When retired Stephens County Sheriff's Investigator Mike Crozier took the witness stand in a federal courtroom in Gainesville last month, it was the eighth time this year he has testified about images of child pornography known collectively as the "RCA Series."
The re-election campaign of Gainesville school board member Kelvin Simmons may come to a grinding halt as a result of a change in state law regarding nepotism and school board members' eligibility for election.
State auditors presented Gainesville's school board with the results of the school system's fiscal year 2008 audit in a meeting Monday night, and ticked off the many problems that once existed in the system's finances.
In the last year, few things have been as contentious in Hall County as reassessments in value on lakefront homes and commercial businesses, sending tax bills for some property owners through the roof.
With a pencil in hand, Lyman Coker traced in the hardened sand the possible borders of a marker that would give words to an otherwise somber scene - bricks engraved with the names of area military men and women.
Hall County officials are now moving unilaterally on a proposal to scrap the Civil Service Board after the proposal stalled in the state legislature. The board hears and decides disciplinary appeals brought by terminated or demoted employees.