On April 29, the Gainesville Police Department, the Hall County Sheriff's Office and the Oakwood Police Department will take business leaders to the Muscular Dystrophy Association 'jail' at Gainesville's Georgia Mountains Center. They will spend one hour in jail and make calls to friends and business associates to help bail them out.
The Lake Lanier Association's ongoing cleanup program, "Shore Super Sweep," comes to an end this weekend. As a last hoorah, four organized cleanups are planned Saturday morning at various locations around the lake.
Former Hall County Parks and Leisure Services Director Deborah Mockus said she felt "betrayed" when county officials suggested she leave her position due to the wishes of a county commissioner. But, county officials said they recommended she explore new positions due to her inadequate job performance.
A child who was airlifted to an Atlanta burn unit Monday with second-degree burns from spilled soup has been released from the hospital, an official said.
A Gainesville State College assistant professor will present "Understand Global Warming" at noon April 23 in the college's Continuing Education/Performing Arts Center auditorium. The public is welcome to attend.
The Georgia Department of Transportation last week installed a median on portions of Ga. 400.
When Gainesville sporting goods store manager John Lipscomb wears his Glock 23 handgun legally concealed in the waistband of his pants, he has to leave it behind when he goes into a restaurant to eat. The same goes for riding on a bus or visiting a state park.
Hall County Board of Tax Assessors Chairman Emory Martin Jr. agreed Wednesday to take a leave of absence from his position, with pay and benefits, until the district attorney comes back with the results of his investigation into allegations of financial improprieties within the office.
Special Olympics Georgia has been able to reschedule the Area 2 spring games after concerns that the games weren't going to happen.
In Wednesday's budget meetings, the Gainesville City Council heard from departments that don't totally rely on city funding.
Two men were arrested Tuesday at an undisclosed location in Gainesville after they negotiated with a prostitute to pay for sex, officials said Wednesday.
There may never be a machine that can rival a dog's nose for identifying odors. That's why dogs are widely used by law enforcement for finding bombs, drugs, arson evidence and missing persons.
This week's announcement that Mohawk Industries was laying off 366 workers in Dahlonega follows a trend of a decline in manufacturing jobs that has been occurring in Georgia for the past decade.
Lake Lanier's canoe and kayaking venue has been chosen for the Canadian Olympic Trials next month.
One person was airlifted in critical condition from a one-car wreck involving a SUV on Harmony Church Road this afternoon.
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.
A full Lake Lanier has put the brakes on a major culvert repair project in West Hall.
Like the undisturbed surface of Lake Lanier, sometimes drowning can be calm and quiet.
Gainesville City Council unanimously approved amending land development code at a called council meeting Thursday morning.