He wasn't wearing a white beard or red suit, but Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic got a chance to play Santa Wednesday, giving away bicycles for needy children in a program that will benefit nearly twice the number of families as last year.
State representatives will act as Santa's elves Friday and take note of local officials' wish lists for next year's legislative session. The representatives for legislative districts within Hall County will meet with local council members, commissioners and school board members at Lanier Tech to see what they want to happen in the upcoming legislative session. And what most of them want is more money. Gainesville City ...
The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man and woman they say stole a debit card.
GAINESVILLE - Three secondary school principals from Brazil and the director of a national organization of top Brazilian state educators are touring Northeast Georgia this week, sampling the culture and visiting schools.
Area Realtors plan to attend the Hall County Board of Commissioners' meeting Thursday to discuss rumblings of a moratorium on residential building permits. Last month, a suggestion from Hall County Commissioner Bobby Banks that the county place a 90-day moratorium on residential development concerned members of the area's real estate and construction industries. Banks' suggestion came out of a discussion on how the commission would deal with the ...
An account has been set up to help the children of William Anthony "Andy" Standridge, who died in an automobile wreck recently.
Monday night's Oakwood City Council meeting began looking more like a presidential debate when a hot button issue was raised - illegal immigration. Oakwood City Councilmember Gary Anderson started a discussion on what he called the depleting effect illegal immigrants have upon Oakwood and Hall County resources.
Jackson County's district attorney will seek the death penalty against an Auburn man charged in a 2006 murder-arson that claimed the lives of four people, including the suspect's two young children. Piedmont Judicial Circuit District Attorney Rick Bridgeman filed official notice of intent to seek the death penalty against 34-year-old Henry Lee Stringer on Tuesday in Jackson County Superior Court. Stringer's attorney, public defender Barry King, said he ...
When members of the Newtown Florist Club needed a hand refurbishing their new headquarters, they knew who to turn to.
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.
A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy shot and injured a man who approached deputies this morning wielding a yet-unidentified sharp object.
A North Hall family of four is homeless after a fire destroyed their home this morning.
The closer Christmas gets, the more excitement begins to fill the air.
A Gainesville church is continuing a tradition that may go on hiatus next year.
Work is finished on an extensive paving project at Lake Lanier parks and campgrounds, the biggest of three improvement projects in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' first use of federal road dollars.
Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested four people Thursday charged with stealing a utility trailer and motorcycle.
A private tri-state water group has worked several years to find a water-sharing solution in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin that includes Lake Lanier, something that has eluded Georgia, Alabama and Florida for two decades.
The Georgia State Patrol on Friday identified the victim of a Wednesday afternoon fatal wreck on Ga. 60/Candler Road as Paula J. Harper of Commerce.
Jose Galaviz was abusing drugs, including injecting heroin, when he wound up in the Hall County Drug Court program after being presented with two options.
Life as an American student is significantly different for French exchange student Arthur Schouteeten.
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.