Nearly $400,000 of new sewer and water ventures will have to wait so the Flowery Branch City Council can balance its sewer and water fund for the upcoming year, Mayor Diane Hirling said.
Already mired in a controversy about a $7 million budget shortfall, Gainesville school board members caught more public heat Monday night when they refused to disclose a May 19 memo from Superintendent Steven Ballowe.
The often-controversial tenure of Gainesville schools Superintendent Steven Ballowe appears in doubt after battle lines were drawn this week between Ballowe and members of the City Board of Education.
Problems within the Georgia Department of Education are causing the Georgia Mountains YMCA to struggle with how to keep 550 at-risk kids in an after-school program when school starts in August.
A Gainesville man was captured and arrested on numerous charges Monday night after allegedly fleeing from sheriff's deputies in a car and later on foot, authorities said.
Gainesville taxpayers will have a chance to comment about how the city spends its money at tonight's first budget hearing.
There's no summer vacation for construction workers at area schools. In fact, work has hit high gear as crews try to wrap up work at the new Chestnut Mountain Elementary School, which opens in August for the 2008-09 school year. "We're putting floor tiles down, cleaning, landscaping, putting in final drives," said Jerry Huguley, construction manager for the Hall County system. Not that they want to think about ...
Though it's being marketed with a goofy gopher mascot, a new state parks initiative has a serious goal: helping Georgians improve their health. On Monday afternoon in Savannah, Gov. Sonny Perdue announced the Get Outdoors Georgia campaign, an effort to promote state parks not just as a place for picnics but as an opportunity to exercise.
The Hall County School Board voted Monday to expand random, mandatory drug testing to all permitted student-drivers as well as student-athletes for the 2008-09 school year. Until now, the school system has conducted random tests only on student-athletes.
Certain students will be allowed to retake the math and reading sections of the Criterion-Referenced Competency Tests this summer, and the state will count the highest score, Eloise Barron said Monday at the Hall County School Board meeting. Barron, assistant superintendent for teaching and learning, said third-grade students will be able to retest in reading, and students in fifth and eighth grades will be able to retest in both math ...
Gov. Sonny Perdue on Monday halted what would have been a 2.9 cent per gallon jump in the state gasoline tax, saying the state should not be taking advantage of a tax windfall driven by spiking prices at the pump. "Frankly, I don't think we can justify raising taxes on gasoline in a time of economic stress for many families," Perdue said at a state Capitol news conference. <font ...
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service on Monday released a biological opinion on the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Modified Interim Operating Plan for water releases at Jim Woodruff Dam into the Apalachicola River, saying it would not reduce the likelihood of survival for federally protected species.
They walk, but not because of high gasoline prices. Instead, they walk for the health of the water. "It's about our relationship with water and the Earth and to the natural world," Barbara Morton, a Bremen resident said as she walked through Clermont on U.S. 129 Monday afternoon.
While much has been written and discussed about the cost of a school tax hike to residential property owners in Gainesville, those who own businesses and rental property within the city are also bracing for additional costs they will have to pass on to customers.
Mordecai Wilson's home bears the evidence of a happy life.
Gainesville residents Friday shared their thoughts and respect for Nelson Mandela, South Africa's international icon who died Thursday at age 95.
Georgia Power has increased the ways customers can learn about outages.
Three hundred Fair Street kids attended the American Dental Association's "Give Kids a Smile" program for underserved children on Friday at Fair Street Elementary School, said principal William Campbell. Players from the Atlanta Falcons signed autographs, posed for photos and handed out Tony Gonzalez dolls.
A Jefferson man has been arrested and charged in the death of a teenage girl and her unborn child, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation reported Friday.
A statewide video competition has inspired local high school students to share the message that when it comes to underage drinking, most people are just saying "no."
Flowery Branch city planner John McHenry presented City Council with a draft Thursday night of its marketing analysis and redevelopment plan for the city's historic and commercial gateway district.
Children can get helmets this Saturday during a giveaway at Interactive Neighborhood for Kids in Gainesville.
Northeast Georgia could learn around the new year - if not sooner - whether it will get a trauma care designation, which one health official says could save lives by providing faster care for those badly hurt.
The Gainesville Jaycees is accepting nominations for its annual Young man and Young Woman of the Year award, which honors Hall County residents younger than 40 for their community service.
A man accused of armed robbery in the parking lot of a Gainesville restaurant has been charged with additional, unrelated offenses.
One week after the coldest Thanksgiving since the early 1900s, temperatures continue to break records - in the other extreme.
"Go Big Red!"
The regional youth detention center in Gwinnett County is closing in June, with some offenders set to transfer to the Gainesville RYDC, the Department of Juvenile Justice announced Thursday evening.
A fire Tuesday evening damaged a home on Etta Vesta Circle in Gainesville, authorities said.