After a disastrous Fourth of July weekend in which four people died in Lake Lanier within 48 hours, officials are examining whether anything could have been done to prevent the tragedies.
The newest and biggest Hall County elementary school will hear its first pitter-patter of little feet Friday as students and parents get a sneak peek of the new Chestnut Mountain Elementary School.
Peggy Leigh Walker, who worked in the accounting department of Buford toolmaker Makita USA for nearly 20 years, owes her former employer $3 million.
A delegation from the Georgia General Assembly, including state Sen. Lee Hawkins, R-Gainesville, was in Washington on Wednesday to meet with officials from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers regarding Lake Lanier. The delegation was led by state Sen. Jack Murphy, R-Cumming, and included Hawkins; Sen. Ross Tolleson, R-Perry; Rep. Tom Knox, R-Cumming; Rep. John Heard, R-Lawrenceville; and Rep. Mark Hamilton, R-Cumming. They met with Assistant Secretary of ...
The principal of Enota Elementary School is among 112 named Wednesday as High Performance Principals in an announcement by Gov. Sonny Perdue and state school Superintendent Kathy Cox.
The directors of the Kangaroo Conservation Center hopped on a plane to New York City with four of their marsupials Tuesday to make an appearance on NBC's "Today" show.
A Gainesville lawyer who was nominated for a state court judgeship to be appointed by the governor has a misdemeanor domestic violence case pending in state court.
Lawyers for a Gainesville special-needs school where a troubled teen hanged himself in 2004 say his parents have no grounds to sue under a federal law. The attorney representing the parents of 13-year-old Jonathan King said the case is important to the futures of "countless other severely behaviorally disordered children across the state" and what policies will be in place to protect them from themselves and others. A ...
Gainesville's Planning and Appeals board left unresolved an issue that has divided city residents and forced board members to question the boundaries of their powers to rezone property in the city.
Three-time sex offender William James Santos couldn't register his home with local authorities because he had no home, his lawyers told Georgia's highest court this week.
A former prep football star who was named as The Times 2005 Player of the Year remained in the Gwinnett County Jail on Tuesday in connection with last year's fatal shooting of a teenager.
The second and final public hearing on Flowery Branch's proposed new historic district boundaries is set for 6 p.m. Thursday at Historic Depot on Railroad Avenue.
United Way of Hall County kicked off its annual Cornerstone Campaign on Tuesday at the Guest House in Gainesville.
Hall County sheriff's deputies and Gainesville police officers are investigating three separate stabbings during the July Fourth weekend that resulted in serious injuries to four people, one arrest and the search for one suspect. Roommates Lalo Gomez, 35, and Henry Velasquez Pineda, 36, began arguing at 2:52 a.m. Sunday in their home in the 300 block of Lee Street in Gainesville, said Lt. Brian P. Kelly of the Gainesville Police ...
Gainesville city school board expects to have a deficit of about $5.6 million rather than the $6.5 million deficit it previously anticipated, said board Chairman David Syfan.
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