Ignacio "Nacho" Vergara didn't fire the hail of gunshots that took the lives of two drug traffickers on a gravel road in South Hall, his lawyer told a jury Wednesday in his death penalty trial.
Hall County's 32nd rabies case of the year was confirmed Wednesday.
The trial of a reputed gang leader has been continued until next week. Charles Douglas Graham, 22, who authorities allege is the leader of Gainesville's BOE-23 street gang, was on trial this week in Hall County Superior Court on felony charges of sale of cocaine and sale of the designer drug Ecstasy.
A former Forsyth County sheriff's deputy and unsuccessful candidate for sheriff was indicted Wednesday by a federal grand jury on child pornography charges.
Authorities have identified a man who drowned Wednesday morning in Lake Lanier. Capt. Frank Huggins, spokesman for the Forsyth County Sheriff's Office, said 30-year-old Jose Jimenez was wading in the water at about 11:45 a.m. with a friend when he disappeared. Huggins was not sure where Jimenez lived.
Gov. Sonny Perdue said if local governments want to blame him for their tax woes, he'll come to their town and "show them the facts."
FLOWERY BRANCH - Flowery Branch City Manager Bill Andrew already sees how new dollars from a proposed hotel-motel tax would benefit the city. The town has just one hotel, Hampton Inn and Suites, which is under construction on Holland Dam Road at Spout Springs Road. It is expected to open this fall. "The point to these funds is to support the city having this hotel with higher ...
Fire Marshal Jerome Yarbrough has been appointed deputy chief of the Gainesville Fire Department, city Fire Chief Jon Canada announced Thursday. Yarbrough has worked for the city for 24 years and is a Georgia EMT-I. He has worked in the fire prevention division since 1997 as a fire inspector and arson investigator and as fire marshal for the last six years. "Jerome was well-qualified," Canada said Thursday. "He ...
ATLANTA - Three Northeast Georgia counties rank as among the nation's 100 fastest-growing areas based on July 2007 housing estimates by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County is sponsoring a free car seat check event from 1 to 3 p.m. Friday. The event will be held at Target in Gainesville and will feature certified child passenger safety specialists checking car seats and providing education on proper installation.
Having trouble paying for prescription medicines? It seems there's no shortage of companies that want to help out. First, there was Wal-Mart with its $4 generic prescriptions, a program that was quickly copied by other national pharmacy chains.
About 150 Brenau University students kissed curfews and parents goodbye Wednesday. Parents driving overloaded minivans flooded the campus of Brenau University as freshmen and transfer students moved into residence halls. On Saturday, 315 returning students will move into university housing, an administrator said.
OAKWOOD - At 87, Truett Cathy claims he is not a public speaker. But you might have a hard time convincing the crowd that came to listen to him Tuesday night.
Hall County has been so satisfied with its improved emergency communications that it soon will offer surrounding areas the opportunity join the 800 MHz radio system.
Tropical Storm Fay has a mind of her own, and where she'll go next is anyone's guess, said Mike Griesinger, a meteorologist with the National Weather Service in Peachtree City.
After nine days on trial in Hall County Superior Court in Gainesville, Paul J. Bennett still has lingering legal issues - he faces four misdemeanor charges brought by the state in a prior, separate incident.
AT&T is seeking to put up a 195-foot cellphone tower at Maranatha Baptist Church in Oakwood.
A former substitute teacher is now in the Hall County Jail after being arrested on a stalking charge.
A Clarkesville man was arrested Wednesday on a charge of enticing a child for indecent purposes following a Hall County Sheriff's Office undercover operation.
Gainesville firefighters put out a car fire this afternoon inside an auto shop at 894 Wills Street just off Queen City Parkway.
Gainesville Police are investigating after a man fled from a traffic stop and officers found him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Cpl. Kevin Holbrook said.
Some economic signs are encouraging, such as a surging stock market and industry expansion, but the area's housing market is still struggling to make a comeback in the wake of the nation's worst downturn since the Great Depression.
The glass in the front door at North Hall High School was found broken Tuesday morning.
Gainesville residents may not pay water rate increases to help fund the planned Glades Reservoir in Hall County, but they could still wind up on the hook down the road.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office is appealing a decision by the Hall County Civil Service Board to reinstate two deputies terminated after the escape of an inmate from the Hall County Courthouse in July.
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