Hall County school system teachers will have to do more than unplug personal appliances, such as microwaves and mini-refrigerators, before they leave Friday for the two-week Christmas break.
GAINESVILLE - The Rev. Robert Lee Hopkins lived through 18 U.S. presidents. He came before the world wars, and he stayed well past the turn of a century. And after 105 years of life, Hopkins' family and friends said goodbye Wednesday, sending him to his grave in a horse-drawn carriage. "We're going to take this man away with dignity," said the Rev. Darrell Watkins, who gave ...
When veteran race car builder Bud Hughes fired up the engine of a high-horsepower stock car Wednesday morning, the subsequent window-rattling roar had most of the surrounding fifth-graders plugging their ears.
The city of Cornelia has received a $1 million grant from the U.S. Economic Development Administration for its wastewater treatment plant. The federal grant, along with a grant from the Appalachian Regional Commission and the One Georgia fund, will pay for much of the $2.5 million cost.
BUFORD - Six people narrowly escaped a "silent killer" Monday morning, when the occupants of a Buford mobile home were sickened by carbon monoxide poisoning.
Nearly 300 C.W. Davis Middle School students got a big reward for their community service project. All 6 foot 5 inches of Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Brian Finneran visited the school Tuesday morning to congratulate the classes who collected the most cell phones for victims of domestic violence. Grouped by subject from each grade level, the sixth-and seventh-grade language arts classes as well as the eighth-grade social studies class gathered ...
A man is dead and three houses were destroyed after a fire spread through a Flowery Branch subdivision early Tuesday morning. Larry Cleveland, 61, of Flowery Branch died as a result of a fire that started in his home and spread to three other houses in the Madison Creek subdivision off Jim Crow Road.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue announced Tuesday that the state reduced its water usage by 348 million gallons per day in November, exceeding the state's goal of 230 million. Perdue, at a news conference at the Capitol, said the reduction was enough water to supply 1.7 million households per day.
An elderly Gainesville woman died as the result of injuries she sustained when she was struck by a car in a bank parking lot, police said Wednesday.
GAINESVILLE - One woman told Gainesville City Council members that after a rise in property taxes and gas prices, the new water rates are an unfair attempt at raising revenue. At Tuesday's Gainesville City Council meeting, Eileen Feeley, 5622 Nags Head Circle, said the tiered water rates, dubbed "conservation pricing," do not take into consideration households with larger families. "I just feel the tiered rates are unfair ...
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle predicted Tuesday that correcting the problems at the Georgia Department of Transportation and finding additional sources of funding could be a two-year process.
Flowery Branch City Council repealed the old adult business ordinance Tuesday morning and replaced it with a new adult business ordinance. "It just kind of brings us up to date to match our zoning ordinance," Flowery Branch Mayor Diane Hirling said. The council revamped its zoning ordinance in late 2006 that detailed where specific businesses are allowed to operate within the city. Hirling said the new adult business ordinance was ...
GAINESVILLE - Dayton Preslar fought back tears as he recalled close friend Charles Caston as a Christian and someone known for his looks, laughter and sincerity. He also remembered the final chapters in the North Hall High School senior's life.
The governors of Florida, Alabama and Georgia hashed out an agreement Monday that they hope will finally end a 17-year-old war over the river water that flows through the three Southeastern states.
One woman expressed her disdain for the new water rates at this morning's Gainesville City Council meeting. Eileen Feeley of Nagshead Circle, said the tiered water rates, dubbed "conservation pricing," that go into effect in January are unfair to larger families.
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