Pushing cars. Climbing walls. Shooting with pinpoint accuracy. This is not your typical Olympics. These are just some of a series of challenges involved in the weeklong Georgia Police & Fire Games - law enforcement's version of the Olympics. The 2008 Georgia Police & Fire Games will be continuing through Saturday at sites throughout Hall County. Nearly 1,000 participants from law enforcement departments across the state will compete for medals ...
New Flowery Branch residents will shell out more money for city water and sewer services than residents who have lived in the city before June 2000.
ATLANTA - A Forsyth County deputy, his wife and his father, who is a part-time Fulton County magistrate, have been indicted by a federal grand jury on charges that they lured a nanny from India and forced her to work in their home without pay. Deputy Russell Garrett of Woodstock, his wife, Malika Garrett, of Woodstock and his father, D. William Garrett Jr., 72, of Alpharetta were indicted on charges including human trafficking, alien harboring and witness tampering.
The Gainesville city schools is proposing a tentative 2008-09 budget of $53.2 million, nearly $1.9 million less than last year's budget, according to documents obtained by The Times.
Hall County's new director of Parks and Leisure Services said the job was an opportunity that he couldn't refuse.
Hall County's fire marshal said Friday that three separate house fires that burned at different times earlier this year in unoccupied homes in Clermont were acts of arson.
Hall County Solicitor-General Larry Baldwin will seek an interview with Gov. Sonny Perdue in hopes of being appointed to a newly created third State Court judgeship, the prosecutor announced Saturday.
The Georgia DOT has announced lane closures on Interstate 985 at Exit 16, Ga. 13, Ga. 332 and Ga. 11, starting today and going through Thursday. The closures are needed for barrier removal, paving and guardrail work and are weather permitting and subject to change.
For most of us there is that moment in adulthood when we find ourselves sounding like our parents.
BUFORD - Robert Davis is not a fan of the amplified music played at loud volumes from an open-air pavilion some 300 feet from his house in the Holiday Point subdivision.
Time is running out for Gainesville school board members to give thoughtful review to a tentative $50 million-plus budget for next year that carries a potential increase in the property tax rate of nearly 21 percent.
BBS International, a maker of lightweight wheels for higher-end sports and passenger cars, has acquired the Hoboken, Belgium, operation of Hayes Lemmerz International and has signed a deal to buy the real estate and some equipment of the Hayes Lemmerz subsidiary located in Gainesville.
A 19-year-old Cornelia woman died at a Macon hospital Sunday hours after her car collided with a dual-wheeled truck in Milledgeville, the city's police officials said. Caroline Phillips Bagwell of Cornelia was driving south on U.S. 441 in Milledgeville shortly before 10 p.m. Saturday when her 2001 Volvo struck a large Chevrolet Silverado that was headed in the opposite direction, Milledgeville Police Deputy Chief Richard Malone said Monday. <font ...
Faced with a multimillion-dollar deficit and with no detailed budget in front of them, Gainesville school board members nonetheless voted 4-1 Monday night to approve a $53.24 million tentative spending plan for the next fiscal year.
CUMMING - The attorney for a Forsyth County sheriff's deputy and two of his family members accused of human trafficking says the government got it wrong.
A Hall County grand jury dismissed charges against Dustin Gold, a talent manager who was charged with aggravated assault, according to District Attorney Lee Darragh.
Fourth-grade students at Lakeview Academy recently learned that cooking the first Thanksgiving wasn't quite as simple as it can be today.
Holidays are a time of giving, but they can be a time of taking for opportunistic criminals, law enforcement officials say.
The year's busiest travel day finds motorists in North Georgia fighting nasty weather to reach their Thanksgiving destinations.
There might be a lot of leftover turkey this year. Some of the relatives may not make it for Thanksgiving.
There's no need to drive to Atlanta or another major city to view dinosaur fossils; the Mesozoic Era is officially here in Hall County.
Three speakers will help close out the college careers of University of North Georgia seniors graduating this December.
Buford High School senior Christana Landress has her marching orders. Landress was chosen to be in the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Fire officials are warning residents not to let food and fun distract them from keeping an eye on the fire hazards that come with cooking the turkey.
A state public health team is set to visit Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville next week, as the hospital moves closer to a trauma care designation.
Before Black Friday, North Georgia might see a White Wednesday.
Country music singer John Berry will be playing next Tuesday at Riverside Military Academy in his annual Christmas concert benefiting local nonprofit Challenged Child and Friends Inc.
The University of North Georgia's Gainesville campus is going through a face-lift, with more than $2 million in total renovations scheduled to be complete in the first part of 2014.
Success has eluded several businesses at the Gainesville location - much like the shifty quarterbacks Donnell Thompson used to face in the NFL.
The Board of Regents of the University System of Georgia has approved a new, four-year communication degree at the University of North Georgia. The university sought expansion of the program in response to the recent sustained increase in demand for writers, animators, cinematographers and media specialists.