The Gainesville-Hall County Black History Society will be hosting its Youth Enrichment Workshop today from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center, 715 Fair St. Alice Law will serve as the mistress of ceremony as children and community leaders participate in activities revolving around the black community's rich local history. Contact James Brooks at 770-532-9727 for more information.
Those applying for food stamp benefits will be able to do so online starting next month, a spokesperson for the Department of Human Resources said.
Families and NASCAR fans from across North Georgia traveled to Dawsonville on Saturday for the 41st annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners nominated a fifth member to the board of tax assessors at its meeting Thursday.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County hope to be able to reach out to even more young people once construction on its new building is complete.
OAKWOOD - About 20 Oakwood residents came out to Thursday's town hall meeting at Oakwood City Hall to get more details about the city's proposed Oakwood 2030 plan. "We wanted to give you an overview of what we have planned, but this is not the end of the process," said Stan Brown, Oakwood's city manager. "We seem to be lacking a sense of downtown in Oakwood, and that is ...
International bestselling author Khaled Hosseini graced the stage of Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium Thursday evening to the delight of a sold-out audience. Hosseini, who penned "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns," engaged in a candid conversation with a Brenau graduate about Afghanistan's past and future, drawing the largest crowd in Brenau history, said Ed Schrader, president of Brenau University. It took all of Pearce Auditorium plus ...
It's not every day that friendly witches and Superman gather around the dinner table to share a meal of macaroni and cheese, chicken tenders, and peanut butter and chocolate pie.
Leaders of the Hall County school system and Lanier Technical College are hoping a $3.2 million grant will put local high schools on the fast track to providing a more modern career-oriented education for Hall County students. Will Schofield, superintendent of Hall County schools, traveled to Atlanta Thursday with Mike Moye, president of Lanier Technical College, to pitch a joint grant proposal to leaders of the Technical College System of ...
The mental competency of Allan Robert Dickie to stand trial in his death penalty case won't be an issue - at least for now. Dickie, following the advice of his attorney, refused to participate in a court-ordered psychological evaluation at the Hall County jail, according to a letter to Superior Court Judge Jason Deal written by the head of forensic services for Northwest Georgia Regional Hospital. Dickie, 20, ...
It's one of the oldest scams in the auto business: rolling back the mileage on a car's odometer.
The Gainesville school board has unanimously named Merrianne Dyer its permanent new superintendent. Dyer, who has served as interim superintendent since Steven Ballowe was fired from the post July 3, became the school system's superintendent at a called school board meeting at 8 a.m. Friday. The board promoted Dyer from her position as Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School principal and appointed her to the interim superintendent position on July ...
The Hall County Board of Commissioners named a fifth member to the board of tax assessors at its meeting Thursday. Commissioner Billy Powell selected Whit Powell to replace former chief assessor Emory Martin, who resigned last week after District Attorney Lee Darragh and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations closed investigations into some of his actions while on the board.
A pedestrian was killed while crossing Ga. 60 at the Fieldale Farms Murrayville plant late Wednesday, authorities said.
For the past week, 25-year-old Travis Loyd has been spending his afternoons at the Gainesville branch of the Hall County Library.
Both Hall County and Gainesville schools saw four-year graduation rates increase in 2013, continuing an upward trend from 2011.
Gainesville police released a sketch Tuesday of an armed robbery suspect.
A more than three-hour standoff in Dawson County on Tuesday ended with a second murder suspect in custody.
Oakwood City Council has passed a resolution calling on its residents "to speak out" about a fire tax "inequity" for city taxpayers.
DALLAS - A Flowery Branch native and former actress pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, under a deal that her attorney has said would cap prison time at 18 years.
The Hall County Correctional Institute occupies a 50-year-old building that has seen better days, Warden Walt Davis said.
The way the state rates schools will change somewhat this year, focusing more on student progress and less on one-time achievement.
A machete-wielding man shot by Hall County deputies faces additional assault charges, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.
Students across Hall County are learning how to code this week and, as a result, have made a little extra cash.
Jennifer Lefevre is the recipient of an $850 grant via Clipper Petroleum.
Photographs and one particularly interesting artifact - a ledger showing expenses from 1953 - helped tell the story of Northeast Georgia Diagnostic Clinic's 60 years in Gainesville.
Gainesville City Council will discuss at its work session Thursday a business resolution to adopt the Gainesville-Hall '96 Lake Lanier Olympic Venue service and lease agreements.
Northeast Georgia has seen more than its share of wet weather the past few days.
Oakwood City Council gave its OK on Monday night to AT&T putting up a 195-foot cellphone tower at Maranatha Baptist Church in Oakwood.
The future of a proposed large development remains uncertain until Hall County commissioners have a clearer understanding of how the wastewater will be handled.