Safe Kids Gainesville-Hall County, funded by Northeast Georgia Medical Center, handed out numerous honors at its annual awards banquet Thursday at Lakewood Baptist Church.
The award for Community Agency of the Year went to Hall County Fire Services. Dee Scarpellino, a nurse at McEver Elementary School, was named Educator of the Year. Melinda Smith, a nurse in Northeast Georgia Medical Center's Emergency Department, was chosen Volunteer of the Year.
Northeastern Judicial Circuit Public Defender Brad Morris remained in critical but stable condition at an Atlanta hospital Wednesday, a day after his scooter collided with an employee's truck that swerved into his path.
With this week's voluntary recall of all Blue Bell Creameries products, some schools across Georgia faced a choice about removing items from the cafeteria line. But in Hall County and Gainesville, no such dairy quandary exists.
While environmental issues are more ingrained in the public mind than ever, Earth Day isn't treated with the same level of gravitas in America that it was when first celebrated 45 years ago today, according to some local academics and activists.
President Barack Obama has allocated federal aid funding to assist Hall County and other regions affected by an ice storm in mid-February, which toppled trees and knocked out power to tens of thousands of residents.
The Clermont Town Council talked Tuesday night about holding a straw poll or nonbinding resolution on whether to allow beer and wine sales on U.S. 129/Cleveland Highway, a major road running through town.
The controversial relocation of a mobile home near Lake Lanier was recommended for approval by the Hall County Planning Commission on Monday, with board members expressing sympathy for nearby homeowners while saying their hands are tied.