GILLSVILLE - There is no airport in Gillsville, but Air Force One landed here earlier this week. It's parked in Donald Snare's driveway. OK, it's not the real presidential aircraft, but it is a lifelike replica of the cockpit and presidential cabin of the plane used by Presidents Kennedy through the first Bush. Snare is a trucker and has hauled some interesting loads in his time, but ...
The number of unemployment claims in August more than doubled in Hall County from the same month a year ago. The Georgia Department of Labor released figures Thursday showing 945 people filed a first-time claim for unemployment insurance in August, compared with 471 in August 2007.
CUMMING - If the employee of a local fast-food restaurant who reported a robbery Tuesday had it her way, she wouldn't have gotten caught. As it turned out, however, Monica Montero Lane was arrested Thursday by Forsyth County Sheriff's deputies and charged with false statement and theft by taking. Lane, 56, of McEver Road in Flowery Branch is being held at the Forsyth County Detention Center. ...
BRASELTON - A man robbed a Wachovia Bank this morning in Braselton, getting away with an undisclosed amount of cash, according to police.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners decided to stay out of neighborhood affairs when it voted unanimously to deny one neighborhood's request for a no-parking zone. Some of the Southern Trace Subdivision neighbors, like Ronald and Lola Blackwell, accused others of having "weekend parties" where cars parked on the street posed a threat to public safety. Other neighbors came out to stop what one neighbor described as a ...
A University of Georgia political scientist said that the race for governor in 2010 will come with a price tag of eight figures, a likely reason Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle is beginning his exploratory campaign more than two years before the vote. "He's lining up a date for the prom," said Charles Bullock, a UGA professor who analyzes state politics. He said Cagle is making sure that potential supporters don't ...
Saying Charles Douglas Graham's criminal acts "can't be tolerated," a judge sentenced the admitted gang leader to 20 years in prison Wednesday.
The state Board of Education is reviewing a report by the Committee for School Board Excellence that proposes local school board members be held to statutory requirements that could include drug tests and the completion of a high school education.
U.S. Secretary of Education Margaret Spellings recently lent an ear to four Atlanta-area school system superintendents, one of whom was Hall County schools superintendent Will Schofield.
A man was run over by a train he was trying to jump aboard Wednesday on Athens Street, police said.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle took the initial steps on Tuesday to begin a bid for governor in 2010.
Casey Cagle's political career began in 1994 when he ran what many considered an uphill race against first-term state Sen. Jane Hemmer, D-Gainesville.Like Cagle, Hemmer had deep roots in Hall County, and had served as a county commissioner before running in 1992 for the Senate seat being vacated by Nathan Deal. Deal was elected that year to his first term in U.S. Congress.
Oakwood City Council approved a rezoning and annexation of property for a shopping center off Winder Highway late Monday night.
Oakwood has discussed a possible "happy hour" ordinance, such as the one approved in August by the Gainesville City Council.
After hearing concerns from city package store owners, the Gainesville City Council will discuss this morning possible changes to the city's recently passed alcoholic beverage ordinances. Package store owners have expressed concerns about one of the changes to the alcoholic beverage ordinance that requires them to pay the fees to renew their annual alcoholic beverage licenses by Nov. 15 of each year. Until the City Council voted to ...
After nine days on trial in Hall County Superior Court in Gainesville, Paul J. Bennett still has lingering legal issues - he faces four misdemeanor charges brought by the state in a prior, separate incident.
AT&T is seeking to put up a 195-foot cellphone tower at Maranatha Baptist Church in Oakwood.
A former substitute teacher is now in the Hall County Jail after being arrested on a stalking charge.
A Clarkesville man was arrested Wednesday on a charge of enticing a child for indecent purposes following a Hall County Sheriff's Office undercover operation.
Gainesville firefighters put out a car fire this afternoon inside an auto shop at 894 Wills Street just off Queen City Parkway.
Gainesville Police are investigating after a man fled from a traffic stop and officers found him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Cpl. Kevin Holbrook said.
Some economic signs are encouraging, such as a surging stock market and industry expansion, but the area's housing market is still struggling to make a comeback in the wake of the nation's worst downturn since the Great Depression.
The glass in the front door at North Hall High School was found broken Tuesday morning.
Gainesville residents may not pay water rate increases to help fund the planned Glades Reservoir in Hall County, but they could still wind up on the hook down the road.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office is appealing a decision by the Hall County Civil Service Board to reinstate two deputies terminated after the escape of an inmate from the Hall County Courthouse in July.
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