Flowery Branch will celebrate Georgia Cities Week next week by offering tours of the City Administration Building, located across from City Hall, from 1-4 p.m. Wednesday.
The investigator sees it. The paramedic sees it. The coroner sees it. Teen substance abuse, particularly of prescription drugs and alcohol, leads to arrests, overdoses and deaths each year in Hall County. And while alcohol remains the most common substance abused by kids in middle school and high school, pharmaceuticals have overtaken marijuana as the so-called "gateway drug" in today's drug culture, officials say. "For the first time ...
Bo the drug dog sniffed along the lockers of his second home, East Hall High School, but when he came up empty, it was to no one's great surprise. Fewer drug seizures are made in Hall County schools these days, after the county school system and Hall County Sheriff's Office entered into an agreement last year authorizing unannounced drug searches. The drug dogs, two of whom make their ...
More than 160 cyclists will be sweeping through Gainesville on Wednesday for the sixth annual Tour de Georgia, one of the nation's elite cycling events.
"I don't think anything of this nature has ever happened in Yankee Stadium," Father Kizito Okeke said as he waited to see the popemobile pass by after the papal Mass held in New York on Sunday afternoon.
Cruise Dill admits he's an unlikely person to represent the successes of drug court. Dill reluctantly entered Hall County's felony drug court program in early 2006, only after much persuasion by his lawyer and parents. Once he was in, by his own admission, he cheated on drug tests, lied to his counselors, even lied to the judge. He missed other drug screens, was late to group therapy and didn't pay ...
Superior Court Judge Jason Deal has presided over Hall County drug court since 2006. Deal has served on the Hall County Superior Court bench since 2005. He was previously district attorney and prior to that assistant district attorney in the Northeastern Judicial Circuit. Deal sat down with Times reporter Stephen Gurr to talk about the younger participants in drug court.
The American Immigration Lawyers Association is sponsoring a nationwide Citizenship Day today aimed at starting citizenship paperwork for legal immigrants. Gainesville is one of five metro Atlanta areas participating.
In three days, Amy Smith went from relief and hope for her teenage son's future to complete, utter despair over his senseless death.
SAUTEE - U.S. Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., said Friday night that he will support a bill by U.S. Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., that would create a holiday on the federal portion of the fuel tax from Memorial Day to Labor Day.
They may add a colorful, springlike appearance to the front lawn of the First Baptist Church on Green Street, but the pinwheels placed there Friday afternoon signify a subject that is far from lighthearted: child abuse. "These pinwheels represent the 630 substantiated cases of abuse and neglect for 2006 here in Hall County," said Dee Dee Mize, executive director of Prevent Child Abuse Gainesville. "What we're trying to do is ...
The Democratic and Republican parties will hold district conventions today to select delegates to their respective national conventions.
When Mike Nixon counsels teenagers at his residential drug treatment program, he can say he's lived their lives.
Addiction experts say they're alarmed at the growing number of teens who are abusing prescription drugs.
James Carville and Mary Matalin never play on the same team - except when it comes to their personal lives.
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.
Saturday morning, local residents will hold a wreath-laying ceremony at Alta Vista Cemetery in Gainesville honoring veterans, both past and present.
Gainesville Public Utilities Department Director Kelly Randall said fewer companies were cited this year than previously for noncompliance with federal wastewater regulations.
Hall County has set a Jan. 7 deadline to receive proposals from consultants applying to help complete an update of a long-range transportation plan.