These cookies really bombed. A care package of baked sweets mailed anonymously to the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers office at Buford Dam prompted an evacuation Wednesday morning when a ranger decided the 12-by-8-inch package was a little too suspicious, authorities said. Gwinnett Police Cpl. Illana Spellman said the ranger who called 911 about 10 a.m. Wednesday said he received the package during a routine pick-up of ...
He wasn't wearing a white beard or red suit, but Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic got a chance to play Santa Wednesday, giving away bicycles for needy children in a program that will benefit nearly twice the number of families as last year.
State representatives will act as Santa's elves Friday and take note of local officials' wish lists for next year's legislative session. The representatives for legislative districts within Hall County will meet with local council members, commissioners and school board members at Lanier Tech to see what they want to happen in the upcoming legislative session. And what most of them want is more money. Gainesville City ...
The Forsyth County Sheriff's Office is looking for a man and woman they say stole a debit card.
GAINESVILLE - Three secondary school principals from Brazil and the director of a national organization of top Brazilian state educators are touring Northeast Georgia this week, sampling the culture and visiting schools.
Area Realtors plan to attend the Hall County Board of Commissioners' meeting Thursday to discuss rumblings of a moratorium on residential building permits. Last month, a suggestion from Hall County Commissioner Bobby Banks that the county place a 90-day moratorium on residential development concerned members of the area's real estate and construction industries. Banks' suggestion came out of a discussion on how the commission would deal with the ...
An account has been set up to help the children of William Anthony "Andy" Standridge, who died in an automobile wreck recently.
Monday night's Oakwood City Council meeting began looking more like a presidential debate when a hot button issue was raised - illegal immigration. Oakwood City Councilmember Gary Anderson started a discussion on what he called the depleting effect illegal immigrants have upon Oakwood and Hall County resources.
Jackson County's district attorney will seek the death penalty against an Auburn man charged in a 2006 murder-arson that claimed the lives of four people, including the suspect's two young children. Piedmont Judicial Circuit District Attorney Rick Bridgeman filed official notice of intent to seek the death penalty against 34-year-old Henry Lee Stringer on Tuesday in Jackson County Superior Court. Stringer's attorney, public defender Barry King, said he ...
When members of the Newtown Florist Club needed a hand refurbishing their new headquarters, they knew who to turn to.
BY ASHLEY FIELDING email@example.com GAINESVILLE - Gainesville's Planning and Appeals Board voted 'yes' on two items of business Tuesday, including a request to build a group home. Once again, the board dealt with the subject of group homes in the city. This time, the request came from Chris Cooley on behalf of the Turning Point Residential Recovery Program. Cooley applied for a special-use ...
The Hall-Dawson Court Appointed Special Advocates program is having a toy drive for the children it helps.
Hall County Fire deputies responded to a call about a Lee Street home about 6:30 a.m. Monday and found smoke coming from the home. The fire was extinguished with little water, said Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle. Damage, which amounted to about $2,500, was contained to the bathroom, where the fire started, Cagle said. The fire appeared to have started because a towel was left too close to ...
BY DEBBIE GILBERT firstname.lastname@example.org With two weeks to go until Christmas, North Georgians weren't exactly in a holiday mood Monday. They sweated in shorts and T-shirts even as radio stations stubbornly played "Let It Snow" and "Winter Wonderland." Many areas of Georgia broke or tied temperature records Sunday and Monday, with highs soaring into the mid-70s. Atlanta, for example, hit 76 degrees Sunday afternoon, ...
CLAYTON - In a complicated land swap involving five Georgia counties, the U.S. Forest Service has proposed to give up 323 acres of the Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forest in exchange for receiving 758 acres of privately owned property. Dave Jensen, chief ranger for the forest's Chattooga River District, said swapping land is the only way for the federal agency to acquire property it needs. "Land acquisition money is ...
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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