A developer's rezoning request for a nearly 10-acre shopping center proposed on Old Winder Highway in South Hall ignited tensions between Hall County residents and developers at a Hall County Planning Commission meeting Monday evening. The applicant, Dunhill Developers LLC, asked the Hall County Planning Commission to consider rezoning 9.9 acres of property adjacent to Mulberry River at the intersection of Old Winder Highway and Howington Road from agriculture and ...
As presidential candidates debate the politics of the war in Iraq, local schools, churches and senior communities have contributed to a display of peace at Lakeshore Mall that is part of a national project called The Peace Quilt. More than 50 people ranging in age from preschoolers to senior citizens helped to create more than 100 squares that were sewn together to make roughly 40 flags declaring a statement for ...
The likelihood of an influenza pandemic within the next five to 10 years is "very high," according to an expert with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. "We have already seen cases of human-to-human transmission (of avian flu). We're one step from a pandemic," Dr. Sureyya Hornston told the Gainesville Rotary Club Monday. "I hate to sound pessimistic, but I have to tell you the truth." Hornston ...
BREVARD, N.C. - A body found in western North Carolina is a missing hiker believed to be a victim of a man who pleaded guilty to murdering a hiker in Georgia, authorities said Monday. The skeletal remains found Saturday by a hunter in Macon County were identified as belonging to John Bryant, who disappeared in October with his wife, Irene, while they were hiking in the Pisgah National Forest, ...
GAINESVILLE - A "shaky economy" and ownership issues has Gainesville city schools looking at putting off construction of its sixth elementary school, Mundy Mill Academy. The district had considered opening the school in the fall of 2009, with construction to start this year.
Police have charged two Miami men and a Mableton man in the Thursday burglary of Gainesville Jewelry that resulted in the theft of more than $200,000 in merchandise.
BUFORD - Three Mableton men face drug trafficking charges after they were arrested while delivering 11 ounces of methamphetamine to a parking lot in an undercover buy-bust operation Monday, authorities said.
Treating cancer patients requires addressing the needs of body, mind and soul. As part of a more holistic approach, the Cancer Center at the Longstreet Clinic is offering free art therapy sessions to cancer patients and survivors on Thursday and again on Feb. 21.
Nine Hall County Sheriff's officers were among 38 local law enforcement officers from around the nation now authorized to enforce federal immigration laws.
More than 150 people gathered at the Georgia Mountains Center arena Sunday afternoon to ring in the Vietnamese New Year with firecrackers, dragon dances and live music. The Vietnamese New Year, known as Tet Nguyen Dan, marks the beginning of a new year on the lunar calendar and the beginning of spring.
The city of Gainesville's crime statistics stayed about the same in 2007 as the previous year, with a low overall violent crime rate and a rise in business burglaries the only significant spike.
As the New England Patriots battled the New York Giants in the Arizona desert Sunday evening, some Gainesville residents hashed it out in front yards and area parks while others watched Super Bowl XLII on a 111-inch screen at Sweet Magnolia's on Main Street. Rebecca Clanton, who co-owns Sweet Magnolia's, said she expected more than 100 people to show up for the restaurant's family-friendly Super Bowl party. Party-goers enjoyed chili, ...
GAINESVILLE - An area school music instructor and choral music director is being honored in Atlanta Saturday as one of the Woodruff Salutes Georgia Arts in Education Leaders. Ellen Leamon of Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School also works with the Gainesville High School band, holds community performances with Fair Street's fourth- and fifth-grade choruses and prepares middle and high school students for auditions. "We are very ...
GAINESVILLE - Elementary and middle school students in Gainesville city schools may have a say in naming streets on the new Gainesville Middle School campus. Superintendent Steven Ballowe has recommended to the City Board of Education that students would be asked to submit the names to their principal by Feb. 28. The principal, in turn, would forward the suggestions to Gainesville City Manager Bryan Shuler. The topic ...
First, the good news about Lake Lanier's water level: It's not dropping.
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.