Forsyth County residents may see construction begin to thin traffic congestion along Ga. 400 and other sore spots by next year after a $200 million bond referendum to fund road projects passed in Tuesday's election.
Prices at the pump have been falling consistently for the past several weeks nationwide, and Gainesville has been no exception.
The talk was mostly about roads, but concerns also were raised in a transportation public meeting Thursday night about bicycle paths, airport improvements and even the long-range possibility of commuter rail.
Every college or university is vulnerable to a natural or manmade disaster. University of North Georgia Public Safety Chief Justin Gaines wants to do something about that.
An audit of the state ethics commission has revealed systemic problems, including inequitable handling of complaints, fines and investigations, within the agency.
Hall County officials have announced they will host two additional public input meetings in an effort to generate interest and support for a new round of special purpose local option sales tax.
Georgia Mountains Workforce Development is bringing its Mobile Career Coach to the Spout Springs library in Flowery Branch on Nov. 19 to help residents with job-searching skills.
The Georgia Department of Human Services is offering help with home heating costs for those who meet income eligibility requirements and are either homebound due to health reasons or live in a household in which everyone is 65 or older.
Students and job seekers in the community donned their business-professional attire Wednesday and mingled with more than 60 potential employers.
The Gainesville Police Department may pass Go and collect $1,000 after landing at the railroad Wednesday morning with Norfolk Southern officials.
After training for the Chicago Marathon last year, LeAnne Gilleland decided to purchase a handgun and a permit to protect herself.
Tolbert N. Lester Jr. had his favorite car, a 1957 Ford Ranchero, but the Gainesville man was best known for another set of wheels - a maroon Hudson featured in the movie "Driving Miss Daisy."
A 17-year-old girl who was kidnapped and sexually assaulted Sunday escaped her alleged captor when a neighbor knocked on the door, according to the Hall County Sheriff's Office.
So much for a resurgent Democratic Party in Georgia.
Merrianne Dyer, former Gainesville City Schools superintendent, was recently named to the University of Georgia College of Education's inaugural Board of Visitors.
Students residing on the University of North Georgia's Dahlonega campus may notice changes over the next year.
The Hall County Republican Party has selected its appointments to the new elections board that will launch Jan. 1.
The former Lee's Pure Oil Service Station has been renovated and set up as a new corporate headquarters.
While significant attrition at the Hall County Sheriff's Office over the last two years has largely been filled by new hires, recent staffing shortages in the patrol division have prompted a new directive subjecting officers to 24-hour availability.
Nonprofit organizations across Georgia were the real winners Thursday as the third annual Georgia Gives Day saw another increase in donations from the inaugural event in 2012.
A woman in a floral-print sheath dress pinned a "Jimmy Carter for Governor" poster on a bulletin board.
In a year's time, decades of experience in Hall County Juvenile Court have been lost.
As the recession declines, the housing market improves and area schools scramble to make room for students in their halls.
With the snip of a ribbon, the Hall County Sheriff's Office has a permanent presence in the South Hall area.
Children bounced on their knees and shot their hands into the air, hoping the NASA scientist would call on them.
Sen. Butch Miller was honored Wednesday by the Association County Commissioners of Georgia for his efforts this year to improve policy that affects county operations and infrastructure.