Some are paid with playing cards or poker chips for 15-minute allotments in run-down houses.
DAWSONVILLE - Authorities say they believe at least one suspect arrested after Tuesday's botched burglary at the Dawsonville outlet mall was involved in a similar burglary in Buckhead, during which a female employee was assaulted.
Gainesville State College took on the atmosphere of a summer picnic Friday evening as thousands turned out for fireworks, fun and, of course, music.
Gainesville appears ready to tear down the old Greater South Supply building at 320 Maple St.
The State Board of Education voted 8-2 Thursday to approve the Gainesville school system's application to become a charter school system. The Charter Systems Act gives school systems freedom from some state restrictions so that they can develop innovative ways to increase student achievement, but it also makes school systems more accountable for academic results. David Shumake, associate superintendent for the Gainesville school system, was instrumental in pushing ...
Four of the nation's largest homebuilders, including one with a major residential development in Hall County, have agreed to pay $4.3 million in fines for failing to control runoff at construction sites in 34 states and the District of Columbia.
The Hall County budget for fiscal year 2009 was presented at Thursday afternoon's commission meeting to mixed reviews. The budget, presented by Hall County Finance Director Michaela Thompson, did not increase the millage, or tax rate - in fact a slight decrease is proposed - and was drafted to make cuts to counteract lower revenues and a slumping economy. The requested budget in the general fund for fiscal ...
The expansion of new retail shopping in South Hall County gains another player on Saturday as Ingles, the North Carolina-based supermarket chain, opens a store at 4260 Winder Highway, near the Martin Road intersection. "This is an 80,000-square-foot store with a pharmacy, a fuel center and a car wash," said Ron Freeman, chief financial officer of Ingles. The chain operates 197 stores in six Southeastern states, with ...
"Worst-case scenario, if you send a MARSgram to a guy on a ballistic-missile submarine that only surfaces every three months, he probably won't get it for a few months," Chuck Leming said. Leming, the Georgia MARS training officer, was not talking about the candy bar nor the red planet. Leming was referring to a way of messaging soldiers overseas, the MARSgram. MARS, or Military Affiliate Radio System, is ...
"On time and on budget" was the mantra when Hall County's $54 million jail was built on Barber Road last year.
Like kids in a candy shop, the class eagerly crowded around the drawers and boxes of the art supply station. They sifted their fingers through the assortment of supplies, which included everything from seashells and sequins to Popsicle sticks and pipe cleaners.
Gainesville schools Superintendent Steven Ballowe was unable to provide definitive answers Wednesday for why the district has amassed a $6.6 million deficit over two years or why this year's budget has huge spending increases in several areas. Instead, Ballowe pushed off specific questions about the district's spending to chief financial officer Janet Allison. "I'm not the accountant," Ballowe said. During a 45-minute exclusive interview with The ...
Sunshine and splashes abounded Thursday as kids, with the help of kickboards and their parents, made their way around the Green Street Pool during the Water Babies class.
Gainesville City Council voted Thursday morning to deny the Gainesville school board's request to not charge the system the city's 1 percent fee for property tax collection and sending out tax notices.
Melting ice cream and a ribbon-cutting ceremony marked the completion of Flowery Branch's phase one streetscape project. Former DOT Chairman Mike Evans and state Rep. James Mills, who were instrumental in securing the funding for the $321,000 project, spoke to the crowd of about 30 people at the celebration Wednesday afternoon in the railroad depot. Evans said the event was perhaps one of the last times he would ...
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.
Sunday afternoon on Green Street saw rain, cold temperatures and the arrival of Santa Claus and Mrs. Claus, albeit 17 days before Christmas Day.