The U.S. Senate on Wednesday passed bills to honor two area soldiers who were killed in separate incidents in Iraq. U.S. Sens. Saxby Chambliss and Johnny Isakson announced the passage of the legislation to rename the post offices in Lula and Cleveland. The bill now goes to the White House for President Bush's signature.
The local chapter of the American Business Women's Association honored Hall County Commissioner Deborah Mack as 2008 Woman of the Year on Wednesday.
Gainesville High School is sponsoring its fifth "Shift Culture" event this year after Saturday's prom.
Gainesville proved to be a gracious host to the third leg of the sixth annual Tour de Georgia on Wednesday. Cylists zoomed across the finish line on Prior Street to the delight of hundreds of national and international spectators.
It's the kind of publicity money can't buy. Each night this week, SportSouth cable network (Charter Cable channel 36) will televise a 30-minute recap of the Tour de Georgia.
It involved more than 100 law officers from three agencies, the closing of more than 70 intersections along 19 miles of road, and a lot of flashing blue lights. And with advance planning, constant communication and cooperation, it all went off without a hitch, officials said.
Ashley Bell has announced his candidacy for District 4 county commissioner.
The North Hall High School Band is set to present "Something ... Old, New, Borrowed, Blue" at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts at Brenau University today through Sunday.
A Johnson High School student suffered a broken ankle when she was hit by a pickup truck while boarding a school bus Monday morning.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed Lower Overlook Park to the public for the next two weeks. The day-use park, located near Buford Dam, has suffered severe shoreline erosion due to wave action by boats. Construction crews are currently depositing rip-rap along the shore to prevent further damage.
A Gainesville man faces charges of possessing nine different drugs, including more than 400 tablets of a cold reliever that can be used to produce methamphetamine, according to authorities.
Some environmental groups have criticized the U.S. Forest Service for not enforcing rules against off-trail ATV use in the Chattahoochee National Forest.
Today the worldwide cycling community focuses on Gainesville.
Hall County officials confirmed Tuesday that they want Clerk of Courts Dwight Wood to pay the county $25,000 for using county workers to process passports while he took home the fees.
The last round of Hall County budget hearings closed Tuesday, leaving officials with the task of slashing more than $9 million from 55 separate budget requests.
A possible body was spotted late Sunday afternoon at Clarks Bridge Park in Gainesville.
Three people were injured today in a boat fire on Lake Lanier near Buford Dam Park.
An effort to put solar-powered lights on navigation markers and buoys on Lake Lanier is moving forward with agreement from the previously resistant U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Hall County has taken another step toward relief for North Hall homeowners suffering from skyrocketing insurance rates.
After what should be a nice Father's Day today, more showers and thunderstorms are likely to greet the last full week of spring.
The first celebration of Juneteenth Day in Gainesville, sponsored by the Gainesville-Hall County Black History Society, was held Saturday afternoon at Midtown Greenway & Park in Gainesville.
Shawn Russell and his foster daughter have "Daddy Daughter Days," a special time when they hang out and talk or watch movies.
Online education isn't new, but there has been a recent spike in interest in online college courses - especially free ones.
Campers at Camp Braveheart in Gainesville celebrated with plenty of cake and soda on Friday as they finished their week.
On a sunny, steamy Friday morning, Glen Cook harvests kale while his wife, Caroline, picks beets in a nearby field.
Pet shop owner Kenneth Neidenbach said he thinks Gainesville's plan to annex 115 "island" properties in Hall County is a tax grab that could put him out of business.
A Forsyth County man found in possession of a stolen bronze eagle statue was indicted this week on one count of theft by receiving.
Local Boy Scouts of America Troop 3 scouts ceremoniously cut the stripes from a worn American flag Friday evening at a flag retirement ceremony behind First Presbyterian Church before burning each stripe as the local Col. William Candler Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution looked on.
Gainesville resident Luis Santos-Rivas took the Hall County Sheriff's Citizens' Academy as a curious new resident.