Ernesto Reyes said he got the wrong house when he fired three shotgun blasts at a home in the Silverwood subdivision off Candler Road last August. Reyes, an acknowledged member of the BOE street gang, will have up to 24 years behind bars to contemplate the mistake.
ATLANTA - Gov. Sonny Perdue threw a much-needed lifeline to Georgia's nursery and landscaping industries on Wednesday by easing watering restrictions on new landscape plants. Also on Wednesday, Perdue announced that the current moratorium on the filling of swimming pools, banned under the outdoor watering restrictions, will be eased. The state will allow limited filling of pools. The news on pools was welcomed by Melvin Cooper, director ...
One man has been charged and his son is being sought in connection with the Tuesday discovery of more than 800 marijuana plants growing in the basement of a North Hall home.
GAINESVILLE - A prediction for bad weather Wednesday morning put off a drill designed to help protect Georgia students from bad weather. Tornado watches and the threat of severe storms canceled the early morning event, which is part of the National Weather Service's annual Georgia Severe Weather Awareness Week. The drill now is scheduled for Friday morning. Residents can see information about topics such as ...
Forsyth County law enforcement officials are searching for a suspect in three Forsyth County bank robberies.
The life of a psychiatrist can be unpredictable simply because he works with patients who may be mentally unstable.
Flowery Branch City Council approved the purchase of two buildings for city use Wednesday.
Until further notice, Northeast Georgia Medical Center has banned children ages 15 years and younger from visiting inpatient units on both the main and Lanier Park campuses.
Gainesville officials are going down to the valley today.
BY JEFF GILL firstname.lastname@example.org GAINESVILLE - Fifth time was the charm for Ryan Griffith. The Gainesville Middle School eighth-grader, who has competed in the city system spelling bee each year since he was in the fourth grade, finally took home the first-place trophy Tuesday morning. "I feel excited to finally win," said Griffith, 14, crowned after spelling "pentathlon" correctly. <font ...
Construction is expected to begin in May on a 14,400-square-foot enclosure for two tennis courts at Brenau University's Smithgall Tennis Complex, thanks to a $333,000 contribution from an anonymous donor.
GAINESVILLE - The Gainesville City Council voted unanimously to approve a zoning request for a $35 million development that promises to kick off the redevelopment of Gainesville's Midtown district.
GAINESVILLE - Students interested in the International Baccalaureate program but attending a Hall County school that's not offering it next year may not be out of luck.
A U.S. magistrate judge denied bond late Monday for four Dahlonega-based soldiers charged in a conspiracy to rob cocaine dealers at gunpoint. Carlos Lopez, 30; David Ray White, 28; Randy Spivey, 32; and Stefan Andre Champagne, 28, were denied bond after Judge Alan Baverman heard two days of testimony and arguments in the case, said Patrick Crosby, a spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's office. They remain in the custody of ...
Eleven years and 1,300 miles wasn't enough distance to separate Juan Bayona from the long arm of the law.
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.
Hall County's administrative offices, courts and community centers will be closed Thursday and Friday for the Thanksgiving holiday. County community centers will remain closed through the weekend.
Hundreds of Hall County residents turned out Monday morning to hear from a panel of professionals and members of the U.S. House of Representatives Oversight and Government Reform Committee on how the Affordable Care Act is affecting local doctors, insurance companies, small business owners and families.
If you notice traffic is a little bit lighter today, that's because school is now out of session this week for the Thanksgiving holiday.
On March 19, 1970, Burton's department store held its grand opening on the downtown square in Gainesville. Billed as a store "with a new concept in shopping," the store carried a variety of clothing, both men's and women's, as well as furniture.