The Gainesville Multicultural Committee and the city of Gainesville have been recognized by the National League of Cities for their efforts to promote diversity. During a breakfast luncheon Monday morning in Washington, D.C., as part of the League of Cities' annual conference, Mayor Myrtle Figueras accepted the runner-up title for the Cultural Diversity Award for cities 25,000-100,000 in population size. "I thought it was just so special - ...
Kenneth Chase, 61, thought he was meeting an 11-year-old girl for sex Saturday afternoon, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation met him with an arrest warrant instead, officials said.
With the new bridge beams for the Atlanta Highway Bridge over Interstate 985 in place, Georgia Department of transportation crews will again be closing lanes this week.
Are there drugs in Gainesville's drinking water? Nobody knows.
OAKWOOD - To compel control of firearms or to wield those weapons without restraint? That was the question at Gainesville State College Monday. Students debated whether the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment should have limits or be controlled in The Great Gun Control Debate.
GAINESVILLE - At least three area bands will venture way beyond school premises for performances this spring.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is in the final stages of receiving public comment on proposals for changes in open access on Ga. 365 and Ga. 400. However, before the comments have been reviewed, two things are clear: Any major changes will be far in the future and will be very expensive.
Lee Waldrip, a longtime Hall County businessman, died Monday of an apparent heart attack. He was 89.
GAINESVILLE - To continue the rehabilitation of the Black and Cooley Drive area, Hall County may have to bend some of its zoning rules.
Last week, the federal government agreed to compensate the family of a 9-year-old autistic girl in Athens, reviving fears among some parents that childhood vaccines may trigger autism.
A 20-year-old Cleveland man has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a 31-year-old Sautee man. Cleveland Police arrested Luke Haroldson McClure Sunday afternoon following the death of Jonathan Wendt on Saturday night.
Forestry officials supervised a 30-acre controlled fire on Ga. 365 Tuesday - one day after a forestry official asked the Hall County Commission to consider passing a resolution supporting and encouraging prescribed fires in the area.
Even with the limited funding that is available, Gainesville's Disability Resource Center does what it can to empower people in the community with disabilities.
Three Hall County elementary schools will have new leaders for the 2008-09 school year.
While dozens of shoppers officially welcomed a new Target to Flowery Branch Sunday afternoon, one woman expressed her excitement to store manager Larry Shaw.
While construction is rolling along on most of Ga. 347 in South Hall, the last link of that project - between McEver Road and Lake Lanier Islands - is in the throes of design.
One month after David Sanchez was killed, his family and friends said they would wear black until his killer was brought to justice.
Evelyn Franklin, co-owner of gift shop Cozy Corner on Gainesville's downtown square, said Internet retailers that don't charge sales tax on online purchases hurt her business.
A day of rain might stop a lot of people from competing, but certainly not a rubber duck.
Two men were arrested Saturday and charged with fleeing a drug arrest by the Hall County Multi Agency Narcotics Squad, Lt. Scott Ware said in a news release.
A few hiccups are to be expected with any major relocation.
So where did spring go?
Gainesville City Clerk Denise Jordan said she is uncomfortable imposing and collecting fees from elected officials as part of the new reporting requirements that will take effect Jan. 1.
Construction workers at the Northeast Georgia Medical Center's new Braselton campus were busy at work in the early hours of Friday.
The atrium of Gainesville High School was filled with educators, students, and local supporters of the arts Friday night as they gathered to honor Pam Ware as the 2012 Woodruff Salutes Theatre Educator Honoree.
Brenau University Women's College celebrated its 134th commencement exercise Friday afternoon. A total of 171 students received their diplomas. The featured speaker was Princeton University professor Anne-Marie Slaughter, formerly the top official for policy and planning in the U.S. Department of State and recently named president of the New America Foundation. Slaughter urged graduates to "follow your heart" in making career and family choices. "It is up to us to make it a woman's world, ...
You've filed your taxes and had time to catch your breath from that, but now you may be wondering what to do with those documents.
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