A RaceTrac gas station will stand on what was formerly the commercial retail portion of the Seasons on Lake Lanier planned unit development after all. However, managers of the gas station will be barred from receiving deliveries between 10 p.m. and 6 a.m.
If you're diabetic, you know you're supposed to check your blood sugar every day. But if you have high blood pressure, chances are you only get your pressure checked a few times a year, when you go to a doctor's office.
Nearly $400,000 of new sewer and water ventures will have to wait so the Flowery Branch City Council can balance its sewer and water fund for the upcoming year, Mayor Diane Hirling said.
Already mired in a controversy about a $7 million budget shortfall, Gainesville school board members caught more public heat Monday night when they refused to disclose a May 19 memo from Superintendent Steven Ballowe.
The often-controversial tenure of Gainesville schools Superintendent Steven Ballowe appears in doubt after battle lines were drawn this week between Ballowe and members of the City Board of Education.
Problems within the Georgia Department of Education are causing the Georgia Mountains YMCA to struggle with how to keep 550 at-risk kids in an after-school program when school starts in August.
A Gainesville man was captured and arrested on numerous charges Monday night after allegedly fleeing from sheriff's deputies in a car and later on foot, authorities said.
Gainesville taxpayers will have a chance to comment about how the city spends its money at tonight's first budget hearing.
There's no summer vacation for construction workers at area schools. In fact, work has hit high gear as crews try to wrap up work at the new Chestnut Mountain Elementary School, which opens in August for the 2008-09 school year. "We're putting floor tiles down, cleaning, landscaping, putting in final drives," said Jerry Huguley, construction manager for the Hall County system. Not that they want to think about ...
Though it's being marketed with a goofy gopher mascot, a new state parks initiative has a serious goal: helping Georgians improve their health. On Monday afternoon in Savannah, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the Get Outdoors Georgia campaign, an effort to promote state parks not just as a place for picnics but as an opportunity to exercise.
The Hall County School Board voted Monday to expand random, mandatory drug testing to all permitted student-drivers as well as student-athletes for the 2008-09 school year. Until now, the school system has conducted random tests only on student-athletes.
Certain students will be allowed to retake the math and reading sections of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests this summer, and the state will count the highest score, Eloise Barron said Monday at the Hall County School Board meeting. Barron, assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, said third-grade students will be able to retest in reading, and students in fifth and eighth grades will be able to retest in both math ...
Gov. Sonny Perdue on Monday halted what would have been a 2.9 cent per gallon jump in the state gasoline tax, saying the state should not be taking advantage of a tax windfall driven by spiking prices at the pump. "Frankly, I don't think we can justify raising taxes on gasoline in a time of economic stress for many families," Perdue said at a state Capitol news conference. <font ...
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday released a biological opinion on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Modified Interim Operating Plan for water releases at Jim Woodruff Dam into the Apalachicola River, saying it would not reduce the likelihood of survival for federally protected species.
They walk, but not because of high gasoline prices. Instead, they walk for the health of the water. "It's about our relationship with water and the Earth and to the natural world," Barbara Morton, a Bremen resident said as she walked through Clermont on U.S. 129 Monday afternoon.
Baseball player Zach Warwick tries to be an athlete in all aspects of his life. But earlier this year, he realized he was failing nutritionally.
The Oakwood Police Department will soon be sharing quarters with the City Hall and municipal court, City Manager Stan Brown said.
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