PENDERGRASS - A police officer in northeast Georgia is suspended without pay as authorities investigate a complaint that he falsely arrested a man during a traffic stop. Pendergrass Police Chief Rob Russell says Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents are examining evidence against Officer Bill Garner. Russell says the officer is accused of arresting a passenger in a car for having an open container of alcohol when no open container was present.
The Grady Young Foundation plans to hold its Fifth Annual Memorial Weekend from Friday to Sunday with the theme "Recognizing Rising STARS (Students Triumphantly Achieving Respect and Success) In Our Communities."
Interactive Neighborhood for Kids Inc. kicked off Literacy Month on Wednesday with a visit from three University of Georgia cheerleaders.
Shortly after the National Weather Service issued a severe thunderstorm warning Tuesday afternoon for Hall County, the storm was gone.
BRASELTON - The father of a young woman injured Sunday in a high-speed, head-on collision on Ga. 211 blames Braselton police for the crash that killed three people. Gregory King, 22, of Statham was driving more than 100 mph in a Chevrolet Camaro and was attempting to pass a car on a two-lane road when he ran head-on into 21-year-old Patricia Griffin's Dodge Neon, police said. Both drivers were ...
Karen Nowakowski had been questioning why she had to take math and psychology classes on her way to completing her fire science degree at Lanier Technical College's Winder campus.
Hall County Planning Commission reviewed a rezoning request for a 28-acre site on the north side of Thompson Mill Road Monday that could result in a 67-acre mixed-use development that would straddle the Gwinnett County line. Rochester and Associates Inc. asked the planning commission to approve rezoning of the 28-acre site across from The Village at Deaton Creek from planned residential development and agriculture residential to planned commercial development. ...
The weekend announcement that the talks between Georgia, Florida and Alabama over an 18-year impasse on water issues have broken down gives little indication as to what is next in the battle between the states.
Gainesville school officials hope that parking and other changes at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy will help ease traffic woes, particularly in the morning when parents park to walk their children into school.
GAINESVILLE - The Hall County school system is looking at allowing rising ninth-graders interested in the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme to start their high school career at Johnson High School, one of the Hall County high schools offering the program. Students wouldn't be able to start the two-year program until 11th grade, but they'd already be accustomed to the high school before starting the program. "I think ...
After his morning workout, the Atlanta Falcons David Patterson stopped by Chicopee Woods Elementary for some light reading. The 285-pound defensive lineman's choice of material: "The Lady With the Alligator Purse."
FLOWERY BRANCH - An overturned rig leaked between 400 and 500 gallons of diesel fuel on a vacant lot Monday in northern Flowery Branch. Authorities received the call about the leaking diesel fuel at 8:30 a.m. Monday, but are not sure how long the fuel had been leaking from the overturned rig, said Hall County Fire Chief David Kimbrell. "Evidently it had been turned over for quite ...
It was an unusual friendship - a Baptist police chief and a Catholic priest.
Terry Floyd brought her 20-year-old daughter to an Oakwood sporting goods store Saturday morning for a two-hour presentation on personal safety, from locks and alarms to cars, phones and computers.
A bill now before the state Senate proposes to open the door wider for vouchers in Georgia.
A Jefferson man has been arrested and charged in the death of a teenage girl and her unborn child, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation reported Friday.
A statewide video competition has inspired local high school students to share the message that when it comes to underage drinking, most people are just saying "no."
Flowery Branch city planner John McHenry presented City Council with a draft Thursday night of its marketing analysis and redevelopment plan for the city's historic and commercial gateway district.
Children can get helmets this Saturday during a giveaway at Interactive Neighborhood for Kids in Gainesville.
Northeast Georgia could learn around the new year - if not sooner - whether it will get a trauma care designation, which one health official says could save lives by providing faster care for those badly hurt.
The Gainesville Jaycees is accepting nominations for its annual Young man and Young Woman of the Year award, which honors Hall County residents younger than 40 for their community service.
A man accused of armed robbery in the parking lot of a Gainesville restaurant has been charged with additional, unrelated offenses.
One week after the coldest Thanksgiving since the early 1900s, temperatures continue to break records - in the other extreme.
"Go Big Red!"
The regional youth detention center in Gwinnett County is closing in June, with some offenders set to transfer to the Gainesville RYDC, the Department of Juvenile Justice announced Thursday evening.
A fire Tuesday evening damaged a home on Etta Vesta Circle in Gainesville, authorities said.
Two male juveniles were arrested Wednesday in connection with a threatening note found in a Gainesville High School boys restroom.
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.