The standard length of a school bus seat is 39 inches - that's 13 inches per student, mind you.
The University of North Georgia is continuing a series of town hall meetings for alumni and community members to weigh in on its strategic plan.
The Gainesville Public Utilities Department is proposing a 2.25 percent increase in the water rate for the 2015 fiscal year, and a 1.25 percent increase in the sewer rate.
Nairika Cornett has always kept her children's exposure to technology to a minimum, but it was a hassle.
The wreck in her front yard, turning an elaborate birdhouse into a pile of lumber, helped confirm what Stephanie Scoggins already knew: Something needs to be done with Ga. 369/Browns Bridge Road.
The Disabled American Veterans' hosted its "Fulfilling Our Promises" concert Saturday night at the Carlos and Sandra Cervantes Theater at Riverside Military Academy in Gainesville. The concert featured a variety of music, including classical, country and gospel performed by 15 musicians of various ages and backgrounds. The event was a fundraiser for DAV Chapter 17, which depends on donations and volunteers to assist area veterans and their families. In addition, the chapter provides scholarships for children of veterans and transportation to the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Decatur.
Gainesville City Council appears poised to approve the placement of a long-awaited historical marker at the site of the former Cooper Pants Factory, which burned during the April 6, 1936, tornado that devastated much of the city.
Brenau University celebrated its past with a black-tie-optional event Saturday night while sharing with guests big plans for the future.
A new drug that was recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration has raised concerns both locally and nationally about its potential for abuse.
James Smith's family is struggling to make ends meet, so paying for any kind of health coverage - at this point - is tough.
Blindfolded students from West Hall, with their partners guiding them, searched for a rolling beep ball Friday morning during Disability Resource Center's annual Beep Ball event at Mulberry Creek Community Center.
Before the Hall County Board of Commissioners approved a $257,000 contract Thursday for the architectural design of a new Sheriff's Office headquarters, questions emerged about whether due diligence had been given to looking at the possibility of renovating existing buildings instead, perhaps at a lower cost.
The Mutts on Main event scheduled for today has been postponed two weeks due to the rainy forecast.
Tonight marks the official beginning of prom season, with two high schools unleashing their celebratory juniors and seniors on the roads.
A suspect in a Gainesville home invasion was convicted Wednesday of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon and other felonies.
Lula is looking to set limits on unforeseen compensation and reimbursement of expenses.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is updating the state's long-range rail plan, which affects Hall County, with its heavy freight traffic, Amtrak passenger service and proposed commuter and passenger rail lines.
The Times Relay for Life team is hosting a community yard sale at The Times from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m. Saturday.
Individual school scores could possibly go down this year, but that's ultimately a good thing according to state officials.
The University of North Georgia Nighthawks were proclaimed the most underrated college in the state by a business news website.
Today is the voter registration deadline for the May 20 primary election.
Two area events this weekend are striving to provide free education and awareness on breast cancer.
For his part, Dr. Allan Panter couldn't say whether his wife, Theresa, should run in this year's Boston Marathon - as he's not the one logging the miles by foot.
State employees, including teachers, are a little bit happier with their health benefit plans following some changes.
When Cardinal Jorge Mario Bergoglio, Archbishop of Buenos Aires, became the first non-European pope in 1,200 years in March 2013, he also carried a burden of expectation.
False alarms during severe weather can draw the ire of residents, or worse a complacency that causes people to ignore real dangers.
Earth Day isn't until Tuesday, but a few residents grabbed shovels, axes and rakes and got their hands dirty to show appreciation to Mother Nature.
Doctors, former patients and hundreds of other walkers didn't let rain dampen their enthusiasm for helping ensure healthy babies Saturday.
The Gainesville and Hall County Development Authority is considering issuing $8 million in bonds to pay for a new dormitory, anatomy lab and field house at Brenau University.
Members of St. Michael Catholic Church spend Good Friday at Laurel Park for the living Stations of the Cross.