For more than a year, a state grant meant to provide down-payment assistance for low- and moderate-income first-time homeowners in Flowery Branch has sat nearly unspent.
Nobody likes paying taxes, especially when money is tight.
ATLANTA - A proposed change to the way Georgia doles out teacher pensions has retired educators angry that the state wants to change a 40-year-old policy on cost-of-living adjustments.
Pink was the fashion statement of choice Saturday at the eighth annual Harvest of Hope.
While the economic outlook darkened even further with bad reports on layoffs and consumer confidence, Friday was one of the quietest days since the financial meltdown began a month ago. Wall Street's tumultuous week turned out to be its best in five years. The Dow Jones industrial average lost 127 points Friday, but turned in the strong week because of two huge days of gains - a record 936-point jump ...
A Monroe contractor has been named as the apparent low bidder for the last leg of a planned extension of Thurmon Tanner Parkway, a spokesman for the state Department of Transportation said Friday. Gary's Grading and Pipeline Co. submitted the lowest bid out of 11 bidders on the project Friday, spokesman Mark McKinnon said. The Monroe company offered to extend Thurmond Tanner Parkway from Plainview Road ...
A Gainesville business is the focus of a wide-reaching criminal investigation that could involve dozens of victims and losses in the millions. Hall County Sheriff's Col. Jeff Strickland confirmed Friday that officials are conducting a financial crimes investigation into North Georgia Equipment Sales, an Aviation Boulevard business that deals in heavy equipment. Strickland said the company may have victimized investors. "There does appear to be a ...
Two merchants were arrested at a Flowery Branch convenience store Thursday on charges of making cash payouts for video gambling machines.
Hall County has recorded its 38th case of rabies this year, continuing an unprecedented epidemic of the fatal disease in wild animals.
The chairman of Hall County's Board of Tax Assessors resigned Friday after the district attorney wrote a scathing letter that stopped short of bringing criminal charges for misuse of taxpayer money. Emory Martin Jr., who served on the board since the late 1980s, was accused of misappropriating more than $60,000 by padding per diem time sheets and taking $100 per day payment for days when he did not work. <p ...
The Jefferson City Schools Board of Education has approved the removal of the annex building at Jefferson High School in exchange for more classroom space and a larger cafeteria. "Jefferson High School only has three classrooms available for future growth," said John Jackson, school system superintendent. "There is also a kitchen problem (at the high school). It's the smallest one in the entire school system." The building to ...
While statewide employment hit a 16-year high in September, Gainesville's jobless rate remained the same. While the state has not released localized percentages for September, in August Gainesville's rate of unemployment was 5.5 percent, up 0.2 percent from July.
From all walks of life, they have come to tiny Lula Park. Men seeking anonymous, casual sexual encounters in the woods repeatedly have propositioned undercover officers there over the course of a six-month sting operation that was prompted by complaints.
Considering that Hall County is home to the region's largest hospital, many people are surprised to learn there has never been an air ambulance service stationed in Gainesville. But that will change later this month. LifeNet Georgia, which currently operates a helicopter out of a base in Jefferson, is leasing the helipad at Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Lanier Park campus. "All we're waiting for is for our temporary ...
If you have old tires lying around, you may want to load them up and head over to the Jackson County Transfer Station. On Saturday, Keep Jackson County Beautiful and the Jackson County Solid Waste Department will be sponsoring a scrap tire collection day.
Many people cite the pitfalls of jostling crowds as one reason to forgo a line at the door in favor of the Internet when shopping for deals after Thanksgiving.
At this time one year ago, Lake Lanier was draining fast, full pool a long-ago memory.
An expected change to the way the state funds public libraries could mean less money overall for the Hall County Library System.
Oakwood property tax bills are set to go in the mail today.
Hall County government is planning a $2.7 million rebuilding of McEver Road from Flat Creek Road in Oakwood to Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in Buford.
Thanksgiving travel was relatively quiet in Hall County, marred only by a one-vehicle wreck in East Hall.
A Baldwin man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Saturday at Joe Chandler Road and Hawkins Road in East Hall County, the Georgia State Patrol reported.
Clermont residents showed Saturday night they are ready to greet the holiday season as the city held its fourth annual parade and tree lighting ceremony at Town Hall Park.
When Gem Jewelry Co. owner Marvin Orenstein died last December, his daughters said they were unsure of the business's future, prompting many to wonder who might carry on the tradition of gifting football players at every high school in the county with a shiny new timepiece.
When Kay Lord accidently flipped her car over, it ended up saving her life.
A local school has seen improvements in standardized test scores after implementing what's been a controversial grading method in other parts of the country.
When the Oakwood Police Department executed an undercover sting on a massage parlor, netting a prostitution arrest and other charges related to trading sex for money, they noticed some odd circumstances.
The Good News at Noon shelter has less than 30 days to raise $209,000 so it can expand its community services.
Gem Jewelry Company owner Linda Orenstein noted that term "Small Business Saturday" was coined by the American Express Company, but the marketing just stuck.
East Hall and North Hall high schools will soon be home to brand-new facilities for their fine arts departments, including their respective theater programs.