For more than a year, a state grant meant to provide down-payment assistance for low- and moderate-income first-time homeowners in Flowery Branch has sat nearly unspent.
Nobody likes paying taxes, especially when money is tight.
ATLANTA - A proposed change to the way Georgia doles out teacher pensions has retired educators angry that the state wants to change a 40-year-old policy on cost-of-living adjustments.
Pink was the fashion statement of choice Saturday at the eighth annual Harvest of Hope.
While the economic outlook darkened even further with bad reports on layoffs and consumer confidence, Friday was one of the quietest days since the financial meltdown began a month ago. Wall Street's tumultuous week turned out to be its best in five years. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 127 points Friday, but turned in the strong week because of two huge days of gains - a record 936-point jump ...
A Monroe contractor has been named as the apparent low bidder for the last leg of a planned extension of Thurmon Tanner Parkway, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said Friday. Gary's Grading and Pipeline Co. submitted the lowest bid out of 11 bidders on the project Friday, spokesman Mark McKinnon said. The Monroe company offered to extend Thurmond Tanner Parkway from Plainview Road ...
A Gainesville business is the focus of a wide-reaching criminal investigation that could involve dozens of victims and losses in the millions. Hall County Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland confirmed Friday that officials are conducting a financial crimes investigation into North Georgia Equipment Sales, an Aviation Boulevard business that deals in heavy equipment. Strickland said the company may have victimized investors. "There does appear to be a ...
Two merchants were arrested at a Flowery Branch convenience store Thursday on charges of making cash payouts for video gambling machines.
Hall County has recorded its 38th case of rabies this year, continuing an unprecedented epidemic of the fatal disease in wild animals.
The chairman of Hall County's Board of Tax Assessors resigned Friday after the district attorney wrote a scathing letter that stopped short of bringing criminal charges for misuse of taxpayer money. Emory Martin Jr., who served on the board since the late 1980s, was accused of misappropriating more than $60,000 by padding per diem time sheets and taking $100 per day payment for days when he did not work. <p ...
The Jefferson City Schools Board of Education has approved the removal of the annex building at Jefferson High School in exchange for more classroom space and a larger cafeteria. "Jefferson High School only has three classrooms available for future growth," said John Jackson, school system superintendent. "There is also a kitchen problem (at the high school). It's the smallest one in the entire school system." The building to ...
While statewide employment hit a 16-year high in September, Gainesville's jobless rate remained the same. While the state has not released localized percentages for September, in August Gainesville's rate of unemployment was 5.5 percent, up 0.2 percent from July.
From all walks of life, they have come to tiny Lula Park. Men seeking anonymous, casual sexual encounters in the woods repeatedly have propositioned undercover officers there over the course of a six-month sting operation that was prompted by complaints.
Considering that Hall County is home to the region's largest hospital, many people are surprised to learn there has never been an air ambulance service stationed in Gainesville. But that will change later this month. LifeNet Georgia, which currently operates a helicopter out of a base in Jefferson, is leasing the helipad at Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Lanier Park campus. "All we're waiting for is for our temporary ...
If you have old tires lying around, you may want to load them up and head over to the Jackson County Transfer Station. On Saturday, Keep Jackson County Beautiful and the Jackson County Solid Waste Department will be sponsoring a scrap tire collection day.
A North Hall County family of four is homeless after a fire destroyed its home Sunday morning.
The closer Christmas gets, the more excitement begins to fill the air.
A Gainesville church is continuing a tradition that may go on hiatus next year.
Work is finished on an extensive paving project at Lake Lanier parks and campgrounds, the biggest of three improvement projects in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' first use of federal road dollars.
Hall County Sheriff's Office deputies arrested four people Thursday charged with stealing a utility trailer and motorcycle.
A private tri-state water group has worked several years to find a water-sharing solution in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River basin that includes Lake Lanier, something that has eluded Georgia, Alabama and Florida for two decades.
The Georgia State Patrol on Friday identified the victim of a Wednesday afternoon fatal wreck on Ga. 60/Candler Road as Paula J. Harper of Commerce.
Jose Galaviz was abusing drugs, including injecting heroin, when he wound up in the Hall County Drug Court program after being presented with two options.
Life as an American student is significantly different for French exchange student Arthur Schouteeten.
A revised set of design guidelines for Gainesville's historic districts separates residential-style buildings used as homes from those occupied by businesses.
Holiday festivities in the area will cause some frequently used streets to shut down for awhile this weekend.
A male victim has been flown to Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta after being run over by a vehicle.
Gainesville residents Friday shared their thoughts and respect for Nelson Mandela, South Africa's international icon who died Thursday at age 95.
Georgia Power has increased the ways customers can learn about outages.