It's called Midnight Madness, but few waited until midnight to get ready. For the fourth year, many stores at North Georgia Premium Outlets opened their doors for a day of shopping that continued until 10 p.m. Friday.
In what could be the worst holiday shopping season for retailers in decades, there's one thing that's still sure to sell: Barbie dolls.
While high-tech, interactive gadgets and the latest version of the perennial "hot toy," Elmo, promise to move off store shelves, it's the old standby from Mattel that debuted nearly 50 years ago that has made the top of this year's top toys for girls list, compiled by the National Retail Federation from a national survey of likely toy shoppers.
As a warm November sun beamed down Thursday on Gainesville, about 400 homeless men and women stirred from under the city's bridges, stoops and shelters and flocked to Good News at Noon to gobble down the grandest Thanksgiving feast ever served at the ministry.
It just wouldn't be Thanksgiving without turkey and dressing - even at the Hall County jail.
The big, 1,026-bed building on Barber Road has more meals served inside it daily than anywhere else in the county, and Thursday, that meal was as traditional as stripes on an inmate's uniform: turkey, dressing, rice, greens and cranberry sauce.
A Jackson County woman who left a 9-month-old foster child unattended in a car has been indicted on charges of involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct.
Piedmont Judicial Circuit District Attorney Rick Bridgeman on Wednesday announced the indictment against 29-year-old Wendy Osbourne of Nicholson in the Sept. 2 death of baby Jessica Scovil from heat exposure.
Hundreds of children poured into the Boys & Girls Clubs' building near Fair Street International Baccalaureate World School to celebrate Thanksgiving with their other family with whom they spend their afternoons five days a week.
Members of the Keystone Club served a free ham dinner Tuesday to members of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County.
A Hall County Sheriff's Office deputy was charged with computer invasion of privacy and violation of oath related to "unauthorized procurement of personal data for his own personal gain," according to the sheriff's office.
The Georgia Commission on Medical Cannabis is taking shape with Gov. Nathan Deal's appointment this week of Gainesville resident and pharmacist Sara "Mandy" Wilson Reece, and the state's patient registry will soon come online.