall County Superior Court.
ATLANTA - Democrat Jason Carter picked up the endorsement of one of the largest teachers' groups in Georgia on Wednesday, a move that was largely expected but helped him underscore a central message of his campaign against Republican Gov. Nathan Deal.
The Appignani Humanist Legal Center, the legal arm of the American Humanist Association, responded to the letter by alleging that religious activity is continuing at the school and in fact "these practices have been ongoing, pervasive and longstanding."
When the Hall County Board of Commissioners voted earlier this month to open a pharmacy and health clinic for employees, officials debated over the best location, whether the city of Gainesville should be a partner and how much savings could be generated.
Hall County Schools' response to a letter from a humanist group that accused coaches at Chestatee High School of illegally leading students in prayer during football games and practices says the alleged offenses happened "almost a year ago."