Some 100,000 people are expected to converge on Road Atlanta in Braselton this morning for the 11th running of the Petit Le Mans, a mini version of France's 24 hours of Le Mans. The race starts at 11:15 a.m. and usually goes about 10 hours. Though the race includes a international cadre of competitors and fans, local favorite Johnny O'Connell of Flowery Branch will be competing again this year.
U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal and his six fellow House Republicans from Georgia were not swayed by arm-twisting and steadfastly voted against a historic $700 billion government bailout of the battered financial industry on Friday.
NEW YORK --Wachovia says it agreed to be acquired by San Francisco-based Wells Fargo & Co. in a $15.1 billion all-stock deal. But Citigroup now demands that Wachovia abide by the terms of its earlier deal to buy Wachovia's banking operations.
Former Jefferson Police Chief Darren Glenn has appealed the Georgia Peace Officer Standards and Training Council's decision to revoke his peace officer certification, according to officials from the council.
Colleagues of a Hall County deputy who was seriously wounded in the line of duty are expected to be among those who turn out for Saturday's 5K "fun run and bike ride" fundraiser in his honor.
A possible tuition increase for out-of-district Gainesville school students will be the focus of a public hearing Saturday. The Gainesville school board finance committee will hold the first of three hearings to field citizen comments on whether tuition should be raised from $450. Currently, students who live outside Gainesville city limits are allowed to attend schools within the city system if the space ...
For years, our area has seen a dramatic increase in the population of Latinos, many of them coming here illegally because of plentiful job opportunities.
For nearly 30 years, more than a thousand men and women have come through the doors of the old brick house that neighbors Gainesville's First Baptist Church, hungry, angry, lonely or tired.
In part one of a two-part update to Georgia's recreational license and boat registration system, the new boat registration system went live Wednesday on the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division Web site at www.georgiawildlife.com. The new hunting and fishing license system is expected to be available Jan. 1, 2009, also through the division's ...
The 10-lane competition pool at the Frances Meadows Aquatic and Community Center will be closed Saturday, from 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. for a scheduled swim meet, according to a news release from the Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department. The pool will be open to the public again by 1 p.m. <p style="text-align: ...
This year's Medical Center Open raised well in excess of the $140,000 goal set for the fundraiser.
Little-Davenport Funeral Home, one of Gainesville's oldest funeral establishments, has been sold to the owners of Mason & Ward Funeral Home.
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