The local community has become more aware of child sex trafficking, children's advocates say. Now, the advocates hope to engage the community further.
Quality of life issues received the most time and attention Friday at the Gainesville City Council's annual goal-setting retreat, with several proposals made to improve services and amenities for residents while also bolstering tourism.
A school resource officer's vehicle is one of the most important tools in his or her arsenal.
A committee exploring bike and pedestrian options in Hall County is set to meet 10 a.m. to noon today at the Hall County Government Center.
ATLANTA - Republican governors scored easy political points by rejecting President Barack Obama's plan to enroll more poor people in government health insurance.
Five people were injured in a two-vehicle wreck Sunday afternoon on Ga. 365 at Howard Road in Gainesville.
Area governments wanting to eventually spruce up "blighted" areas through a state tax-incentive program might have to put their plans on hold awhile.
Gainesville Middle School teacher Iris Butts pointed to the math problem in front of her students.
The growing gap between the richest of the rich and the poorest of the poor has filled more space in national newspapers and airtime on political talk shows and sparked more studies among economists since the rapid rise and fall of the Occupy Wall Street movement in 2011.
Twenty-seven couples signed up for the Hall County Parks and Leisure Services' first Father Daughter Valentine Dance at Mulberry Creek Community Center, said Steve Hutson, facility coordinator for the center.
Hard work by outreach programs to help local youth sometimes can go unrecognized by the general public.
Since she was a 14-year-old sophomore at Lakeview Academy, Vidya Medepalli had a vision of helping raise awareness and funds for people suffering from heart ailments.
Hall County law enforcement authorities believe the body of a woman found Saturday behind an Oakwood home is that of Holly Fox Strickland, who had been missing since Monday.
Oakwood City Council member Ron McFarland underwent foreclosure on his private residence in August, but remains within the municipal limits and legally qualified to continue serving on the council.
A Friday morning apartment blaze firefighters say was started by a juvenile did about $10,000 in damage.
The qualifying period for candidates to run for elected office in Hall County begins at 9 a.m. today and ends at noon Friday.
A Gainesville effort to plant 180 trees at three Army Corps of Engineers parks has been postponed because of a lack of interest by contractors.
Overdoses have surpassed car accidents as the leading cause of accidental death in Hall County.
Area schools are on the list of 2014 Advanced Placement Honor Schools announced by the Georgia Department of Education.
ATLANTA - Today marks a key deadline as bills must pass either the House or Senate to remain active for the last 10 days of the session.
A new water treatment system at the Hall County Landfill is set to begin operating this week, saving the county an estimated $44,000 a month.
Vulcan Construction Materials, owner of the working quarry bounded by Hog Mountain, Blackjack and Swansey roads in Flowery Branch, is seeking to grow its footprint, expanding operations by about 40 acres.
A family of three has been displaced by a Sunday house fire that left at least 75 percent of the home damaged.
A Sunday afternoon fire in a commercial building near Lula is under investigation, Hall County Fire Marshal Scott Cagle said.
Having access to online technology is changing how teachers and students interact, but a local school is testing how it can change the professional teaching environment as well.
Nearly 50 years after its first meeting on March 23, 1964, the Lakeshore Squares dance club has lots of new faces but is still dancing strong.
Farmer Tommy Blackstock has noticed the cattle on his farm aren't eating quite like they should.
"Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell," author and environmentalist Edward Abbey said.
Steve Slowick is OK with growth in South Hall County, but he favors the kind that meets, and doesn't exceed, residents' needs.
From 2009 to 2011, the Hall County Sheriff's Office solved each of the seven homicides it investigated.