A Gainesville youth minister was in critical but stable condition Thursday after being struck by a drunken driver while jogging, officials and family members said. Vester Lewis, 56, was jogging north alongside Tanners Mill Road off the roadway near its intersection with Jones Lane shortly before 1:30 p.m. Wednesday when he was struck by a southbound 1996 Pontiac Trans Am driven by 46-year-old Annette Jackson of Gainesville, the Georgia State ...
The number of confirmed rabies cases in Hall County has increased to 20.
Every cloud has a silver lining.
Authorities have suspended the search for a man believed to have drowned Sunday and will resume searching Lake Lanier on Friday.
The Medical Center Auxiliary Inc. honored three long-time volunteers at its annual Volunteer Appreciation Dinner Wednesday.
Area high school juniors have outperformed the state on the 2008 Georgia High School Graduation Tests.
The Flowery Branch Historic Preservation Commission approved plans for a $15 million mixed-use development Wednesday that seeks to revitalize the city's historic downtown. The commission's approval is the first step in the process toward constructing the commercial and residential venture Hortman and Dobbs Developers LLC are planning to build. Hortman and Dobbs Developers, owned by Flowery Branch residents Marty Hortman and Kellin Dobbs, is planning a 2.5-acre, mixed-use ...
The King Daddy Polecats had the square jumping at noon Wednesday for a rollicking kick off to the Blue Sky Concert series. Young and old alike were tapping their toes to a blend of rockabilly and swing - with a little blues and honky tonk thrown in for good measure - pumped out by the King Daddy Polecats. Members of the three-piece band, based in Gainesville, ...
No students were injured in a minor school bus wreck at 3 p.m. Wednesday at Parks Road and Atlanta Highway in Flowery Branch. The seven Martin Elementary students aboard the bus were transferred to another bus and were on their way home, said Jewel Armour, executive director of transportation for the Hall County school system. As bus driver Tom Lehmer pulled out onto Atlanta ...
A Cleveland teenager was killed Tuesday night when the truck he was riding in overturned several times on Ga. 60 in Murrayville and came to rest on a guardrail. According to Hall County deputy coroner John Abernathy, Adam Blake Anderson, 18, of Cleveland was dead at the scene of a wreck, which happened shortly before 8 p.m.
There is an exchange program of sorts that takes place on either side of the Chattahoochee River at Columbus.
A Dahlonega man who was charged with molesting a 4-year-old girl when he was a student at North Hall High School was sentenced to 15 years in prison Wednesday. Christopher Hughes, 20, was convicted of aggravated child molestation by a Hall County Superior Court jury following a three-day trial, District Attorney Lee Darragh said.
Imagine a world where the hot dogs flow like water from a river and you just might find yourself having lunch at the Public Utilities Department on Friday. After a tough year of enduring watering restrictions and facing the prospect of higher rates, Gainesville's nearly 45,000 water customers now have the chance to have a lunch of hot dogs, chips, cookies and popcorn on the Public Utilities Department. <font ...
North Hall High School agriculture teacher Johnny Sutton has been named outstanding agriculture instructor by the Georgia FFA (Future Farmers of America) Alumni Association.
Hospice of Northeast Georgia Medical Center staff honored the hospice's volunteers Wednesday, April 30 with a Volunteer Appreciation Brunch at Luna's in downtown Gainesville.
A strong line of thunderstorms that moved through Northeast Georgia on Thursday evening left about 8,000 homes without power.
A teenager who jogged into the path of an automobile Thursday morning in Clermont was treated at Northeast Georgia Medical Center and released, authorities said.
Gainesville City Council members heard a presentation on the Hotel Motel Tax Fund and information on forming a nonprofit corporation at their Thursday work session.
Tonight's planned concert at the Smithgall Arts Center has been moved inside due to a forecast of rain, and the "Top Gun" movie screening has been canceled.
Local school systems were no different than many businesses during the economic sluggishness over the recession.
More than 400 people swabbed their cheeks Wednesday at East Hall High School during the Be The Match donor drive for Kelsey Bishop, 23, who has acute myeloid leukemia.
Deputies are looking for at least two people who were believed to be in a Saturn Aura that crashed on Sanders Road sometime after 6 p.m. on Wednesday.
Delegates at the Southern Baptist Convention approved a resolution Wednesday opposing a new Boy Scouts of America policy to allow gay youths to join the troops.
With temperatures climbing to the low 90s Wednesday and a heat index reaching the mid-90s, it appears it is officially that time of year again in Northeast Georgia, when sweltering heat and high humidity are the norm. Until recently, soaring temperatures have been kept at bay thanks to the area's surplus of steady rain and overcast skies.
Subsidized federal student loan rates are set to double in July, increasing monthly payments for thousands of students across the state, possibly making post-secondary education less of a reality for many.
Jaemor Farms is growing, and not just peaches.
Hall County may increase residents' property taxes to fund improvements in fire services, including a new fire station, personnel and equipment.
"At-risk" middle school students are now the targets of a program developed with tactics to increase academic performance and high school graduation rates.
Gainesville police are looking for a woman who is believed to have used stolen credit cards at Publix on Thompson Bridge Road.