It's time to hang up on the 678, 706, 770 and 404 telephone area codes. The North American Numbering Plan Administration, a national organization that manages area codes, will no longer be assigning new numbers to the four area codes that are associated with Atlanta and Northeast Georgia. Instead, new numbers in metropolitan Atlanta and surrounding areas, including Gainesville, will fall under the 470 area code, while large portions of Central, East, North ...
With time running out on the current Deer Management Plan, the Georgia Department of Natural Resources' Wildlife Resources Division is already looking toward its next one.
A new year was just beginning - an extraordinary year, in which so much would change. Half a century ago, on Jan. 14, 1963, George Wallace took the podium to give his inaugural address as governor of Alabama. His words framed a fiery rejoinder to a civil rights movement gathering strength. "I draw the line in the dust and toss the gauntlet before the feet of tyranny," he thundered, "and I say, segregation now, segregation ...
The season of giving is already underway in Gainesville. Early Monday morning, the Georgia Mountain Food Bank waited on a truck filled with 10 pallets of school supplies to make its delivery. The shipment, including notebooks, paper, crayons and other supplies, came from the Atlanta Community Food Bank as part of its Kids In Need program. The program focuses on providing school and office supplies to staff in public schools where ...
The future of Wood's Mill Academy remains uncertain. It's been proposed the building, at 715 Wood's Mill Road, be closed as a separate school for middle and high school students. Under the proposal, a portion would remain open for high school students seeking alternative ways of learning; the building would also open to middle school students choosing to pursue the International Baccalaureate program. Two community members, including a Wood's Mill student, voiced their concerns at ...
Area residents recall their reaction at news of the assassination of President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963.
Those worried about the deer population in their neck of the woods have an opportunity tonight to tell the Georgia Department of Natural Resources about it.
News of the day included a residents' group disbanding over a tax equalization issue in Hall County and the Georgia Poultry Federation protesting a claim the U.S. had lost $26 million in exports.
Irine Keebaugh hadn't visited the church in decades, since leaving the New Holland community and later joining a Baptist church.
Hall County senior services may get an infusion of cash to make up for federal budget cuts, but a state-imposed waiting list on the Meals on Wheels program stays for now.
Gainesville school leaders are considering closing the Academy at Wood's Mill at the end of this school year.
It's a well-known cliche that kids just don't come with instruction books. One program, sponsored by Gainesville City Schools, is working to provide just a little bit of that extra assistance. Read and Rise, a six-week program, is now in its second year. Rather than children being the students, parents are taking their turn in the hot seat, attending a weekly class to learn more about how they can help their young children prepare for ...
Crews are building a temporary work bridge that will be used to move equipment, materials and staff to the barge, or working platform, in Lake Lanier for the Georgia Department of Transportation's Clarks Bridge project.
The city of Gainesville and Hall County have set up a one-stop shop for residents to report road hazards, fire hazards, storm damage and other concerns.
In the war over water in the Chattahoochee River, Georgia is staking out the high ground. Gov. Nathan Deal's administration recently announced it would directly invest up to $40 million in three reservoir projects critical to securing the state's future water supply as the population grows. One of those is the planned Glades Reservoir in Hall County, an 850-acre reservoir that would sit on Upper Chattahoochee River Basin in North Hall, above Lake Lanier. Georgia ...
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.
Authorities have confirmed at least one person is dead following a plane crash in Dawson County near Auraria Road off Ga. 400.
The Hall County Planning Commission approved a large planned development Monday for the Ga. 365 corridor that concerned the panel last month.
A better way to distribute tax dollars is at the top of the Gainesville City Schools wish list for the upcoming state legislative session.
The city of Gainesville may lose millions of dollars it was expecting to generate from the downtown jail it bought last year after Corrections Corp. of America announced Monday it was pulling out.
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.