OAKWOOD - A former high-ranking Rwandan government official is scheduled to speak on "A Message of Peace and Reconciliation" on March 12 at Gainesville State College. Joseph Sebarenzi is set to speak at noon in the Continuing Education/Performing Arts Center Auditorium.
The numerous retail projects under way in Oakwood suggest development in the city might not hinge solely on the implementation of recently controversial tax allocation districts. Oakwood Planning Director Larry Sparks said multiple retailers on Mundy Mill Road and Winder Highway are planning to open their doors to customers this spring and summer. Sparks said the new Sam's Club located on Mundy Mill Road in the Super Wal-Mart ...
Gainesville will hold a public hearing on the city's impact fee program this morning at the Georgia Mountains Center.
OAKWOOD - The Gainesville State College admissions office plans to hold an open house from 9 a.m. to noon on March 29.
A Gainesville woman died early Tuesday after her teenage son accidentally shot her while preparing to clean a rifle, authorities said.
Re-elected chairman of the State Transportation Board Mike Evans thanked the residents, chamber members and officials in Hall County for supporting him in the "bare-knuckled brawl" that nearly kept him from serving another term on the DOT board.
Two former longtime employees of the Hall County Tax Assessor's Office have accused the chairman of the Board of Tax Assessors of padding his per diem time sheets for more than $47,000 in fraudulent expenses during a five-year span.
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville High School Freshman Academy principal Ken Martin has been named the new campuswide principal at Gainesville Middle School.
GAINESVILLE - The Georgia State Patrol plans to investigate Sunday's wreck in Dawson County that left a 33-year-old Dahlonega man dead and six people injured. Christopher Sams was headed east on Ga. 53 near War Hill Park Road Sunday afternoon when a Mitsubishi Montero crossed the center line and hit the Buick LeSabre in which Sams, his wife, Tonya, and their child were riding. The Montero, driven ...
When Mike Freeman first heard about the ShelterBox program, it piqued his interest. Freeman, a retired Episcopal priest and former president of the South Hall Rotary Club, was intrigued by the idea of delivering a box filled with needed essentials to major disaster areas. In January, after a year of application, review and training, Freeman's telephone rang at his home in Gainesville. The next afternoon, he was on a plane ...
Valentine's Day brought an especially sweet surprise for some Gainesville doctors. The Medical Center Foundation announced last week that an anonymous donor had given $1 million to purchase a robotic surgical system for Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
Hall County firefighters responded to a singlewide mobile home fire at 1:47 a.m. Sunday. Capt. Scott Cagle said the mobile home, located on the 5000 block of Wallace Road off Athens Highway, was fully engulfed in flames when firefighters arrived on the scene. Cagle said no one was home at the time of the fire.
It seems like everywhere you drive in Northeast Georgia, major roads are under construction. That may continue for some time.
Fresh from an appearance on "Late Night with David Letterman," Gainesville native John Lancaster is scheduled to appear tonight with country music singer Gary Allan on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno," 11:35 p.m., NBC-11.
GAINESVILLE - Gainesville city schools is working to fix some bookkeeping problems stemming from last year, according to a report school officials plan to make at the City Board of Education meeting Tuesday night. There were "many bookkeeping errors with entries during the past year, meaning most data is not correct," says the report, a memo Thursday from Superintendent Steven Ballowe and finance director Janet Allison. The ...
Firefighters were called to a blaze this afternoon at a building off Jesse Jewell Parkway in the 1000 block of Airport Drive.
Flowery Branch is moving toward a fiscal 2013-14 budget with the tax rate remaining the same, but with local option sales taxes remaining an unknown factor because of an ongoing dispute between Hall County and the cities.
The 2013 graduating class of Gainesville High School has many accomplished students who are destined to do something meaningful with their lives.
Gainesville High School's broadcast journalism class will be streaming live coverage of the school's graduation ceremony tonight.
The Powerball jackpot is at an estimated $562 million, the second highest in the game's history. Like with all big jackpots, that means many people are thinking about what they could do with that huge chunk of change, which can be doled out over 29 years or paid in a cash option of about $352.1 million. So, let's hear it. What would you do with the money?
In conjunction with National Police Week and the honoring of fallen officers, the Gainesville Police Department is lit up blue at night.
Hall County held a public budget open house Thursday evening, and one resident came.
The city of Gainesville is moving forward to create a land bank, and the next step is talking to Hall County.
Dawson County's chief tax appraiser has resigned following his arrest last week on misdemeanor drug charges.
A Dawsonville man was arrested Monday morning after he reportedly attempted to set fire to his home on Duck Thurmond Road last week.
Laurel Park's boat ramp will be closed Saturday during the Hawgin' on Lanier barbecue event.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order Wednesday putting in place restrictions on a set of academic standards adopted by the state that have faced growing opposition in recent months by tea party and conservative groups.
Law enforcement officers joined Gov. Nathan Deal at the Laurel Park Boat Ramp on Wednesday to deliver the message that a blood alcohol content of .08 is the law of the land and the water.
Gainesville school officials and police were still working Wednesday to determine the identity of the third person involved in vandalism at Gainesville High School.
An icon of Southern style helped a Gainesville elementary school boost its aesthetic appeal Wednesday morning.