It's a sight that has some Gainesville drivers wondering if they're hallucinating. Did they really see a yard full of pink flamingos?
Angry Banks County parents want an assistant principal fired after she reportedly made about 100 fifth-graders drink from a fountain that may have been contaminated with urine. Some 25 parents have retained Cornelia attorney Chan Caudell, though no lawsuit has been filed. They are seeking the ouster of Lori Rylee, the assistant principal at Banks County Elementary School in Homer. Caudell said on May 15, it was suspected ...
The Gainesville school board is set to vote tonight on a $50 million-plus 2008-09 budget that carries a potential increase in the property tax rate of nearly 21 percent. As of Sunday night, a copy of the budget was not available. The Times has requested a copy of the line-item budget as soon as it becomes available for board members.
The Oakwood Planning Commission recommended approval on two annexation requests Monday for a possible commercial property and a child care center. Frank Turk asked the commission to recommend annexation of a .19-acre tract at 3916 Hilldale Road and rezoning it from Hall County agricultural residential to Oakwood highway business. Turk, who is a member of the city planning commission, recused himself from the vote. He said the property ...
Need a stamp? You won't be able to buy one from a machine at the post office anymore. The vending machines that sell stamps are being removed from all United States Postal Service locations. There is no deadline for their complete removal. Michael Mills, a spokesman for the postal service, said the machines are retiring for two reasons. Because the machines are old, they have maintenance ...
Georgia Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said Friday that he was shocked by Florida's announcement that it would file suit against the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for alledgedly violating federal law.
Gloria Melancon knows just about every inch of her neighborhood.
ATLANTA - Five years ago, Army Ranger Sgt. Randy Spivey took part in one of the most publicized operations of the Iraq war: the rescue of Pvt. Jessica Lynch.
The Red Rabbit saw a record number of riders Thursday for the third annual Dump the Pump day.
The annual Putting for Pets Mini Golf Tournament will serve up fun and funding for the Humane Society this Saturday at the Oaks Miniature Golf course in Oakwood.
To protect the Earth's thinning ozone layer, millions of asthma patients are being forced to change how they take their medication.
Flowery Branch customers may have to pay at least 20 percent more each month for water and sewer starting in July, as well as a new monthly service charge for city utilities and solid waste.
Willard Thomas stepped down Sunday as pastor of Harmony Street Baptist Church after what he described as nearly 27 years of "preaching, practicing and promoting old-time religion."
It's summertime, the living's easy, but it may not be so easy to remember the rules for outdoor watering. Although Gainesville officials returned to observing the state's level 4 drought restrictions several months ago, the City Council did not make the move official until Tuesday.
Authorities charged a Gainesville teen with violation of Georgia gang laws after he was allegedly seen spray-painting gang-related graffiti in a mobile home park Wednesday.
A Lula man accused of manufacturing marijuana was indicted Nov. 26 by a Hall County grand jury.
The first few months of flu season have been somewhat slow, but cases are starting to pick up, according to local experts.
Many people consider giving to charity this time of year, but not every organization deserves your donations.
The third suspect wanted in connection with the weekend shooting of a Woodstock man was apprehended Wednesday afternoon.
A man was arrested today in the theft of more than a dozen bronze animal statues from Memorial Park Funeral Home, sheriff's officials said.
Both Hall County and Gainesville schools saw four-year graduation rates increase in 2013, continuing an upward trend from 2011.
Gainesville police released a sketch Tuesday of an armed robbery suspect.
A more than three-hour standoff in Dawson County on Tuesday ended with a second murder suspect in custody.
Oakwood City Council has passed a resolution calling on its residents "to speak out" about a fire tax "inequity" for city taxpayers.
DALLAS - A Flowery Branch native and former actress pleaded guilty Tuesday to sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, under a deal that her attorney has said would cap prison time at 18 years.
The Hall County Correctional Institute occupies a 50-year-old building that has seen better days, Warden Walt Davis said.
The way the state rates schools will change somewhat this year, focusing more on student progress and less on one-time achievement.
A machete-wielding man shot by Hall County deputies faces additional assault charges, sheriff's officials said Tuesday.
Students across Hall County are learning how to code this week and, as a result, have made a little extra cash.
Jennifer Lefevre is the recipient of an $850 grant via Clipper Petroleum.