Last week, the Georgia Senate passed a bill that would require elementary school students to be screened for obesity. School nurses say it would promote better health, but concerns have been raised about privacy and about how the mandate would be implemented.
HOMER - As district attorney of Northeast Georgia's Piedmont Judicial Circuit for 24 years, Tim Madison spent many hours prosecuting cases in the wood-paneled second-floor courtroom of the Banks County courthouse. On Tuesday, Madison was the one being prosecuted, as the disgraced former DA for Banks, Jackson and Barrow counties pleaded guilty to stealing taxpayer money and was sentenced to six years in prison.
The second of two suspects in an armed robbery and assault at a Dahlonega convenience store pleaded guilty this week, officials said. Robert Jacob Mallard, 28, pleaded guilty to armed robbery in Lumpkin County Superior Court and was sentenced to 10 years in prison, Lumpkin County Sheriff's Capt. Jason Stover said.
DAWSONVILLE - Southern Catholic College's Board of Trustees has a new member.
A half century ago, a country singer wannabe went into an unfinished recording studio at the University of Georgia, and the rest, as they say, is history.
GAINESVILLE - New Gainesville Fire Chief Jon Canada swore to serve the residents of Gainesville with compassion, courage and integrity to the best of his ability Tuesday.
The Georgia Department of Natural Resources is getting out of the business of issuing hunting and fishing licenses and boat registrations. That job is being outsourced to a private, out-of-state company, and many people aren't happy about it.
The human resources director for the Gainesville school system is receiving a 15 percent raise, along with a new job title.
Flowery Branch City Council will consider an ordinance this morning that could revamp the style of City Council meetings.
Ten years ago Thursday, a predawn storm shattered the lives of Northeast Georgian families and took the lives of 12 of our neighbors. On the morning of March 20, 1998, a tornado ripped through North Hall County and continued into White and Habersham counties. Eleven people were killed in Hall, one in White, and dozens more were left homeless. Lanier Elementary School and North Hall High were damaged by the twister, which caused millions in damages.
CLEVELAND - A banquet was given in Bethany Caywood's honor for being named White County High School's STAR student, an honor that's reserved for the very brightest.
Brenau University has contracted with Barnes & Noble College Booksellers to manage the bookstore on the Gainesville campus and provide broader service to the university's other campuses and online studies program.
PENDERGRASS - A police officer in northeast Georgia is suspended without pay as authorities investigate a complaint that he falsely arrested a man during a traffic stop. Pendergrass Police Chief Rob Russell says Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents are examining evidence against Officer Bill Garner. Russell says the officer is accused of arresting a passenger in a car for having an open container of alcohol when no open container was present.
The Grady Young Foundation plans to hold its Fifth Annual Memorial Weekend from Friday to Sunday with the theme "Recognizing Rising STARS (Students Triumphantly Achieving Respect and Success) In Our Communities."
Interactive Neighborhood for Kids Inc. kicked off Literacy Month on Wednesday with a visit from three University of Georgia cheerleaders.
One person died Wednesday in a one-vehicle wreck on Ga. 60/Candler Road near Roy Parks Road in East Hall County.
Brenau University President Ed Schrader stood among the construction of the Brenau Downtown Center as workers continued to place the final touches of a renovation that's been nearly nine months in the making.
Gainesville is looking to plant 180 trees at three U.S. Army Corps of Engineers parks as part of an "environmental stewardship" effort tied to the Clarks Bridge replacement project.
Hall County may save months and millions of dollars to provide sewer to the Ga. 365 corridor by not building a new sewer treatment plant in North Hall.
DAWSONVILLE- Authorities say a single-engine plane on its way to DeKalb-Peachtree Airport in Chamblee lost radar and radio contact Monday night before crashing in a heavily wooded area of Dawson County, killing the pilot.
Classes will continue as normal at Gainesville High School today, though with ramped-up security following a threatening note found Tuesday afternoon.
Lanier Elementary students got a treat Tuesday when about 15 Atlanta Falcons players were on hand at the school's gymnasium for the Atlanta Falcons' physical fitness camp. The players were there to help the students through the various activities and were joined by a group of Chestatee High seniors.
Gainesville City Council members said they had to approve an ordinance Tuesday night allowing guns in city parks.
Hall County School District representatives will meet Thursday with the Georgia School Boards Association to share some of their "innovative promising practices," including many of the programs of choice in the county system.
Now that Lake Lanier is hovering around full pool, Hall County is moving forward on a major culvert repair project in West Hall.
Multiple studies show college students gain weight through their academic career, but two area institutions are working to change that reality for their students.
On Monday, the Northeast Georgia Medical Center presented The Love Light Celebration, a celebration of Love Light donations made throughout the year. The donations support Hospice of NGMC, which provides in-home nursing care for patients with a life-limiting illness. For a minimum donation of $10, a light will be placed on the tree. Donations of $100 or more are designated as "Star" gifts, and donations of $500 or more are "Angel" gifts. Love ...
Gainesville City Council is scheduled to take a final vote to update its law allowing guns in parks at its meeting today.
The city of Gainesville and the Georgia Municipal Association are teaming up for the 55th annual Mayors' Motorcade.