GAINESVILLE - The Gainesville school board voted Monday night to hold off on a possible crosswalk at Enota Multiple Intelligences Academy to see how other traffic and safety recommendations play out. Earlier this month, the board asked school officials to look at the possibility of a raised crosswalk in the front parking lot at Enota, as a way to help with pedestrian traffic during morning drop-off and afternoon pickup ...
Although no tornadoes reportedly touched down in Hall County Saturday, tornado devastation did hit home for several Hall County residents who were in downtown Atlanta Friday night when a tornado mangled the CNN Center. The EF-2 tornado registered winds near 130 mph, according to the National Weather Service. The tornado first touched down near the intersection of Simpson and Burbank streets at 9:38 p.m. and traveled six miles east over ...
Children who attended the services at The Church @ War Hill in Dawsonville Sunday were on the edge of their pews as Senior Pastor Don Allen told the story of David and Goliath using a live lion, tiger and bear.
National Weather Service officials confirmed Sunday that two tornadoes touched down in Georgia as a result of severe thunderstorms Saturday. And today, meteorologists will investigate the possibility of a third tornado touchdown Saturday in southern Butts County.
Today, a Dacula couple plans to set off from Springer Mountain in an attempt to "thru-hike" all 2,174 miles of the Appalachian Trail.
LULA - After a damaging Easter freeze in 2007, Drew Echols is optimistic about the 2008 peach crop at Jaemor Farms near Lula. That freeze killed the buds and wiped out the harvest at the orchard his family owns. The same was true for most of the apple crop.
The Gainesville school system faces penalties and interest for not filing paperwork last year to the Social Security Administration regarding its employees' 2006 W-2s.
FLOWERY BRANCH - Three Flowery Branch High School seniors won first place Saturday at the Georgia High School Association's State AAA Literary Meet at Houston County High School.
Three Flowery Branch High School seniors won first place Saturday at the Georgia High School Association's State AAA Literary Meet at Houston County High School. The school's girls trio - Sophia Allison, Sarah Dunham and Delana Thomas - were competing for a third consecutive year, having won the Region 7-AAA Literary Meet each year.
Three South Hall schools will send four "Odyssey of the Mind" teams to state competition, set for April 19 at Columbus State University.
During the past 31 years, Hall County Animal Control Supervisor Rick Phillips has handled roughly 200,000 animals - and not a single one has bitten him. Current and former county officials and judges joined the Hall County Humane Society in honoring Phillips' 31 years of service Monday evening at the Humane Society on West Ridge Road. Phillips will retire from the county government position on April 25. "He ...
The rain associated with Saturday's storms helped increase the level of Lake Lanier by nearly three-quarters of a foot. At midnight Thursday, the lake level was 1,054.77 feet above mean sea level. By midnight Sunday, the level had risen to 1,055.50 feet, an increase of .73 feet.
One Habersham County family did not even have to leave home to help with recovery efforts following a Polk County tornado.
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It could have been worse. A fierce line of thunderstorms that whipped through Hall County on Saturday afternoon brought heavy rains, high winds, hail and unconfirmed reports of funnel clouds, but little damage to homes and no serious injuries. "I think we dodged a major bullet," Hall County Fire and Emergency Services spokesman Scott Cagle said. As power flickered on and off and many residents hunkered down ...
Gainesville City Council is working to update its law on guns in parks to comply with a 2010 state law allowing the carrying of a firearm as long as the person has a valid carry license.
Many people cite the pitfalls of jostling crowds as one reason to forgo a line at the door in favor of the Internet when shopping for deals after Thanksgiving.
At this time one year ago, Lake Lanier was draining fast, full pool a long-ago memory.
An expected change to the way the state funds public libraries could mean less money overall for the Hall County Library System.
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.