It has been a long year for Janet Allison, who has served as the finance director for Gainesville schools since March.
BRASELTON - Not long after packing away the Halloween decorations and finishing off the candy corn, Braselton residents began celebrating the Christmas season with the annual Christmas in Braselton festivities.
Hall County government officials were not expecting to hear that so many residents would rather pay their taxes twice a year.
Residents of Jackson and Hall counties will be receiving an unexpected holiday gift this year: a free yard sale table at the Pendergrass Flea Market.
OAKWOOD - A war story from Charles Grant Sr. could be just that. He served in two, World War II and Vietnam, and right after the Korean War and relishes telling vivid, detail-filled stories about his military past. On a recent, warm Sunday afternoon, surrounded by family in the living room of his home at the end of Main Street in Oakwood, he spun one tale after another. Gripping the arms of his recliner, the ...
Not often does a defense attorney less than a year removed from law school get part of a controversial law thrown out by the Georgia Supreme Court.
The worsening economy has been tough on businesses of all types, including hospitals. It's not that there's a shortage of customers; people will continue to get sick regardless of what happens to the economy. But when customers can't pay their bills, a hospital runs into trouble. "Some people think that health care is recession-proof," said Kevin Bloye, spokesman for the Georgia Hospital Association. "But when people lose their jobs, they're uninsured, and they end up ...
Veterans and their families from the Gainesville area gathered Saturday for a Veterans Day celebration held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars post in Gainesville.
Gainesville's pending annexation of unincorporated islands in Hall County could cause up to 500 county students to transfer into the Gainesville school system next year, according to the Gainesville schools superintendent. Merrianne Dyer, superintendent of Gainesville schools, said Gainesville is planning to annex 563 individual properties in December. Dyer said the 526-acre annexation would incorporate 445 residential properties into the Gainesville city limits, bringing an estimated ...
Santa Claus and puppies: What more could you ask for?
Numbers show that Gainesville residents and businesses are continuing to do their part to conserve water during the ongoing drought.
When Christopher Joseph Emerson was accused last March of grabbing a woman's elbow in a Flowery Branch supermarket parking lot and moving her toward his car, he was charged with kidnapping, though she never was forced into the car or carried away. That's because in Georgia's courts, the term "kidnapping" has evolved to mean any movement, however slight, of a person against his or her will. ...
More than seven years after molesting a 5-year-old boy in a trailer off Athens Highway, a Gainesville man was found guilty of aggravated child molestation Friday in Hall County Superior Court.
Property owners affected by a possible mass annexation into the Gainesville city limits will have a chance to ask questions about becoming city residents Monday.
A jury has found courthouse gunman Brian Nichols guilty of murder in a 2005 shooting spree that left a judge and three others dead and turned Atlanta's seat of justice into a crime scene.
Baseball player Zach Warwick tries to be an athlete in all aspects of his life. But earlier this year, he realized he was failing nutritionally.
The Oakwood Police Department will soon be sharing quarters with the City Hall and municipal court, City Manager Stan Brown said.
U.S. Senate and House of Representatives conferees have started work on the final version of a water authorization bill that states governors, not Congress, should negotiate interstate water disputes.
Area residents could get a taste of winter weather this holiday week.
The second annual Georgia Gives Day wrapped up its online fundraiser with significantly more money raised across the state, but numbers taking a slight dip in Hall County.
When veterans return home, the transition into civilian life can be difficult for some. Yet there are organizations to help them make it as smooth as possible.
The U.S. Senate is expected to begin debate this week on a defense spending bill that may, among other things, transfer control of Camp Frank D. Merrill in Dahlonega from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to the Department of Defense.
Under the Bridge Ministries continued its Thanksgiving season tradition of distributing boxed meals on Saturday in its most successful year yet, ministry founder Jason Ladd said.
As surveillance and monitoring technology increases, groups like the American Civil Liberties Union advocate safeguards and limits to ensure government uses data in ethical and legal ways.
Tree company workers started work Saturday morning cutting down the old oak tree that has stood in front of Fair Street Elementary School for many years.
After Leslie McRoberts worked in hospitality for three years, she had earned 75 cents more an hour than when she started. Now, she's at Brenau University working on a master's degree in hopes of earning more in the future.
Here are some tips to help you deal with the summer heat wave.
Braving winter weather