There's no summer vacation for construction workers at area schools. In fact, work has hit high gear as crews try to wrap up work at the new Chestnut Mountain Elementary School, which opens in August for the 2008-09 school year. "We're putting floor tiles down, cleaning, landscaping, putting in final drives," said Jerry Huguley, construction manager for the Hall County system. Not that they want to think about ...
Though it's being marketed with a goofy gopher mascot, a new state parks initiative has a serious goal: helping Georgians improve their health. On Monday afternoon in Savannah, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the Get Outdoors Georgia campaign, an effort to promote state parks not just as a place for picnics but as an opportunity to exercise.
The Hall County School Board voted Monday to expand random, mandatory drug testing to all permitted student-drivers as well as student-athletes for the 2008-09 school year. Until now, the school system has conducted random tests only on student-athletes.
Certain students will be allowed to retake the math and reading sections of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests this summer, and the state will count the highest score, Eloise Barron said Monday at the Hall County School Board meeting. Barron, assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, said third-grade students will be able to retest in reading, and students in fifth and eighth grades will be able to retest in both math ...
Gov. Sonny Perdue on Monday halted what would have been a 2.9 cent per gallon jump in the state gasoline tax, saying the state should not be taking advantage of a tax windfall driven by spiking prices at the pump. "Frankly, I don't think we can justify raising taxes on gasoline in a time of economic stress for many families," Perdue said at a state Capitol news conference. <font ...
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday released a biological opinion on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Modified Interim Operating Plan for water releases at Jim Woodruff Dam into the Apalachicola River, saying it would not reduce the likelihood of survival for federally protected species.
They walk, but not because of high gasoline prices. Instead, they walk for the health of the water. "It's about our relationship with water and the Earth and to the natural world," Barbara Morton, a Bremen resident said as she walked through Clermont on U.S. 129 Monday afternoon.
While much has been written and discussed about the cost of a school tax hike to residential property owners in Gainesville, those who own businesses and rental property within the city are also bracing for additional costs they will have to pass on to customers.
Mordecai Wilson's home bears the evidence of a happy life.
The first residents of the Seasons on Lake Lanier community have been stuck in time since November.
In wrestling with a deficit up to $7 million, the Gainesville school board may use up every available hour in approving a 2008-09 budget by the state's June 30 deadline. That budget may include raising property taxes up to 20 percent.
Many Southerners detest kudzu as much as they detest cockroaches. But fiber artist Regina Hines demonstrated Sunday that kudzu can be used to create more than an overgrown garden.
After high-pressure competitions in Oklahoma City and Montreal, Saturday's Southern Invitational Regatta on Lake Lanier was a chance for local paddlers to loosen up and take a few victory laps.
Despite a gray and overcast sky Sunday morning, the spotlight in St. John Baptist Church shined brightly on the church's newest member and pastor elect, the Rev. Stephen Samuel. Samuel led his first official church service on Communion Sunday, the first Sunday of June.
Turning 16 years old means one thing for most teens - it's time to take that driving test in hopes of earning the freedom to drive.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office is searching for a suspect in a May 31 armed robbery at a convenience store in Clermont near the Lumpkin County line.
Oakwood City Council voted Monday to annex nearly 11 acres on Thurmon Tanner Parkway allowing for the relocation of a company that makes and installs pneumatic tube systems.
A 13-year-old girl was flown to Grady Memorial Hospital for treatment of burns following a boat fire Sunday on the south end of Lake Lanier, according to Lt. Colin S. Rhoden, spokesman with Gwinnett County Fire Services.
No body was found in Lake Lanier after a dive was conducted following a possible spotting late Sunday afternoon at Clarks Bridge Park in Gainesville.
Gainesville City Council is scheduled to vote again to raise water and sewer rates at its meeting today.
News keeps pouring in about the lengths the government has taken to gather information in the name of national security, with the most recent concern focused on the National Security Agency's collection of phone call and Internet usage records for millions of Americans.
Solar energy is going to play an increasingly important role in the next 20 years, Georgia Public Service commissioners said Monday during a panel discussion of the state's solar industry.
The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education voted Monday night to approve its fiscal 2013-14 budget.
"A millage rate increase does not automatically mean anyone's taxes are going up."
Mike Little got the phone call 15 minutes after Sunday's shooting at Tadmore Park in East Hall.
Hall County commissioners are scheduled to decide the fate of LL Farms, but county officials are already proposing new ordinances to deal with agricultural sites used to hold various events.
A rabies alert was issued for the Briarwood Drive area off Cleveland Highway in Gainesville after a rabid bat was found in a home there.
A spectator at a soccer game in East Hall on Sunday afternoon died after he was shot repeatedly at close range.
This year's deluge of rain has pushed off by nearly six months the completion date of the Ga. 347 widening between Interstate 985 and Ga. 211/Old Winder Highway.
With summer officially starting on Friday, temperatures have already started to rise.