After an unsuccessful search last spring for a concessionaire to run a retail shop at Brasstown Bald, the U.S. Forest Service is trying again. Only this time, the agency is sweetening the deal.
There are only two public boat ramps left on Lake Lanier, but an effort led by a local bait and tackle store owner could change that. Candy Hammond, owner of Hammond's Fishing & Boat Storage, has collected nearly $12,000 in pledges toward extending the non-functional Charleston Park boat ramp by 10 feet.
Winter holidays begin today for students and employees in Gainesville city schools and students in the Hall County school system.
A U.S. senator from Alabama has successfully inserted language into a massive year-end spending bill that blocks the federal government from updating the operating manuals for two river systems at the heart of the 18-year tri-state water war. U.S. Sen. Richard Shelby, R-Ala., wrote the prohibitive language into the bill during the summer; however, both of Georgia's U.S. senators expressed surprise that it survived in the final version that passed ...
Mr. CHAMBLISS. Mr. President, I know many of my colleagues have become involved in issues in their States stemming from a shortage of water over the years. Sometimes these issues are intrastate, sometimes they are interstate. Regardless of the size or scope, they always get very complicated quickly. The water wars between Georgia, Florida, and Alabama that have been going on for decades are no different in that regard. They too get very complicated very ...
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Louisiana detectives were in town this week to investigate the deaths of two Gainesville men whose bodies were found dumped off an interstate north of New Orleans last week.
The United Way of Hall County has been presented with an endowment from the estate of J. Cleon Nalley, a Gainesville attorney who died earlier this year. Jackie Wallace, president and chief professional officer of the organization, said the gift of $165,000 is the largest individual gift that the United Way of Hall County has received in its 60-year history. Nalley outlined in his will that ...
Hall County school system teachers will have to do more than unplug personal appliances, such as microwaves and mini-refrigerators, before they leave Friday for the two-week Christmas break.
GAINESVILLE - The Rev. Robert Lee Hopkins lived through 18 U.S. presidents. He came before the world wars, and he stayed well past the turn of a century. And after 105 years of life, Hopkins' family and friends said goodbye Wednesday, sending him to his grave in a horse-drawn carriage. "We're going to take this man away with dignity," said the Rev. Darrell Watkins, who gave ...
When veteran race car builder Bud Hughes fired up the engine of a high-horsepower stock car Wednesday morning, the subsequent window-rattling roar had most of the surrounding fifth-graders plugging their ears.
The city of Cornelia has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration for its wastewater treatment plant. The federal grant, along with a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the One Georgia fund, will pay for much of the $2.5 million cost.
BUFORD - Six people narrowly escaped a "silent killer" Monday morning, when the occupants of a Buford mobile home were sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning.
Nearly 300 C.W. Davis Middle School students got a big reward for their community service project. All 6 foot 5 inches of Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Brian Finneran visited the school Tuesday morning to congratulate the classes who collected the most cell phones for victims of domestic violence. Grouped by subject from each grade level, the sixth-and seventh-grade language arts classes as well as the eighth-grade social studies class gathered ...
A man is dead and three houses were destroyed after a fire spread through a Flowery Branch subdivision early Tuesday morning. Larry Cleveland, 61, of Flowery Branch died as a result of a fire that started in his home and spread to three other houses in the Madison Creek subdivision off Jim Crow Road.
A revised set of design guidelines for Gainesville's historic districts separates residential-style buildings used as homes from those occupied by businesses.
Holiday festivities in the area will cause some frequently used streets to shut down for awhile this weekend.
A male victim has been flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta after being run over by a vehicle.
Gainesville residents Friday shared their thoughts and respect for Nelson Mandela, South Africa's international icon who died Thursday at age 95.
Georgia Power has increased the ways customers can learn about outages.
Three hundred Fair Street kids attended the American Dental Association's "Give Kids a Smile" program for underserved children on Friday at Fair Street Elementary School, said principal William Campbell. Players from the Atlanta Falcons signed autographs, posed for photos and handed out Tony Gonzalez dolls.
A Jefferson man has been arrested and charged in the death of a teenage girl and her unborn child, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation reported Friday.
A statewide video competition has inspired local high school students to share the message that when it comes to underage drinking, most people are just saying "no."
Flowery Branch city planner John McHenry presented City Council with a draft Thursday night of its marketing analysis and redevelopment plan for the city's historic and commercial gateway district.
Children can get helmets this Saturday during a giveaway at Interactive Neighborhood for Kids in Gainesville.
Northeast Georgia could learn around the new year - if not sooner - whether it will get a trauma care designation, which one health official says could save lives by providing faster care for those badly hurt.
The Gainesville Jaycees is accepting nominations for its annual Young man and Young Woman of the Year award, which honors Hall County residents younger than 40 for their community service.
A man accused of armed robbery in the parking lot of a Gainesville restaurant has been charged with additional, unrelated offenses.
One week after the coldest Thanksgiving since the early 1900s, temperatures continue to break records - in the other extreme.