Local lawyer and former Hall County Commissioner Ashley Bell has formally announced his intentions to run for state school superintendent.
When the new Fair Street School building opened in October 2013, it was the Gainesville city school system's goal for all of those students to have their own school-issued tablet devices with the intent of eventually taking those home.
Ongoing concerns about the costs associated with providing services in Gainesville and unincorporated parts of Hall County have led state lawmakers to push for a bill that would put a mediation process in place for dealing with the city's next round of "island" annexations.
A new piece of equipment at the Hall County Recycling Center will increase efficiency and hopefully attract more users.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners will vote on a number of proposed developments, including a South Hall apartment complex sure to bring out residents opposing the project, when it meets Thursday.
The future of Lake Lanier's water quality is on tap Thursday at a meeting at Unicoi State Park in Helen.
Collaboration was the theme at Monday night's Joint Municipal Association meeting as officials reported and heard progress toward cultivating a unified Northeast Georgia presence that is economically sound and sustainable.
Hall County students can rest easy: Barring any further bad weather, their spring breaks and summer vacations are free from being intruded upon.
The Georgia Department of Transportation calls the Tumbling Circle railroad crossing near Old Oakwood Road in Gainesville one of the most dangerous intersections in the state and has recommended closing it.
Construction on the Hall County Sheriff's Office North Hall precinct is moving along, with doors set to open to the public at the end of next month, county officials said.
For some, Thursday's public information open house on widening U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway in North Hall County may seem familiar.
State Sen. Butch Miller, R-Gainesville, is co-sponsoring a bill aimed at reforming the state's medical malpractice system and lowering health care costs. His picture was on a mailer sent to many Hall County homes in January, asking residents to thank him for his support of the bill.
For the past two weeks, testimony in Hall County Superior Court has described a July 6, 2012, boating crash caused by negligence and recklessness.
Calling it a mere formality, Gainesville officials are hoping that changing the name of the existing tourism bureau to the Gainesville Convention and Visitors Bureau Authority will be a boon to its economic development portfolio.
The power outage in North Hall County on Saturday night remains under investigation, said Craig Heighton, public affairs director for Georgia Transmission Corp.
The Hall County Board of Commissioners is expected to approve a number of treatment services grant applications for the Criminal Justice Coordinating Council when it meets Wednesday.
The Hall County School District is considering using sales tax money to redo the entrances at two of its elementary schools.
Republican Bernard Fontaine has qualified for the U.S. House of Representatives 9th District race. Fontaine will challenge incumbent Doug Collins in the Republican primary May 20.
The monthly Family Day on Sunday at the Northeast Georgia History Center in Gainesville recognized the 200-year anniversary of the end of the War of 1812. Events included re-enactors demonstrating and discussing soldiers' lives, an exhibit in the Rotating Gallery, hands-on activities and interactive exhibits. Visitors could make soldiers' shako headgear, have silhouettes drawn and explore the events that led to Francis Scott Key's writing the lyrics of "The Star-Spangled Banner"
State lawmakers have stripped language from a bill that would have given a newly created Gainesville Convention and Visitors Bureau Authority power to issue bonds, purchase property and hire personnel without oversight from the City Council.
Lanier Charter Career Academy is already home to a fine dining restaurant, gift store, coffee shop and conference center, among other businesses.
Gainesville is looking to move forward on the long-awaited placement of a historical marker at the site of the former Cooper Pants Factory.
Gainesville officials explained to residents Saturday at an advisory meeting how low-income individuals can go about getting government assistance for a cornerstone achievement - owning a home.
The Centennial Arts Academy team from Gainesville won the Helen Ruffin Reading Bowl State Championship on Saturday in Athens.
Despite being wracked by bad weather, one of Northeast Georgia's biggest road projects - the Cleveland Bypass - is on track for a Dec. 31 completion.
A fallen power line is to blame for a Saturday evening outage in Hall County that took hours to restore.
A local university is expanding - again.
Lake Lanier property owners can start bracing now for sticker shock when assessment notices are mailed May 16.