A Dahlonega man was killed and his brother remains in critical condition at an Atlanta hospital after a Tuesday night wreck in Murrayville. Dirk Ruthardt, 27, died in the 8 p.m. wreck on Pony Lake Road, Hall County Deputy Coroner John Abernathy said.
The Georgia Department of Human Resources, Division of Public Health, Office of Vital Records has implemented a new system that will significantly reduce the length of time it takes Georgians to obtain official copies of birth and death certificates.
GAINESVILLE - The Georgia Department of Transportation recently announced the appointment of a Gainesville woman to the position of District Administrative Officer.
TeachGeorgia.org, the official teacher recruitment Web site for Georgia's public schools, plans to hold a free information session 6-7 p.m. Tuesday.
Following five Hall County residents' vehement opposition to a 261-home development on Lake Lanier, Hall County Commissioners approved the 217-acre venture at Thursday's board meeting with a 4-1 vote.
Downtown improvements are chugging along in the old railroad town of Flowery Branch.
Gainesville State College students discussed the parameters of a 2006 racially charged incident in Jena, La., inviting municipal court Judge Hammond Law to participate Wednesday.
When temperatures across Northeast Georgia dropped into the teens shortly after New Year's Day and again last weekend, residents had little choice but to run their furnaces almost nonstop.
ATLANTA - For the poultry industry, this is the big one: acres of equipment that handle everything from eggs to processed chickens and everything in between. The 60th annual International Poultry Expo may not be the biggest show held at the Georgia World Congress Center, but for the poultry industry, this is the granddaddy of them all. It's three days of meeting face to face with customers ...
ATLANTA - An education advocacy group released its top 10 issues for 2008 on Wednesday, giving no issue any particular priority. But it was clear from the discussions that followed with education reporters statewide that how to pay for education will get a lot of legislative attention this year. The issue surfaced time and again in the second annual media symposium sponsored by the Georgia Partnership for ...
ATLANTA - The agency that oversees Georgia's technical colleges presented its $387 million budget request Wednesday to a joint meeting of the House and Senate appropriations committees. The 2009 budget package includes funds for an expansion of Lanier Technical College's campus in Cumming and a new building for the college in Dawsonville. The funds for both projects were approved by the House and Senate in the current ...
Authorities have narrowed the cause of a fire that claimed the life of a Gainesville woman Tuesday night to two possibilities: smoking or candles. Diane Vinson, 55, died in the fire on East Main Street in a neighborhood of mill houses in the New Holland area of Gainesville, according to Hall County Coroner Marion Merck. An autopsy conducted Wednesday concluded that Vinson died from smoke inhalation, Merck said. <font ...
Imagine having a doctor who's available by cell phone 24 hours a day, who handles your care personally if you're hospitalized, who doesn't rush through your appointment so he can see his next patient.
The Gainesville school board voted Tuesday night to keep a chairman-of-the-month rotation through June, but, on the advice of board attorney Phil Hartley, selected an acting chairman to sign legal documents.
Finees Casado looked the part of a lawyer and acted the part, but lacked the credentials, authorities say. Casado, who operates Casado's Associates LLC, a storefront office on Jesse Jewell Parkway offering assistance in immigration and tax matters, faces possible grand jury indictment after being charged with felony theft by deception last month. The arrest serves to underscore a more disturbing trend of people providing legal services without ...
To spot victims of sex trafficking, it takes the keen eye of an expert - one like Brian Johnston, assistant special agent in charge of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation's Human Trafficking Unit.
The potential for no left turns on Green Street has raised hackles along the busy, four-lane road, according to one of its most vocal business leaders.
With tears in her eyes, second-grade teacher Maria McConnell says goodbye to her class.
Hall County and Gainesville, on behalf of all the county's municipalities, each submitted their offers on the distribution of local option sales tax revenue Friday morning to visiting Superior Court Judge Frank Mills.
Fifty-two foreign nationals from more than 25 countries walked into the federal court in Gainesville at 11 a.m. Friday and walked out as citizens of the United States at noon.
Crowds came by both car and by boat Friday to the kickoff for the second annual Hawgin' on Lanier barbecue competition at Laurel Park.
As the state GOP convention officially came to order Friday, a small group of tea party and other activists stood outside to announce a large-scale voter outreach effort this year in part because they feel they can't depend on national Republicans to win elections.
Firefighters were called to a blaze this afternoon at a building off Jesse Jewell Parkway in the 1000 block of Airport Drive.
Flowery Branch is moving toward a fiscal 2013-14 budget with the tax rate remaining the same, but with local option sales taxes remaining an unknown factor because of an ongoing dispute between Hall County and the cities.
The 2013 graduating class of Gainesville High School has many accomplished students who are destined to do something meaningful with their lives.
Gainesville High School's broadcast journalism class will be streaming live coverage of the school's graduation ceremony tonight.
The Powerball jackpot is at an estimated $562 million, the second highest in the game's history. Like with all big jackpots, that means many people are thinking about what they could do with that huge chunk of change, which can be doled out over 29 years or paid in a cash option of about $352.1 million. So, let's hear it. What would you do with the money?
In conjunction with National Police Week and the honoring of fallen officers, the Gainesville Police Department is lit up blue at night.
Hall County held a public budget open house Thursday evening, and one resident came.
The city of Gainesville is moving forward to create a land bank, and the next step is talking to Hall County.