Last month, the Lake Lanier Association initiated a "Shore Super Sweep" to deal with all the trash being uncovered by the lake's shrinking water level. Dumpsters were set up at five sites around Lanier so people could pick up litter anytime and drop it off for collection. The association also encouraged volunteers to organize their own small cleanups. Now, people are beginning to step forward and do just ...
John Parks, whose baritone voice had been a mainstay on Gainesville radio for two decades, died Wednesday. He was 61.
GAINESVILLE -- There is less talk of the drought these days, but people in Gainesville and Hall County still are conserving water.
The world's oldest profession has joined the information age, and Hall County authorities are now catching would-be johns looking for prostitutes through the Internet instead of on street corners.
Vern Reynolds, like everyone involved with the bull riding sport, is addicted to danger. But while a rider's goal is to stay atop a bucking bull for eight seconds, Reynolds, wearing clown white, baggy denim shorts, suspenders and knee-high red socks, earns his keep by getting 1,800-pound animals to charge him.
The suspect in the disappearance of missing hiker Meredith Emerson has been charged with kidnapping her, and authorities say they have reason to believe she is dead.
Some 104 years after his funeral, Civil War re-enactors and others will gather Sunday at the grave site of Gen. James Longstreet.
The Gainesville and Hall County school systems will go full swing in 2008 building three schoolhouses estimated to cost a combined $74 million.
Hall County has joined a list of Georgia's 18 most prosperous counties, according to a report issued by the Department of Community Affairs. In an upside-down ranking, where first is worst, Hall ranks 144th out of the state's 159 counties.
FORSYTH COUNTY - A late night single-vehicle crash Tuesday claimed the life of a South Forsyth High School senior who had just turned 17 on Sunday.
GAINESVILLE - Soon after the spring semester starts Tuesday, Johnson High School students will be required to wear photo identification badges or they won't be able to attend classes. The 1,150-student school at 3305 Poplar Springs Road in South Hall is testing out the new program for the Hall County school system, modeling much of what it will do after a photo ID program in its second year at ...
GAINESVILLE - In the coming months, Gainesville will see a new parking deck rising, and the revitalization of some of its recreation areas. Of the projects city officials expect to undertake this year, the construction of a new, multilevel parking deck with about 420 spaces for the Georgia Mountains Center ranks high on the list. Architect Steve Hill is working on the design for the new parking ...
A massive search continued Thursday for a Buford woman who has been missing since New Year's Day, when she went hiking near Blood Mountain in Union County. Authorities said Meredith Emerson, 24, has not been seen since midday Tuesday, when she and her black Labrador, Ella, set off on a trail just south of Vogel State Park near Blairsville.
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville police are looking for two men who forced two people out of their pickup truck late Wednesday, shooting at and injuring the passenger and then driving away in the vehicle. Police also are looking for two other men who then trailed behind the stolen truck in another vehicle. The carjacking took place at 10:50 p.m. at 429 Industrial Blvd., according to Gainesville police. <p ...
Same council, different mayor.
The Southern Gentlemen Dixieland Jazz Band will perform a free concert Friday on the downtown square in Gainesville from 5-9 p.m.
The Gainesville Public Utilities Department will host an open house Friday from noon to 4 p.m. at Riverside Water Treatment Plant.
A Gainesville man has been charged with felony murder in connection with his alleged role in a car crash that left a woman and toddler dead.
A 73-year-old Dawson County man was killed Tuesday afternoon when he attempted to cross Ga. 53 on a four-wheeler and was hit by an oncoming pickup truck near Perimeter Road.
The Gainesville City Council unanimously approved Tuesday taking over the Red Rabbit fixed-route bus service starting July 1, while expressing disappointment with Hall County commissioners for putting it in that position.
A Tuesday standoff with police at the Motel 6 off U.S. 129 attracted dozens of law enforcement responders and bystanders but ended peacefully after about three hours.
School leaders said they are glad more factors are being considered in rating schools, but the scores released Tuesday still don't paint an accurate picture of what's going on in schools with high numbers of students learning the English language.
Gainesville Mayor Danny Dunagan said Tuesday he wants the Georgia Department of Transportation to look at banning left turns on Green Street.
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