Many know of SPLOST as a tiny tax with a funny acronym, but a lot happens between the time the 1-cent sales tax is collected and the capital projects are completed.
M.P. Patel and his son, Peter, have spent many anxious days awaiting news from their distributors that a load of gasoline is on its way to Lakeshore Texaco, their convenience store on Dawsonville Highway.
HOSCHTON - Scarecrows and people mingled Friday and today in Hoschton for the city's 34th annual fall festival.
Two people died Thursday night from injuries sustained in separate wrecks.
A 50-pound dog is expected to recover after being shot Thursday by his owner's neighbor in a northwestern Forsyth subdivision.
A Flowery Branch man avoided a life sentence but still received a lengthy prison term for holding a former girlfriend against her will and beating her.
A Gainesville man with a long history with local law enforcement was convicted Friday of an armed home invasion burglary, despite the victims' reluctance to point him out in court. Prosecutors said that reluctance may have stemmed from efforts by the defendant to influence their testimony. Terrance Dante Shields, 34, was found ...
It's that time of year again.
If you like the great outdoors, thank a hunter or a fisherman. That's the message of today's "National Hunting and Fishing Day," with events scheduled across Georgia to mark the occasion here. And while deer-hunting season for most folks is nearly a month away, there should be plenty of good fishing today. Unicoi State Park, Buford Dam and the Chattahoochee Forest National Fish Hatchery are hosting kid-friendly events to promote fishing, and Georgia has lifted ...
Another hotel in Flowery Branch?
Gasoline may be in short supply, but that isn't changing people's plans to travel this weekend and filling up their tanks in preparation, according to AAA.
At age 59, Dr. Philip Marler is being deployed to Iraq for the third time. An internal medicine physician at the Longstreet Clinic in Gainesville, Marler has served in the Louisiana Army National Guard for 29 years. He faces mandatory retirement from the military next year, and he said he was hoping his time would run out before he got sent to Iraq again. No such luck. Marler has been ordered to report to Fort ...
Hall County government officials addressed the Greater Hall Chamber of Commerce at its Thursday meeting about capital projects on the upcoming SPLOST VI referendum.
Sixteen area high schools received a total of $98,000 in grant funding Wednesday from North Georgia College & State University's Georgia Appalachian Center for Higher Education. The funds were awarded to help encourage students to finish high school and pursue a college degree. Shirley Davis, director of the Georgia Appalachian Center for Higher Education, ...
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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