Merrianne Dyer entered the Gainesville city school system as a fourth-grader at Enota Elementary School.
The Gainesville City Board of Education passed a continuing resolution this evening to extend the system's ability to operate on a monthly budget through August.
On a scorching summer morning, local supporters of Illinois Sen. Barack Obama were taking it to the streets.
Ballistics tests will determine whether a Georgia Bureau of Investigation agent or a Lumpkin County sheriff's deputy fired the shot that killed a bank robbery suspect who pointed a fake gun at officers Friday in Helen, a GBI spokesman said.
Some people choose to view the glass as half full. Others, like Kerry Hicks, owner of the Smokin' Fisherman in Clermont, think it's better to be prepared for the worst.
This April, all first- through eighth-graders in the Hall County and Gainesville city school systems took the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests. For the first time, there were eight CRCT this year that were aligned to the Georgia Performance Standards, which are academic standards the state Department of Education expects all Georgia students to meet. The new CRCT were given in mathematics to grades three through five and to ...
The convergence of a multiyear drought and a prolonged dip in the economy has given businesses that depend on water and the outdoors a double dose of medicine they would rather not take. "The drought has affected us," said Johnny Crowe of Water Sports Central, a boat dealership on Holiday Road in South Hall County. "I believe it has affected everyone in the entire state." But Crowe admits ...
Four local lawyers are scheduled to interview with a search committee in Atlanta today for a new Hall County State Court judgeship.
You bought that gym membership or piece of home workout equipment with the best of intentions, but you're filled with a sense of dread every time you think about working out. After all, the phrase does contain the word "work." But getting regular exercise can seem more like fun than a chore, and you should be able to break the weekly requirement into "bite-sized" pieces to make it easier, according ...
New versions of state math, science and social studies Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests sent thousands of failing Georgia students back for 20 more days of school this summer. Roughly 1,400 Hall County students attended summer school in June - about twice as many as last summer, according to Gerald Boyd, Hall County school improvement specialist. The spike in summer school students also cost the county system a pretty penny. ...
A Gainesville woman was taken to Northeast Georgia Medical Center on Sunday evening after her apartment was filled with smoke, officials said.
In most recreational baseball games, kids are separated by age, sex or skill level. But at Sandlot Sports Camp's championship baseball game Sunday, everyone had fun playing together, whether they were 16 or 6.
For new brides, changing a last name on scores of personal and legal documents may be a minor hassle. But being booked into jail for having a driver's license that doesn't match up with your Social Security card can be a much bigger headache.
Many local businesses have had to adapt to survive the low water levels on Lake Lanier. But Skogie's restaurant has evolved so well, in fact, that it's expanding.
MURRAYVILLE - The sound of bagpipes filled the air Saturday afternoon and into the night on a farm near the Lumpkin County line during the inaugural Starbridge Celtic Festival.
Dawson County Sheriff Billy Carlisle said Krystle Gail Taylor, 27, of Dawsonville was taken into custody this afternoon in connection with a killing in Cherokee County over the weekend.
Gainesville Police released a sketch Tuesday of an armed robbery suspect.
A machete-wielding man shot by Hall County Sheriff's deputies faces additional assault charges, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.
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.
Initial steps are being taken toward building a new correctional institute in Hall County.
Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies tried to subdue a machete-wielding assault suspect with a stun gun before shooting him Sunday morning, said Sgt. Mark Mitchell, sheriff's office spokesman.
A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy shot and injured a man who approached deputies early Sunday wielding "a large weapon thought to be a sword or machete."
Positions in manufacturing are consistent as the market grows, but employer demands seem to be outpacing employee skills.
Gainesville's youth detention center will be accommodating more offenders, according to Thursday's Department of Juvenile Justice announcement to close the Gwinnett Regional Youth Detention Center by June 2014.
Except for an area off the Ga. 53/Dawsonville Highway bridge in Gainesville over the Chattahoochee River, Lake Lanier met water quality standards in 2013.