Saturday, some South Hall officers made Christmas a little brighter for the kids in their jurisdiction. The Flowery Branch Police Department held its first "Shop with a Cop" event at the Wal-Mart in Oakwood.
Some state officials may be on the road to booting Mike Evans from his post on the Georgia Department of Transportation board, but the Gainesville City Council wants to push them down a different path. Earlier this month, the City Council sent a letter to all members of Hall County's state legislative delegation voicing support for Evans' re-appointment to the DOT board.
People who are diagnosed with a malignant tumor can generally expect to be referred to at least two specialists: a surgeon, who will try to remove the tumor, and a medical oncologist, who will administer chemotherapy. But women who have cancers of the reproductive organs sometimes see only one doctor: a gynecologic oncologist, who performs both surgery and chemo. There are only about 650 gynecologic oncologists practicing in ...
A Cleveland man was killed Friday in a car crash on Ga. 11 just north of Cleveland, Georgia State Patrol officials said. Michael Bailey, 26, was driving his Ford F-150 pickup truck northbound on the highway just north of High Meadow Trail when he attempted to pass a Jeep Wrangler driven by 31-year-old Jennifer Crews of Gainesville, officials said. Due to oncoming traffic ...
If you've finished buying your holiday gifts, you're in the minority.
Several dozen people won't be home for the holidays, locked up as part of a Hall County Sheriff's Office plan intended to ferret out potential gift-stealing grinches in the community.
To say that Tracy Robar was light on her feet doesn't quite describe the experience. The Gainesville High School math teacher was like a kid on a playground, tumbling, floating, falling and getting up to do it all over again.
Georgia's PeachCare program is safe for another year and a half, after Congress passed an extension plan that had been pushed by U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville. "We had introduced a bill early on, when it appeared there would be a stalemate," Deal said. "We felt like the states needed some certainty that they could count on in terms of funding, and 18 months was the most realistic time frame." ...
Hall County sheriff's investigators Friday interviewed a woman who was with a Gainesville man at a car rental center the day before his body was found dumped on the side of an interstate in Louisiana, dead of a gunshot wound. Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Jeff Strickland said the woman called authorities Thursday after recognizing herself in a surveillance camera image that was distributed to area news media outlets. Authorities had ...
Authorities are asking for the public's help in identifying a man who robbed a clerk at gunpoint Thursday night at the Golden Pantry on Ga. 53. Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Jeff Strickland said the man entered the store around 10 p.m. Thursday and pointed a gun at the clerk, demanding money. He then fled with an undisclosed amount of cash in an older-model, red Ford Mustang, ...
A Dawsonville man pleaded guilty Thursday to charges of tax fraud, according to a report from the U.S. Attorney's office.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center needs more volunteers to shuttle passengers from the main campus parking lot to the hospital.
The thorny issue of defense funding for accused Fulton County courthouse shooter Brian Nichols has trickled down to Hall County, where a long-pending death penalty trial could be delayed another six months or more, a lawyer said Thursday. Attorneys for Cornelio Zamites, charged in the 2005 kidnapping, rape and strangulation death of 4-year-old Esmeralda Nava, want a separate jury trial to determine whether he is mentally competent to stand trial ...
ATLANTA -- The body of Tom Murphy - once the nation's longest serving House speaker - made its final visit to the state Capitol Friday where current and former lawmakers and other dignitaries gathered to bid the political giant farewell. As an honor guard of state troopers escorted his flag-draped casket into the House and then to the Capitol Rotunda, Georgia's political establishment paid one-of-a-kind tribute to Murphy, who dominated ...
Thanks to a couple of rainy days, the Georgia Department of Transportation won't be able to open all four lanes on Dawsonville Highway until after the first of the year. The DOT has been trying for the past two days to paint stripes and make adjustments to two traffic signals along the stretch of Ga. 53 north of Gainesville.
An early morning fire damaged a 6,000-square-foot home in the Royal Lakes subdivision in Flowery Branch.
Hall County suffered about $800,000 in storm damage, county Fire Chief David Kimbrell told county commissioners at their meeting Wednesday.
Gary Wilson said he never dreamed he would pull up to his father's Lula business "and find crime scene tape."
Students across Hall County burst from school doors Thursday, ready to begin their summer vacations.
Hall's cities all showed a slight bump in population between 2011 and 2012 according to the estimates released today by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Syfan Logistics received an "overwhelming" amount of donations from the community in response to its relief effort for the Oklahoma tornado victims.
If you plan to travel this Memorial Day holiday weekend, you may find things just a little bit less crowded. But don't count on it.
Some dogs are already in new homes since being seized May 16 in an animal hoarding case, with the rest being prepared for adoption.
Hall County commissioners heard two budget requests for 2014 at their meeting Wednesday afternoon from the Hall County Library System director and Superior Court clerk.
Members of the American Legion Post 7, Unit 7, in Gainesville, along with area Boy Scout and Girl Scout troops, were busy Wednesday ahead of the Memorial Day holiday. Legion members and scouts were placing flowers on veterans' graves in observance of the holiday, celebrated on the last Monday in May to recognize Americans who have died while serving.
The pedestrian bridge in downtown Gainesville will close Tuesday through May 31 for sidewalk repairs on the City Hall side.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office is checking out reports of burglaries and entering auto incidents near flooded areas in the area of the Hall and Gwinnett county line in Buford.
Mark Coleman and the late Chris Mance spent the last few years preparing for retirement.