GAINESVILLE -An inmate escaped from the Gainesville Diversion Center this morning after kicking out the window of his room. An escape warrant has been issued for James Dale Amos, 37, who was serving time in the minimum-security facility for charges of aggravated assault, first-degree criminal damage and possession of Xanax and methamphetamines in Cherokee County, according to Susan Phillips, director of public affairs for the state's Department of Corrections. ...
Pink fingers, toes and lips.
Most afternoons, a group of 14 Hall County high school students will not be found in the classroom. But they are still nailing their grades.
North Hall High School has a new principal, Newton County High School principal Joe Gheesling.
The White County sheriff and Helen's fire chief remain locked in a bizarre standoff after the sheriff ordered the fire chief arrested two weeks ago. Each official points to the same Georgia law to claim he is right.
Oakwood City Council approved an amendment to a stream buffer protection ordinance Monday evening that enacts a 50-foot buffer off stream banks with an additional 25-foot non-negotiable impervious buffer. Before Monday evening, the Oakwood stream buffer ordinance allowed for some design manipulation in the 25-foot impervious buffer, according to Oakwood City Manager Stan Brown.
An informational meeting has been set concerning the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme planned for next school year at Johnson High School. The meeting is scheduled for Thursday in the school's media center.
Hall County Sheriff's deputies on Friday arrested a 40-year-old man accused of performing lewd acts while looking through an elderly person's window. Terry Grant of Browns Bridge Road in Gainesville was arrested Friday after Hall County Sheriff's deputies caught him looking through the windows of a home on the 2000 block of Henderson Street. Deputies, who had been watching the area after receiving complaints of a "Peeping Tom" ...
The Georgia Department of Transportation plans to close one lane of Mundy Mill Road today and Wednesday for paving and striping. Construction crews plan to work on the eastbound lanes today and the westbound lanes on Wednesday. Lanes will alternately be closed from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. around Frontage Road.
Always wanted to hold a high-pressure fire hose, ride in a fire engine or try a rescue in a smoke-filled building? The Hall County Fire Services' new Citizens Fire Academy might just be your thing.
A forum Tuesday at the Northeast Georgia History Center will feature an update on the Beulah Rucker Museum and Foundation, and its executive director said the museum plans are going very well.
GAINESVILLE - Deidra Randolph is a former licensed practical nurse. About eight years ago, she saw an advertisement for volunteer advocate training at Rape Response Inc. in Gainesville. "I was no longer in the medical profession at the time ... and I just saw it as an opportunity to ... be that voice again for caring," Randolph said. Since then, she has taken calls two nights a ...
Fire officials said high winds reaching 31 mph and low humidity are to blame for the rash of small fires that broke out Sunday afternoon in Northeast Georgia. As a result of weather conditions, the Georgia Forestry Commission issued a red flag fire warning that remained in effect for parts of North Georgia until 9 p.m. Sunday.
Given the choice, most patients would rather undergo an "open" MRI test rather than be encased in the narrow cylinder of traditional MRI machines.
Flowery Branch City Council has approved a nearly $3,000 study to determine when and by how much city sewer and water rates should be raised to meet the costs of the city's sewer and water treatment plant, which loses money. The council approved the study last Wednesday after auditor Dan Walker briefed the City Council and staff on the past fiscal year's budget. According to Flowery Branch City ...
Braving winter weather