An ordinance maintaining a 9:30 a.m. city council meeting time divided the Flowery Branch City Council on Wednesday.
The Hall County school system outperformed the state in eighth-grade writing scores, Superintendent Will Schofield said Thursday.
A home invasion robbery this week in which two women were forced into a closet at gunpoint isn't a common occurrence in Gainesville, but it illustrates the need for common-sense safety measures, police say.
Last week, the Georgia Senate passed a bill that would require elementary school students to be screened for obesity. School nurses say it would promote better health, but concerns have been raised about privacy and about how the mandate would be implemented.
HOMER - As district attorney of Northeast Georgia's Piedmont Judicial Circuit for 24 years, Tim Madison spent many hours prosecuting cases in the wood-paneled second-floor courtroom of the Banks County courthouse. On Tuesday, Madison was the one being prosecuted, as the disgraced former DA for Banks, Jackson and Barrow counties pleaded guilty to stealing taxpayer money and was sentenced to six years in prison.
The second of two suspects in an armed robbery and assault at a Dahlonega convenience store pleaded guilty this week, officials said. Robert Jacob Mallard, 28, pleaded guilty to armed robbery in Lumpkin County Superior Court and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, Lumpkin County Sheriff's Capt. Jason Stover said.
DAWSONVILLE - Southern Catholic College's Board of Trustees has a new member.
A half century ago, a country singer wannabe went into an unfinished recording studio at the University of Georgia, and the rest, as they say, is history.
GAINESVILLE - New Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada swore to serve the residents of Gainesville with compassion, courage and integrity to the best of his ability Tuesday.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is getting out of the business of issuing hunting and fishing licenses and boat registrations. That job is being outsourced to a private, out-of-state company, and many people aren't happy about it.
The human resources director for the Gainesville school system is receiving a 15 percent raise, along with a new job title.
Flowery Branch City Council will consider an ordinance this morning that could revamp the style of City Council meetings.
Ten years ago Thursday, a predawn storm shattered the lives of Northeast Georgian families and took the lives of 12 of our neighbors. On the morning of March 20, 1998, a tornado ripped through North Hall County and continued into White and Habersham counties. Eleven people were killed in Hall, one in White, and dozens more were left homeless. Lanier Elementary School and North Hall High were damaged by the twister, which caused millions in damages.
CLEVELAND - A banquet was given in Bethany Caywood's honor for being named White County High School's STAR student, an honor that's reserved for the very brightest.
Brenau University has contracted with Barnes & Noble College Booksellers to manage the bookstore on the Gainesville campus and provide broader service to the university's other campuses and online studies program.
Solar energy is going to play an increasingly important role in the next 20 years, Georgia Public Service commissioners said Monday during a panel discussion of the state's solar industry.
The Gainesville City Schools Board of Education voted Monday night to approve its fiscal 2013-14 budget.
"A millage rate increase does not automatically mean anyone's taxes are going up."
Mike Little got the phone call 15 minutes after Sunday's shooting at Tadmore Park in East Hall.
Hall County commissioners are scheduled to decide the fate of LL Farms, but county officials are already proposing new ordinances to deal with agricultural sites used to hold various events.
A rabies alert was issued for the Briarwood Drive area off Cleveland Highway in Gainesville after a rabid bat was found in a home there.
A spectator at a soccer game in East Hall on Sunday afternoon died after he was shot repeatedly at close range.
This year's deluge of rain has pushed off by nearly six months the completion date of the Ga. 347 widening between Interstate 985 and Ga. 211/Old Winder Highway.
With summer officially starting on Friday, temperatures have already started to rise.
Hall County Fire Services wants to ensure little ones enjoy a safe summer, and will again host Camp LifeSavers during July at various county sites.
One person was transported to Northeast Georgia Medical Center after a wreck Sunday afternoon on Howard Road in Gainesville.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners is considering new regulations for businesses that want to allow customers to buy or consume alcohol on their premises.
Prior to today's first public hearing on the Hall County school budget and proposed millage rate increase, Deputy Superintendent Lee Lovett will host a budget seminar.
In 2011, citing Fourth Amendment concerns, the Georgia legislature gutted a Senate bill that would have allowed collection of DNA evidence upon arrest for those charged with felonies.
Georgia State Patrol is investigating a crash that resulted in serious injury to a bicycle rider on Bryant Quarter Road near Cobb Griffin on Sunday.