U.S. Rep. Nathan Deal, R-Gainesville, told members of the Rotary Club of Gainesville on Monday that a financial crisis looms in the federally funded Medicare program a decade from now. Deal, ranking member of the House Subcommittee on Health, told the civic club that a significant population in the 9th Congressional District, which he represents, is already dependent on government health care programs, such as Medicare and Medicaid. The 9th ...
BUFORD - When it opened 34 years ago, the PineIsle Resort was the crown jewel of Lake Lanier. The hotel was the first major venue at Lake Lanier Islands and continued to be a popular destination for both tourists and conventions. The 254-room hotel went through a succession of owners. The final one, Marriott Corp., closed the hotel on Nov. 4, 2005. The terms of the lease of the ...
In eight years with Home Development Resources, Mary Ledbetter, the organization's executive director, said she has never experienced a foreclosure rate as high as the one that plagues Hall County.
HOMER - What does it take to assemble Georgia's Largest Easter Egg Hunt? How about 100,000 individually wrapped candy eggs, 100 plastic prize eggs, volunteers and 10 acres of prime egg-hunting real estate.
Being diagnosed with cancer is like being thrown into a maze and not knowing how to find your way out.
Drive by any church in the Gainesville area today and you're likely to see a lot more cars than usual.
What kid doesn't love a treasure hunt?
GAINESVILLE -- Environmentalists and Gainesville officials agree that Flat Creek is a lot better than it was about 10 years ago.
If you want to give your child a gift this Easter, the Georgia Department of Agriculture recommends that you stick with marshmallow Peeps and chocolate bunnies rather than their living counterparts.
The receded waters of Lake Lanier, low pool and all, will be on display for a national audience of fishing enthusiasts this summer when the Outdoor Channel airs an edition of "Ultimate Match Fishing" that wrapped up Saturday at the Lake Lanier Islands resort. For bass fishermen, the low lake has been a boon, and attracted the cable network to Lanier for the first time for its invitational tournament. <p ...
ATLANTA - A word of Dutch origin ended an East Hall Middle School eighth-grader's third and deepest run as a spelling bee champion.
When federal authorities last August announced the indictments of 25 defendants of mostly Cuban descent in connection with a large-scale marijuana "grow house" operation, it was thought that the organization had been dismantled.
Dr. Doug Tanner has a simple technique for vaccinating a long, tail-wagging line of furry, four-legged animals for rabies: "Hurry."
Homeowners can get information to help them keep their homes at an event being held next week in Gainesville by the Georgia Department of Community Affairs.
The Georgia Department of Transportation warns drivers that continuing work on four road projects will cause lane closures next week in Hall 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.
Here are some tips to help you deal with the summer heat wave.
Braving winter weather