Ongoing water conservation efforts, both local and state-mandated, may cause Gainesville's public utilities department to lose its streak of steadily increasing revenue, a financial auditor for the city said today.
As the rapidly shrinking Lake Lanier reveals unprecedented amounts of previously buried trash, the Lake Lanier Association has come up with a new way to tackle the problem. Shore "Super" Sweep is a twist on Shore Sweep, the association's annual lake cleanup that's usually held in September. The "super" sweep is an ongoing effort rather than a single event. "It's just not possible to hold enough organized cleanups ...
A new bridge spanning Mundy Mill Road will open this afternoon to accommodate Interstate 985 southbound traffic.
It's safe to assume that anyone with the nickname "Hot Wheels" isn't afraid of attracting attention. Kristina Shepard figured out a long time ago that she can't avoid drawing curious stares everywhere she goes, so she uses it as an opportunity to educate people.
GAINESVILLE - For the first time in the history of Atlanta's Archdiocese, Catholic priests Wednesday crowned the image of Our Lady of Guadalupe. Father Fabio Sotelo performed the rite at St. Michael Catholic Church in Gainesville, along with priests in 17 other parishes throughout the Atlanta Roman Catholic district. At the coronation mass, Sotelo crowned an image that came from the Basilica of Our Lady of ...
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.
Gainesville police are investigating after a man fled from a traffic stop and officers found him dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head, Cpl. Kevin Holbrook said.
Area residents still seeking to understand how the new federal health care law affects them are invited to a Monday hearing on the troubled rollout.
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