The Gainesville Multicultural Committee and the city of Gainesville have been recognized by the National League of Cities for their efforts to promote diversity. During a breakfast luncheon Monday morning in Washington, D.C., as part of the League of Cities' annual conference, Mayor Myrtle Figueras accepted the runner-up title for the Cultural Diversity Award for cities 25,000-100,000 in population size. "I thought it was just so special - ...
Kenneth Chase, 61, thought he was meeting an 11-year-old girl for sex Saturday afternoon, but the Federal Bureau of Investigation met him with an arrest warrant instead, officials said.
With the new bridge beams for the Atlanta Highway Bridge over Interstate 985 in place, Georgia Department of transportation crews will again be closing lanes this week.
Are there drugs in Gainesville's drinking water? Nobody knows.
OAKWOOD - To compel control of firearms or to wield those weapons without restraint? That was the question at Gainesville State College Monday. Students debated whether the rights guaranteed by the Second Amendment should have limits or be controlled in The Great Gun Control Debate.
GAINESVILLE - At least three area bands will venture way beyond school premises for performances this spring.
The Georgia Department of Transportation is in the final stages of receiving public comment on proposals for changes in open access on Ga. 365 and Ga. 400. However, before the comments have been reviewed, two things are clear: Any major changes will be far in the future and will be very expensive.
Lee Waldrip, a longtime Hall County businessman, died Monday of an apparent heart attack. He was 89.
GAINESVILLE - To continue the rehabilitation of the Black and Cooley Drive area, Hall County may have to bend some of its zoning rules.
Last week, the federal government agreed to compensate the family of a 9-year-old autistic girl in Athens, reviving fears among some parents that childhood vaccines may trigger autism.
A 20-year-old Cleveland man has been charged with murder in the fatal stabbing of a 31-year-old Sautee man. Cleveland Police arrested Luke Haroldson McClure Sunday afternoon following the death of Jonathan Wendt on Saturday night.
Forestry officials supervised a 30-acre controlled fire on Ga. 365 Tuesday - one day after a forestry official asked the Hall County Commission to consider passing a resolution supporting and encouraging prescribed fires in the area.
Even with the limited funding that is available, Gainesville's Disability Resource Center does what it can to empower people in the community with disabilities.
Three Hall County elementary schools will have new leaders for the 2008-09 school year.
While dozens of shoppers officially welcomed a new Target to Flowery Branch Sunday afternoon, one woman expressed her excitement to store manager Larry Shaw.
Making a sandwich is easy: two slices of bread, some meat and cheese, and voila.
A Hall County native is at the forefront of research into oyster populations, a touchy subject for some Lake Lanier advocates who fret over water releases to protect endangered species in the Gulf of Mexico.
Hall County expects to learn the results of its application to the Governor's Water Supply Program for funding the Glades Reservoir later this year.
Since taking the helm of the Hall County Sheriff's Office, Gerald Couch has instituted changes both structurally and cosmetically, from streamlined command staff to refurbished patrol cars.
ATLANTA - The water dispute between Alabama, Florida and Georgia is provoking hardball politics in Congress, where Georgia lawmakers derailed a proposal that could restrict metro Atlanta's water supply.
Gov. Nathan Deal signed Senate Resolution 293 last week despite reservations over the renaming of Ga. 347 east of Interstate 985 in South Hall County, his office said.
Fires in different parts of Hall County on Sunday kept firefighters busy on Mother's Day afternoon.
Sometimes Allison Zafft said she thinks about the way her family and her life might have turned out if she'd never had her youngest daughter Aleah.
Local legislators and juvenile stakeholders praised Gov. Nathan Deal's signing of a juvenile reform bill.
On the surface, it seems like an obscure water project in a far corner of the state with no impact on the Hall County area.
Students at UNG's Dahlonega campus graduated this weekend, with colleges holding separate ceremonies between Friday and today. The College of Arts and Letters ceremony was held Friday night, the College of Science and Mathematics and the Mike Cottrell College of Business held ceremonies separately Saturday. Today, the College of Health Professions and College of Education students will earn their diplomas.
LULA - Four years ago, Shannon Jenrette wanted to do something to give back to those in the military and honor the memory of her late husband, Maj. Kevin M. Jenrette, who was killed in action June 4, 2009, while serving in Afghanistan.
Nine AmeriCorps volunteers were honored Saturday afternoon by grateful city groups and environmental conservationists at Linwood Nature Preserve in Gainesville.