The open-heart surgery on a 5-year-old Iraqi boy ended Tuesday and officials at the Medical University of South Carolina are calling the four-hour operation a success. Ammar Muhammad was breathing on his own in a surgical recovery room at the Charleston hospital. He was born with a condition called tetralogy of Fallot, which is normally treated when the child is an infant. However, the surgical procedure to correct the condition ...
WASHINGTON - The Corps of Engineers on Tuesday proposed a new southeastern water-sharing plan that would allow lower river flows into Florida's Apalachicola Bay during extreme drought - a move that the Corps acknowledged is likely to harm threatened species there.
It's the day that many dread. The scramble for lost forms, the need to write a check to the government and just plain old procrastination are the reasons many taxpayers give for waiting until the final hours of the final day to file their annual state and federal returns.
Two Gainesville residents who spent decades working as pilots for Delta Air Lines say the merger with Northwest Airlines is necessary for the survival of the airline industry, but they say the creation of the "mega-airline" will definitely take a good bit of tweaking.
Sixteen laptop computers were stolen during a weekend burglary at Davis Middle School in South Hall.
Liberals have long touted the benefits of recycling, but some traditionally conservative Baptist churches are considering adopting the practice some pastors now call practical - and biblical.
A man and a toddler were flown to the burn center Monday at Grady Memorial Hospital in Atlanta for treatment of burns sustained in an apartment fire at Spring Street Apartments, across from Northeast Georgia Medical Center.
The open-heart surgery for a 5-year-old Iraqi boy has been delayed until today, according to a spokeswoman for a Charleston, S.C., hospital. The life-threatening plight of Ammar Muhammad was discovered by Marine Maj. Kevin Jarrard of Gainesville, who with the help of his fellow Marines arranged free care at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston. Kathleen Ellis, a spokeswoman for the university, said Ammar had two ...
It is the kind of weather where a degree or two can mean the difference between a successful year and total ruin.
The Hall County Board of Education is looking at expanding mandatory, random drug testing to include students who drive to school as early as the fall.
More than 150 pooches strutted their stuff Sunday afternoon for The Humane Society of Hall County's 17th annual Stray Dog Strut. Held at Lake Lanier Islands, the event benefited abandoned or needy animals and included a 5K run and a 1-mile fun run for dogs and owners.
Near freezing temperatures could mean snow flurries for Northeast Georgia early today. National Weather Service meteorologists are calling for a 38-degree low for today and a high of only 53 degrees. Frigid temperatures come on the heels of a warm weekend with highs in the upper 60s.
BY JESSICA JORDAN firstname.lastname@example.org Hall County finance officials began reviewing department heads' budget requests for the upcoming year on Monday. The county is calling for a flat budget of $94.6 million for fiscal year 2009 in an effort to maintain property tax rates. Projections of little or no revenue growth in the upcoming year are hindering rising operational costs for each department. As ...
In the old days, you didn't have to explain to anyone how you wanted to die. When your time came, you stopped breathing and that was it. But with modern medical technology, a person can be kept alive almost indefinitely with no hope of recovery. And doctors will continue to maintain that life unless they're instructed otherwise.
It once was the time for pots of black coffee, lots of sharpened pencils and a trusty adding machine.
Concertgoers look over items in a silent auction Saturday night at the Rock in the Spring fundraiser at Brenau University ampitheater. Proceeds benefit the local school Challenged Child and Friends, an early intervention center in Gainesville that provides special needs and typically developing children the opportunity to learn together and from each other. Local musicians Mid Life Crisis played at the event. Local musicians Mid Life Crisis perform Saturday night for the audience at the Brenau ...
Riverside Military Academy welcomed a new addition to its campus Saturday, something it hasn't had since 2005: A home for the school president.
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In anticipation of the summertime increase in lake recreation, the Lake Lanier Association held a Boating Safety Awareness Day Saturday at Lake Lanier Islands resort.
Jennifer Robson sits in front of her laptop computer and scrolls through a list of ads on an adult website, looking for a local woman to call.
To spot victims of sex trafficking, it takes the keen eye of an expert - one like Brian Johnston, assistant special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Human Trafficking Unit.
The potential for no left turns on Green Street has raised hackles along the busy, four-lane road, according to one of its most vocal business leaders.
With tears in her eyes, second-grade teacher Maria McConnell says goodbye to her class.
Hall County and Gainesville, on behalf of all the county's municipalities, each submitted their offers on the distribution of local option sales tax revenue Friday morning to visiting Superior Court Judge Frank Mills.
Fifty-two foreign nationals from more than 25 countries walked into the federal court in Gainesville at 11 a.m. Friday and walked out as citizens of the United States at noon.
Crowds came by both car and by boat Friday to the kickoff for the second annual Hawgin' on Lanier barbecue competition at Laurel Park.
As the state GOP convention officially came to order Friday, a small group of tea party and other activists stood outside to announce a large-scale voter outreach effort this year in part because they feel they can't depend on national Republicans to win elections.
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.