BY ASHLEY FIELDING firstname.lastname@example.org GAINESVILLE - Gainesville's Planning and Appeals Board voted 'yes' on two items of business Tuesday, including a request to build a group home. Once again, the board dealt with the subject of group homes in the city. This time, the request came from Chris Cooley on behalf of the Turning Point Residential Recovery Program. Cooley applied for a special-use ...
The Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocates program is having a toy drive for the children it helps.
Hall County Fire deputies responded to a call about a Lee Street home about 6:30 a.m. Monday and found smoke coming from the home. The fire was extinguished with little water, said Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle. Damage, which amounted to about $2,500, was contained to the bathroom, where the fire started, Cagle said. The fire appeared to have started because a towel was left too close to ...
BY DEBBIE GILBERT email@example.com With two weeks to go until Christmas, North Georgians weren't exactly in a holiday mood Monday. They sweated in shorts and T-shirts even as radio stations stubbornly played "Let It Snow" and "Winter Wonderland." Many areas of Georgia broke or tied temperature records Sunday and Monday, with highs soaring into the mid-70s. Atlanta, for example, hit 76 degrees Sunday afternoon, ...
CLAYTON - In a complicated land swap involving five Georgia counties, the U.S. Forest Service has proposed to give up 323 acres of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in exchange for receiving 758 acres of privately owned property. Dave Jensen, chief ranger for the forest's Chattooga River District, said swapping land is the only way for the federal agency to acquire property it needs. "Land acquisition money is ...
Gary Brown, principal of North Hall High School, is retiring after the 2007-08 school year. The Hall County Board of Education voted Monday night in a meeting at Flowery Branch High School to approve his resignation. Brown has served as principal since 1999. He also served as an administrator at Shiloh, Brookwood and Banks County high schools, according to North Hall's Web site.
Although Hall County has undergone staggering growth in recent years, District 2 Commissioner Billy Powell said Monday that North Hall won't see as much development in the near future as originally planned.
FLOWERY BRANCH - They came with different perspectives, but none advocated keeping South Hall school district boundary lines as has been proposed by Hall County school officials. Riverstone Park was one of the most vocal groups at a public hearing on the proposal Monday night.
The home of former Piedmont Judicial Circuit District Attorney Tim Madison was searched Friday in connection with Dec. 3 bank robberies in McDuffie and Oconee counties. Madison fit the description of a robber who hit banks in the two counties, and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Federal Bureau of Investigation searched Madison's home in Franklin County on Friday, local officials said. John Heinen, special agent in charge ...
While no lane closures are planned for the week, traffic on the southbound side of Interstate 985 is scheduled to shift over on Thursday. "The old bridge must be demolished," said Teri Pope, Georgia DOT spokeswoman. "We will be opening an additional left turn lane at the southbound exit ramp onto State Route 53. The new left turn lane will open by Thursday too and will allow more traffic to flow onto ...
Hall County firefighters responded to a camper fire at 2932 Pierce Road Monday at about 8:30 p.m.
The Oakwood City Council unanimously adopted the city's first tax allocation district and redevelopment plan Monday evening that aims to establish a town center. On Sept. 18, Oakwood voters approved the referendum for the tax district, which is an economic tool currently implemented in cities across the country to spur growth and development in areas of a defined district that are underutilized or underdeveloped. Oakwood has joined Gainesville ...
U.S. District Court Judge Henry E. Hudson on Monday brought some closure to the almost year-long Michael Vick saga ... at least for 23 months.
It's the most common food additive in the world. It's in just about everything you eat. And it could kill you. The federal Food and Drug Administration is considering limits on the amount of salt allowed in commercially prepared foods.
During the holiday season, families trim Christmas trees, go shopping for gifts and plan dinner parties. But many other families spend their holidays worrying about debt, struggling to put food on the table and wondering how they will provide a Christmas for their children.
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.
"Go Big Red!"
The regional youth detention center in Gwinnett County is closing in June, with some offenders set to transfer to the Gainesville RYDC, the Department of Juvenile Justice announced Thursday evening.
A fire Tuesday evening damaged a home on Etta Vesta Circle in Gainesville, authorities said.
Two male juveniles were arrested Wednesday in connection with a threatening note found in a Gainesville High School boys restroom.
DAWSONVILLE - An Atlanta surgeon was killed in Monday night's plane crash in Dawson County.
Construction is continuing on schedule for Hall County's two new fire stations, though the recent rainy weather is slowing things down just a tad.
Immigration attorneys are welcoming the shuttering of a Gainesville immigration detention center, owned by the city and operated by the Corrections Corp. of America.