A Hall County sheriff's deputy who was shot Monday is resting well after his second surgery in an Atlanta hospital, Maj. Jeff Strickland said. Deputy Joe Groover, who was shot in the arm during a standoff Monday between police and a Lula man, had a second surgery Wednesday to repair the damage caused by a bullet from a .44 Magnum pistol.
The United Way of Hall County celebrated its 60th anniversary Tuesday by naming a new program for one of its original founders.
Georgia on Wednesday asked the U.S. Supreme Court to overturn a ruling that said the state needs congressional approval to use more water from Lake Lanier. In February, a federal appeals court in Washington threw out an agreement that Georgia reached with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for water rights to Lake Lanier.
Following a day of tragedy in which Lula Elementary School was locked down for three hours, the school principal sent a letter to Lula families praising the calm actions of students, teachers, parents and sheriff's deputies.
The clamor of an old-fashioned school bell marked Lakeview Academy students' first day of the school year Tuesday.
On Tuesday, when the rest of the Hall County Sheriff's Office returned to business as usual, one deputy spent the day in recovery.
Hall County's 30th and 31st rabies cases for the year were confirmed Tuesday, more than triple the number of cases normally seen each year.
LULA - The outside world knows little about Hubert Stanley Tate, and if he had not died following an hourslong standoff with Hall County sheriff's deputies Monday, it likely would've stayed that way.
David Kimbrell, Hall County fire chief and emergency services director, will serve as chairman of the Lanier Technical College Board of Directors for 2009.
Hall County's first death penalty trial in more than three years began Monday with the start of jury selection that is expected to last at least a week.
Gov. Sonny Perdue says state revenue collections for last month fell 6.6 percent from this time last year. Revenue for the first month of the 2008-09 fiscal year totaled $1.2 billion, a decrease of $86.4 million from the same month a year ago.
Hall County educators fielded few complaints from parents concerned about the district's proposal to shuffle some middle and high school grade levels to different schools in the Flowery Branch area.
The Hall County deputy who was shot in Lula Monday will face another surgery Wednesday, Hall County Sheriff's Maj. Jeff Strickland said.
The dwindling number of open boat ramps on Lake Lanier likely will go up after Hall County officials announced at Monday's work session that four ramps could be extended.
Monday morning began like any other in Lula.
Braving winter weather