Though some area children probably dreaded going back to school this week, two local organizations will hold free events this weekend to get them excited about staying in school and getting an education. The Grady Young Foundation will hold its first Back to School Slam Fest from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday at Gainesville High School, followed by the Beulah Rucker Museum and Educational Foundation's Back to School Rally ...
A woman who sheriff's officials planned to charge in the death of a Gainesville infant was found dead Thursday in Newton County, authorities said.
They may have seemed pretty fierce, but the storms that blew across the state Thursday didn't cause much damage. The storms dropped some much-needed rain and will bring cooler temperatures for the weekend. Preliminary totals show that 0.72 inches of rain were recorded at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport from 8 p.m. Wednesday through 8 p.m. Thursday, according to Laura Griffith, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City. ...
As autumn approaches, yellowjacket wasps become more numerous and more aggressive. That's part of their normal life cycle. But this year, their populations seem to have gone out of control. Over the past couple of weeks, some area residents have complained of so many yellowjackets swarming over their lawns that they're almost afraid to go outside. Billy Skaggs, agriculture agent with the Hall County Extension Service, said of ...
CUMMING - Authorities believe a 75-year-old man who was shot to death earlier this week may have been targeted because he was a witness to a previous assault involving his attacker. Forsyth County sheriff's investigators say 75-year-old Iowa Hill "Buddy" Preston was shot in the head sometime between Monday and Tuesday in an apartment he owned on Carlton Road. The suspected gunman, who authorities have identified as ...
Hall County officials met Wednesday with state Rep. Carl Rogers to discuss a possible loss of property tax revenue and a budget that keeps getting tighter. Rogers, who represents part of Hall County, discussed the predicament local governments are in after Gov. Sonny Perdue proposed holding the Homeowners Tax Relief Grant and cutting other spending last week. Facing a budget crunch estimated at about $1.6 billion, the state ...
Hundreds of boating enthusiasts are expected to descend on Lake Lanier this weekend as area marinas celebrate National Marina Day. Lazy Days Marina, located at 6700 Holiday Road in Buford, has been selected as the national headquarters for the Association of Marine Industries' 2008 Marina Day.
To help bring awareness to the need for blood donations, the American Red Cross is getting some help from the Atlanta Falcons.
The Humane Society of Hall County is looking for youth volunteers.
State Superintendent of Schools Kathy Cox is accepting applications for her 2008-2009 Student Advisory Council.
A woman accused of leaving her 2-year-old daughter alone to play with a lighter that sparked a fire causing severe, permanent injuries to the girl faces a September court date.
CUMMING - Wednesday morning marked an important milestone for the new Women's Center at Northside Hospital-Forsyth.
Hall County's Hispanic population grew by 71.8 percent between 2000 and 2007 and accounted for approximately half the overall population growth for the period, according to U.S. Census Bureau estimates released today. In 2000, there were 27,242 Hispanic residents of Hall County. As of July 1, 2007, the number was estimated at 46,807.
Estimates released today from the U.S. Census Bureau show significant growth in Hall County's Hispanic population from 2000 to 2007, but whether that steady growth trend will continue is an unknown factor even to Hispanics. The July 2007 estimate shows a rate of growth in Hispanic residents that could already be on its way down when the 2008 estimates are released next year. Those who serve the Hispanic ...
Gov. Sonny Perdue is in China for a conference involving representatives of states and provinces from around the world.
A Jefferson man has been arrested and charged in the death of a teenaged girl and her unborn child, the Georgia Bureau of Investigations reported Friday.
A male victim has been flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta after being run over by a vehicle.
The Georgia State Patrol on Friday identified the victim of a Wednesday afternoon fatal wreck on Ga. 60/Candler Road as Paula J. Harper of Commerce.
A statewide video competition has inspired local high school students to share the message that when it comes to underage drinking, most people are just saying "no."
Flowery Branch city planner John McHenry presented City Council with a draft Thursday night of its marketing analysis and redevelopment plan for the city's historic and commercial gateway district.
Children can get helmets this Saturday during a giveaway at Interactive Neighborhood for Kids in Gainesville.
Northeast Georgia could learn around the new year - if not sooner - whether it will get a trauma care designation, which one health official says could save lives by providing faster care for those badly hurt.
The Gainesville Jaycees is accepting nominations for its annual Young man and Young Woman of the Year award, which honors Hall County residents younger than 40 for their community service.
A man accused of armed robbery in the parking lot of a Gainesville restaurant has been charged with additional, unrelated offenses.
One week after the coldest Thanksgiving since the early 1900s, temperatures continue to break records - in the other extreme.
"Go Big Red!"
The regional youth detention center in Gwinnett County is closing in June, with some offenders set to transfer to the Gainesville RYDC, the Department of Juvenile Justice announced Thursday evening.
A fire Tuesday evening damaged a home on Etta Vesta Circle in Gainesville, authorities said.
Two male juveniles were arrested Wednesday in connection with a threatening note found in a Gainesville High School boys restroom.