JEFFERSON - Sandi and Dennis Rakow know what it is like to live in a community that doesn't have a Neighborhood Watch Program.
The new job opening for Hall County solicitor-general drew five applicants this week who each hope Gov. Sonny Perdue will appoint them to the key courthouse post. All have experience as prosecutors, and all but one have worked in the Hall County Solicitor-General's office. The solicitor-general is an elected official who prosecutes most of Hall County's misdemeanor crimes in state court. Larry Baldwin ...
Ghostly images were evoked Friday on a cold, damp night on the campus of Brenau University.
Hall County fire officials say a Friday afternoon blaze at an abandoned mobile home appears suspicious.
The Rotary Club of Gainesville is looking for nominations for the Rotary Man/Woman of the Year award. The award is presented annually for leadership and service to the community, state and nation during the past year or so, as well as for an entire career or lifetime of a native or resident or longtime former Hall County leader.
BUFORD - Meredith Hope Emerson and her black Labrador Ella spent many sun-splashed afternoons walking along the wilderness trails of the Gwinnett Environmental and Heritage Center.
A federal agency charged with resolving environmental, natural resource and public lands issues and conflicts has conducted an assessment on a possible role in finding a solution to the tri-state water war.
For those with significant stock holdings, donating shares with appreciated value to charity has given them an avenue to avoid capital gains taxes. Under IRS regulations, the holder gets to claim the full increased value of the stock or security that is donated to a charitable organization.
The Gainesville-Hall County Black History Society will be hosting its Youth Enrichment Workshop today from 10 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center, 715 Fair St. Alice Law will serve as the mistress of ceremony as children and community leaders participate in activities revolving around the black community's rich local history. Contact James Brooks at 770-532-9727 for more information.
Those applying for food stamp benefits will be able to do so online starting next month, a spokesperson for the Department of Human Resources said.
Families and NASCAR fans from across North Georgia traveled to Dawsonville on Saturday for the 41st annual Mountain Moonshine Festival.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners nominated a fifth member to the board of tax assessors at its meeting Thursday.
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Hall County hope to be able to reach out to even more young people once construction on its new building is complete.
OAKWOOD - About 20 Oakwood residents came out to Thursday's town hall meeting at Oakwood City Hall to get more details about the city's proposed Oakwood 2030 plan. "We wanted to give you an overview of what we have planned, but this is not the end of the process," said Stan Brown, Oakwood's city manager. "We seem to be lacking a sense of downtown in Oakwood, and that is ...
International bestselling author Khaled Hosseini graced the stage of Brenau University's Pearce Auditorium Thursday evening to the delight of a sold-out audience. Hosseini, who penned "The Kite Runner" and "A Thousand Splendid Suns," engaged in a candid conversation with a Brenau graduate about Afghanistan's past and future, drawing the largest crowd in Brenau history, said Ed Schrader, president of Brenau University. It took all of Pearce Auditorium plus ...
A Lula man accused of manufacturing marijuana was indicted Nov. 26 by a Hall County grand jury.
The first few months of flu season have been somewhat slow, but cases are starting to pick up, according to local experts.
Many people consider giving to charity this time of year, but not every organization deserves your donations.
The third suspect wanted in connection with the weekend shooting of a Woodstock man was apprehended Wednesday afternoon.
A man was arrested today in the theft of more than a dozen bronze animal statues from Memorial Park Funeral Home, sheriff's officials said.
Both Hall County and Gainesville schools saw four-year graduation rates increase in 2013, continuing an upward trend from 2011.
Gainesville police released a sketch Tuesday of an armed robbery suspect.
A more than three-hour standoff in Dawson County on Tuesday ended with a second murder suspect in custody.
Oakwood City Council has passed a resolution calling on its residents "to speak out" about a fire tax "inequity" for city taxpayers.
DALLAS - A Flowery Branch native and former actress pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, under a deal that her attorney has said would cap prison time at 18 years.
The Hall County Correctional Institute occupies a 50-year-old building that has seen better days, Warden Walt Davis said.
The way the state rates schools will change somewhat this year, focusing more on student progress and less on one-time achievement.
A machete-wielding man shot by Hall County deputies faces additional assault charges, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.
Students across Hall County are learning how to code this week and, as a result, have made a little extra cash.
Jennifer Lefevre is the recipient of an $850 grant via Clipper Petroleum.