Always wanted to hold a high-pressure fire hose, ride in a fire engine or try a rescue in a smoke-filled building? The Hall County Fire Services' new Citizens Fire Academy might just be your thing.
A forum Tuesday at the Northeast Georgia History Center will feature an update on the Beulah Rucker Museum and Foundation, and its executive director said the museum plans are going very well.
GAINESVILLE - Deidra Randolph is a former licensed practical nurse. About eight years ago, she saw an advertisement for volunteer advocate training at Rape Response Inc. in Gainesville. "I was no longer in the medical profession at the time ... and I just saw it as an opportunity to ... be that voice again for caring," Randolph said. Since then, she has taken calls two nights a ...
Fire officials said high winds reaching 31 mph and low humidity are to blame for the rash of small fires that broke out Sunday afternoon in Northeast Georgia. As a result of weather conditions, the Georgia Forestry Commission issued a red flag fire warning that remained in effect for parts of North Georgia until 9 p.m. Sunday.
Given the choice, most patients would rather undergo an "open" MRI test rather than be encased in the narrow cylinder of traditional MRI machines.
Flowery Branch City Council has approved a nearly $3,000 study to determine when and by how much city sewer and water rates should be raised to meet the costs of the city's sewer and water treatment plant, which loses money. The council approved the study last Wednesday after auditor Dan Walker briefed the City Council and staff on the past fiscal year's budget. According to Flowery Branch City ...
Computer savvy students from across North Georgia gathered Saturday at Lakeview Academy to compete in the annual Lanier Regional Technology Fair.
DAHLONEGA - North Georgia College & State University plans to expand its wireless network during the next several months. The work, expected to be completed in the fall, will provide most of the campus with wireless coverage, said Bryson Payne, chief information officer.
Clyde Frederick squeezed his long-legged frame onto the small, round seat of the elementary school cafeteria table and dug into a dinner of chicken pie, slaw, green beans, cranberry sauce and roll, his grown son and four granddaughters seated beside him.
Gov. Sonny Perdue's announcement that the state would allow limited filling of outdoor swimming pools was good news for Grier Todd.
A Gainesville civic club paused Thursday to thank religious leaders in the community for their efforts. The Lanierland Civitan Club held a Clergy Appreciation Day, which coincides with a weeklong observance honoring those in the ministry.
GAINESVILLE - For two hours Thursday, East Hall High School biology teacher Heather Barrett's classroom doubled as a production studio.
Gainesville High School has been named a 2008 State School of Character.
YOUNG HARRIS - In the first day of its planning retreat, the Gainesville City Council discussed the priorities and financial challenges the city faces in the next fiscal year.
With nary a cloud in the sky, Friday morning's tornado drill went off as planned.
Gainesville school officials said Tuesday that three students are responsible for overnight vandalism at Gainesville High School.
The Georgia State Patrol has identified the 11-year-old boy who was injured Sunday afternoon in a four-wheeler accident in West Hall as Lanny Charles Dunagan.
Volunteers at the Historic Clermont DIP Library opened its one-room library in the town's gym last year, but soon there will be more room to spread out.
The Gainesville/Hall '96 Foundation's next life was started Monday, 17 years after playing a large role in creating the 1996 Lake Lanier Olympic Center and maintaining the site's legacy.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers hopes to forge ahead this spring and summer with issuing dock permits, and not resort to moving employees assigned to that task to covering parks, as it had to do last year.
A 10-member focus group giving input to Gainesville's transportation master plan is set to meet at 5:30 p.m. Wednesday at the Fair Street Neighborhood Center, 715 Fair St.
A horse barn was destroyed and one horse killed in a fire Monday afternoon in East Hall County.
The Hall County Board of Education discussed ways to maintain employee morale while working within next year's tight budget.
Oakwood City Council voted Monday night to apply for a grant to help pay for a sewer system that would serve an apartment complex where a septic drain field has been failing for years.
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.