Gainesville proved to be a gracious host to the third leg of the sixth annual Tour de Georgia on Wednesday. Cylists zoomed across the finish line on Prior Street to the delight of hundreds of national and international spectators.
It's the kind of publicity money can't buy. Each night this week, SportSouth cable network (Charter Cable channel 36) will televise a 30-minute recap of the Tour de Georgia.
It involved more than 100 law officers from three agencies, the closing of more than 70 intersections along 19 miles of road, and a lot of flashing blue lights. And with advance planning, constant communication and cooperation, it all went off without a hitch, officials said.
Ashley Bell has announced his candidacy for District 4 county commissioner.
The North Hall High School Band is set to present "Something ... Old, New, Borrowed, Blue" at the John S. Burd Center for the Performing Arts at Brenau University today through Sunday.
A Johnson High School student suffered a broken ankle when she was hit by a pickup truck while boarding a school bus Monday morning.
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has closed Lower Overlook Park to the public for the next two weeks. The day-use park, located near Buford Dam, has suffered severe shoreline erosion due to wave action by boats. Construction crews are currently depositing rip-rap along the shore to prevent further damage.
A Gainesville man faces charges of possessing nine different drugs, including more than 400 tablets of a cold reliever that can be used to produce methamphetamine, according to authorities.
Some environmental groups have criticized the U.S. Forest Service for not enforcing rules against off-trail ATV use in the Chattahoochee National Forest.
Today the worldwide cycling community focuses on Gainesville.
Hall County officials confirmed Tuesday that they want Clerk of Courts Dwight Wood to pay the county $25,000 for using county workers to process passports while he took home the fees.
The last round of Hall County budget hearings closed Tuesday, leaving officials with the task of slashing more than $9 million from 55 separate budget requests.
Although roadblocks will halt traffic and security will be amped up, authorities say that today's Tour de Georgia stage will be business as usual.
North Hall High School opened a half-century ago with a strong agricultural program.
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Oakwood property tax bills are set to go in the mail today.
Hall County government is planning a $2.7 million rebuilding of McEver Road from Flat Creek Road in Oakwood to Ga. 347/Lanier Islands Parkway in Buford.
Thanksgiving travel was relatively quiet in Hall County, marred only by a one-vehicle wreck in East Hall.
A Baldwin man was killed in a single-vehicle accident Saturday at Joe Chandler Road and Hawkins Road in East Hall County, the Georgia State Patrol reported.
Clermont residents showed Saturday night they are ready to greet the holiday season as the city held its fourth annual parade and tree lighting ceremony at Town Hall Park.
When Gem Jewelry Co. owner Marvin Orenstein died last December, his daughters said they were unsure of the business's future, prompting many to wonder who might carry on the tradition of gifting football players at every high school in the county with a shiny new timepiece.
When Kay Lord accidently flipped her car over, it ended up saving her life.
A local school has seen improvements in standardized test scores after implementing what's been a controversial grading method in other parts of the country.
When the Oakwood Police Department executed an undercover sting on a massage parlor, netting a prostitution arrest and other charges related to trading sex for money, they noticed some odd circumstances.
The Good News at Noon shelter has less than 30 days to raise $209,000 so it can expand its community services.
Gem Jewelry Company owner Linda Orenstein noted that term "Small Business Saturday" was coined by the American Express Company, but the marketing just stuck.
East Hall and North Hall high schools will soon be home to brand-new facilities for their fine arts departments, including their respective theater programs.
Retailers are calling gray the new black after store hours on Thanksgiving diluted the frenzy of shoppers on the popular day-after shopping event.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center will hold its 34th annual Love Light Tree Lighting Celebration at 7 p.m. Monday.