The Humane Society of Hall County presents its 17th annual Stray Pet Strut and 5K Run on Saturday, with all of the proceeds going to benefit the organization. The event takes place at Lake Lanier Islands, which is a new location from previous years.
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.
SAVANNAH - A water-projects bill approved Wednesday by the U.S. Senate contains a provision that would remove a bureaucratic obstacle to deepening the Savannah harbor if the measure becomes law.
State and local officials and lawmakers gave their initial thoughts on the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation of lowering the blood-alcohol content rule to .05 for roads, from .08.
The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to OK a water reauthorization bill that will not limit Georgia's water use from Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona, a restriction that had been sought by lawmakers in Alabama and Florida.
A presentation by the Drug Free Coalition of Hall County at the Hall County Schools District Office on Thursday night in Gainesville focused on preventing overdoses of prescription drugs.
Gov. Nathan Deal ordered Bibles be returned to rooms at state parks Wednesday after the books were removed following a complaint from a guest.
Two measures passed unanimously at a brief city of Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board meeting on Tuesday evening at the Public Safety Complex.
The Georgia State Patrol on Tuesday identified the 11-year-old boy who was injured Sunday afternoon in a four-wheeler accident in West Hall as Lanny Charles Dunagan.
A 22-year-old man was airlifted for treatment Tuesday after the Gator or similar vehicle he was riding in the woods overturned, authorities said.
Hall County will test its outdoor weather siren at 10 a.m. today.
Today's remarks at Laurel Park by Gov. Nathan Deal are expected to focus on the boating under the influence portion of the boating safety reforms passed by the legislature and signed into law April 23.
WomenSource, an organization dedicated to "encouraging personal and professional success for all women in Northeast Georgia through a variety of educational programs," according to program coordinator Laura Haynes, visited Milton Martin Honda on Tuesday. The organization has partnered with the car dealership before, but members wanted to do it again and take the auto lessons, learning things from when to service vehicles to how to jump- start a car.
Prescription drug addiction will be the topic of the night at a presentation Thursday at the Hall County Schools office.
Even though children aren't going to be able to visit their school library over the summer, there are still plenty of opportunities to hone their reading skills.
The few people who showed at the hearings got to see the thinking behind the math in the Gainesville school system's crafting a budget for fiscal 2013-14.
A man was sentenced to life in prison without parole Tuesday after a jury convicted him on Monday of several violent felonies and property crimes, the Northeastern Judicial Circuit's district attorney's office said.