Recent rains have boosted Lake Lanier levels up by half a foot in the past week, according to the National Weather Service. Gainesville received four-tenths of an inch of rain during the last two days of March, and lake levels continued to creep upward. On Friday and Saturday, about 1.5 inches fell in the area, raising water levels from 1,056.57 feet above sea level on March 30 to 1,057.03 feet ...
All indications are that another Iraqi child has made it the United States to receive life-saving heart surgery thanks to the intervention of a Gainesville native. Maj. Kevin Jarrard, a Marine from Gainesville who is currently in Iraq, has worked closely with the father of little Ammar Haddad Muhammad, a 5-year-old Iraqi boy. Jarrard has been clearing IEDs with father Hammad, who is an Iraqi police captain. According ...
Two of the most expensive city-funded departments have asked the Gainesville City Council to consider the effects of city growth when tightening the belt on their departments' budgets.
Hundreds of cyclists turned out Sunday to wheel through the streets of downtown Gainesville for the third leg of the Georgia Cup racing series.
The U.S. Forest Service is seeking public input on the future of a popular trail system near Dahlonega.
The Association of Recovering Motorcyclists rode through North Georgia on Saturday for a poker run, but the big prize was giving back.
Reuben Ivey, 63, sat patiently among 18 others Saturday in Gainesville's Senior Life Center, waiting to get help with paperwork to file an income tax return.
Ammar Haddad Muhammad, a 5-year-old Iraqi boy, and his father landed on time Saturday night in Charleston, S.C., to begin the process of getting life-saving surgery thanks to help from a Gainesville Marine. Maj. Kevin Jarrard, a Marine from Gainesville who is currently in Iraq, identified little Ammar, whose father, Hammad, is an Iraqi police captain. Jarrard, a 35-year-old history teacher at Riverside Military Academy, commands Lima Company, 3rd Battalion, ...
The Northeast Georgia History Center held its third annual Antiques Show and Estate Sale on Saturday, giving local folks a chance to invest in antiques or find out if they already owned a treasure. The antique show featured tables of local and out-of-state antique dealers specializing in a variety of items. Many other items donated to the history center for the sale ranged from sets of wine glasses to a ...
While Gainesville's water use was expected to rise in March, the city's public utilities department reported that it actually decreased.
Three people who had a package containing 12 pounds of marijuana mailed from Texas to a Gainesville apartment were arrested Friday, authorities said.
A Gainesville man drove his car erratically near the median wall on the left side of an HOV lane on Interstate 85 before veering out of control and triggering a wreck that killed four people Monday, police say in a report released Friday.
CHICOPEE - One day after the Georgia Lottery's Millionaire Mania tickets went on sale, Timothy Martin scratched it rich in a Chicopee grocery store.
Cleaning crews at a Gainesville apartment complex arrived just in time to keep a fire from becoming serious Friday afternoon. Shortly after lunchtime, the Gainesville Fire Department received reports of smoke coming out of a vacant apartment on the corner of Armour Street and Johnson Drive, said Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada. Firefighters were able to extinguish a small fire in the apartment in minutes, ...
A Forsyth County man was arrested on a murder charge Friday night after allegedly shooting his father to death in a domestic quarrel, authorities said.
Ridgewood Avenue will be closed at its intersection with Green Street from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. today.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The beam from Anthony Williamson's laser pointer danced across a map of the planned Northeast Georgia Medical Center Braselton and the area beyond.
A focus group composed mostly of community members met Tuesday to talk about what the Gainesville school system should look for in its next superintendent.
A difficult decision of choosing the right college might be a little bit easier for two Gainesville High School students.
The Southern Gentlemen Dixieland Jazz Band will perform a free concert Friday on the downtown square in Gainesville from 5-9 p.m.
The Gainesville Public Utilities Department will host an open house Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at Riverside Water Treatment Plant.
A Gainesville man has been charged with felony murder in connection with his alleged role in a car crash that left a woman and toddler dead.
A 73-year-old Dawson County man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he attempted to cross Ga. 53 on a four-wheeler and was hit by an oncoming pickup truck near Perimeter Road.
The Gainesville City Council unanimously approved Tuesday taking over the Red Rabbit fixed-route bus service starting July 1, while expressing disappointment with Hall County commissioners for putting it in that position.
A Tuesday standoff with police at the Motel 6 off U.S. 129 attracted dozens of law enforcement responders and bystanders but ended peacefully after about three hours.
School leaders said they are glad more factors are being considered in rating schools, but the scores released Tuesday still don't paint an accurate picture of what's going on in schools with high numbers of students learning the English language.
Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan said Tuesday he wants the Georgia Department of Transportation to look at banning left turns on Green Street.
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