ATLANTA - Nearly three months after he survived one of the toughest political battles in state history, State Transportation Board Chairman Mike Evans resigned Thursday over another battle, this one of the heart.
For the third time in its history, a downtown Gainesville hotel has assumed a new franchise.
Hall County budget reviews consistently revealed one problem Tuesday - rising fuel and health insurance costs are forcing county departments to cut costs elsewhere, which may result in smaller raises for employees in the upcoming year.
After more than a month of discussion, the Gainesville City Council chose to sell its final 28 acres of Industrial Park West property to the owner of Cowart Mulch Products, but the decision may cause one existing industry to leave Gainesville.
The Habersham County Board of Education voted Monday night to officially approve Robert Costley as its new superintendent starting July 1. He has an initial three-year contract that includes an annual salary of $120,000.
Warmer than expected temperatures had growers with tender fruit crops breathing a sigh of relief on Wednesday. A freeze warning had been issued for most of the Northern half of the state for 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. Wednesday. However, the low temperature at Lee Gilmer Memorial Airport in Gainesville was 39 degrees at 6 a.m. By 9 a.m., the temperature had risen to 51 degrees, the same temperature recorded at midnight.
The Georgia Department of Transportation awarded the city of Oakwood $100,000 for phase two of its downtown sidewalk improvement program.
Nearly 300 people were arrested Wednesday in immigration and identity theft raids at Pilgrim's Pride poultry plants in five states.
A young girl and her 61-year-old grandfather remained in critical condition Tuesday at an Atlanta hospital, more than a day after being severely burned in a fire at Spring Street Apartments, a fire official said.
Bed space, bodies and some unwanted competition may lead Hall County Sheriff's officials to revise their initial revenue estimates for the new $54 million jail.
A log cabin near Flowery Branch was destroyed after a fire broke out at about 8 a.m. Tuesday. No one was hurt.
With the shock not completely worn off, colleges nationwide are operating or putting in place security measures to help prevent a repeat of the Virginia Tech massacre, which happened a year ago today.
A 49-year-old man who sexually exploited his teenage wife must serve seven years in prison and can't contact her when he gets out, a Hall County judge ruled Tuesday.
In observance of National Victims' Rights Week, the Georgia Department of Human Resources is urging people to report suspected cases of elder abuse.
No one was injured aboard a Hall County school bus that was involved in a wreck on Interstate 85 while carrying members of the North Hall High School boys and girls soccer teams, officials said.
The pedestrian bridge in downtown Gainesville will close Tuesday through May 31 for sidewalk repairs on the City Hall side.
The Hall County Sheriff's Office is checking out reports of burglaries and entering auto incidents near flooded areas in the area of the Hall and Gwinnett county line in Buford.
Mark Coleman and the late Chris Mance spent the last few years preparing for retirement.
Visitors to Hall County schools could have a new security checkpoint to go through beginning next school year.
A Wednesday visit to Hall County by several German tourists served to illuminate a reality prominent in the U.S., and increasingly in the forefront of modern Europe - the tide of immigration.
A group of 11 Uzbekistanis, including farmers, businessmen and a representative of the country's Ministry of Agriculture and Water Management recently visited Lanier Technical College to learn about its refrigeration program.
Area residents took to the sidewalk in front of the local Internal Revenue Service office, waving signs and encouraging people driving by to honk in protest of the agency and revelations that some conservative groups have been targeted by IRS agents.
Hall County graduation rates increased in 2012 from 2011.
Gene Jones was outside his Commander Drive home cutting his grass when he saw smoke pouring out to the road.
Gainesville City Council approved awarding the bid for the convention center and hotel feasibility study to consulting firms Key Advisors Inc. and the Bleakly Advisory Group on Tuesday evening.
Flowery Branch officials are estimating $1.4 million in expenses related to Sunday's historic rainfall, and so far it appears that most of the financial burden is falling on the beleaguered South Hall city.
Norfolk Southern officials said Tuesday that culverts in Flowery Branch were overwhelmed Sunday by the heavy rains that fell overnight.