ATLANTA - For the poultry industry, this is the big one: acres of equipment that handle everything from eggs to processed chickens and everything in between. The 60th annual International Poultry Expo may not be the biggest show held at the Georgia World Congress Center, but for the poultry industry, this is the granddaddy of them all. It's three days of meeting face to face with customers ...
ATLANTA - An education advocacy group released its top 10 issues for 2008 on Wednesday, giving no issue any particular priority. But it was clear from the discussions that followed with education reporters statewide that how to pay for education will get a lot of legislative attention this year. The issue surfaced time and again in the second annual media symposium sponsored by the Georgia Partnership for ...
ATLANTA - The agency that oversees Georgia's technical colleges presented its $387 million budget request Wednesday to a joint meeting of the House and Senate appropriations committees. The 2009 budget package includes funds for an expansion of Lanier Technical College's campus in Cumming and a new building for the college in Dawsonville. The funds for both projects were approved by the House and Senate in the current ...
Authorities have narrowed the cause of a fire that claimed the life of a Gainesville woman Tuesday night to two possibilities: smoking or candles. Diane Vinson, 55, died in the fire on East Main Street in a neighborhood of mill houses in the New Holland area of Gainesville, according to Hall County Coroner Marion Merck. An autopsy conducted Wednesday concluded that Vinson died from smoke inhalation, Merck said. <font ...
Imagine having a doctor who's available by cell phone 24 hours a day, who handles your care personally if you're hospitalized, who doesn't rush through your appointment so he can see his next patient.
The Gainesville school board voted Tuesday night to keep a chairman-of-the-month rotation through June, but, on the advice of board attorney Phil Hartley, selected an acting chairman to sign legal documents.
Finees Casado looked the part of a lawyer and acted the part, but lacked the credentials, authorities say. Casado, who operates Casado's Associates LLC, a storefront office on Jesse Jewell Parkway offering assistance in immigration and tax matters, faces possible grand jury indictment after being charged with felony theft by deception last month. The arrest serves to underscore a more disturbing trend of people providing legal services without ...
Despite the freezing rain that fell on Hall County for part of Tuesday, it seemed that few problems lingered into the evening. That's likely a welcome relief to local folks and officials who spent the end of last week and the weekend dealing with almost back-to-back weather events that dumped snow and a bit of ice across the region.
At about 5 p.m. every Wednesday, the North Georgia Screamin Eagles start gearing up to practice one of the rarest sports in the state of Georgia. Unlike other sports teams, the Screamin Eagles have no need for special shoes that make them run faster or jump higher. They only need eight guys, a soccer ball, charged batteries and a guard.
The Hall County Commission reviewed Gov. Sonny Perdue's Go Fish Georgia Initiative at a work session Tuesday, and will consider approving the engineering contract for related construction at Laurel Park at a Thursday meeting.
Authorities have not yet determined the cause of a fire that claimed the life of woman in the New Holland neighborhood Tuesday night. Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle described the victim as a middle-aged woman who was the only resident of one unit of a mill house converted into a duplex on Main Street, located off Limestone Parkway.
BALDWIN - Retailers along Ga. 365 are extending a hearty welcome to talk of additional shopping venues along the corridor. This follows a rezoning approval for a major residential development, which will have a shopping component, and an application for a major regional shopping center, both on Ga. 365 in Hall County. Carrie Wilder and her husband, Clint, own a 20,000-square-foot store in Baldwin that carries goods ...
Monday's Oakwood Planning Board meeting has been rescheduled for 7 tonight. The meeting will be held at Oakwood City Hall at 4035 Walnut Circle.
Freezing rain remains a possibility for Northeast Georgia, and the National Weather Service has extended the freezing rain advisory until 2 p.m. today.
The Gainesville City Board of Education is set to meet at 7 tonight, with a question-and-answer session on its charter system application set for 6:30 p.m.
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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