A U.S. Supreme Court decision this week will affect law enforcement procedures across the nation after the court strongly limited what had been a commonplace practice of police officers searching cars after arrests in traffic stops.
The National Weather Service has issued a significant weather alert for thunderstorms in Hall, White, Banks, Lumpkin and Union counties through 7:15 p.m.
At 6:22 p.m., National Weather Service Doppler radar indicated a strong thunderstorm over Clevelandl, moving southeast at 20 mph. The storm has the potential to produce pea-sized hail, 40 mph winds and frequent cloud to ground lightning, along with heavy downpours.
Georgia-born author and environmentalist Janisse Ray spent Earth Day in Gainesville on Wednesday. Before holding a discussion at Featherbone Communiversity, Ray lunched at Brenau University and spent the afternoon touring Elachee Nature Science Center.
Gainesville officials are faced with the decision of raising city residents' garbage collection fees or allowing property owners to shoulder some of the financial burden of the Public Works Department's solid waste division.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources has been awarded nearly $25,000 from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service to expand research and monitoring of a deadly disease affecting bat populations that may have habitat in Hall County.
Local leaders and elected officials on Wednesday showed up to celebrate the groundbreaking of a planned medical office complex in Braselton that - once complete - could feature a mix of medical services.
The Georgia Military Veterans Hall of Fame, Georgia Department of Veterans Service and Georgia Building Authority have agreed to have the hall of fame initially located in the Floyd Veterans Memorial Building on the state capitol grounds.