To begin the climb out of a deep financial hole, Gainesville school officials are recommending raising the property tax rate by 15 percent in fiscal year 2008-09, which begins July 1.
Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle and House Speaker Glenn Richardson, R-Hiram, have set May 29 as the date for the caucus to elect a 9th District representative to the State Board of Transportation.
A man who had been charged with neglecting his 79-year-old mother was found dead in his cell at the Hall County Jail, authorities said Monday.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners discussed plans Monday for an industrial park on Calvary Church Road that advocates say will bring improvements to the area. The industrial park would be a joint venture between Gainesville and Hall County and would be developed by Gwinnett Industries Inc. on a 170-acre site adjacent to the new county jail and Chicopee Woods Agricultural Center. Gwinnett Industries Inc.'s parent company built ...
The firefighters of Georgia were hard at work Sunday, training for dire circumstances when they may have to save themselves and others.
In a speech at a benefit for a camp focused on at-risk youth, Gov. Sonny Perdue opted to defer to one of the state's major advocates for children - his wife. The governor and first lady, Mary Perdue, jointly addressed a Sunday morning breakfast at First Baptist Church for Camp Hope, a summer camp sponsored by the Chattahoochee Baptist Association. Sharing a podium, the Perdues spoke from a ...
About 2,000 people swarmed Wilshire Trails Park on Sunday to release 1,000 fluttering butterflies into the Gainesville sky. The 12th Annual Butterfly Release was sponsored by Friends of the Parks, a nonprofit organization affiliated with Gainesville Parks and Recreation Department.
Bruce Mistarz started making industrial electrical connectors in his kitchen oven in Illinois 20 years ago. Since then, he has consistently found himself in a building that becomes too small for his growing operation. Mistarz, owner of Mencom Corp., brought part of his Illinois-based industry to Gainesville 12 years ago, and has since outgrown three buildings. An industrial printer that sits on top of a meeting table in ...
Karen Owens, facility manager for the East Hall Community Center, hoped to give the community a glimpse of the center's offerings with an open house Monday. The center opened last year, and Owens said the purpose of the event was "to get people familiarized with the new facility."
Lake Lanier Islands flung open its gates this weekend to welcome about 800 visitors to its water park that will now close one day each week this summer to conserve water.
Oakwood may grow one-third of an acre as a result of a Monday night meeting. And a city official said slowly but surely, there's more commercial annexations to come with the expected Thurmond Tanner Parkway extension that will connect Mundy Mill Drive to Spout Springs Road.
The executive director of the Lumpkin County Development Authority says a number of top employers have recognized the value of the skilled work force at the Mohawk Industries plant in Dahlonega. Bruce Abraham said 47 exhibitors have signed up for a job fair this afternoon at the Lumpkin County Recreation Center.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Chris Mercer didn't have to take a boating safety course to legally pilot his 17-foot Sea Ray on Lake Lanier, but the Lawrenceville man didn't think it could hurt.
Hundreds of square-topped mortarboards will be tossed into the air this week as local high school seniors celebrate the end of 13 years of education.
Where will Casey Cagle be in January 2011?
Gem Jewelry Company owner Linda Orenstein noted that term "Small Business Saturday" was coined by the American Express Company, but the marketing just stuck.
East Hall and North Hall high schools will soon be home to brand-new facilities for their fine arts departments, including their respective theater programs.
Retailers are calling gray the new black after store hours on Thanksgiving diluted the frenzy of shoppers on the popular day-after shopping event.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center will hold its 34th annual Love Light Tree Lighting Celebration at 7 p.m. Monday.
If you're looking for a way to work off that holiday turkey and extra helpings of mashed potatoes, lace up those walking shoes and head to North Hall Middle School.
Looking for some low-tech entertainment for the kids over the holidays?
Black Friday boasts lots of sales, but with them come some pushing and shoving.
While some families gathered to eat turkey and give thanks, others volunteered time or cooking skills Thursday to make sure other Hall County residents enjoyed a Thanksgiving Day meal.
Advocates and stakeholders are seeking extra resources to help rehabilitate veterans who have wound up in the criminal justice system.
Here are some tips to help you deal with the summer heat wave.
Braving winter weather