GAINESVILLE - The Hall County school system is looking at allowing rising ninth-graders interested in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to start their high school career at Johnson High School, one of the Hall County high schools offering the program. Students wouldn't be able to start the two-year program until 11th grade, but they'd already be accustomed to the high school before starting the program. "I think ...
After his morning workout, the Atlanta Falcons David Patterson stopped by Chicopee Woods Elementary for some light reading. The 285-pound defensive lineman's choice of material: "The Lady With the Alligator Purse."
FLOWERY BRANCH - An overturned rig leaked between 400 and 500 gallons of diesel fuel on a vacant lot Monday in northern Flowery Branch. Authorities received the call about the leaking diesel fuel at 8:30 a.m. Monday, but are not sure how long the fuel had been leaking from the overturned rig, said Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell. "Evidently it had been turned over for quite ...
It was an unusual friendship - a Baptist police chief and a Catholic priest.
Terry Floyd brought her 20-year-old daughter to an Oakwood sporting goods store Saturday morning for a two-hour presentation on personal safety, from locks and alarms to cars, phones and computers.
A bill now before the state Senate proposes to open the door wider for vouchers in Georgia.
It's going to take more than a bout with breast cancer and low lake levels to slow down the paddlers of Dragon Boat Atlanta. Two dozen breast cancer survivors and supporters participated in a two-day paddle training session at Lake Lanier this weekend to prepare for the upcoming paddling season that runs through November. The survivors and supporters sat in pairs while paddling the waters of Lake Lanier in a ...
For the last four months, Gainesville High School students have joined Newtown residents in preparing for the opening of the Newtown Florist Club's Desota Street office.
The Gainesville City Board of Education plans to talk Monday about how growing traffic on Enota Avenue is affecting Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy.
BY STEPHEN GURR firstname.lastname@example.org DAHLONEGA - Professor Joe Morgan's PowerPoint presentation isn't for those with weak stomachs.In a semi-darkened classroom of 30 students at North Georgia College and State University, Morgan projected image after image of grisly death scenes on a large screen. The pictures are an integral part of the new death investigation class taught by Morgan, a former senior investigator ...
The 18-year battle between Georgia, Florida and Alabama over water appears headed back to federal court.
Hall County children will gather in a most magical way today, to celebrate the 104th birthday of Dr. Seuss. The National Education Association is hosting the 11th annual Read Across America day to honor Theodor Seuss Geisel, the beloved author who brought rhyme and fun into the lives of countless children worldwide. More than 45 million parents and children are expected to participate in the birthday celebration that aims to ...
If an influenza pandemic strikes, every segment of the community is going to be affected, including businesses. But convincing companies that they need to be prepared has been a tough sell.
An adoption attorney from White County wants Edward Tucker, 35-year clerk of court for Lumpkin County, to rethink how he does business.
Aspiring ballerinas ages 3 to 9 enjoyed a day of dance Saturday at the Snow White Mini-camp and Tea Party held by the Gainesville Ballet Co.
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.
Both Hall County and Gainesville schools saw four-year graduation rates increase in 2013, continuing an upward trend from 2011.
Gainesville police released a sketch Tuesday of an armed robbery suspect.