The top leaders of the Georgia General Assembly announced Wednesday that they were suspending payment of local assistance grants until January, and the state budget crisis may eliminate them altogether.
JEFFERSON -- Schoolteachers and administrators in Jackson County schools can breathe a little easier now that the eight-member quality assurance team from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools has said it will recommend that the system remain accredited.
With all the recent emphasis on saving gasoline, Georgians may have forgotten that it's important to save energy at home, too.
Although in sound financial shape, the Hall County school board is considering approving a short-term loan for the district until it collects property tax revenue.
FLOWERY BRANCH - The Flowery Branch City Council voted Wednesday morning to approve an amended tax allocation district agreement with Hall County government.
Every year, Anastacia Rodriguez and her husband John grow watermelons to share with the Gainesville-Hall County Senior Center. This year's crop was a beauty, and it took John and two other men to get this melon into the trunk of Anastacia's car. Gloria Wilms, coordinator at the center, said they would cut it up and serve it to everyone at the center that day.
Terrance Putman, 23, of Gainesville was killed in a motorcycle crash early Wednesday morning, Gainesville police said. Lt. Floyd Canup said police and emergency medical personnel responded to a location on Hunter Street. They discovered that a motorcycle left the road, struck a utility pole and ejected the driver. <span ...
Two men were wounded Wednesday in an explosion that shook the ground in a Lula subdivision and was the result of an accident involving a blowtorch and an old gas tank from a logging truck, fire officials said.
Hall County recorded its 37th rabies case this year after a rabid raccoon came into contact with a dog Sunday in northwestern Hall.
As the fuel shortage continues to make Hall County residents anxious, it's "so far, so good with us," Hall County's purchasing manager Tim Sims said of the fuel supply.
Lines eased somewhat Tuesday in Hall County as a hurricane-induced gas shortage continued to leave some stations without fuel, while others, albeit temporarily, had one or more grades of unleaded gasoline.
The Medical Center Foundation is gearing up for Thursday's annual golf tournament to raise money for the Gateway Domestic Violence Center.
DAWSONVILLE - The president and chief executive of Chestatee State Bank said Tuesday that his bank has already taken steps to address most of the practices cited in a order made public last week by the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp.
In times of medical emergency, a 10-minute wait for an ambulance can seem like a lifetime and cost a life.
DAWSONVILLE - An Atlanta surgeon was killed in Monday night's plane crash in Dawson County.
Construction is continuing on schedule for Hall County's two new fire stations, though the recent rainy weather is slowing things down just a tad.
Immigration attorneys are welcoming the shuttering of a Gainesville immigration detention center, owned by the city and operated by the Corrections Corp. of America.
Gainesville police offered a few more details into the search and chase of a Murrayville man who was found in the woods with a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the head on Nov. 19.
Middle and high school girls heard a special presentation Wednesday about the importance of self-respect and setting goals.
Brenau University students got a chance to ease the stress of final exams week on Wednesday and play with puppies. The Hall County Animal Shelter brought some pups to the campus for students to visit with and forget about grades for a moment.
Special Olympics Georgia is looking for hundreds of volunteers to help with an event in Hall County next fall.
One person died Wednesday in a one-vehicle wreck on Ga. 60/Candler Road near Roy Parks Road in East Hall County.
Brenau University President Ed Schrader stood among the construction of the Brenau Downtown Center as workers continued to place the final touches of a renovation that's been nearly nine months in the making.
Gainesville is looking to plant 180 trees at three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers parks as part of an "environmental stewardship" effort tied to the Clarks Bridge replacement project.
Hall County may save months and millions of dollars to provide sewer to the Ga. 365 corridor by not building a new sewer treatment plant in North Hall.
DAWSONVILLE- Authorities say a single-engine plane on its way to DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Chamblee lost radar and radio contact Monday night before crashing in a heavily wooded area of Dawson County, killing the pilot.
Classes will continue as normal at Gainesville High School today, though with ramped-up security following a threatening note found Tuesday afternoon.
Lanier Elementary students got a treat Tuesday when about 15 Atlanta Falcons players were on hand at the school's gymnasium for the Atlanta Falcons' physical fitness camp. The players were there to help the students through the various activities and were joined by a group of Chestatee High seniors.
Gainesville City Council members said they had to approve an ordinance Tuesday night allowing guns in city parks.