For a few days, the clock has been set back 30 years as James Mathis Sr. reclaims his role as the great promoter.
In his heyday, Mathis would serve cherry pie at his bank to commemorate George Washington's birthday. He gave out piggy banks with the likeness of cowboy star Hopalong Cassidy to encourage young people to save. He seemed to never run out of new ideas to bring customers and their money into the bank.
An assistant principal at Johnson High School is stable but remains in critical condition at an Atlanta hospital two weeks after surviving a one-car wreck on his way to work.
Mike Adcock is still in the intensive care unit at Grady Memorial Hospital, recovering from broken bones in both legs, a broken ankle, pelvis and rib, which contributed to a collapsed lung, said Hall County school system spokesman Gordon Higgins.
Seven Hall County high school students will be spending three days a week this semester at Lake Lanier Islands Resort fielding guests' requests at the front desk, creating gourmet cuisine, making beds and even scrubbing bathrooms.
Hall County school system is partnering with Lake Lanier Islands Resort this year to create Hospitality High, a hands-on program in which students from various Hall County high schools get firsthand experience in the hospitality industry.
The trial of a reputed gang leader has been continued until next week.
Charles Douglas Graham, 22, who authorities allege is the leader of Gainesville's BOE-23 street gang, was on trial this week in Hall County Superior Court on felony charges of sale of cocaine and sale of the designer drug Ecstasy.
Hall County will issue a moratorium Thursday on sign permits after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month upended restrictions on some local government ordinances that ostensibly curtail free speech rights.
After the story of a local veteran being turned away from the Oakwood VA made national news, workers there Monday declined to comment, referring instead to an Atlanta phone number for Veterans Affairs. No one there answered calls from The Times.
July 06, 2015|
By Hailey Van Parys
Riding his bicycle down a sidewalk along Jesse Jewell Parkway in Gainesville last week, the Confederate battle flag flying from the handlebars and flapping with the momentum of his speed, John Phillip Chandler, a young white man, neared two African-American men waiting for a bus to arrive.
ATLANTA - Drone enthusiasts are calling a ban on the unmanned vehicles within five miles of Georgia's Capitol an overreach of authority by state officials, while agency officials argue the change is necessary and follows federal guidelines.
July 05, 2015|
By Kathleen Foody