Many U.S. troops are stationed in Baghdad with only one way to hear the voice of loved ones - through the telephone.
A Hall County jury could be empaneled this spring to decide whether a man facing the possibility of the death penalty is competent to stand trial.
GAINESVILLE - With her right hand on her father's flag-draped casket, Michelle Thrasher started singing what she said was her daddy's favorite song. Thrasher, daughter of former Hall County Sheriff Edward "Ed" Lee England, never faltered as she sang, without music, "How Great Thou Art." When she finished singing, Thrasher blew a kiss to the sky and waved goodbye. The song was the beginning of ...
A former director of the Georgia Environmental Protection Division warned Friday that the state should be prepared for an even more devastating drought.
OAKWOOD -- Gainesville State College kicked off Black History Month with a bang Friday night as nearly 100 students and staff gathered for a Mardi Gras Masquerade. The social mixer included a brief history of the origination of Mardi Gras and Carnival, samba music provided by Jazz Baptiste Productions, Caribbean food and drinks, a crowning of Mardi Gras King and Queen, and a Capoeira performance, which ...
firstname.lastname@example.org ATLANTA - Hundreds of nurses and nursing students descended upon Georgia's Capitol Thursday to share their professional concerns with legislators. Dahlonega resident and registered nurse Cindy Balkstra, who is currently president of the 2,400-member Georgia Nurses Association, said the students attended seminars in the morning to learn about the legislative process, and the nurses met one-on-one with lawmakers in the afternoon. "We have ...
JEFFERSON ­-- The teenager accused of bringing a homemade bomb to Jackson County Comprehensive High faces sentencing Feb. 14 after he pleaded guilty Friday morning.
GAINESVILLE - Lisa Smith, principal of the Classical Studies Academy at Gainesville Middle School, is headed to Gilmer County in North Georgia as systemwide math specialist.
Four burglars stole more than $200,000 in merchandise from Gainesville Jewelry on Jesse Jewell Parkway early Thursday morning and Gainesville police are investigating a possible connection with three men caught with an estimated $250,000 worth of jewelry Lowndes County.
In a judicial system where murder cases routinely can take years to resolve, the speed with which Gary Michael Hilton's case was closed out left court observers and law enforcement officials in awe. "Wow," said Forsyth County Sheriff Ted Paxton, when told Thursday that a guilty plea was imminent. "That's almost unprecedented." "That's lightning-fast," said University of Georgia School of Law Professor Ron Carlson. Hilton, a ...
Parents soon may not spend as much time sitting in their cars in the student pickup and drop-off lines at Centennial Arts Academy.
A Gainesville man was sentenced to 12 years in prison this week after being convicted of severely injuring two people when he caused a wreck while under the influence of methamphetamine.
The secretary of the Army has told U.S. Sen. Johnny Isakson, R-Ga., that updating the water control plans and manuals for the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint river basin will be a three-year process.
GAINESVILLE - The director of golf for Gainesville's municipal golf course assured City Council members the money they are investing in the Chattahoochee Golf Course is not going down the hole.
NASHVILLE, Tenn.- Two-year-old Amenah, an Iraqi girl with a complex heart defect, left the Monroe Carell Jr. Children's Hospital at Vanderbilt Friday. She will spend the next 10 days with a host family in suburban Nashville before returning for open heart surgery. The young girl's plight was brought to light by Maj. Kevin Jarrard of Gainesville, who is serving his third tour in Iraq. Jarrard and others arranged for the girl to get the badly needed surgery at Vanderbilt.
ATLANTA - Gov. Nathan Deal signed an executive order Wednesday putting in place restrictions on a set of academic standards adopted by the state that have faced growing opposition in recent months by tea party and conservative groups.
Law enforcement officers joined Gov. Nathan Deal at the Laurel Park Boat Ramp on Wednesday to deliver the message that a blood alcohol content of .08 is the law of the land and the water.
Gainesville school officials and police were still working Wednesday to determine the identity of the third person involved in vandalism at Gainesville High School.
An icon of Southern style helped a Gainesville elementary school boost its aesthetic appeal Wednesday morning.
SAVANNAH - A water-projects bill approved Wednesday by the U.S. Senate contains a provision that would remove a bureaucratic obstacle to deepening the Savannah harbor if the measure becomes law.
State and local officials and lawmakers gave their initial thoughts on the National Transportation Safety Board's recommendation of lowering the blood-alcohol content rule to .05 for roads, from .08.
The U.S. Senate voted Wednesday to OK a water reauthorization bill that will not limit Georgia's water use from Lake Lanier and Lake Allatoona, a restriction that had been sought by lawmakers in Alabama and Florida.
A presentation by the Drug Free Coalition of Hall County at the Hall County Schools District Office on Thursday night in Gainesville focused on preventing overdoses of prescription drugs.
Gov. Nathan Deal ordered Bibles be returned to rooms at state parks Wednesday after the books were removed following a complaint from a guest.
Two measures passed unanimously at a brief city of Gainesville Planning and Appeals Board meeting on Tuesday evening at the Public Safety Complex.
The Georgia State Patrol on Tuesday identified the 11-year-old boy who was injured Sunday afternoon in a four-wheeler accident in West Hall as Lanny Charles Dunagan.
A 22-year-old man was airlifted for treatment Tuesday after the Gator or similar vehicle he was riding in the woods overturned, authorities said.
Hall County will test its outdoor weather siren at 10 a.m. today.
Today's remarks at Laurel Park by Gov. Nathan Deal are expected to focus on the boating under the influence portion of the boating safety reforms passed by the legislature and signed into law April 23.
WomenSource, an organization dedicated to "encouraging personal and professional success for all women in Northeast Georgia through a variety of educational programs," according to program coordinator Laura Haynes, visited Milton Martin Honda on Tuesday. The organization has partnered with the car dealership before, but members wanted to do it again and take the auto lessons, learning things from when to service vehicles to how to jump- start a car.