Gainesville officials are looking for ways to bring a little more fun into Gainesville.
Local educators say the new flexibility Georgia was granted in implementing the No Child Left Behind Act is a step in the right direction, but won't do enough to distinguish between nearly adequate schools and grossly inadequate schools.
A 14-year-old boy has become the second teen to drown on Lake Lanier this holiday weekend, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office. Both drownings happened after the teens fell into drop-offs in otherwise shallow water and a Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman stressed warnings made to the public before the beginning of the holiday weekend: Be extremely careful in the waters of Lake Lanier because the lowered lake level ...
Construction is under way on a $1.2 million project that will almost double the capacity of the Longstreet Clinic's Cancer Center.
The Gainesville City Board of Education will convene for the first time tonight since it fired its superintendent of seven years and could identify candidates for the interim superintendent position. Newly elected chairman of the board David Syfan said other than completing the superintendent's evaluation, there's not much on tonight's agenda regarding any unfinished business with Steven Ballowe, former superintendent of Gainesville city schools, who the board fired Thursday with ...
The Merriman family searched for a fishing spot on their way home to Decatur from a relaxing holiday weekend in the Northeast Georgia mountains. They ended up stopping at Hall County's Clarks Bridge Park, where Bob Merriman and sons Campbell, 9, and Collier, 6, played in the water while Dana tended to the family dog, a Boston terrier named Buster. "We're putting a nice little end to our ...
With a voice that resonates both defiant and despondent, Linda Gonzalez will tell you what's troubling her. Her husband, Innencinco, was flown to Mexico by the United States government after five years of calling America home.
The number of drownings in Lake Lanier during the holiday weekend rose to four this morning with the discovery of the bodies of two Alpharetta men who drowned late Saturday when their pontoon boat wrecked in Forsyth County.
Two men were in critical condition Sunday after being stabbed early in the day on Lee Street in Gainesville, according to the Gainesville Police Department. Officers found two men who had been stabbed at a residence in the 300 block shortly before 3 a.m., Lt. John Robertson said.
This year, the July Fourth holiday was stretched out over the entire weekend with festive events around the state Saturday and today, too.
If you looked to the sky between 7 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. Saturday, you most likely saw unusual airplanes coming in and out of the Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport
A contractor has been selected for a $15 million mixed-use development planned for downtown Flowery Branch.
Two Alpharetta men in Lake Lanier drowned late Saturday when their pontoon boat wrecked in Forsyth County.
Summer was in full swing Friday night as young and old, human and canine, made the pilgrimage to Laurel Park to watch the annual American Legion fireworks show.
Hundreds of people turned out to honor the public servants of Hall County and Gainesville at the 15th annual July Fourth cookout at Memorial Park Funeral Home.
Hall County's legislative delegation heard requests during a series of meetings Thursday. They include:
The Christmas season usually brings fun outings, delicious food and festive decorations. However, these merry perks can be hazardous to furry friends.
Information about the recent theft of firearms from a Cumming pawnshop could lead to a $10,000 reward.
Capt. Andre Niles with the Hall County Marshal's Office was named Wednesday as the state's 2013 Code Enforcement Officer of the Year.
The Gainesville City Council has placed on the consent agenda a policy for the naming of city-owned property, including parks.
Two Flowery Branch residents face trafficking charges after $26,600 in methamphetamine was found at a home Wednesday off McEver Road.
Hall County Board of Commissioners Chairman Richard Mecum on Thursday asked members of the county's legislative delegation to change state law pertaining to legal organs in order to allow legal advertising to be posted on local websites rather than printed in newspapers.
Talk about health care, education, the economy and jobs filled an hourlong legislative breakfast Thursday, as well as a commitment by lawmakers not to dawdle when the 2014 General Assembly kicks off Jan. 14.
The Hall County Correctional Institute may have an already-built home to move into, in the form of the soon-to-be vacated detention center in Gainesville.
The city of Gainesville and Hall County have come to an understanding about Glades Reservoir.
Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell said a new fire station in North Hall will improve insurance rates only on the condition that a second ladder truck is secured by the county.
The Hall County School District is the fastest-growing in the country for public charter school students.
Roadwork supporting New Holland Marketplace in Gainesville is mostly done, and newly installed traffic lights should be operational by year's end.
More than a year later, the murder of Nelson Garner remains a mystery.
Dawson County School Superintendent Keith Porter's announcement that he would retire at the end of the school year left friends and colleagues praising his service and dedication.