Taking the stand in his defense Wednesday, Joseph Williams said he was a "scared man shooting for his life" when he gunned down 37-year-old Adrian Thompson.
The release of a draft environmental impact statement on the proposed Glades Reservoir has been delayed again.
As temperatures rise, blood donations drop, causing a shortage of blood for hospitals around the area. LifeSouth Community Blood Center in Gainesville is trying to get donations back up.
Hall County's lead transportation planning agency is seeking public input on the organization's proposed Public Participation Plan.
Debbie Truelove, a veteran of the Gainesville Fire Department and the department's first female ranking officer, passed away Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer.
An execution date has been set for Georgia death row inmate Tommy Lee Waldrip, who was convicted in the murder of a Forsyth County grocery store manager more than 20 years ago.
A German shepherd dragged behind a truck on June 18 has a new temporary home.
Gainesville businessman Jim Walters has been elected chairman of the Georgia Ports Authority's Board of Directors, the agency announced Monday.
A Flowery Branch woman was one of more than 70 Georgia residents arrested in a child sex-trafficking sting.
A longtime friend of murder defendant Joseph Scott Williams said he was bullied, demeaned and pushed by the victim.
Authorities have charged the owner and site director of the Clermont day care where a 16-month-old toddler was allegedly burned, and the day care withdrew its appeal of an order to close.
ATLANTA - Libertarian candidates running for U.S. Senate and governor qualified Tuesday for the November ballot with the hope their message of small government and fiscal restraint will resonate with voters.
One leg of a $38.4 million road project in South Hall is finished and open to motorists.
A Gainesville woman accused of stabbing her live-in boyfriend to death 11 days ago is facing a felony murder charge.
Flowery Branch City Council members have approved the city's first millage rate increase since 2006.
No one was hurt Thursday when a tractor trailer fire on Interstate 985 southbound shut down the highway for a time.
A Gainesville man was sentenced to life without parole after being convicted Thursday on charges of rape and false imprisonment, according to Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh.
A Gainesville man was convicted Thursday of attempted murder in connection with an October 2012 knife attack, Northeastern Judicial Circuit District Attorney Lee Darragh said.
Wednesday marked my second-to-last adult swim lesson at Frances Meadows Aquatic Center. It also marked my first time swimming across the pool, a full 25 yards, from the three-foot side of the pool to the six-foot side.
An Alto man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison without parole following a conviction of aggravated child molestation, among other charges.
State revenues are increasing this year over last, but economic hiccups remain and local governments have yet to see the payoff.
Gainesville residents are trying to find ways of keeping cool in the summer heat that won't empty their wallets.
Demolition of the Lanier Plaza shopping center on Thompson Bridge Road is underway.
All three occupants involved in a two-vehicle crash in Lula on Tuesday came away from the collision without life-threatening injuries, Georgia State Patrol Trooper Jonathan S. Munger said Wednesday.
David Perdue and U.S. Rep. Jack Kingston, R-Savannah, each rolled through Hall County on Wednesday, hoping to turn out the vote in the July 22 runoff.
Scores released Wednesday show math remains a struggle for students locally and statewide.
TEXARKANA, Texas - A former Flowery Branch resident who had minor acting roles in film and television was sentenced to 18 years in prison Wednesday for sending ricin-laced letters to President Barack Obama and former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg.
A visit from artist Carol Christie was the highlight Wednesday of the summer art camp, "Art As Science, Science As Art," at the Quinlan Visual Arts Center in Gainesville. Each student took a turn at the large canvas, applying paint with many different brushes or sometimes, no brush at all. During the project, students were able to apply knowledge learned during the camp such as mixing colors and using various objects to scratch, smear and remove paint, as well as applying paint using traditional brushes.
Rather than let a newly completed bicycle-pedestrian plan collect dust, area officials agreed Wednesday to form a committee that would talk about possibly kick-starting "some early-action" projects.