The Georgia Public Health Lab in Decatur confirmed Monday that a skunk captured in the Wiley Road area of North Hall tested positive for rabies.
Every weekday, Meals on Wheels delivers some 400 meals to Hall County seniors, but the program's coordinator said more meals could be delivered with more volunteers.
With a 2007 graduation rate of 81 percent, or 10 points above the state average, Gainesville High School has become a destination for some 40 school districts statewide "to learn more about our success," said campus principal Mike Kemp.
Application documents are available for viewing for Robert Costley, who has been given the Habersham County school board's OK as its new superintendent.
Students, parents and educators complained Tuesday night about last year's eligibility changes in the much-coveted HOPE Scholarship and its effects on students taking challenging courses.
In the tussle between Seasons on Lanier residents and the bankrupt neighborhood's potential new developer, Easlan Capital of Atlanta Inc. has been granted a timeout.
Deborah Mockus, who served for five years as director of Hall County Parks and Leisure Services, is now city administrator for the Jackson County town of Arcade. Mockus left Hall County's employment in mid-March. "She was not asked to leave," said County Administrator Jim Shuler, calling her departure "mutually agreed upon." Mockus was given a six-month severance package. Shuler did not elaborate on the reason for the ...
Northeast Georgia Health System officials have denied allegations that they did not follow Georgia's certificate-of-need rules when applying to build a new hospital in Braselton.
The Gainesville City Council and the Gainesville school board met Monday to discuss matters that affect both.
St. Michael Catholic Church has signed a contract to purchase the current building of Emmanuel Baptist Church as a mission. The $1.3 million contract is contingent upon the church's ability to raise $300,000 in donations and pledges by the end of April. Emmanuel Baptist, located at 177 Atlanta Highway, is in a business district that is dominated by businesses owned by or catering to Latino clientele. It backs up to ...
A group of nearly 20 Hall County residents and elected officials gathered Monday at Blackshear Place Library in Oakwood to brainstorm improvement ideas for Hall County libraries. Adrian Mixson, Hall County Library System director, said the purpose of the focus group was to determine how library patrons' needs regarding facilities, services and programs might change during the next five years. "This is a growing county. We're asking our ...
GAINESVILLE- It's not Christmas, but they'll still be trimming the holly tree. Gainesville motorists should be advised that the Green Street lane that turns right onto E.E. Butler will be blocked off this afternoon while Jackson EMC prunes the Green Street holly tree.
They came in search of the elusive bargain, and some found it Tuesday as Gainesville and the Hall County Tax Commissioners office sold some of the equipment at the former Uptown Fitness on Bradford Street.
An 18-year-old Talmo resident is being held in the Hall County Jail without bond after he allegedly fired a gun at someone, stole a car and fled from deputies Sunday morning.
The Hall County Tax Commissioners Office and the city of Gainesville will host an auction from 8 to 10 a.m. today at the former site of Uptown Fitness Center at 131 Bradford St.
Laurel Park's boat ramp will be closed Saturday during the Hawgin' on Lanier barbecue event.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order Wednesday putting in place restrictions on a set of academic standards adopted by the state that have faced growing opposition in recent months by tea party and conservative groups.
Law enforcement officers joined Gov. Nathan Deal at the Laurel Park Boat Ramp on Wednesday to deliver the message that a blood alcohol content of .08 is the law of the land and the water.
Gainesville school officials and police were still working Wednesday to determine the identity of the third person involved in vandalism at Gainesville High School.
An icon of Southern style helped a Gainesville elementary school boost its aesthetic appeal Wednesday morning.
SAVANNAH - A water-projects bill approved Wednesday by the U.S. Senate contains a provision that would remove a bureaucratic obstacle to deepening the Savannah harbor if the measure becomes law.
State and local officials and lawmakers gave their initial thoughts on the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation of lowering the blood-alcohol content rule to .05 for roads, from .08.
The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to OK a water reauthorization bill that will not limit Georgia's water use from Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona, a restriction that had been sought by lawmakers in Alabama and Florida.
A presentation by the Drug Free Coalition of Hall County at the Hall County Schools District Office on Thursday night in Gainesville focused on preventing overdoses of prescription drugs.
Gov. Nathan Deal ordered Bibles be returned to rooms at state parks Wednesday after the books were removed following a complaint from a guest.
Two measures passed unanimously at a brief city of Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board meeting on Tuesday evening at the Public Safety Complex.
The Georgia State Patrol on Tuesday identified the 11-year-old boy who was injured Sunday afternoon in a four-wheeler accident in West Hall as Lanny Charles Dunagan.
A 22-year-old man was airlifted for treatment Tuesday after the Gator or similar vehicle he was riding in the woods overturned, authorities said.
Hall County will test its outdoor weather siren at 10 a.m. today.
Today's remarks at Laurel Park by Gov. Nathan Deal are expected to focus on the boating under the influence portion of the boating safety reforms passed by the legislature and signed into law April 23.