A new year was just beginning - an extraordinary year, in which so much would change. Half a century ago, on Jan. 14, 1963, George Wallace took the podium to give his inaugural address as governor of Alabama. His words framed a fiery rejoinder to a civil rights movement gathering strength. "I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny," he thundered, "and I say, segregation now, segregation ...
The season of giving is already underway in Gainesville. Early Monday morning, the Georgia Mountain Food Bank waited on a truck filled with 10 pallets of school supplies to make its delivery. The shipment, including notebooks, paper, crayons and other supplies, came from the Atlanta Community Food Bank as part of its Kids In Need program. The program focuses on providing school and office supplies to staff in public schools where ...
The future of Wood's Mill Academy remains uncertain. It's been proposed the building, at 715 Wood's Mill Road, be closed as a separate school for middle and high school students. Under the proposal, a portion would remain open for high school students seeking alternative ways of learning; the building would also open to middle school students choosing to pursue the International Baccalaureate program. Two community members, including a Wood's Mill student, voiced their concerns at ...
Area residents recall their reaction at news of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.
Those worried about the deer population in their neck of the woods have an opportunity tonight to tell the Georgia Department of Natural Resources about it.
News of the day included a residents' group disbanding over a tax equalization issue in Hall County and the Georgia Poultry Federation protesting a claim the U.S. had lost $26 million in exports.
Irine Keebaugh hadn't visited the church in decades, since leaving the New Holland community and later joining a Baptist church.
Hall County senior services may get an infusion of cash to make up for federal budget cuts, but a state-imposed waiting list on the Meals on Wheels program stays for now.
Gainesville school leaders are considering closing the Academy at Wood's Mill at the end of this school year.
It's a well-known cliche that kids just don't come with instruction books. One program, sponsored by Gainesville City Schools, is working to provide just a little bit of that extra assistance. Read and Rise, a six-week program, is now in its second year. Rather than children being the students, parents are taking their turn in the hot seat, attending a weekly class to learn more about how they can help their young children prepare for ...
Crews are building a temporary work bridge that will be used to move equipment, materials and staff to the barge, or working platform, in Lake Lanier for the Georgia Department of Transportation's Clarks Bridge project.
The city of Gainesville and Hall County have set up a one-stop shop for residents to report road hazards, fire hazards, storm damage and other concerns.
In the war over water in the Chattahoochee River, Georgia is staking out the high ground. Gov. Nathan Deal's administration recently announced it would directly invest up to $40 million in three reservoir projects critical to securing the state's future water supply as the population grows. One of those is the planned Glades Reservoir in Hall County, an 850-acre reservoir that would sit on Upper Chattahoochee River Basin in North Hall, above Lake Lanier. Georgia ...
The deaths of Jake and Griffin Prince in a June 18, 2012, boating accident created enough sense of urgency to spur statewide legislative changes to Georgia criminal code.
The bullets didn't just take down a popular president. They also struck the American public at its core, stirring up deep emotions, such as sorrow and fear. And for many Americans, they also shattered what they had perceived as an innocent, almost idyllic, age. Nov. 22, 1963, the day of President John F. Kennedy's assassination in Dallas, was simply a day never to forget. Fifty years after the fact, it still resonates with area residents. ...
Thanksgiving is often portrayed as when families sit down to painstakingly crafted homemade meals, but that's not the reality for many who may have to work or are unable to visit family.
For some Gainesville residents such as Lisa, buying food for Thanksgiving means saving her food stamp money so she can contribute to her family's meal.
Concerned over the cost of fire protection being paid to Hall County by its residents, Oakwood officials are again discussing the possibility of a city fire department.
While grandchildren may not always take advice from their grandparents, seniors are taking a cue from the younger generations at least when it comes to technology.
A Hall County grand jury dismissed charges against Dustin Gold, a talent manager who was charged with aggravated assault, according to District Attorney Lee Darragh.
Fourth-grade students at Lakeview Academy recently learned that cooking the first Thanksgiving wasn't quite as simple as it can be today.
Holidays are a time of giving, but they can be a time of taking for opportunistic criminals, law enforcement officials say.
The year's busiest travel day finds motorists in North Georgia fighting nasty weather to reach their Thanksgiving destinations.
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