More than 100 new laws took effect in Georgia at the stroke of midnight. However, there are administrative hurdles to be cleared for one law and a needed change of Gainesville ordinance for another.
Francis Bennett made headlines nearly 30 years ago as a pioneer in the Georgia State Patrol.
Despite weeks of wrestling with numbers, members of the Gainesville school board determined Saturday that they will not be able to finalize a fiscal year 2009 budget by the time the new budget year begins Tuesday.
In the weekend before the Fourth of July, 125 members of the Gainesville community came together Saturday evening to honor and remember those who served in the armed forces.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Authorities searched for three hours before they found the autistic child, the grandson of a Gainesville-Hall County Pilot Club member, who had gone missing.
Wearing patriotic costumes and with flags fluttering on their little vehicles, the children circled the parking lot of First United Methodist Church in Gainesville. The "Trike-tilla" parade of tricycles and little red wagons served as a main attraction at Sunday's God and Country Patriotic Day at the church at 2780 Thompson Bridge Road. Children bounced on an inflatable castle, played games, bobbed for apples and got faces painted ...
New public safety programs in Hall County's schools, from drug dogs to driver education, have earned the Hall County Sheriff's Office a national distinction.
For people with heart problems, having an implanted cardiac pacemaker can be a lifesaver. But there's a big disadvantage: If you need a magnetic resonance imaging test to diagnose an illness or injury, you can't have it. And it's not for the reason you might think.
Men's faces beaded with sweat as they loosened their ties to escape the humidity lingering after the summer afternoon's storm. And one mother's face carried warnings for her children squirming in the church pews.
Early Sunday morning, at the sound of a quack, more than 750 women filled Lake Lanier for the 2nd Annual Aflac Iron Girl Atlanta Triathlon. The participants, ages 13-67, came from dozens of states across the country. Held at the Lake Lanier Islands resort, the race consisted of swimming one-third of a mile, biking 18 miles and running three miles. Judy Molnar, the vice president of Iron Girl, ...
Tabitha Phillips does not remember the day she gained her affection for killer whales, but she knows the 1993 hit "Free Willy" had something to do with it. The film came out in movie theaters before Phillips was a year old, but made it to cable television by the time she was 3, and Phillips saw the flick for the first time with her dad.
A man was in critical condition at an Atlanta hospital after a fight at a South Hall home Sunday morning.
A Winder Highway liquor store under construction caught fire as a result of spontaneous combustion late Thursday, a fire official said.
Lawyers for a teen facing the possibility of the death penalty want the presiding judge off the case, though their reasons remain unknown to the public.
CUMMING - Shane Mullins and his brother, Mark, were driving along Canton Highway just before 11 a.m. Friday when they noticed something unusual lying in the middle of the road - a female black bear.
Gainesville City Council has placed on the consent agenda a policy for the naming of city-owned property, including parks.
The Hall County Correctional Institute may have a ready-built home to move into, in the form of the soon-to-be vacated city detention center.
The city of Gainesville and Hall County have come to an understanding about Glades Reservoir.
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.
Two Flowery Branch residents face trafficking charges after $26,600 in methamphetamine was found at a home off McEver Road.
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.
A Lula man accused of manufacturing marijuana was indicted Nov. 26 by a Hall County grand jury.
The first few months of flu season have been somewhat slow, but cases are starting to pick up, according to local experts.
Many people consider giving to charity this time of year, but not every organization deserves your donations.
The third suspect wanted in connection with the weekend shooting of a Woodstock man was apprehended Wednesday afternoon.
A man was arrested today in the theft of more than a dozen bronze animal statues from Memorial Park Funeral Home, sheriff's officials said.