The proposal by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers for an interim operating agreement on the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river system was met with lukewarm enthusiasm by the president of the Lake Lanier Association. "At least the corps is listening," said Jackie Joseph, who heads the advocacy group. "Of course this is going to have to go to the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, and I assume we may hit a roadblock." ...
The warden of Hall County's Correctional Institution spent much of Wednesday morning justifying his request for more than $3 million at the third round of county budget hearings.
About 25 people from St. Michael Catholic Church in Gainesville will travel to New York today to attend one of the first papal ceremonies with Pope Benedict XVI in the United States.
A 2-year-old Gainesville girl was flown from Grady Memorial Hospital to a specialized hospital in Ohio for young burn victims Wednesday.
A Gainesville man is being held in the Gwinnett County jail on charges that he raped two female teenagers during psychotherapy sessions at his former Lawrenceville home.
A much lower-than-projected monthly revenue check has Hall County school officials concerned that a weakening economy might be taking a toll on its vaunted 1-cent sales tax program.
A group of Gainesville Catholics are on their way to worship with Pope Benedict XVI during his first trip to the United States since he was named the head of the Roman Catholic Church in 2005. The group, about 26 members of St. Michael Catholic Church, are headed to New York to attend a papal Mass Sunday at Yankee Stadium.
ATLANTA - A Gainesville firm was among the regional nominees at the annual Georgia Manufacturing Appreciation Week awards luncheon. Stork Gamco, a maker of automated poultry processing equipment, was nominated by Lanier Technical College.
JEFFERSON - The man who faces the death
Hours after Mike Evans announced his resignation, many area officials who lobbied hard to keep him on the state Department of Transportation Board for five more years say they are shocked at his decision to leave - especially after such a hard-fought battle only three months ago.
Gainesville's director of Parks and Recreation reports that two park restoration projects are on schedule and should be ready for enjoyment by September.
ATLANTA - Nearly three months after he survived one of the toughest political battles in state history, State Transportation Board Chairman Mike Evans resigned Thursday over another battle, this one of the heart.
For the third time in its history, a downtown Gainesville hotel has assumed a new franchise.
Hall County budget reviews consistently revealed one problem Tuesday - rising fuel and health insurance costs are forcing county departments to cut costs elsewhere, which may result in smaller raises for employees in the upcoming year.
After more than a month of discussion, the Gainesville City Council chose to sell its final 28 acres of Industrial Park West property to the owner of Cowart Mulch Products, but the decision may cause one existing industry to leave Gainesville.
The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to OK a water reauthorization bill that will not limit Georgia's water use from Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona, a restriction that had been sought by lawmakers in Alabama and Florida.
A presentation by the Drug Free Coalition of Hall County at the Hall County Schools District Office on Thursday night in Gainesville focused on preventing overdoses of prescription drugs.
Gov. Nathan Deal ordered Bibles be returned to rooms at state parks Wednesday after the books were removed following a complaint from a guest.
Two measures passed unanimously at a brief city of Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board meeting on Tuesday evening at the Public Safety Complex.
The Georgia State Patrol on Tuesday identified the 11-year-old boy who was injured Sunday afternoon in a four-wheeler accident in West Hall as Lanny Charles Dunagan.
A 22-year-old man was airlifted for treatment Tuesday after the Gator or similar vehicle he was riding in the woods overturned, authorities said.
Hall County will test its outdoor weather siren at 10 a.m. today.
Today's remarks at Laurel Park by Gov. Nathan Deal are expected to focus on the boating under the influence portion of the boating safety reforms passed by the legislature and signed into law April 23.
WomenSource, an organization dedicated to "encouraging personal and professional success for all women in Northeast Georgia through a variety of educational programs," according to program coordinator Laura Haynes, visited Milton Martin Honda on Tuesday. The organization has partnered with the car dealership before, but members wanted to do it again and take the auto lessons, learning things from when to service vehicles to how to jump- start a car.
Prescription drug addiction will be the topic of the night at a presentation Thursday at the Hall County Schools office.
Even though children aren't going to be able to visit their school library over the summer, there are still plenty of opportunities to hone their reading skills.
The few people who showed at the hearings got to see the thinking behind the math in the Gainesville school system's crafting a budget for fiscal 2013-14.
A man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday after a jury convicted him on Monday of several violent felonies and property crimes, the Northeastern Judicial Circuit's district attorney's office said.
The Georgia State Election Board declined to send alleged election violations by Hall County to the state Attorney General's Office Tuesday.
Gainesville school officials said Tuesday that three students are responsible for overnight vandalism at Gainesville High School.