A fundraising event in memory of slain hiker Meredith Emerson collected more than $8,500 on June 25.
A Lula woman was sentenced Monday in Gainesville to four years and nine months in federal prison on tax-related fraud charges. Molly A. Smith, 50, also was placed on three years of supervised release and ordered by U.S. District Judge William C. O'Kelley to pay restitution of $413,847 to the IRS and $777,901 to North Carolina.
For the next two weeks, young people from across the globe will learn about a variety of art forms while living at Brenau University's campus for Firespark! summer camp. Monday was the first day at Firespark! for the campers, who range in age from 13-18 and can take classes on everything from hip-hop to journalism to medicine. "They come to Firespark! to be the individuals they ...
For most children, their 18th birthday is an exciting time as they look forward to college, careers and living on their own. But if the child has a disability, turning 18 is a milestone fraught with uncertainty.
An old law could be brought back to life if the Hall County Board of Commissioners decides to authorize collecting taxes twice a year. If the commission approves it, Hall County residents will have the option to pay taxes in two increments or continue to pay once at the end of the year.
James Harrington, a driving force in the modernization of Georgia's system of technical colleges, has died following an extended illness. He was 82. Harrington, who also served as a Forsyth County commissioner, was among the first members named to the State Board of Technical and Adult Education by then-Gov. Joe Frank Harris.
A company owned by Gwinnett businessman Virgil Williams and his family has filed an application for approval of a mixed-use resort community off Friendship Road in South Hall County.
Gainesville officials are looking for ways to bring a little more fun into Gainesville.
Local educators say the new flexibility Georgia was granted in implementing the No Child Left Behind Act is a step in the right direction, but won't do enough to distinguish between nearly adequate schools and grossly inadequate schools.
A 14-year-old boy has become the second teen to drown on Lake Lanier this holiday weekend, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office. Both drownings happened after the teens fell into drop-offs in otherwise shallow water and a Department of Natural Resources spokeswoman stressed warnings made to the public before the beginning of the holiday weekend: Be extremely careful in the waters of Lake Lanier because the lowered lake level ...
Construction is under way on a $1.2 million project that will almost double the capacity of the Longstreet Clinic's Cancer Center.
The Gainesville City Board of Education will convene for the first time tonight since it fired its superintendent of seven years and could identify candidates for the interim superintendent position. Newly elected chairman of the board David Syfan said other than completing the superintendent's evaluation, there's not much on tonight's agenda regarding any unfinished business with Steven Ballowe, former superintendent of Gainesville city schools, who the board fired Thursday with ...
The Merriman family searched for a fishing spot on their way home to Decatur from a relaxing holiday weekend in the Northeast Georgia mountains. They ended up stopping at Hall County's Clarks Bridge Park, where Bob Merriman and sons Campbell, 9, and Collier, 6, played in the water while Dana tended to the family dog, a Boston terrier named Buster. "We're putting a nice little end to our ...
With a voice that resonates both defiant and despondent, Linda Gonzalez will tell you what's troubling her. Her husband, Innencinco, was flown to Mexico by the United States government after five years of calling America home.
The number of drownings in Lake Lanier during the holiday weekend rose to four this morning with the discovery of the bodies of two Alpharetta men who drowned late Saturday when their pontoon boat wrecked in Forsyth County.
Advocates and stakeholders are seeking extra resources to help rehabilitate veterans who have wound up in the criminal justice system.
Thanksgiving is often portrayed as when families sit down to painstakingly crafted homemade meals, but that's not the reality for many who may have to work or are unable to visit family.
For some Gainesville residents such as Lisa, buying food for Thanksgiving means saving her food stamp money so she can contribute to her family's meal.
Concerned over the cost of fire protection being paid to Hall County by its residents, Oakwood officials are again discussing the possibility of a city fire department.
While grandchildren may not always take advice from their grandparents, seniors are taking a cue from the younger generations at least when it comes to technology.
A Hall County grand jury dismissed charges against Dustin Gold, a talent manager who was charged with aggravated assault, according to District Attorney Lee Darragh.
Fourth-grade students at Lakeview Academy recently learned that cooking the first Thanksgiving wasn't quite as simple as it can be today.
Holidays are a time of giving, but they can be a time of taking for opportunistic criminals, law enforcement officials say.
The year's busiest travel day finds motorists in North Georgia fighting nasty weather to reach their Thanksgiving destinations.
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